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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Midrin (Overview)

Midrin is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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What is the treatment for midrin overdose?

What is the treatment for midrin overdose?

Acyteylcsteine: Midrin contains acetaminophen. Acyteylcsteine is an antidote for Acetaminophen overdose. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
22 doctors shared insights

Midrin (Overview)

Midrin is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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How can midrin affect you?

How can midrin affect you?

Better or worse?: Better--it gets rid of your headache.
Worse--you get light headed, nauseated, shaky, vomit and still experience the headache for which you took Midrin in the first place. ...Read more

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Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesnt interact w myother meds.medicaid won't cover it!cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's,have IBS&anxiety?

Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesnt interact w myother meds.medicaid won't cover it!cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's,have IBS&anxiety?

Talk to your doctor: As long as a doctor can request exceptions for those patients who need exceptions, and exceptions can be given, you may be eligible for Midrin. It's important that you and your doctor are able to communicate well so you can get what you need. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean off topamax (topiramate) quickly but safely?My dr said I could do it in 2 wks.I have midrin as back-up for withdrawal headaches.

What is the best way to wean off topamax (topiramate) quickly but safely?My dr said I could do it in 2 wks.I have midrin as back-up for withdrawal headaches.

See your neurologist: See your neurologist in order to determine the safest way to wean off of topiramate (Topamax) for your migraine headaches. There are many factors that your neurologist will consider, including your current dose, the duration of use, the reason for weaning off, etc. Tapering off too quickly can be dangerous. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a697012.html ...Read more

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What will be the effect of overdose on midrin (apap/dichloralphenazone/isometheptene)?

What will be the effect of overdose on midrin (apap/dichloralphenazone/isometheptene)?

Liver failure, coma: An overdose of apap (acetaminophen) can kill a liver and lead to liver transplant. Dichloralphenazone overdose can lead to coma.Anyone who discovers he/she has overdosed should go to er or call 911.I urge strongly anyone considering purposefully overdosing on any medication to call 1-800-273-8255 immediately(national suicide prevention lifeline); life can get better, regardless of how it may feel. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a fatal overdose on midrin?

Great ?: Don't think so but i would not challenge your liver by taking more than the recommended dose. ...Read more

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Why was midrin recalled?

Why was midrin recalled?

Was never OK by FDA: The issue with all of these medications is that they have never been approved by the fda in the first place. Although Midrin was a great headache and anti-migraine medication. Many patient are missing the drug. ...Read more

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How can midrin affect you?

Better or worse?: Better--it gets rid of your headache.
Worse--you get light headed, nauseated, shaky, vomit and still experience the headache for which you took Midrin in the first place. ...Read more

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Whats the difference b/t midrin and prodrin?

Dichloralphenazine: Unfortunately, Midrin has been permanently discontinued and Pudrin is almost the same product but doesn’t contain dichloralphenazine. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a fatal overdose on midrin?

Great ?: Don't think so but i would not challenge your liver by taking more than the recommended dose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Midrin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Midrin overdose?

Gastritis-GI erosion: Midrin contains acetaminophen (common pain reliever), isometheptene (mild stimulant) and dichloralphenazone (mild sedative). Overdose, taking a dosage higher than recommended, typically follows the types of agents in midrin. Excess acetaminophen causes liver damage and nausea/vomiting. Excess isometheptene causes over stimulation, hypertension and paranoia. Dichloralphen causes excess sedation ...Read more

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Can I take midrin after taking excedrin? Thanks in advance.

Can I take midrin after taking excedrin? Thanks in advance.

Midrin: Midrin is effective only if you take it atonset of your migraine.See a neurologist .We have much more effective drugs than midrin. ...Read more

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What will be the effect of overdose on midrin (apap/dichloralphenazone/isometheptene)?

Liver failure, coma: An overdose of apap (acetaminophen) can kill a liver and lead to liver transplant. Dichloralphenazone overdose can lead to coma.Anyone who discovers he/she has overdosed should go to er or call 911.I urge strongly anyone considering purposefully overdosing on any medication to call 1-800-273-8255 immediately(national suicide prevention lifeline); life can get better, regardless of how it may feel. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for midrin overdose?

Acyteylcsteine: Midrin contains acetaminophen. Acyteylcsteine is an antidote for Acetaminophen overdose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Midrin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Midrin allergy?

