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 74 27
Headaches 27 12
Migraine 10 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 13
None 29

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

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 3
Fatigue 3
Heartburn 2
Belching 1
Bruise easily 1
Drowsiness 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Dosage Patients
325 mg-100 mg-65 mg weekly 1
2 325-100-65mg as needed 1
325-100-65mg as needed 1
325mg-100mg-65mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 15
Did not seem to work 14
Doctor's advice 8
Course of treatment ended 4
Expense 3
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 1
See all 42 patients who’ve stopped taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
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 34
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 22
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 4
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
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5 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone

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lkin4help
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lkin4help
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 56
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Atrial Fibrillation

See lkin4help's full Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone history

Aug 30, 2011 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
Theta1229
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Theta1229
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F34y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Theta1229's full Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone history

Aug 17, 2011 (Started Mar 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Stopped taking this medicine because they stopped making it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 6, 2011 (Started Mar 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have not taken this medication in a long time. I have a full bottle but need to find it in the items that are packed at mom's house. I also have a prescription on file at the pharmacy that I can fill if needed. I have had a decrease in migraines lately so have not needed this medication as often as I did in the past.

  • 0 helpful marks
komodolover
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komodolover
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
36 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

See komodolover's full Acetaminophen-isometheptene-dichloralphenazone history

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

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