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Metopar Suspension


Overview

Introduction

Metopar Suspension is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of migraine. It prevents pain signals and fever associated with migraine. It also blocks certain substances in the brain that trigger nausea or vomiting during migraine headaches.

Metopar Suspension is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are restlessness and tiredness. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may also cause sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Migraine attacks can be managed by identifying migraine-causing triggers which may be red wine, caffeine withdrawal, stress, and skipped meals, etc. You can identify personal triggers by maintaining a diary of what you are doing, what you are eating, and any stressful activity happened before migraine attack. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Metopar Suspension

Side effects of Metopar Suspension

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 Metopar

  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Restlessness
    This often disappears when the condition you are being treated for is managed. You could ask your doctor about changing the dose of your medicine or alternatives if it is affecting your daily life or causing you distress. Psychological treatments may be available. Some things you can do to help yourself include stopping smoking, cutting down the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink, and doing regular exercise. You should also eat a healthy diet and find out how to get sleep if you are having trouble. Try talking to a friend or family member. Calming breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques may also help.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Tiredness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.

How to use Metopar Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Metopar Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Metopar Suspension works

Metopar Suspension is a combination of two medicines: Metoclopramide and Paracetamol/Acetaminophen. Metoclopramide is a prokinetic which works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It also increases the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach. This prevents nausea and vomiting caused due to migraine. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an anti-pyretic (fever reducer) which blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever associated with migraine.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metopar Suspension.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metopar Suspension is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metopar Suspension is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Metopar Suspension may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Metopar Suspension may cause drowsiness, dizziness, dyskinesia and dystonias which could affect the vision and may interfere with the ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Metopar Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Metopar Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metopar Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Metopar Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

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
Fever of 101 from yesterday and running nose
Dr. Prashant Singh
Paediatrics
give paracetamol suspension every 4-5 hrs
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Metopar when my migraine symptoms are relieved?

Metopar is used in the treatment of migraine attack and should be continued as advised by the doctor.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while using Metopar?

No, you should not drink alcohol while using Metopar. Drinking alcohol while taking Metopar can make you feel very drowsy and sleepy.

Q. Can the use of Metopar cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Metopar can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. What can cause or trigger a migraine attack?

Certain physical or environmental factors, such as foods, hormonal changes, weather, and stress, can lead to or “trigger” a migraine. However, it is important to remember that triggers are different for everyone. Thus, to prevent migraine attacks, you need to figure out which triggers affect you and which ones do not. Keeping a headache diary is an effective way to track triggers. The diary will also help you talk to your doctor about your condition better.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Metopar?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Metopar can lead to increased side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of migraine attacks, which are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Metopar?

Keep this medication in a tightly closed container and out of children’s reach. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

Q. Can the use of Metopar cause sleepiness?

Yes, Metopar can cause sleepiness, dizziness or drowsiness. If you have these symptoms, do not drive a car, use machinery, or do anything where you need to be alert.

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References

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