Actigrain 5mg Tablet

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Introduction

Actigrain 5mg Tablet is a medicine used for the prevention of migraines. However, it cannot treat an acute attack and will only work to prevent migraines for as long as you continue to take the medicine. This medicine relaxes the brain, preventing migraine headaches.

Actigrain 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as the doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects associated with the use of this medicine include muscle pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), and runny nose. Some other side effects that may be seen on taking this medicine are increased appetite, depression, stomach discomfort, and breast pain. It may also cause sleepiness at the beginning of your treatment, so do not drive, operate machinery, until you know how this medicine affects you.

It may also cause weight gain and to prevent it you can eat a healthy balanced diet and should exercise regularly. This medicine may cause changes in your mood and you may feel depressed, therefore, regular monitoring of behavior is important. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Actigrain Tablet

Benefits of Actigrain Tablet

In Prevention of Migraine

Actigrain 5mg Tablet helps improve the flow of blood in your brain and prevents abnormal activity of muscles that trigger migraines. It is a very effective medicine for preventing migraine attacks, however, it does not treat an attack that has already started. By preventing and reducing the frequency of migraine attacks, the medicine can help you carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.

Side effects of Actigrain Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Actigrain

  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Runny nose
  • Increased appetite
  • Depression
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Breast pain

How to use Actigrain Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Actigrain 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Actigrain Tablet works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Actigrain 5mg Tablet works by preventing loss of tone and dilation of blood vessels, thus preventing the migraine headache.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Actigrain 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Actigrain 5mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Actigrain 5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Actigrain 5mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Actigrain 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Actigrain 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, consult your doctor if have severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Actigrain 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actigrain 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Actigrain Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Actigrain 5mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Actigrain 5mg Tablet for the prevention of migraine headaches.
  • Do not take it to treat an acute attack of migraine.
  • Some tips that may help avoid a migraine attack:
    • Have your meals at the same time every day
    • Avoid bright lights and extreme temperatures
    • Avoid loud music and noisy places
    • Avoid chocolates,  cheese, processed food, alcohol and smoking
    • Get sufficient sleep and avoid stress
  • It should be taken at night-time before going to bed.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Actigrain 5mg Tablet affects you.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop skin rash, muscle aches, tremors, difficulty moving, or abnormal uncontrolled movement.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethanes Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Calcium channel blocker- migraine prevention

Patient concerns

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I am facing issue of headache from last 3-4 years.i have consulted allopathy and they have given me sibelum 10 for migrane and asked to take metopar(paracetamol) when ever pain is too much.i am nit taking sibelum now but i am taking metopar when ever required.so i want a homeopathy consultatation if it can be cured by homeopathy or the level of headache can be lowered. Currently i face headache once in a week and i had to take metopar. Kindly suggest. My weight 80 kg And i am taking some neuro medicines ( stalopam 10, amitone 10) I also have cholesterol and taking (atorec 20)
Dr. Faran Siddiqui
Homeopathy
Migraine and headache are two different things migraine is primarily headache of one side in symmetrically
Some time at a sudden Strong half headache pain in left side and also left eye tearing Please consult me
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
it could be migraine
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FAQs

Q. Is Actigrain 5mg Tablet safe?

Actigrain 5mg Tablet is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

Q. What is Actigrain 5mg Tablet used for?

Actigrain 5mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker and is used to prevent migraine attacks. Migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision.

Q. Does Actigrain 5mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Actigrain 5mg Tablet can cause weight gain. It is caused by an increase in appetite (feeling hungry) and can be avoided by keeping to your usual diet. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Actigrain 5mg Tablet.

Q. Does Actigrain 5mg Tablet work?

Actigrain 5mg Tablet works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Country of origin: India

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