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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Pifen 0.5. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Pifen 0.5 during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Pifen 0.5 during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Pifen 0.5 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Pifen 0.5 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pifen 0.5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Pifen 0.5 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pifen 0.5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Pifen 0.5 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 lon... View More
Uses of Pifen 0.5
Side effects of Pifen 0.5
- Dryness in mouth
- Increased appetite
- Feeling sick
How to use Pifen 0.5
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. Pifen 0.5 may be taken wit... View More
How Pifen 0.5 works
Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Pifen 0.5 is a serotonin antagonist. It works by maintaining ... View More
What if you forget to take Pifen 0.5?
If you miss a dose of Pifen 0.5, 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... View More
- You have been prescribed Pifen 0.5 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 Pifen 0.5 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.
May be taken with or without food.
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
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 impairment: Dose adjustment may be needed.
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
Patient w/ angle-closure glaucoma, urinary retention, epilepsy. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Renal and hepatic impairment. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. ... View More
Increased appetite, nausea, wt gain, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, muscle pain or cramps, heavy or restless legs, fluid retention, facial f... View More
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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