Sandomigran (Pizotifen Malate)
What is Sandomigran (Pizotifen Malate) used for?
Sandomigran (Pizotifen Malate) is an oral medication prescribed to prevent recurrent migraines. It operates by stopping the widening or narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. This action can prevent symptoms associated with migraines such as severe pain or nausea. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Sandomigran (Pizotifen Malate)?
Sandomigran (Pizotifen Malate) should always be used according to the instructions of your physician to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken each day, but your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not split or crush the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Sandomigran (Pizotifen Malate)?
Some patients using Sandomigran (Pizotifen Malate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as tingling sensations, unusual weight gain, hallucinations, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require alterations to your dosage, application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Sandomigran (Pizotifen Malate) should not be used to treat patients who are lactose intolerant, allergic to pizotifen, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have closed angle glaucoma, a history of epilepsy, urinary retention, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Sandomigran (Pizotifen Malate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.