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Amerge Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is naratriptan (Amerge)?
- What are the possible side effects of naratriptan (Amerge)?
- What is the most important information I should know about naratriptan (Amerge)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using naratriptan (Amerge)?
- How should I use naratriptan (Amerge)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Amerge)?
- What happens if I overdose (Amerge)?
- What should I avoid while using naratriptan (Amerge)?
- What other drugs will affect naratriptan (Amerge)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Amerge)?
Since naratriptan is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using naratriptan.
After taking a naratriptan tablet, you must wait four (4) hours before taking a second tablet. Do not take more than two (2) naratriptan tablets in 24 hours.
What happens if I overdose (Amerge)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose could cause high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, or seizure).
What should I avoid while using naratriptan (Amerge)?
Do not take naratriptan within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:
- almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
What other drugs will affect naratriptan (Amerge)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with naratriptan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about naratriptan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Amerge Information
- Amerge Drug Interactions Center: naratriptan oral
- Amerge Side Effects Center
- Amerge Overview including Precautions
- Amerge FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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