What is Naratriptan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Amerge Naramig Naraverg

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Treatment of acute migraine headache with or without aura

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 79 28
Migraine 17 7
Cluster headaches 2 1
Headaches 2 1
Migraine with aura 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 13
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Naratriptan

Side effect Patients Percentage
Sleepiness 3
Nausea 2
Chest pain 1
Chest pressure 1
Cognitive impairment 1
Dehydration 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Naratriptan

Dosage Patients Percentage
2.5mg as needed 3
5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Naratriptan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 13
Change in health plan coverage 3
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 3
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Naratriptan

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Naratriptan

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 26
Usually 3
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 28
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 4
< $25 9
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Naratriptan after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 5
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 3
Zolmitriptan (Zomig) 3
Frovatriptan (Frova) 2
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Naratriptan and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 4
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 2
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 1
Erenumab (Aimovig) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Naratriptan

Sep 6, 2009 (Started Jul 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: These tablets only work on migraines not any other type of headache
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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