What is Naramig?
Naramig is a branded, symptom-relieving tablet for migraines. Migraines are moderate-to-severe headaches that are often felt in one side of the head. Typical symptoms can include a ‘throbbing’ pain in the head, increased sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea. Sometimes migraine sufferers get a kind of ‘warning’ that they’re about to suffer a migraine - this is called migraine with aura. Naramig can treat migraines both with and without aura.
Its active ingredient, naratriptan, belongs to a group of medications called triptans (also known as 5-HT1 receptor agonists). Triptans work specifically to treat the symptoms of migraines. They don’t work, and shouldn’t be taken, for regular tension headaches or preventing or reducing your migraines.
How does Naramig work?
It’s not fully known what causes migraines and their symptoms, but it’s thought that you’re more likely to get them if you have a family history of migraine, and that they’re triggered by specific things, such as stress, tiredness, coming on your period, or certain foods or drinks. Once triggered, temporary changes occur to your brain’s chemistry, which causes the blood vessels around your brain to widen.
Naratriptan, like other ‘triptans’, works by binding to the serotonin receptors in your brain. This allows it to contract your blood vessels and block the transmission of pain signals - helping to ease your symptoms.
What doses of Naramig are there?
Naramig is a single-dose treatment, and you shouldn’t take more than one tablet for the same migraine. As a result, you should let our clinician know if you find that Naramig isn’t working to treat your symptoms as you’d hoped. It might be the case that you need to try an alternative treatment.