Naratriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Naratriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms.

Naratriptan is used to treat migraine headaches. Naratriptan will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.

Naratriptan should not be used to treat a common tension headache, a headache that causes loss of movement on one side of your body, or any headache that seems to be different from your usual migraine headaches. Use this medicine only if your condition has been confirmed by a doctor as migraine headaches.

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  • More common
    Chest pain (severe)
    heaviness, tightness, or pressure in the chest, throat, or neck
    sensation of burning, warmth, heat, numbness, tightness, or tingling
    Less common
    Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    Less common or rare
    Convulsions (seizures)
    irregular heartbeat
    slow heartbeat
    Some naratriptan side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    Less common
    Anxiety
    bone pain
    change in taste sensation
    chills or fever
    difficulty with sleeping
    eye problems
    fainting
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    joint pain
    muscle or joint stiffness, tightness, or rigidity
    pounding heartbeat
    stomach discomfort or pain
    trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
    unusual tiredness or weakness
  • (oral tablet)