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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) Naratriptan

Naratriptan - Dosage and How to Use

How should Naratriptan be used?

  • ​Follow your doctor’s instructions as to how many tablets to take when the attack starts. It should work within 1-2 hours.
  • If your migraine improves but comes back, wait at least 4 hours before taking the next dose. Do not take more than 2 tablets (5mg) per day.
  • If you have kidney or liver impairment, do not take more than 1 tablet in 24 hours.
  • Do not use naratriptan too frequently (limit of 10 days per month), as it can cause medication overuse headache (migraine/headache may worsen). Inform your doctor if you need to take naratriptan to treat more than 4 headaches in a 1 month period.
  • You may take this medication with or without food.
  • If the tablets did not give you enough help with your migraine, consult your doctor.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Naratriptan - Additional Information

  • Updated on 2/28/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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​If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

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