MAXALT Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • trouble breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • vomiting
  • generalized weakness

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • slow heartbeat
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • chest pain
  • chest tightness
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • fast heartbeat

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • an extreme sense of wellbeing called euphoria
  • depression
  • dry eye
  • eye irritation
  • high blood pressure
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • neck stiffness
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle stiffness
  • muscle pain
  • excessive sweating
  • pain
  • muscle tremors
  • numbness
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • nausea
  • difficulty swallowing
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • irritability
  • a sensation of feeling cold
  • a sensation of feeling warm

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
  • hearing loss
  • a heart attack
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • ventricular arrhythmias, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • bleeding in the space surrounding the brain called a subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • a hemorrhage in the brain
  • a stroke
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • swelling of the tongue
  • wheezing
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • agitation
  • blurred vision
  • fluid accumulation around the eye
  • ringing in the ears
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • hives
  • memory loss
  • fainting
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • chills
  • taste impairment
  • abnormal manner of walking
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • a skin rash
  • visible water retention
  • puffy face from water retention
  • excessive thirst
  • excess urination
  • intense abdominal pain
  • a change in the ability to pay attention
  • anxious feelings
  • drug-induced hot flashes

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