Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Naratriptan purchase.
Read drug prescription
It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Naratriptan before taking it.
Naratriptan is a triptan drug (Abortive medication) prescribed for migraine. It results in the contraction of blood vessels surrounding the brain and also stops the release of
Naratriptan indicationsNaratriptan is a triptan drug (Abortive medication) prescribed for migraine. It results in the contraction of blood vessels surrounding the brain and also stops the release of substances that activate the pain.
Naratriptan contraindicationContraindicated in patients with history of heart disease, brain disorders, liver impairment and elderly.
Naratriptan dosagePO- The recommended dose is 1 to 2.5mg/day as single dose, maximum allowed dose is 5mg/day.
Naratriptan usageIt comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as single dose per day, with or without food.
Naratriptan precautionsCaution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, chest paint, heart attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, poor blood circulation, epilepsy, obesity, menopause, kidney or liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking Naratriptan.
Patient may develop with increased risk of Serotonin Syndrome with the following symptoms: increased heart rate, shivering, sweating, dilated pupils,etc. If it is so consult with your healthcare provider.
Naratriptan side effectsSerious- Heart attack and fast heart rate.
Heart- Palpitations, increased blood pressure, abnormal ECG recording and fainting.
ENT- Fear of loud sounds, sinus infection, upper respiratory inflammation and ringing in the ear.
Metabolic- Increased thirst, dehydration and fluid retention.
Eye- Photophobia (light sensitivity) and blurred vision.
Gastrointestinal- Decreased salivation, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, gastrointestinal discomfort, abdominal pain, stomach and intestine inflammation and constipation.
Blood- Increase number of white blood cells.
Respiratory- Inflammation of bronchus, cough and pneumonia.
Musculoskeletal- Muscle/joint pain, muscle cramps, spasms, joint and muscle stiffness, tightness and rigidity.
Central Nervous System- Fainting, tremor, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, anxiety, depression, detachment and sleep disorders.
Skin- Sweating, skin rashes, itching and hives.
Genitourinary- Urinary bladder inflammation and frequent urination.
Miscellaneous- Chills, fever, no description of odor or taste, swelling and allergic reactions
Naratriptan warning♦ Avoid excess dosage; otherwise it may lead to exacerbation of headache.
Naratriptan storage conditionsOral- Store it at room temperature between 20° to 25°C, and in an airtight container. ♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
Compare prices at online shops
Prices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Naratriptan medicine in some well-known online stores.
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Naratriptan - Frequently asked Questions
Can Naratriptan be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?
In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.
It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.
Can Naratriptan be taken or consumed while pregnant?
Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.
Can Naratriptan be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?
Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.
Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology