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Vasograin tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking caffeine with alcohol may impair the motor coordination
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Vasograin tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for VASOGRAIN

Caffeine(100 mg)

Uses

Caffeine is used in the treatment of migraine.

How it works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Caffeine works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thus relieving the migraine headache.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Abdominal pain, Anxiety, Excitement, Flushing, Altered heart rate, Insomnia, Restlessness, Tremor
Ergotamine(1 mg)

Uses

Ergotamine is used in acute attack of migraine and raynaud's disease (some areas of the body feel numb and cool in certain circumstances).

How it works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. The Ergotamine works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thus relieving the migraine headache.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Allergic reaction, Itching, Facial swelling, Blue hands and feet, Tachycardia, Bradycardia, Chest pain, Dizziness, Muscle pain, Tingling sensation of extremity, Numbness of extremity, Weakness, Limb pain
Paracetamol(250 mg)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in the treatment of headache, joint pain, dental pain, nerve pain, muscular pain, menstrual pain, migraine and fever.

How it works

Paracetamol belongs to class of medications called analgesics (painkiller) and antipyretics (fever reducing). Paracetamol reduces pain by increasing the pain threshold. It reduces fever by acting on the temperature-regulating region of brain, resulting in increased blood flow across the skin, sweating and heat loss.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Running nose, Nausea, Liver injury, Abnormal blood cell count, Facial swelling, Blisters on skin
Prochlorperazine(2.5 mg)

Uses

Prochlorperazine is used in the treatment of heartburn and vomiting.

How it works

Prochlorperazine indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Common side effects

Increased appetite, Difficulty in urination, Uncoordinated body movements, Decreased libido, Unusual production of breast milk in women and men, Lack of facial expression, Blurred vision, Breast enlargement, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Insomnia, Tremor, Walking difficulties, Dry mouth, Constipation, Absence of menstrual periods, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Weight gain, Nasal congestion

Common Dosage for VASOGRAIN TABLET

Patients taking VASOGRAIN TABLET

  • 75%
    Once A Day
  • 16%
    Twice A Day
  • 6%
    Thrice A Day
  • 1%
    Twice A Week
  • 1%
    Four Times A Day

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Expert advice for VASOGRAIN

  • For relief of pain, consume the medicine only at recommended doses. Immediately consult doctor in case you take more than the prescribed/ recommended dose even if you feel well. Also consult the doctor if the symptoms last for more than 3 days despite taking the medicine.
  • Preparations of caffeine and ergot derivatives have been discontinued in view of patient safety.
  • When caffeine citrate solution is used for premature apnea of newborns, remember to use one vial of the drug for one dose. Throw away the left-over solution after required amount is used.

Frequently asked questions for VASOGRAIN

Caffeine

Q.What is caffeine?
Caffeine is a drug which belongs to a group of medicines called methylxanthines. It is also present in tea, coffee, some chocolates and soft drinks, in addition to some medicines. It acts on the brain to increase alertness and energy levels. However, too much caffeine is harmful

Q.Is caffeine alcohol?
No, caffeine is not alcohol; it belongs to a group of medicines called methylxanthines. It acts on the brain to increase alertness and energy levels. However, it must be remembered that too much caffeine is harmful

Q.Is caffeine good or bad?
Caffeine; if taken as medicine for recommended indications and in adequate dosage it provides beneficial effects. Too much caffeine is harmful. Always consult your doctor if you get any of the bad effects or side effects after use of caffeine

Q.Is caffeine good for hair?
There is no report available on the use of caffeine and hair growth. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is caffeine addictive?
No, caffeine is not in the list of addictive drugs. Addiction is said to occur when there is persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance; without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death. Caffeine does not meet this definition. However, people who have taken it for long may experience "caffeine withdrawal" symptoms like headache, anxiety, fatigue, drowsiness or depression, 12–24 hours after the last dose of caffeine but resolves within 24–48 hours

Q.Is caffeine good for heart?
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, and is used in combination with pain-relieving medication to ease headache, migraine pain, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat and period pains. Increased doses may have side effects like increased heart rate (tachycardia), abnormal heart beats (cardiac arrhythmias). Always consult your doctor for the recommended indications, doses and side effects, if any.

Ergotamine

Q.Is ergotamine available or sold over the counter?
No. it is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q.Is ergotamine a controlled substance/narcotic/addictive?
No it is not a controlled substance/addictive/narcotic. However, it is available only on prescription of a doctor

Q.Is ergotamine safe?
Ergotamine has numerous side-effects, some of which can be serious.

