Migrin-A (Oral)

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Migrin-A and Pregnancy

I usually take Migrin-A for my migraines. Now that I am pregnant can I take this? I asked my doctor and they said they don't know if it is safe or not!
by Jessica C, 06/19/2006

Affects on Migrin-A foe Epilepsy paitens

Hello, I was prescribed Migrin-A for headaches and neckaches. I have Epilesy and take Lamictal and Dilantin and I would like to know if their are any side affects that I need to know about? I asked the pharmacist and my new doctor and they said as wit...
by Christina in Nashville,Tn, 04/25/2006

Narcotic in Migrin-A

Does Migrin-A contain a narcotic. Is it considered a class 3-4 medication?
by Joanne Howell in Melbourne, FL, 02/01/2007

Safety in Children

My child is 11 years old. diagnosed with common migranine (he got headache 3 times weekly). and the doctor prescribed Migrin-A. could you please send me a full information about its safety for that age. Thanks Nader
by Nader in Florida - USA, 10/01/2006

Rebound effect?

My neurologist prescribed Migrin-A for tension headaches that I have recently developed. When the positive effects wear off, I am beginning to get a more severe headache than before starting this drug. Could this be a rebound effect? Linda Cooper
by LInda Cooper in Charleston, West Virginia, 04/14/2006

Migrin-A (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Migrin-A (Oral)

Migrin-A (Oral) Medication Classification


Migrin-A (Oral) Brandname

Duradrin, Amidrine, Migrin-A, Midrin, Migrazone, Va-Zone, Iso-Acetazone, Epidrin, Migratine, Migquin

Migrin-A (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Acetaminophen (a-seet-a-MIN-oh-fen), Dichloralphenazone (dye-klor-al-FEN-a-zone), Isometheptene (eye-soe-meth-EP-teen) Treats migraine and tension headaches.

When To Not Use Migrin-A (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to isometheptene, dichloralphenazone, or acetaminophen (Tylenol®), or if you have glaucoma, severe kidney or liver disease, certain types of heart disease, or high blood pressure. You should not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor (such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®) in the past 14 days.

How Should You Use Migrin-A (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to. It is not safe to use more than 4 grams (4,000 milligrams) of acetaminophen in one day (24 hours).
  • If this medicine upsets your stomach, you may take it with food or milk.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you are taking this medicine on a regular schedule and you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Migrin-A (Oral) Storage

Store Migrin-A (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Migrin-A (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Migrin-A (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®), or any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, other narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine. Acetaminophen can damage your liver and drinking alcohol can increase this risk. If you regularly drink 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, do not take acetaminophen without asking your doctor.
  • Many combination medicines contain acetaminophen, including products with brand names such as Alka-Seltzer Plus®, Comtrex®, Drixoral®, Excedrin Migraine®, Midol®, Sinutab®, Sudafed®, Theraflu®, and Vanquish®. Carefully check the labels of all other medicines you are using to be sure they do not contain acetaminophen.

Migrin-A (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have blood vessel disorders, circulatory problems, liver disease, kidney disease, or have recently had a heart attack.
  • If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not take more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. Acetaminophen may affect the results of certain laboratory tests.

Migrin-A (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools
  • Extreme weakness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, sweating, cold or clammy skin
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the upper stomach
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild skin rash

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