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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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Vasograin tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. 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, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Epigastric pain, Hypersensitivity, Delirium (acute confusional state), Nervousness, Restlessness, Insomnia
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. Ergotamine works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle 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 blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

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 intestines.

Common side effects

Decreased white blood cell count, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

COMMON DOSAGE FOR VASOGRAIN TABLET

Patients taking VASOGRAIN TABLET

  • 75%
    Once A Day
  • 19%
    Twice A Day
  • 4%
    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

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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

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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.

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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 an antibiotic?
No, paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever).

Q.

Is paracetamol a NSAID?
Yes, paracetamol is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) which has analgesic (painkiller) and antipyretic (for the relief of fever) properties.

Q.

Is paracetamol an analgesic?
Yes, paracetamol is an analgesic (painkiller) medicine and can be used for the relief of pain, for example, toothache, headache, and sprain.

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

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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.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT VASOGRAIN TABLET

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
76%
Moderately effective
17%
Not effective
5%
Can't say
2%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

No
81%
Yes
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Content on this page was last updated on 14 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)