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Limitations Of Use
- Use only if a clear diagnosis of migraine has been established. If a patient has no response to the first migraine attack treated with AMERGE, reconsider the diagnosis of migraine before AMERGE is administered to treat any subsequent attacks.
- AMERGE is not indicated for the prevention of migraine attacks.
- Safety and effectiveness of AMERGE have not been established for cluster headache.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dose of AMERGE is 1 mg or 2.5 mg.
If the migraine returns or if the patient has only partial response, the dose may be repeated once after 4 hours, for a maximum dose of 5 mg in a 24-hour period.
The safety of treating an average of more than 4 migraine attacks in a 30-day period has not been established.
Dosage Adjustment In Patients With Renal Impairment
AMERGE is contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance: < 15 mL/min) because of decreased clearance of the drug [see CONTRAINDICATIONS, Use in Specific Populations, CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].
In patients with mild to moderate renal impairment, the maximum daily dose should not exceed 2.5 mg over a 24-hour period and a 1-mg starting dose is recommended [see Use in Specific Populations, CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].
Dosage Adjustment In Patients With Hepatic Impairment
In patients with mild or moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Grade A or B), the maximum daily dose should not exceed 2.5 mg over a 24-hour period and a 1-mg starting dose is recommended [see Use in Specific Populations, CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].
Dosage Forms And Strengths
1-mg white tablets, D-shaped, film-coated, and debossed with “GX CE3”
2.5-mg green tablets, D-shaped, film-coated, and debossed with “GX CE5”
Storage And Handling
AMERGE tablets containing 1 mg and 2.5 mg of naratriptan (base) as the hydrochloride salt.
AMERGE tablets, 1 mg, are white, D-shaped, film-coated tablets debossed with “GX CE3” on one side in blister packs of 9 tablets (NDC 0173-0561-00).
AMERGE tablets, 2.5 mg, are green, D-shaped, film-coated tablets debossed with “GX CE5” on one side in blister packs of 9 tablets (NDC 0173-0562-00).
Store at controlled room temperature, 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP].
GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Revised: August 2015This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/21/2016
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