People who have migraine headaches may be able to treat (but not prevent) this painful condition with the drug Amerge® (naratriptan hydrochloride). This medication comes in tablet form and should be taken as soon as possible after migraine symptoms start. In clinical studies, 50 to 66 percent of people had either no or mild migraine pain within four hours of taking Amerge, compared to only 27 to 34 percent of people who did not take the drug.
If your headache comes back or does not go away, your healthcare provider may recommend taking a second dose after waiting at least four hours after the first dose. Let your healthcare provider know if Amerge does not work completely after one dose. Keep in mind that this medicine will not work if you stop taking it or take it differently than how your healthcare provider recommends.
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