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Drug Guide    I   isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap

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   Isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap

Isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap
Apap/isomethep/dichlphen-Oral


Isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap is used to relieve migraine and tension headaches.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Midrin, I.d.a., Migrazone, Duradrin, Migquin, Migratine, Apap/isometheptene/dichlphen, Iso-Acetazone, Amidrine, Apap/dichlphen/isometheptene, Va-Zone, Epidrin, Migrin-A


 
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Avg Consumer Rating 4.5 out of 5
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isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap
Midrin, I.d.a., Migrazone, Duradrin, Migquin, Migratine, Apap/isometheptene/dichlphen, Iso-Acetazone, Amidrine, Apap/dichlphen/isometheptene, Va-Zone, Epidrin, Migrin-A

Uses
Isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap is used to relieve migraine and tension headaches.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: severe nausea, vomiting, yellowing eyes or skin, stomach pain, dark urine, extreme fatigue, headache, agitation, low body temperature, rapid and shallow breathing, unusually rapid or slow heartbeat, and unresponsiveness.

How To Use
  • Take Isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.
  • For migraine headaches, take two capsules at the first sign of an attack.
  • Then take one capsule every hour as needed until the headache is relieved.
  • Do not take more than 5 capsules in a 12 hour period.
  • In tension headaches, usually no more than 8 capsules a day are recommended.
  • Do not exceed the maximum dose prescribed.
  • Isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap contains acetaminophen.
  • Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended (see Side Effects section).

Side Effects
  • Dizziness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If this effect continues or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • If you do not have liver problems, the adult maximum dose of acetaminophen is 4 grams per day (4000 milligrams).
  • If you take more than the maximum daily amount, it may cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of liver damage: severe nausea, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, stomach pain, extreme fatigue.
  • An allergic reaction to Isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have: heart disease, glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, allergies (especially drug allergies).
  • This product contains acetaminophen.
  • Acetaminophen may cause liver damage.
  • Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with acetaminophen, may increase your risk for liver damage.
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
  • Isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Since small amounts of Isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take or have recently taken, including: antidepressants, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine).
  • Acetaminophen is an ingredient in many nonprescription products and in some combination prescription medications.
  • Read the labels carefully before taking other pain relievers, fever reducers, or cold products to see if they also contain acetaminophen.
  • Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain if your other prescription or nonprescription products contain acetaminophen.
  • (Also see maximum daily dose information in Side Effects section).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for isometh/d-Chloralphenaz/apap
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 46
Location: Renton, WA
Time Taken: 1 year days

Reason: migraines Date: 8 December 2011
Side Effects
I don't experience any negative side effects, compared to other migraine meds I've taken. I feel relaxed, partly due to the effectiveness.

Additional Thoughts
This generic version of Midrin is almost the only affordable migraine medication available, and it was very difficult when they pulled it to lower the Acetaminophen dose, but I'm glad it's back.

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 33
Time Taken: 3 months

Reason: Migrains Date: 6 November 2010
Side Effects
Slight dizzyness when I started the medicine.

Additional Thoughts
Works great really helps when I have bad migrains

Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 35
Location: ARKANSAS
Time Taken: 1 mo days

Reason: migraines Date: 13 October 2010
Side Effects
stomach itching hair crawling (feeling) light headedness all much better than the migraine itself!!!

Additional Thoughts
my daughter 14 also suffers and I am thinking of trying her on this medication.

Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 36
Location: Lynchburg, Va
Time Taken: 2 days

Reason: I am taking this beacuse of tension headaches, thta I think is caused by stress. Date: 14 July 2010
Side Effects
I haven't really had any side effects from this medication, except for mild dizziness, but that is alot better than having the tension headaches.

Additional Thoughts
So far so good! Just hoping it will help and I won't have to take this much longer.

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 29
Location: Dalton, GA
Time Taken: 7 months

Reason: Migraine Onset Releaf Date: 26 May 2009
Side Effects
Rash and Itching on torso. Dermatologist report that it was a contact dermatitis and after several weeks for changing everything and even contacting my Neurologist, no one pointed out that it could be Isometh-D-Chloralphene-Apap. The only cream that gave me relief was Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP 0.05% given to me by my GP. This was a horrible experience and went on for months. I hope this information reached someone who is looking for answers just as I was.

Additional Thoughts
It is a great RX but the side effects are not worth the results. At least with a migraine you you do not look like a monkey in public and you get to sleep.

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