VASOGRAIN Tablet 14's


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Drug Information for VASOGRAIN Tablet 14's

What is Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination used for

Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination tablet is used for the treatment of migraine.

Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination work?

In Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination, Caffeine belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines. The drug acts by inhibiting the release of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, thereby providing temporary alertness. Thus, it helps to prevent drowsiness and reduces the effects of a migraine.

Ergotamine belongs to the class of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blocking agents. The drug acts by contracting the intracranial extracerebral blood vessels, thereby improving the flow of blood. Thus, it helps in to relieve the symptoms of a migraine headache.

Paracetamol belongs to the class of drugs called NSAIDs. The drug acts by inhibiting the function of cyclooxygenase enzyme, thereby suppressing the brain signals from reaching to the brain. Thus, it helps in reducing the pain, inflammation, and fever.

Prochlorperazine belongs to the class of drugs called anti-psychotics. The drug acts by inhibiting the action of dopamine receptors in the brain, thereby reducing the symptoms of a migraine.

How to take Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination include the following:

  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Decreased pulse rate

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination?

Drugs that interact with Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination include the following:

  • Almotriptan
  • Clarithromycin
  • Codeine
  • Epinephrine
  • Guaifenesin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Ibuprofen
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Leflunomide
  • Lomitapide
  • Mipomersen
  • Prilocaine
  • Tizanidine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Localised oedema

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination or similar drugs.
  • Be cautious while taking Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination .
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to take Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney or liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor if you had recently suffered a heart attack.

Frequently Asked Questions about Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination

  1. Is it safe to take Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination while having high blood pressure?
  2. It is not advisable to take Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination while suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure).

  3. How should Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination be stored?
  4. Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination should be stored at room temperature (15-30oC) away from heat, light, and moisture.

  5. Is it safe to take Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination while having diabetes?
  6. Consult your doctor before taking Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination medication while you are having high blood sugar levels (diabetes).

  7. Is it safe to take Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination medicine during pregnancy?
  8. Consult your doctor before taking Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine combination during pregnancy as it may show certain undesirable effects on the developing foetus.

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