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Naratriptan Effects

In studies, 50 to 66 percent of people with migraines had no (or mild) pain within four hours of taking naratriptan tablets, compared to only 27 to 34 percent of people who did not take naratriptan.

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations for when and how to take naratriptan include the following:
  • Take naratriptan by mouth as soon as possible once a migraine starts.
  • Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water or other fluid.
  • If your headache comes back or does not go away, your healthcare provider may recommend taking a second dose after waiting at least four hours after the first dose. Let your healthcare provider know if naratriptan does not work completely after one dose.
  • For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Naratriptan Dosing

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • How you respond to naratriptan.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Naratriptan Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Naratriptan can potentially interact with a number of medicines.
(Click Drug Interactions With Naratriptan for more information.)
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