Amerge Naratriptan Hydrochloride and/or alternatives

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Amerge 1mg

Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada

Amerge 2.5mg

Marketed as Naramig in European Union Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom

Naratriptan Hydrochloride 1mg

Generic Alternative to Amerge 1mg
Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Source Country : India
Shipped from : India

Naratriptan Hydrochloride 2.5mg

Generic Alternative to Amerge 2.5mg
Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom

Naratriptan Hydrochloride 2.5mg

Generic Alternative to Amerge 2.5mg
Manufacturer: Teva Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada

Naratriptan Hydrochloride 2.5mg

Generic Alternative to Amerge 2.5mg
Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Source Country : India

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Description of Amerge

Amerge is a drug widely prescribed to treat severe headaches caused by migraine. Other symptoms of migraine including nausea and increased sensitivity to sound (phonophobia) and light (photophobia) are also remedied by Amerge. The primary component in this oral drug is naratriptan hydrochloride, which is broken down to the active drug called naratriptan. It is a member of the class of drugs known as triptans, which act as serotonin agonists. The mechanism of action involves constriction of blood vessels and inhibition of certain inflammation inducing agents in the body.

Patients who buy Amerge can do so in 2 strengths: 1mg and 2.5 mg Naratriptan (the generic name for Amerge) tablets. Some of the inactive components present in this medicine are: croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, titanium dioxide and triacetin.

Indications & Dosage of Amerge

Before patients buy Amerge, they should be aware that this drug cannot be used to cure migraine. Amerge can merely relieve the symptoms when taken in proper doses at the onset of a migraine attack. Headache caused due to other health disorders cannot be treated using this drug.

The recommended dosage for adults (the safety of Amerge for pediatric use has not yet been established) is one 1 mg or 2.5 mg or as advised by the doctor. The dosage should never exceed 5mg in 24 hours. In the case of patients with liver or kidney disorders, the maximum dose should not cross 2.5 mg.

Amerge should not be taken within 4 hours of taking similar drugs to treat a headache. Swallowing the tablet whole with a glass of water is the best way to ingest it. Amerge has to be stored away from light and moisture.

Side Effects & Interactions of Amerge

Amerge is contraindicated in people with a history of, or symptoms of the following conditions:

  • Cerebrovascular syndrome;
  • Peripheral vascular disease;
  • Ischemic cardiac or other cardiovascular diseases;
  • Hypertension;
  • Hepatic or Renal impairment;
  • Basilar or Hemiplegic migraine;
  • Intolerant to any of the constituents of Amerge

Individuals using Amerge may experience certain changes in their general health due to the side effects of the drug. Some of the minor side effects that usually last for a short period are:

  • Flushing;
  • Numbness or tingling sensation;
  • Drowsiness;
  • Vertigo;
  • E.N.T problems

There may be mild effects other than the ones mentioned above. Seek the doctor’s help if they become bothersome. Amerge patients may have some major side effects. A few of them are listed below. Medical attention is necessary in these cases:

  • Tightening of the jaw, throat or chest;
  • Abdominal pain;
  • Bloody stools, diarrhea;
  • Pale or blue coloration of the nails

Any adverse changes in the body that surface after the administration of any drug should always be reported to the doctor, especially if they are serious conditions.

Amerge interacts with a variety of drugs and as such, patients should report all current medications being taken by them to the doctor before using this drug. Some of the drugs that interact with Amerge are:

  • Sibutramine;
  • Antidepressants;
  • Ergotamine drugs;
  • Medicines that trigger seizures

Warnings & Precautions of Amerge

Amerge is a pregnancy category C drug and should only be taking by pregnant or nursing women after consultation with the doctor.

Taking Amerge along with an antidepressant may cause a serious physical condition known as serotonin syndrome.



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