Treats migraine headaches.
Our bottom line
Amerge (naratriptan) isn't as good as other similar medications for migraines, but can be good if other drugs haven't worked for you.
- Amerge (naratriptan) is a good alternative to other triptans since it's less likely to cause side effects and if other triptans haven't worked for you.
- Available as a generic, which makes it cheaper than other medicines and is more likely to be covered by insurances.
- Amerge (naratriptan) comes in two different strengths.
- Amerge (naratriptan) is only available as a pill that must be swallowed, so it might not be good if you have trouble swallowing when you have a migraine.
- Unlike other migraine medications, you have to wait for 4 hours before you can take the second dose of Amerge (naratriptan).
- Amerge (naratriptan) is not as good as other medications for treating nausea that can happen with migraines.
Amerge (naratriptan) is a selective serotonin receptor agonist or triptan. Migraine headaches happen when blood vessels are too open and allow too much blood in the brain. Amerge (naratriptan) tightens the blood vessels which relieves the pain.
What to expect when you take Amerge (naratriptan) for MigraineSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Amerge (naratriptan)
- Stomach problems
- Nervous system issues
- Unusual sensation
- Fatigue or uneasiness
- Pain and pressure sensation
Risks and Warnings for Amerge (naratriptan)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
- Higher risk if:
- › Heart disease
- › history of chest pain/angina
- › uncontrolled high blood pressure
People who have heart disease or chest pain shouldn't take Amerge (naratriptan) since heart attacks have been seen in people who have had heart disease and migraines. This can feel like pain in the chest, jaw, neck or throat. Talk to your doctor first to see if you can take Amerge (naratriptan).