It does not prevent headaches.
It is prescribed to treat vascular headaches such as migraine.
Midrin can be prescribed only after the headache starts.
Midrin is prescribed for the treatment of tension headaches.
Midrin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
Side effects may include:
- Skin rash;
- Short periods of dizziness;
Midrin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you are currently taking antidepressant drugs known as mao inhibitors, including nardil and parnate;
- If you have high blood pressure or any abnormal condition of the blood vessels outside of the heart;
- If you have recently had a cardiovascular attack such as a heart attack or stroke;
- If you have the eye condition called glaucoma or severe kidney disease, high blood pressure, a physical defect of the heart, or liver disease;
Do not take Midrin with any of the following drugs:
- Central nervous system depressants such as halcion, valium and xanax;
- Antihistamines such as benadryl;
- Antidepressants classified as mao inhibitors, including nardil and parnate;
- Acetaminophen-containing pain relievers such as tylenol;
Relief of Tension Headache
The usual dosage is 1 or 2 capsules every 4 hours up to a maximum of 8 capsules a day.
Relief of Migraine Headache
The usual dosage is 2 capsules at once, followed by 1 capsule every hour until the headache is relieved do not take more than 5 capsules within a 12-hour period.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences.
If you suspect a Midrin overdose, seek emergency medical treatment immediately.