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In clinical studies, 50 percent to 66 percent of people with migraines had no or mild pain within four hours of taking naratriptan hydrochloride (Amerge®), compared to only 27 percent to 34 percent of people who did not take it. This medication is specifically designed to be taken as soon as possible once a migraine starts. It is not meant to be taken as a way to prevent migraines.
As with any medication, side effects are possible with naratriptan. Some of the most commonly reported reactions include:
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Abnormal sensations, such as tingling, burning, or pricking (paresthesia).
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