Directory of Drugs: Amerge - Naratriptan
FDA ALERT [7/2006] – Possible Life-Threatening Serotonin Syndrome When Used With SSRI or SNRI Medicines
Signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome include the following:
Serotonin syndrome may be more likely to occur when starting or increasing the dose of a triptan, SSRI, or SNRI. This information comes from reports sent to FDA and knowledge of how these medicines work. If you take medicines for depression or mood disorders, ask your healthcare professional if your medicine is an SSRI or SNRI.
This information reflects FDA’s current analysis of data available to FDA concerning this drug. FDA intends to update this sheet when additional information or analyses become available.
What is Amerge?
Amerge is used for the short term treatment of most types of migraine attacks in adults. Amerge is not used to prevent migraines, or to decrease the number of migraine attacks. Amerge has not been shown to treat cluster headaches.
Who Should Not Take Amerge?
You should not take Amerge if you have (or have had) any of following conditions:
What are The Risks?
The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Amerge therapy. However, this list is not complete.
Other side effects may include:
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Professional?
Before you start taking Amerge, tell your healthcare professional if you:
Can Other Medicines Or Food Affect Amerge?
Amerge and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Amerge works or Amerge may affect how your other medicines work. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.
Especially tell your healthcare professional if you:
Date created: July 19, 2006
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