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Naratriptan is a prescription drug that may be used to relieve symptoms caused by migraines. It is not designed to prevent migraines from occurring. The medicine is marketed under the brand name Amerge; no generic versions of the drug are available. Some of the side effects associated with this medication include nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness.

What Is Naratriptan?

Naratriptan hydrochloride (Amerge®) is a prescription medication used to treat migraine headaches. The medication will not help to prevent migraines, but it can help to treat a migraine that has already started.
(Click What Is Naratriptan Used For? for more information on what the drug is used for, including possible off-label uses of the medication.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with naratriptan. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When side effects occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
The most common side effects of this medicine include:
  • Abnormal sensations, such as tingling, burning, or pricking (paresthesia)
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Throat or neck symptoms.
(Click Naratriptan Side Effects to learn about specific side effects of this drug, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. You can also read about other possible side effects by going to Amerge and Heart Problems.)
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