A 56-year-old female asked:
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is it safe to take amerge (naratriptan) for migraines after menopause when taking estrogel and progesterone?

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Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
10 years experience Neurology
Migraine : No real contraindication while using with hormones. If you do have aura and risk factors such as hypertension, smoking etc discuss with your neurologist.
Answered on Apr 21, 2014
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is safe: The advantage of Amerge (naratriptan) in addition to its longer half-life, is its mild side effect profile which makes it more acceptable to patients who are unable to tolerate the side effects of sumatriptan. The advance age may be associated with a decreased prevalence of migraine. The onset of physiologic menopause (natural menopause) improved migraine in most women. Take care.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
However, older folks have co-morbities like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes. Triptans are not always safe as we age, so, discuss with your doctor.
Apr 21, 2014
Dr. Lee Feierabend
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
On that same line, post menopausal headaches have increased chance of being NOT migraine and need to be checked for tumor, bleed, or more commonly stress, allergies, sinusitis, etc. But IF migraines I agree with answer
Apr 21, 2014

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