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
migraine headache pain.
Side effects of Midrin can include dizziness and a skin rash.
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.
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March 12, 2014
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