General Information on Sandomigran
Sandomigran is used to prevent migraine headaches. The generic name of this drug is Pizotifen. It works by affecting chemicals called neurotransmitters in the patient’s brain.
Sandomigran is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking many different chemical processes within the patient’s body that cause inflammation and pain. The nonmedicinal ingredients of this drug include: cornstarch, magnesium stearate, povidone, lactose and talc.
This drug is available in Sandomigran 0.5 mg strength. You can only buy Sandomigran online as per a doctor’s prescription.
Side effects of Sandomigran
You should not buy Sandomigran if you:
- Have an allergy to Pizotifen or any other ingredients of the drug
- Are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors like tranylcypromine or phenelzine
- Are under 12 years of age
- Have a stenosing pyloric ulcer or pyloroduodenal obstruction
Before you buy Sandomigran, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
- History of allergies to other medicines or foods
- A history of asthma, kidney or liver problems, nasal polyps, stomach ulcers, strokes, and a vitamin K deficiency
Some of the common side effects of Sandomigran are:
- Increased appetite
- Weight gain
- Erectile dysfunction
- Dry mouth
You should consult your doctor immediately if your experience any of the following side effects:
- Low blood pressure
- Muscle pain
- Swelling of the legs or feet
- Vision changes
Pregnant women should always consult their doctor before using Sandomigran. However, if you become pregnant while taking this drug, do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor.
Breastfeeding mothers should avoid this drug since Sandomigran is excreted into breast milk and can harm a nursing infant.
Dosage of Sandomigran
The starting dose of the drug is 0.5mg Sandomigran at bedtime and is gradually increased to 0.5 mg Sandomigran three times a day. The average maintenance dose is 1.5 mg Sandomigran a day. The dose may range from 1 mg Sandomigran to 6 mg Sandomigran depending on the response of a patient to this medication.
The goal of increasing Sandomigran dosage is to ascertain the lowest dose that prevents migraine headaches in patients without causing significant side effects. It usually takes one month for the medication to have any positive effect.
The dosage of Sandomigran is gradually reduced for patients who have a good response to it. It is gradually reduced to prevent a ‘rebound headache’. In case a headache returns after a patient has stopped taking the medication, the doctor may prescribe Sandomigran again.
In case of a missed dose, the patient should take it as soon as he or she remembers to do so. However, a missed dose is to be skipped if it is already time for the next scheduled dose. Patients should not overdose on Sandomigran just to make up for a missed dose.
In case of an overdose, a patient must seek emergency medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include confusion, fever, lethargy, seizures, shortness of breath, stomach pain, vomiting, irregular or rapid heartbeat, and sweating.
The drugs or substances that can interact with Sandomigran are:
- Cholinesterase inhibitors