Midrin allergy: Midrin((acetaminophen, isometheptene and dichloralphenazone) is a medication that is often used to treat headaches. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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When I take midrin I noticed that my bp drops upon standing and my HR goes up to around 150 just standing there. How unsafe is this HR?

When I take midrin I noticed that my bp drops upon standing and my HR goes up to around 150 just standing there. How unsafe is this HR?

Stop using Midrin: if you have fast or uneven heart rate, you should stop using this medication. Contact your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Midrin's ONLY med 2 help migraines but not accessible at ALL now.Tried EVERY other med, rx'd or OTC,name it!On medicaid so no"fancy"care covered.HELP!

Midrin's ONLY med 2 help migraines but not accessible at ALL now.Tried EVERY other med, rx'd or OTC,name it!On medicaid so no"fancy"care covered.HELP!

Comprehensive Plan: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of Midrin last, HA completely gone, but hard to stand up without having presyncope symptoms and feeling lightheaded

How long do the side effects of Midrin last, HA completely gone, but hard to stand up without having presyncope symptoms and feeling lightheaded

Less than 24 hours: If you are still feeling lightheaded and presyncopal, please be sure to hydrate with water and electrolytes as well as consume caffeinated beverages but if symptoms persist please see your health care provider for further guidance and managements. ...Read more

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Migraine with aura. Take imitrex. Used to take midrin. It worked better. Is it no longer available? Any substitute?

Migraine with aura. Take imitrex. Used to take midrin. It worked better. Is it no longer available? Any substitute?

Not available: Regretfully, patients have noted that Midrin is no longer available. The alternatives include trying to get a compounding pharmacy to create it, other drugs like the Imitrex you are taking, as well as other medications used for migraineurs. Try asking your doctor to see if there is a compounding pharmacy in the area that can help formulate this medication. Let us know if you are successful. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean off topamax (topiramate) quickly but safely?My dr said I could do it in 2 wks.I have midrin as back-up for withdrawal headaches.

See your neurologist: See your neurologist in order to determine the safest way to wean off of topiramate (Topamax) for your migraine headaches. There are many factors that your neurologist will consider, including your current dose, the duration of use, the reason for weaning off, etc. Tapering off too quickly can be dangerous. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a697012.html ...Read more

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I have really bad headaches (which often turn into migraines) on a daily basis. I hate living like this. I have a midrin prescription & it actually works (it's the only thing that does), but it costs well over $100. Is there any possible way someone can g

I have really bad headaches (which often turn into migraines) on a daily basis. I hate living like this. I have a midrin prescription & it actually works (it's the only thing that does), but it costs well over $100. Is there any possible way someone can g

Chronic headache: If you are dealing with every day headache, after physical and labs were negative. You might want to talk to your doctor for prophylactic treatment. The medicines used for prophylactic treatment may be from one among several classes whichever one works for you. That will reduce the frequency and intensity of the headache. Use the midrin only for abortive treatment for severe headache ...Read more

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I have thrombocytopenia with a platelette count of 40, 000. Hematologist says not worth treating. Can i take generic midrin for my frequent headaches?

I have thrombocytopenia with a platelette count of 40, 000. Hematologist says not worth treating. Can i take generic midrin for my frequent headaches?

Yes: With low platlets you should not be taking anything with Aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. Midrin does not have Aspirin initial. I would recommend that you should always check with your hematologist before starting any new medication. ...Read more

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If i'm on methadone maintenance program, and i took midrin for head aches, will this show on a drug screen?

If i'm on methadone maintenance program, and i took midrin for head aches, will this show on a drug screen?

Probably Not: As far as i know there are no barbiturates in midrin. One of the components does breakdown to Chloral Hydrate but that substance is seldom tested for as the actual drug is not frequently tested for except in forensic situations as for when a date-rape drug is suspected. Chloral hydrate is seldom prescribed-is the drug used in a mickey finn. ...Read more

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I was started on soma (carisoprodol) for muscle spasms in my back.I also have a migrain and was wondering if it is safe to take my midrin. ?

I was started on soma (carisoprodol) for muscle spasms in my back.I also have a migrain and was wondering if it is safe to take my midrin. ?

Soma (carisoprodol): Soma (carisoprodol) is a bad choice for muscle spasms in general. If necessary use should be kept to just a few days. It is highly addictive due to its metabolite which is Meprobamate (acts like a valium) - use of Midrin is not any issue unless you already have drowsiness with the soma (carisoprodol). ...Read more

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