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Fioricet
(butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)

Fioricet With Codeine
(butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine / codeine)

Imitrex
(sumatriptan)

Qudexy Xr
(topiramate)

Zomig
(zolmitriptan)

Corzide
(nadolol / bendroflumethiazide)

Timoptic
(timolol)

Tenex
(guanfacine)

Cafergot
(ergotamine / caffeine)

Inderal
(propranolol)

Tenormin
(atenolol)

Effexor
(venlafaxine)

Elavil
(amitriptyline)

Maxalt
(rizatriptan)

Treats tension headaches. Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) works well for tension headaches, but isn’t recommended due to the ability to overuse it and have withdrawal symptoms.Coming soon.Treats migraine headaches. Imitrex (Sumatriptan) is an excellent choice for acute migraine relief, but you might need another medication to prevent headaches.Prevents seizures and migraine headaches. Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is useful for preventing seizures and migraines, and doesn't require blood tests while you're on it.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.Treats ADHD and lowers blood pressure. Tenex (Guanfacine) can be used to treat both blood pressure and ADHD, but it's not recommended as a first-line treatment for either problem.Treats migraine headaches. Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) can treat migraines, but you're more likely to have side effects.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Inderal (Propranolol) is good for treating many heart problems and other problems in the body, but it has more side effects than other beta blockers. You can't miss doses.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Tenormin (atenolol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating a heart attack. It has fewer side effects than other beta blockers. You need to take it on an empty stomach and you can't skip doses.Improves mood and helps you relax. Effexor (Venlafaxine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. May work when other antidepressants haven't, it's but more likely to cause side effects and withdrawal symptoms than other antidepressants.Improves mood and relieves certain kinds of pain. Elavil (Amitriptyline) is an older antidepressant that's sometimes used to treat pain and sleep problems, but it can have more side effects than similar medications.Treats migraine headaches. Triptans are first-choice for migraines. Maxalt (rizatriptan) works just as well as other triptans, but is available as a fast dissolving tablet, if you have trouble swallowing during a migraine attack.
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Reviews for Imitrex (sumatriptan)
74%
-14% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
68%
-8% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
19%
-7% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
Have you used Imitrex (sumatriptan)?
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Reviews for Qudexy Xr (topiramate)
52%
-36% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
50%
-26% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
36%
-24% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
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Reviews for Inderal (propranolol)
66%
-22% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
62%
-14% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
15%
-3% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
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Reviews for Tenormin (atenolol)
58%
-30% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
48%
-28% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
16%
-4% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
457 reviews
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Reviews for Effexor (venlafaxine)
62%
-26% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
51%
-25% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
23%
-11% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
577 reviews
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Reviews for Elavil (amitriptyline)
53%
-35% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
36%
-40% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
25%
-13% worse vs. Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine)
134 reviews
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Fioricet side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Fioricet »

We haven’t found good data for Fioricet With Codeine side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Fioricet With Codeine »
  • Pain and other pressure sensations 2%
  • Atypical sensations 1%
  • Paresthesia (all types) 1%
  • Sensation warm/cold 1%
  • Pain - location specified 1%
  • Malaise/fatigue 2%
  • Chest - pain/tightness/pressure and/or heaviness 1%
  • Neck/throat/jaw - pain/ tightness/pressure 2%
  • Other - pressure/tightness/ heaviness 1%
  • Vertigo 2%
More Imitrex side effects »
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 16%
  • Diarrhea 8%
  • Weight decrease 7%
  • Difficulty with concentration/attention 7%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 5%
  • Tingling sensation 3%
  • Infection 3%
  • Infection viral 3%
  • Rash 3%
  • Fatigue 17%
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We haven’t found good data for Zomig side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Zomig »

We haven’t found good data for Nadolol side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Nadolol »

We haven’t found good data for Timolol side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Timolol »
  • Dry mouth 1%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Any side effect 3%
  • Muscle weakness 2%
  • Drowsiness 13%
  • Impotence 3%
  • Constipation 5%
More Tenex side effects »

The Cafergot FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

More about Cafergot side effects »
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Constipation 3%
More Propranolol side effects »
  • Tiredness 13%
  • Dizziness 7%
  • Low mood disorder 3%
  • Cold arms and legs 7%
  • Fatigue 1%
  • Shortness of breath 2%
  • Light-headedness 3%
  • Leg pain 2%
  • Decreased energy 3%
More Atenolol side effects »
  • Nausea 24%
  • Dizziness 19%
  • Sleep difficulty 10%
  • Drowsiness 14%
  • Muscle weakness 12%
  • Loss of appetite 12%
  • Nervousness 10%
  • Sweating 7%
  • Abnormality of accommodation 8%
  • Indigestion 5%
More Effexor side effects »

