Amerge Side Effects
Nausea, dizziness, and abnormal sensations (such as tingling or burning) are a few of the more common side effects of Amerge. Side effects with this medication tend to be minor; however, there are some potentially serious side effects of Amerge that may occur, such as severe chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, and allergic reactions.
Amerge Side Effects: An IntroductionAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Amerge® (naratriptan hydrochloride). However, not everyone who takes Amerge will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When Amerge side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Amerge. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Amerge side effects with you.)
Common Amerge Side EffectsAmerge has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. In these studies, the most common Amerge side effects included:
- Nausea -- reported in up to 5 percent of people
- Pain or pressure sensations -- reported in up to 4 percent of people
- Dizziness -- reported in up to 2 percent of people
- Abnormal sensations, such as tingling, burning, or pricking (paresthesia) -- reported in up to 2 percent of people
- Drowsiness -- reported in up to 2 percent of people
- Fatigue -- reported in up to 2 percent of people
- Throat or neck symptoms -- reported in up to 2 percent of people.
The following were also reported as common side effects (occurring in more than 1 percent of people taking Amerge) in some studies, although the exact percentages were not reported:
- Warm or cold sensations
- Ear, nose, or throat infections
- Sensitivity to light
- Decreased salivation
- A spinning sensation (vertigo).