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Drug Guide    A   Acetaminophn-Isometh-Dichloral

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   Acetaminophn-Isometh-Dichloral

Acetaminophn-Isometh-Dichloral
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This combination medication is used to relieve tension and migraine headaches. Acetaminophen helps to decrease the pain from the headache. Isometheptene helps to narrow the widened blood vessels in the head. Headache pain can be caused by these widened blood vessels. Dichloralphenazone helps to relax the body.

 
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Acetaminophn-Isometh-Dichloral

Uses
This combination medication is used to relieve tension and migraine headaches. Acetaminophen helps to decrease the pain from the headache. Isometheptene helps to narrow the widened blood vessels in the head. Headache pain can be caused by these widened blood vessels. Dichloralphenazone helps to relax the body.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • It is against the law.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., liver function tests) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.Certain foods/beverages or food additives (e.g., red wine, cheese, chocolate, monosodium glutamate, alcohol) as well as some lifestyle patterns (e.g., irregular eating/sleeping habits, stress) may bring about a migraine headache.
  • Avoiding these "triggers" may help decrease the frequency of migraine headaches.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: restlessness, severe drowsiness/dizziness, low body temperature, fast/slow breathing, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, unresponsiveness.

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.For migraine headaches, take at the first sign of the headache as directed by your doctor.
  • Then you will usually take 1 capsule every hour as needed until the headache is relieved, or take as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not take more than 5 capsules in a 12-hour period.For tension headaches, take every 4 hours as needed or as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not take more than 8 capsules in a 24-hour period.This medication should be used only as needed and not on a regular basis.
  • It may cause dependence, especially if it has been used regularly for an extended time (longer than 2 weeks) or if it has been used in high doses.
  • In such cases, if you suddenly stop this drug, withdrawal reactions may occur.
  • Such reactions can include mental/mood changes, shaking, seizures.
  • Report any such reactions to your doctor immediately.
  • When stopping extended, regular treatment with this drug, gradually reducing the dosage as directed will help prevent withdrawal reactions.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Though it is very unlikely to occur, this medication can also result in abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction/habit forming).
  • Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer time than prescribed.
  • Properly stop the medication when so directed.
  • This will lessen the chances of becoming addicted.This medication contains acetaminophen.
  • Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended because this may increase your risk of developing liver problems.
  • (See also Side Effects section.)Inform your doctor if you notice increased use of this medication, the medication not working as well, a worsening of headaches, an increase in the number of headaches, or use of this medication for more than 2 headache episodes a week.
  • Your doctor may need to change your medication and/or add a separate medication to prevent the headaches.

Side Effects
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), mental/mood changes, fast/irregular heartbeat.If you do not have liver problems, do not take more than 4 grams (4000 milligrams) of acetaminophen per day.
  • 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/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, stomach pain, extreme tiredness.If you have liver problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist for a safe dosage of this medication.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to acetaminophen, isometheptene, or dichloralphenazone; or to chloral hydrate; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain eye disease (glaucoma).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, stroke, recent heart attack), kidney disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, history of drug abuse, depression, stomach/esophagus problems (e.g., ulcers, esophagitis).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution while engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.
  • Remember that alcohol may be a cause of headaches.This product contains acetaminophen, which 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.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Not applicable.

Drug Interactions
  • Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: sodium oxybate.Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) within 2 weeks before, during, and after treatment with this medication.
  • In some cases a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction may occur.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this medication.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, nortriptyline), isoniazid, warfarin.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine, phenytoin), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (e.g., cyclobenzaprine), narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, trazodone).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients or ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure.
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.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 whether your other prescription or nonprescription products contain acetaminophen.
  • (See also maximum daily dose information in Side Effects section.)This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including certain urine glucose tests, urine catecholamine levels, urine 5-HIAA levels), possibly causing false test results.
  • Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.

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User Medicine Opinions for Acetaminophn-Isometh-Dichloral
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 29
Location: Toledo, OH
Time Taken: 4 years

Reason: Migraines Date: 22 January 2011
Side Effects
Slight dizziness on occasion, and drowsiness - which is usually a good thing w/ a migraine.

Additional Thoughts
PLEASE put this medication back on the market. I've had migraines since I was a kid and this is one of only 2 meds. that has ever helped. This one is actually affordable, too.

Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 40
Location: California
Time Taken: 4 days

Reason: For Migraines Date: 8 October 2010
Side Effects
Just upset stomach. Took as prescribed but still have the upset stomach and swelling. The pain is still there so I follow 1 capsule with 2 Migraine Advils. That seems to work best as far as the migraines go.

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