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 40 23
Migraine 16 7
Atypical migraine 6 2
Prevent migraine 2 0
Chronic headache disorder 1 0
Cluster headaches 1 1

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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
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 10
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Naratriptan

Side effect Patients
Sleepiness 3
Aphasia 1
Chest pressure 1
Decreased consciousness 1
Dizziness 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Naratriptan

Dosage Patients
2.5mg as needed 12
1 mg daily 1
2.5 mg daily 1
5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Naratriptan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 9
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Naratriptan

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Naratriptan

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 5
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 24
Usually 2
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 3
< $25 8
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Naratriptan after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 4
Zolmitriptan (Zomig) 4
Frovatriptan (Frova) 2
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 2
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 1

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Patients stopped taking Naratriptan and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 3
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 2
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Nadolol (Corgard) 1
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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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