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Pitofen0.5mg

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Medicon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Pizotifen
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Pitofen. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Pitofen during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Pitofen during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Pitofen may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Pitofen should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pitofen may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Pitofen should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pitofen may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Pitofen is a medicine used for the prevention of migraine. However, it cannot treat an acute attack and will only work to prevent migraines for as long ... View More

Uses of Pitofen

  • Migraine

Side effects of Pitofen

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Increased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Feeling sick

How to use Pitofen

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pitofen may be taken with ... View More

How Pitofen works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Pitofen is a serotonin antagonist. It works by maintaining th... View More

What if you forget to take Pitofen?

If you miss a dose of Pitofen, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • You have been prescribed Pitofen for the prevention of migraine headaches.
  • Do not take it to treat an acute attack of migraine.
  • Some tips that may help avoid a migraine attack:
  • It should be taken at night-time before going to bed.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Pitofen affects you.
  • You may experience weight gain while on treatment. Monitoring of body weight is required on a regular basis.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop skin rash, muscle aches, tremors, difficulty moving, or abnormal uncontrolled movement.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Headache, Migraine

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Prophylaxis of migraine; Prophylaxis of cluster headache Adult: Initially, 0.5 mg, increase gradually as necessary. Maintenance: 1.5 mg daily a... View More

Child Dose

Oral Prophylaxis of migraine; Prophylaxis of cluster headache Child: >2 yr Initially, 0.5 mg. May increase gradually up to 1.5 mg daily in divided dos... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Dose adjustment may be needed.

Contraindication

Premature infants or neonates. Postural giddiness.

Mode of Action

Pizotifen is a sedating antihistamine with strong serotonin antagonist and weak antimuscarinic properties. It also antagonises the action of tryptamine.... View More

Precaution

Patient w/ angle-closure glaucoma, urinary retention, epilepsy. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Renal and hepatic impairment. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. ... View More

Side Effect

Increased appetite, nausea, wt gain, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, muscle pain or cramps, heavy or restless legs, fluid retention, facial f... View More

Interaction

Enhances sedative effects of CNS depressants. Additive antimuscarinic action with other antimuscarinic drugs. May mask warning signs of damage caused by... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More