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Name of the generic: naratriptan.Drug class Antimigraine agents

What is Amerge?

Amerge is a pain medicine that reduces blood vessels in the brain. It also decreases the amount of substances that can cause headaches,sensitivity to sound and light, and other symptoms associated with migraine.Amerge is a treatment for migraine headaches. The medication will only treat headaches that have already started. It cannot stop headaches from occurring or decrease the frequency of attacks.Amerge shouldn't be used to treat common strain headaches, which cause movement loss on the opposite or other side, or any headache that appears to be different from typical migraine headaches. Do not use Amerge unless your medical condition has been verified by a physician for migraine-related headaches.Amerge can also be employed for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Amerge

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Amerge can cause severe adverse reactions. Stop taking Amerge and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Rapid heartbeats or fast beats;
  • Numbness or tingling, as well as the appearance of a blue or pale-coloured look on your toes or fingers;
  • Discomfort or a heavy sensation in your legs and hips. You may also experience a burning sensation in your foot.
  • The stomach is aching and painful; there is sudden bleeding, vomiting, constipation, fever, and weight loss.
  • Extremely excessively high blood pressure—severe headache fuzzy vision, the sound of a pounding inside your ears or neck, a nosebleed, anxiety, extreme chest pain, shortness of breath, and irregular heartbeats. Seizures
  • Heart attack symptoms include chest pressure or pain, expanding into your shoulder or jaw, nausea, and sweating.
  • Serotonin levels that are elevated within the body include anxiety, hallucinations, fever, a fast heart rate, and overactive reflexes. Vomiting, vomiting, loss of coordination, diarrhoea, fainting,
  • Indications of signs of stroke: sudden weakening or numbness (especially for one leg) or a sudden and serious headache; blurred or slurred speech; or difficulties with balance or vision.

Common adverse effects of Amerge could include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Fatigue or feeling weak;
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Flushing (the warmth of redness or a tingly sensation);
  • Nausea;
  • Discomfort or tightness in your neck, jaw, or throat.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects.It is possible to report any symptoms to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is not recommended to use Amerge if you suffer from uncontrolled hypertension, cardiovascular conditions, certain heart rhythm disorders, severe kidney disease, a history of heart attacks and strokes, or circulatory issues that result in a deficiency of blood flow within the body.Avoid taking Amerge for more than 24 hours prior to or after taking another headache or migraine medication.

Prior to use this drug

If you have an allergy to Amerge or suffer from:

  • Extreme or uncontrolled blood pressure
  • Heart problems that have occurred in the past or are currently present;
  • An underlying history of heart artery disease, heart attack, or stroke, which includes "mini-stroke";
  • Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome or other heart rhythm disorders;
  • A blood vessel problem or circulation issues that lead to an absence of blood supply inside the body.
  • Severe kidney or liver disease severe kidney or liver disease
  • A headache that appears distinct from the usual migraine headache.

To be sure Amerge is suitable for you, inform your physician if you suffer from:

  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • High blood pressure, heart rhythm disorder,
  • Heart illness (or risk factors like menopausal or diabetes or being overweight and having a high cholesterol level or an ancestral background of coronary disease being over 40 years old and a male or a woman who undergone an hysterectomy)

It is unclear if this medication will cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.It isn't known if Nartriptan is absorbed into breast milk or whether it is harmful to the nursing infant. Do not breastfeed during the use of this medication.Don't give the medication to anyone under the age of 18.

How to take Amerge?

Your physician may decide to start Amerge for the first time in a clinic or hospital setting to address any severe side effects that may be experienced.Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not exceed your prescribed dosage. In excess, migraine headache medication can cause more headaches. Talk to your doctor if medicine isn't working properly to treat your migraine symptoms.Use Amerge as soon as you start to feel migraine-like symptoms.Take one tablet whole and drink a full cup of water.After taking tablets: If your headache doesn't completely disappear or it disappears only to return, call your doctor before taking a new tablet.Don't take the next tablet before at least 4 hours have passed since taking your first pill. Don't take more than five milligrammes (mg) of naratriptan over 24 hours.If your symptoms haven't improved after taking two tablets over a period of 24 hours, consult your doctor prior to taking more tablets.Consult your physician if you suffer from more than four headaches in a month (30 days).Amerge may raise blood pressure to levels that are dangerous. Your blood pressure could need to be monitored frequently when you use this medication. If you are taking this medication for a long time, your heart's function might require a check by using an electrocardiograph, or ECG (sometimes known as an EKG).Keep at room temperature, far from heat, humidity, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Amerge can be used only when required, it doesn't have a regular dosing schedule. Consult your physician if your symptoms don't improve following the use of Amerge.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.The symptoms of an overdose can include fatigue, stiff neck, loss of coordination, or being lightheaded.

What should be avoided?

Take Amerge for at least 24 hours prior to or after using a different migraine medication, such as:

  • Medications like Amerge--almotriptan and eletriptan; frovatriptan; rizatriptan; sumatriptan; and others;
  • Ergot medicine: dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergonovine, and methylergonovine.

Amerge could impair your ability to think or react. Be cautious if you drive or engage in any activity that requires you to be aware.

Interaction with other drugs

If you take Amerge when taking other medicines, it could increase the levels of serotonin in your body. It is also known in the medical field as "serotonin syndrome," which may cause death. Consult your physician when you are also taking:

  • Medications for treating depressive symptoms;
  • Medication for treating a psychiatric disorder
  • A prescription for a narcotic (opioid) medication
  • Medicine to reduce vomiting and nausea.

This list isn't complete. Other medications can interact with naratriptan. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. There are not all the interactions mentioned in this medication guide.




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