Q.Do Topamax (topiramate)/Imitrex (sumatriptan succinate)/ Maxalt (rizatritan benzoate)/Tremimet (sumatriptan and naproxen)/Zomig (zolmitriptan)/ sumariptan/amitriptyline contains ergotamine?
No, these drugs do not contain ergotamine

Q.Where does ergotamine come from?
Ergotamine is obtained from a fungus Claviceps purpurea and similar fungi.

Paracetamol

Q.Is paracetamol safe/ banned/ available in India?
Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen, crocin, dolo, calpol, pacimol) is an over-the-counter drug available in India. It is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is paracetamol a painkiller/ used for cold?
Paracetamol is used to relieve mild to moderate pain associated with cold and flu, as well as fever

Q.Does paracetamol make you drowsy / sleepy?
Paracetamol does not cause drowsiness. However, paracetamol is available in combination with cough and cold medicines (eg. cetirizine, chlorpheniramine), which may cause drowsiness or sleepiness

Q.Is paracetamol an NSAID/ antibiotic?
Paracetamol is a anti-pyretic (anti-fever), anti -inflammatory drug, which belongs to the category of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). However, unlike other NSAIDS, paracetamol can relieve only mild to moderate pain. It is not an antibiotic

Q.Can I take crocin with cetirizine/ aceclofenac/ amoxicillin/ codeine/ tramadol/ warfarin/ erythromycin/ antibiotics?
Yes, paracetamol (available as crocin) can be taken with all of these drugs. Caution is advised when crocin is to be used with warfarin. However, always consult your doctor regarding combined use of crocin with any other drug

Q.Can I take crocin with ibuprofen/naproxen/other NSAID?
Paracetamol (available as crocin) is available over-the-counter in combination with ibuprofen/naproxen/other NSAID. However, always consult your doctor regarding combined use of crocin with any other drug

Q.Does paracetamol cause death?
Paracetamol on overdose can severely damage the liver and cause death. No more than 4 grams should be consumed in one day. Always consult your doctor regarding use of paracetamol

Q.Can calpol make babies/ toddlers sleep/ help in teething pain?
Calpol can relieve pain in infants and children; it does not make them sleep.

Prochlorperazine

Q.How does prochlorperazine work?
Prochlorperazine is used to treat mental disorders like schizophrenia. It is also used to treat and prevent nausea, and vomiting.It may be used to treat anxiety (short-term) in certain cases where other anti-anxiety drugs have been ineffective. It is also used to treat nausea, vomiting, dizziness or spinning sensations (vertigo) due to Meniere's disease.It belongs to a class of medication call phenothiazines. It acts on the central nervous system by blocking certain receptors thus producing an anti-psychotic and anti-vomiting effect

Q.Does it expire?
It does expire and shouldn't be used beyond expiry date

Q.Is prochlorperazine available over the counter?
Prochlorperazine is not available over the counter. It is available only on prescription from the doctor

Q.Is prochlorperazine safe?
Prochlorperazine is safe

Q.How long can I take it?
Should be taken at the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor for your indication

Q.Is prochlorperazine addictive?
It is not addictive, but for certain patients it may be addictive and hence should be taken only under the supervision of a doctor

Q.Is prochlorperazine a narcotic/ steroid/narcotic/ controlled substance/ anti histamine/antibiotic/ penicillin?
Prochlorperazine is not a narcotic/steroid/ controlled substance/anti histamine/ antibiotic/penicillin

Q.Is it the same as Stemetil?
Stemetil is the brand name of prochlorperazine as a syrup

Q.Can I take prochlorperazine with Paracetamol/ Tramadol (pain killer)/ Citalopram (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor anti-depressant)/ Sertraline (anti-depressant)/Diazepam (benzodiazepine)/ Amytryptilline (tricyclic anti-depressant)/Ranitidine (treats stomach ulcers)/ Amoxicillin (antibiotic)/ Betahistine (anti-vertigo)/ Ibuprofen (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-NSAID)?
Prochlorperazine is known to interact with Citalopram (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor anti-depressant)/ Sertraline (anti-depressant)/Diazepam (benzodiazepine)/ Amytryptilline (tricyclic anti-depressant)/Ranitidine (treats stomach ulcers)/ Amoxicillin (antibiotic). It is not known to interact with Tramadol (pain-killer)/Paracetamol/ Ibuprofen (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-NSAID)/ Betahistine (anti-vertigo). Doctor's permission must be clearly sort for taking any other drug along with prochlorperazine

Q.Can prochlorperazine cause weight gain/get you high/cause constipation/sleepiness?
Prochlorperazine is known to have side effects like sleepiness or constipation but it is not known to cause weight gain or get you high

Q.Does it help in controlling anxiety or vomiting?
It is used to treat anxiety and vomiting problems.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)