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Naramig is a migraine tablet prescribed by doctors for people who suffer from severe and debilitating headaches. These pills contain an active ingredient called Naratriptan, which is a serotonin booster. This kind of medication is called a triptan, and it’s specifically used for migraine attacks.

What are Narmig tablets?

Naramig are migraine tablets that contain the active ingredient naratriptan, which is a type of medicine called a serotonin agonist. This medication or triptans fight the symptoms that are common in migraine attacks. The active substance in Naramig, naratriptan helps to improve the operation of blood vessels and nerves in the brain, which reduces the symptoms of sickness, headache and other discomfort associated with migraines. Currently, the cause of migraine attacks is not fully understood by medical professionals. However, many experts believe that widening blood vessels in the brain leads to serious throbbing pain. Naratriptan and substances like it can relieve this pain by causing blood vessels in the brain to narrow. The substance works by stimulating the 5HT or serotonin receptors in the brain. A natural substance known as serotonin in the body will typically act on these receptors, causing blood vessels to narrow automatically, however, this does not always happen as it should, which is when migraines usually occur. Naramig is intended to respond immediately to a migraine attack, which means that your doctor will ask you to take your tablet as soon as possible after your headache has begun. This medication can also be effective when taken at later stages of a migraine attack.

What are Narmig tablets used for?

It is important to note Naramig is not intended to treat common headaches caused by tension or stress. It cannot assist with headaches that cause loss of movement on one side of the body, or any other headache that may appear to cause symptoms that are not typical to the experience you usually have with a migraine. Naramig is only intended for use with migraines.

If you have a migraine you may experience several symptoms, including a severe headache that is often on one side of the head. Other symptoms like hypersensitivity to light, nausea and a general feeling of sickness are common. Some people find that they are unable to see properly when they have a migraine. Distorted images and stars can blur the vision and make it difficult to see normally. Some migraine attacks may last a couple of minutes, while others last for several days. Naramig will only help to treat a headache that has already begun and will not prevent your headaches or reduce the number of attacks that you have. However, it can reduce the substances in the body that trigger additional pain and sensitivity when a migraine starts.

How to use Narmig tablets for migraines

Before you start taking Naramig, make sure that you read the printed instructions provided by the manufacturer carefully (there is also a patient leaflet attached below), and ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions if you are unsure about the instructions given. The best time to take this medication is as soon as you feel a migraine headache coming on. Some people can predict when they’re about to get a migraine as they get blurred vision or slight pain in their head.

Take this drug as your doctor tells you. Usually, you will be required to take one tablet as soon as you begin to feel a migraine develop. You can take these pills with a drink of water and it is not necessary to take them with food. Swallow the tablet without chewing, and you should get relief relatively quickly after the substance enters your system. If your migraine appears to improve at first but eventually worsens, you may be able to take another tablet as long as it is at least four hours after you took your first pill. If your migraine does not ease after the first dose, do not take additional tablets to try and counteract the symptoms before four hours have passed. Do not take more than 2 tablets of Naramig in 24 hours. If your condition does not improve when you are taking Naramig, or you are beginning to take this medication too often, speak to your doctor, as there may be additional underlying health reasons for your headaches. The medication should have an effect within an hour of taking it.

What is the correct dosage for Narmig migraine tablets?

Your doctor will prescribe the dose of Naramig that is right for you based on your condition and medical history. The common dose for Narmig is 2.5mg per tablet, taken either once or twice in 24 hours. You will not be able to take more than two doses of this medication in 24 hours. This substance is not suitable for children under the age of 18, and it may not be suitable for adults over the age of 65, as this can increase their risk of side effects. If you are concerned that Naramig is not working for you, speak to your doctor. If you think that you have accidentally taken too many tablets, please contact a medical professional immediately.

Does Narmig have any side effects?

All medications can sometimes unfortunately cause side effects. Many of the most common side effects associated with substances like Naramig are temporary. If you notice that you have some slight discomfort after taking this substance, such as a general feeling of being unwell, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, or tingling, the issue might go away by itself after your body gets used to the medication. Some people also notice tingling or a sensation of heat in various parts of their body, including the throat and chest.

If you are nauseous and are sick when taking Naramig, do not take another tablet in case you have vomited the naratriptan dose. The chances are that some of the substance will already be in your system.

In rare circumstances, you may experience sensations of pressure and tightness on your chest or throat after taking Naramig, or an increased awareness of your heart rate. If you think that your heart rate is increasing or decreasing after taking Naramig, speak to a medical professional immediately. You should also seek medical attention if you have any visual disturbance when using this medication.

In very rare circumstances, chest pain and heart attacks may happen in people taking Naramig. This is more common if you take this medication when you already have a history of cardiovascular problems or additional risk factors for heart disease. Although a serious allergic reaction to Naramig is rare, make sure that you seek assistance immediately if you notice any swelling in your tongue, throat or mouth, or you begin to feel dizzy. Contact an emergency health professional if you have trouble breathing after taking Narmig.

When should you not use Naramig tablets?

Naramig will not be appropriate for everyone to use. You should discuss your medical history with your doctor in depth before you begin taking this medication. Do not use it if you are allergic to naratriptan or any of the other ingredients in the tablets.

Do not take Naramig if you have:

  • Current or previous problems with your heart;
  • A history of coronary artery issues, stroke, or heart attack;
  • Problems with severely high blood pressure;
  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • Blood vessel disorders that cause problems with a lack of circulation around your body;
  • Heart rhythm disorders;
  • Headaches that appear different from your usual migraines.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease, high blood pressure, or coronary heart disease in your family before you begin using this medication to ensure that it is safe for you. At this stage, it’s not certain whether Naramig is safe to be used by people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are concerned, you should speak to your doctor about using another medication that might be safer for you and your child.

Does Naramig interact with other medications?

Many medications like Naramig can interact with other substances when they are taken together. You should always tell your doctor about any other medications that you’re taking, including prescription medications, substances that you can get over the counter and medications that are recreational.

You should not take Naramig with any other migraine tablets within 24 hours, including sumatriptan, ergot medicine and other substances that are used to treat severe headaches.

Using medications when you are using others for depression, psychiatric disorders and to prevent vomiting can lead to you having high levels of serotonin that build up in your body and cause a fatal condition called serotonin syndrome. Your doctor will discuss these risks with you.

Where can you purchase Naramig?

It is possible to purchase Naramig from pharmacies across the EU. You can order the medication from us and have it delivered to a local pharmacy on your behalf. We can also arrange for a consultation with a medical professional so you can obtain a prescription. Visit to purchase naratriptan UK Narmig tablets.

Can you get Naramig without a prescription?

It is not possible to get Naramig without a prescription. You should not attempt to treat migraines with Naramig without speaking to a doctor first, as this substance can interact with other medications and cause dangerous side effects as a result.


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Dr Imran Malik, General practitioner Registrationnumber: GMC: 4741365 Last checked: 17-03-2022 | Still valid

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