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Amerge Side Effects

Generic name: naratriptan

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 14, 2024.

Note: This document contains side effect information about naratriptan. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Amerge.

Applies to naratriptan: oral tablet.

Serious side effects of Amerge

Along with its needed effects, naratriptan (the active ingredient contained in Amerge) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking naratriptan:

More common

Less common

Less common or rare

Other side effects of Amerge

Some side effects of naratriptan may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to naratriptan: oral tablet.


The most commonly reported adverse reactions have included paresthesias, dizziness, drowsiness, malaise/fatigue, and throat/neck symptoms.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Palpitations, chest pain and discomfort, chest pressure/heaviness

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bradycardia, tachycardia

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Peripheral vascular ischemia, coronary artery vasospasm, transient ischemic ECG changes, angina, myocardial infarctions

Frequency not reported: Acute myocardial infarction, increased blood pressure[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Malaise/fatigue, sensations of pain or pressure, heaviness or tightness (maybe of throat/neck/chest), warm-hot sensation, vertigo[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Paresthesias, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Somnolence[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, vomiting, hyposalivation

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Ischemic colitis[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Visual disturbance, photophobia[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Musculoskeletal pain, muscle stiffness, tightness and rigidity[Ref]


Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Anaphylaxis, hypersensitivity reactions including cutaneous hypersensitivity and angioedema[Ref]


Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Rash, urticaria, pruritus, facial edema[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics."

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information."

3. (2001) "Product Information. Amerge (naratriptan)." Glaxo Wellcome

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.