Font Size
A
A
A

acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone, and isometheptene (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone, and isometheptene (Epidrin, Midrin, Migquin, Migragesic IDA)?

Do not take this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take medicine that contains acetaminophen.

You should not take this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol), dichloralphenazone, isometheptene, or chloral hydrate (Somnote), or if you have:

  • glaucoma; or
  • if you are also taking sodium oxybate (Xyrem).

To make sure you can safely take acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone, and isometheptene, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone, and isometheptene will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

This medication can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone, and isometheptene (Epidrin, Midrin, Migquin, Migragesic IDA)?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.

You may take this medication with or without food.

Take the medicine with a full glass of water.

To treat migraine headache pain:

  • Take the first dose of this medication as soon as you notice headache symptoms, or after an attack has already begun.
  • If your headache does not completely go away, take 1 capsule every hour until you feel relief.
  • Do not take more than a total of 5 capsules in any 12-hour period to treat a migraine.
  • If you still have migraine symptoms after taking a total of 5 capsules, call your doctor.

To treat tension headache pain:

  • Take the first dose of this medication as soon as you notice tension headache symptoms.
  • If your headache does not completely go away, take 1 capsule every 4 hours until you feel relief.
  • Do not take more than a total of 8 capsules in any 24-hour period to treat a tension headache.
  • If you still have tension headache pain after taking a total of 8 capsules, call your doctor.

Call your doctor if this medication seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain. Also call your doctor if your headaches get worse or you have more than 2 headaches per week.

Do not stop using this medicine suddenly if you have been using it for longer than 2 weeks in a row, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone, and isometheptene.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using this medication.

This medication can cause unusual results with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) in the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone, and isometheptene.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Identifier Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill finder tool on RxList.



NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD