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|Reasons not to take this medicine|
| If you have an allergy to acetaminophen, isometheptene,
dichloralphenazone, or any other part of this medicine.
Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
If you have any of the following conditions: Glaucoma, heart disease,
high blood pressure, liver disease, or poor kidney function.
If you have taken isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine in
the last 14 days. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, isocarboxazid, phenelzine,
and tranylcypromine) must be stopped 14 days before this medicine is started.
Taking the two together could cause dangerously high blood
|What is this medicine used for?|
| This medicine is used to treat headaches.|
|How does it work?|
| Acetaminophen blocks production and release of chemicals that cause
Isometheptene may reduce headache pain.
Dichloralphenazone calms the brain.|
|How is it best taken?|
| Do not take more than 5 capsules a day for a migraine or 8 capsules a
day for a tension headache.
Take this medicine with or without food. Take with food if it causes
an upset stomach.|
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
| Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and
return to your regular schedule.
Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take
more often than every 4 hours, unless instructed by healthcare
|What are the precautions when taking this
| Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix
well with other medicines.
Avoid or limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor) to
less than 3 drinks a day. Drinking too much alcohol may increase the risk of
Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
| Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred vision, or a change in
thinking clearly. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities that require
you to be alert or have clear vision until you see how this medicine affects
Liver damage can rarely occur.|
|What should I monitor?|
| Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the
Follow up with healthcare provider.|
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
| If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center
immediately or dial 911.
Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest
tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of
face, lips, tongue, or throat.
No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
| Store at room temperature.
Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or
| Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products,
supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare
provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter, natural products, or
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