Card Set Information
Indications for pizotifen?
Prevention of recurrent migraine and cluster headache
Precautions of pizotifen?
glaucoma or prostatic hypertrophy
epilepsy --increased risk of seizure
Adverse effects of pizotifen?
sedation, fatigue, nausea, increased appetite, weight gain
dry mouth, constipation, dizziness
Dose of pizotifen?
0.5mg daily at night, increasing to 1.5mg daily. max dose 4.5 mg
Counselling for pizotifen?
Pizotifen may make you feel drowsy especially when you first start to take it and may increase the effects of alcohol; do not drive or operate machinery if you are affected.
Your appetite may increase when taking this medicine and you may need to pay more attention to your diet to avoid weight gain.
Indications for sumitriptan?
Acute migraine relief
Acute relieve of cluster headaches
within 14 days of stopping an MAOI --contraindicated
uncontrolled HTN -- contraindicated
Patients with high cardiovascular risks -- can predispose to strokes
Adverse effects of
Burning sensation in nose or throat or heat or tingling
taste disturbances (nasal spray only)
flushing, dizziness, drowsiness
50–100 mg (can repeat after 2 hours). Max dose 300mg
Counselling for s
This medication is most effective if taken when the headache is beginning to develop
This medicine may make you feel drowsy or dizzy; if you are affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
If there is no improvement with the first dose, do not repeat.