General Information on Sandomigran DS
Sandomigran DS is used to treat patients suffering from migraine headaches. This medicine affects the neurotransmitters in the patient’s brain. The generic name of this drug is Pizotifen. Its inactive ingredients are lactose, magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose. This drug is available as Sandomigran DS 1 mg tablet.
You can only buy Sandomigran DS as per a doctor’s prescription.
Side effects of Sandomigran DS
You should not buy Sandomigran DS online if :
- You have hypersensitivity to Pizotifen or any of the ingredients of the medication
- You are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as tranylcypromine or phenelzine
Before you buy Sandomigran DS, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
- Less than 12 years of age
- A pyloroduodenal obstruction or stenosing pyloric ulcer
- Narrow-angle glaucoma
- Urinary retention
- Heart disease
- Reduced liver or kidney function
- Drowsiness or reduced alterness
Some of the common, and mild, side effects of this drug are:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Increased appetite
You should consult your doctor immediately if your experience any of the following side effects:
- Severe allergic reaction symptoms such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the mouth or throat
- Low blood pressure
- Muscle pain
- Swelling of legs or feet
- Vision changes
Pregnant women should take Sandomigran DS only if their doctor has prescribed it. Nursing mothers should avoid this drug since it passes into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby.
Dosage of Sandomigran DS
A patient should start a dose as low as 0.5mg Sandomigran DS 1mg three times a day and gradually increase it to 0.5 mg Sandomigran DS 1 mg tablet three times a day. The average maintenance dose is 1.5gm Sandomigran DS 1 mg. Factors that could affect the medication dose prescribed include body weight, other medications and other medical conditions.
The recommended dosage ranges from 1mg Sandomigran DS 1mg to 6mg Sandomigran DS 1mg a day, depending upon response of the patient to medication. The dosage has to gradually reduce in order to prevent a rebound headache. It may take up to a month for this medication to show its maximum effect in a patient.
It is important for a patient to take this medication as prescribed by a doctor. However, if a patient misses a dose, he or she should take a missed dose as soon as possible. You can continue with your regular schedule if it is already time for your next dose of this medicine. A patient should avoid taking two doses at a time. In case of an overdose, a patient should immediately take assistance of a healthcare provider.
There are many drugs that could interact with Sandomigran DS. These include alcohol, barbiturates such as Phenobarbital, butalbital, benzodiazepines such as diazepam, Iorazepam, betahistine, cholinesterase inhibitors such as donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine, droperidol, anticholinergic medications such as benztropine, diphenhydramine, oxybutynin, phenothiazines such as perphenazine, thioridazine, sedatives, pramlintide, sleeping pills and tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline and desipramine.
A patient should inform doctor if he or she is taking other over-the-counter medicines, herbal medications or supplements since alcohol, caffeine or street drugs can affect the action of Sandomigran DS.