Naratriptan


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Acute migraine attacks.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Initial: 1-2.5 mg, dose may be repeated after 4 hr if symptoms recur. Max: 5 mg/day.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Coronary artery disease (e.g. angina pectoris, silent ischaemia, MI), coronary artery vasospasm, Prinzmetal's angina, uncontrolled HTN, cerebrovascular syndromes (e.g. stroke, TIA), hemiplegic or basilar migraine, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, peripheral vascular disease, ischemic bowel disease. Severe renal (CrCl <15 mL/min) and hepatic (Child-Pugh class C) impairment. Concomitant use w/ ergot derivatives and 5-HT1 receptor agonists.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ multiple CV risk factors. Not intended for cluster headache and for the prevention of migraine attacks. Mild to moderate renal and hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling This drug may cause dizziness, weakness, or drowsiness, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Assess clear diagnosis of migraine and neurological conditions prior to initiation of therapy. Perform periodic CV evaluation for patients w/ risk factors for coronary artery disease who are receiving intermittent long-term therapy. Monitor ECG, BP, signs and symptoms of withdrawal, serotonin syndrome, angina, hypersensitivity reactions, and headache severity.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Chest pain/tightness, peripheral vascular ischaemia, GI vascular ischaemia/infarction, splenic infarction, Raynauld's syndrome, transient and permanent blindness, partial loss of vision, recurrent/rebound headaches, withdrawal syndrome; hypertensive crisis, medication-overuse headache (MOH). Nervous: Tingling sensation, paraesthesia, dizziness, somnolence, drowsiness, malaise, fatigue, heaviness sensation, hot/cold flushes, dizziness, vertigo, weakness. CV: Bradycardia, palpitations. GI: Nausea, vomiting, xerostomia. Resp: Pharynx constriction. Musculoskeletal: Neck pain. Ophthalmologic: Photophobia.
Potentially Fatal: Acute MI, coronary artery vasospasm, transient ischaemia, ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation, cerebral or subarachnoid haemorrhage, stroke, hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. angioedema).
ATC Classification
N02CC02 - naratriptan ; Belongs to the class of selective serotonin (5HT1) agonists preparations. Used to relieve migraine.
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