Acetaminophen, Caffeine, and Isometheptene Mucate

Name: Acetaminophen, Caffeine, and Isometheptene Mucate

Uses of Acetaminophen, Caffeine, and Isometheptene Mucate

  • It is used to treat headaches.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Acetaminophen, Caffeine, and Isometheptene Mucate?

  • If you have an allergy to acetaminophen, caffeine, isometheptene, or any other part of acetaminophen, caffeine, and isometheptene mucate.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine) talk with your doctor. Taking both at the same time could cause risky high blood pressure.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Glaucoma, heart disease, or high blood pressure.
  • If you have any of the following conditions: Kidney or liver disease.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take acetaminophen, caffeine, and isometheptene mucate with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some other side effects of Acetaminophen, Caffeine, and Isometheptene Mucate?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dizziness.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Pronunciation

(a seet a MIN oh fen, KAF een, & eye soe meth EP teen MUE kate)

Use Labeled Indications

Headache: Relief of tension headache and vascular headache (possibly effective for relief of migraine headache)

Dosing Adult

Headache, migraine: Oral: 1 or 2 caplets to start, followed by 1 caplet every hour until relief is obtained; maximum: 5 caplets within a 12 hour period

Headache, tension: Oral: 1 or 2 caplets every 4 hours; maximum: 8 caplets in 24 hours

Dosing Hepatic Impairment

Use is contraindicated in patients with hepatic disease.

Patient Education

• Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)

• Patient may experience dizziness. Have patient report immediately to prescriber signs of liver problems (dark urine, fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, light-colored stools, vomiting, or jaundice), urinary retention, change in amount of urine passed, confusion, signs of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin [with or without fever]; red or irritated eyes; or sores in mouth, throat, nose, or eyes) (HCAHPS).

• Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.

Intended Use and Disclaimer: Should not be printed and given to patients. This information is intended to serve as a concise initial reference for healthcare professionals to use when discussing medications with a patient. You must ultimately rely on your own discretion, experience and judgment in diagnosing, treating and advising patients.

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