Megrim 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Megrim Tablet

Megrim 10 mg Tablet is used for preventive treatment of migraine.

Megrim Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Inflammation of the nose

How to use Megrim 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. Megrim 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Megrim Tablet works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Megrim 10 mg Tablet works by preventing loss of tone and dilation of blood vessels, thus preventing the migraine headache.

Megrim Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Megrim 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Megrim 10 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Megrim 10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Megrim 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Megrim 10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Megrim 10 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Megrim Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Megrim 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Megrim 10 mg 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 Megrim 10 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop skin rash, muscle aches, tremors, difficulty moving, or abnormal uncontrolled movement.

FAQs

Q. Is Megrim safe?

Megrim is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

Q. What is Megrim used for?

Megrim 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 Megrim cause weight gain?

Megrim 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 Megrim.

Q. Does Megrim work?

Megrim works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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