Amerge Efficacy

Introduction to Amerge Efficacy

Amerge has been extensively studied and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its use in the United States. Like all prescription medicines, Amerge had to be evaluated for how well it works on symptoms in relation to the number and types of side effects. Only you and your doctor can decide together if taking the medicine provides enough benefit to outweigh any potential side effects or risks.


Studies Show That Amerge Works to Treat a Migraine in Progress

In adults, the effectiveness of Amerge tablets for migraine was proven in 3 non-hospital studies (2 small and 1 medium) that used recommended dosages of the medicine (1 or 2.5 mg taken in 1 or 2 doses).

In all 3 trials, more patients found relief from migraine pain 4 hours after taking Amerge than did those who took a placebo (a sugar pill that contains no medicine). A 2.5 mg dose of Amerge provided relief more often than a 1 mg dose did.

Migraine patients who experienced nausea, sensitivity to light, and/or sensitivity to sound in addition to their head pain also found relief from these symptoms 4 hours after taking Amerge.

Deciding if Amerge Is Right for You

Amerge has been used effectively by millions of consumers in the United States. If you are considering taking Amerge, you should understand the potential benefits and risks of doing so. Before you begin taking any new medication, talk with your doctor, and be sure he or she answers all of your questions about the medicine, what it can do, and what to do if you experience side effects. If you are already taking Amerge and have any concerns, be sure to speak with your doctor about them, too, but never stop taking any prescribed medicine without your doctor’s approval.

Written by: Otesa Miles | Last review date: November 2010
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