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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 Sunday, February 28, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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