Using Naratriptan for Migraines
- Headache pain on one side of the head
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Throbbing headache pain
- Upset stomach (nausea) and vomiting
- Unusual vision changes.
Some people may have an aura before their migraines
occur. An aura can be any unusual sign that a migraine is about to happen, such as vision changes, numbness, tingling, or speech changes. The most common type of an aura is visual (seeing spots, tunnel vision, or other vision changes). Some people have migraine triggers
, which can include certain foods, drinks, or situations that seem to lead to a migraine (see Migraine Diet for more information)
is approved for migraines with or without an aura. Naratriptan is part of a class of migraine medications
called 5-HT agonists (more commonly known as "triptans
"). During a migraine headache, some of the blood vessels in the head become dilated (wider than they usually are). Naratriptan works by narrowing these blood vessels, helping them return to their normal state. This action helps to relieve the symptoms of a migraine.
Due to the way it works, naratriptan is not designed for migraine prevention
. Naratriptan is taken to lessen the pain and other symptoms of a migraine once it starts.