Midrin is a combination of the drugs isometheptene, acetaminophen,
and dichloralphenazone. This drug combines properties of a pain reliever, a
medicine that helps narrow (constrict) blood vessels, and a mild sedative to
Some headaches can be summed up in just a few words. A migraine, however, can be a lengthy event that causes far more than just head pain. If you have migraines, learning a few new words may help you better understand and describe your symptoms.
Here are the definitions of 10 important migraine terms:
Ataxia. This is the medical term for difficulty using your muscles that leads to lack of coordination. A type of migraine called basilar migraine, which involves the brainstem, may cause ataxia...
Midrin is a prescription medicine that comes in tablet form. The
usual adult dosage is 2 tablets taken together followed by 1 tablet every hour
until your pain is relieved. You should not take more than 5 tablets within a
You may not be able to use Midrin if you have glaucoma, renal
disease, hypertension, certain heart problems, hepatic disease, or if you are
taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Before you take this medicine, be sure to discuss with your
doctor whether Midrin is right for you.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Colin Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology
June 10, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 10, 2011
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