If you’re looking at treatment options for migraine, you may want to learn more about naratriptan (Amerge). This includes information about cost.
Naratriptan is a generic prescription drug that’s used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura in adults. With aura, other symptoms may occur before or during a migraine headache, such as seeing sparks or lines in your vision or hearing ringing in your ears.
This medication is used to treat a migraine headache that’s already occurring. It’s not used to prevent migraine headaches.
Naratriptan belongs to a group of drugs called serotonin agonists. You may also hear naratriptan referred to as a triptan drug. It’s available as a tablet that you take by mouth when needed.
Keep reading for details on naratriptan and cost, plus how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on naratriptan, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
The price you pay for naratriptan can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out how much you’ll pay for naratriptan, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Naratriptan is a generic drug. This means it’s an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered to be just as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Naratriptan comes in a brand-name version called Amerge. To find out how the costs of Amerge and naratriptan compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed naratriptan and you’re interested in using Amerge instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. In addition, you’ll need to check with your insurance provider. This is because it may only cover one drug or the other.
If you take naratriptan long term, you may be able to lower your costs in the following ways:
- Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of naratriptan if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of naratriptan. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor or insurance provider.
- Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower naratriptan’s cost. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need help covering the cost of naratriptan or understanding your insurance, check out these websites:
On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.
If you have questions about how you can pay for naratriptan, you may also want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of naratriptan, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for naratriptan.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider include:
- How much will my out-of-pocket costs be for naratriptan?
- Will my dose of naratriptan change my cost for the medication?
- If I can’t afford naratriptan, what other treatment options are available for me?
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