What is Pizotifen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Sandomigran

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Pizotifen is a benzocycloheptane based drug used as a medicine, primarily as a preventative to reduce the frequency of recurrent migraine headaches.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 12 5
Migraine 10 4
Cluster headaches 2 3
Headaches 1 0
Light sensitivity (photophobia) 1 0
Migraine with aura 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pizotifen

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Grogginess 1
Nausea 1
Nightmares 1
Problems concentrating 1
Sleepiness 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pizotifen

Dosage Patients
1.5 mg daily 2
1,000 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Pizotifen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 2
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Pizotifen

Duration

Currently taking Pizotifen

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

Stopped taking Pizotifen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pizotifen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pizotifen.