What is Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Acetaminophen, isometheptene, and dichloralphenazone combine the properties of pain reliever, sedative and vasoconstrictor. This drug is typically used for the relief of migraine and tension headache.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 81 33
Headaches 28 12
Migraine 13 5
Tension headache 2 2
Atypical migraine 1 0
Cluster headaches 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 14
None 34

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 3
Fatigue 3
Heartburn 2
Belching 1
Bruising 1
Drowsiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Dosage Patients
100mg as needed 1
1capsule(s) as needed 1
2 325mg-100mg-65mg as needed 1
2capsule(s) as needed 1
325-100-65mg as needed 1
6 325mg-100mg-65mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 16
Did not seem to work 14
Doctor's advice 9
Course of treatment ended 4
Expense 3
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 1
See all 44 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 37
Usually 5
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 40
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 3
< $25 23
Not specified 21

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 4
Acetaminophen-aspirin-caffeine (Excedrin Migraine) 1
Butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine (Fioricet) 1
Fentanyl (Actiq) 1
Zolmitriptan (Zomig) 1

Patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine (Fioricet) 3
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 2
Topiramate (Topamax) 1
Zolmitriptan (Zomig) 1
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5 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Feb 11, 2009 (Started Sep 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have had fewer and fewer cluster headaches. My headaches are often tension headaches that begin in the back of my head and from the neck. I have been told that I have several bone spurs and also degenerative discs in my nek needing surgery in my future

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Nov 29, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This med tends to make me drowsy and dizzy personally but the severity of that depends on the time of day I have taken it and whether or not I have taken my other medication near the same time.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
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