The Elavil FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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  • Nervous system complaints 3%
  • Stomach complaints 1%
  • General pain and pressure sensation 3%
  • Weakness or fatigue 2%
  • Tingling or prickling sensation 1%
  • Dry mouth 2%
More Maxalt MLT side effects »
How it works
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Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) is a combination of three medications. Butalbital is a barbiturate that relaxes you. Acetaminophen relieves pain, and caffeine narrows the blood vessels that otherwise cause headaches.Coming soon.Imitrex (Sumatriptan) is a triptan medication that treats migraine headaches. It releases serotonin, which lowers the inflammation that causes headaches.Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to affect multiple parts of the brain to control seizures and migraines.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.Tenex (Guanfacine) is a centrally-acting alpha agonist medication. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels. It's not clear how Tenex (Guanfacine) works in ADHD, but it's used when stimulants haven't worked or can't be used in people.Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) is a combination of ergotamine and caffeine. It tightens the blood vessels in your brain to relieve the pain of your headaches.Inderal (Propranolol) is an alpha and beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering the body's fight-or-flight response.Tenormin (atenolol) is a selective beta blocker that works specifically on the heart by slowing down the heart and making the heart pump better.Effexor (Venlafaxine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulate mood.Elavil (Amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). Researchers don't know exactly how it works. It may change serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood and pain perception. It also has sedative effects.Maxalt (rizatriptan) is a triptan, which stops migraines by preventing the opening of blood vessels in your brain.
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  • Oral solution
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  • Injection
  • Nasal spray
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  • Extended release capsule
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  • Dissolving tablet
  • Nasal spray
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  • Eye drops
  • Extended release
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  • Extended release
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  • Suppository
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  • Extended release
  • Liquid
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  • Dissolving tablet
Used for
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  • Headache
  • Migraine Acute
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Migraine Prophylaxis Ocular Hypertension Open Angle Glaucoma Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
  • Taking with other acetaminophen-containing medicines
  • History of liver disease
    Detailed Fioricet (butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine) risks & warnings »
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    • History of heart problems
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Being overweight or obese
    • Smoking
    • History of heart problems
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Being overweight or obese
    • Smoking
      • Patients taking SSRIs and SNRIs
      • History of high blood pressure
      • History of seizures
      Detailed Imitrex (sumatriptan) risks & warnings »
      • History of depression
        • Children
        • History of metabolic disorders
        • People also taking Depakote
        • Low-carb diet
        • Dehydration
        • Drug interactions
          • Stopping Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) suddenly
          Detailed Qudexy Xr (topiramate) risks & warnings »
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          • Taking other medications that cause sedation or sleepiness
          • Stopping Tenex (Guanfacine) suddenly to treat high blood pressure
          Detailed Tenex (guanfacine) risks & warnings »
          • Overdosing Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine)
          • Taking triptans (Imitrex, Axert, Maxalt, Amerge, Frova) for migraines
          • Taking Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) regularly for months
            Detailed Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) risks & warnings »
            • Suddenly stopping Inderal (Propranolol)
              • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
              • Diabetes
                • Concurrent use of non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, digoxin or clonidine
                  Detailed Inderal (propranolol) risks & warnings »
                  • Suddenly stopping Tenormin (atenolol)
                    • Taking calcium channel blockers
                    • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
                    • Diabetes
                      • Taking clonidine
                      Detailed Tenormin (atenolol) risks & warnings »
                      • Age 24 years or younger
                      • Using other medications that affect serotonin
                      • Stopping Effexor (Venlafaxine) suddenly
                      • History of high blood pressure
                      • Taking other blood-thinning drugs
                        • History of bipolar disorder
                        • At risk for bipolar disorder
                        Detailed Effexor (venlafaxine) risks & warnings »
                        • Age 24 years or younger
                        • History of bipolar disorder
                        • At risk for bipolar disorder
                        • History of cardiovascular disease
                        • Age 65 years or older
                        • Age 65 years or older
                        Detailed Elavil (amitriptyline) risks & warnings »
                        • Heart disease
                        • history of chest pain/angina
                        • uncontrolled high blood pressure
                        • History of a stroke
                        • Using Maxalt (rizatriptan) for more than 10 days a month
                        • Tricyclic antidepressants
                        • Fentanyl
                        • Tramadol
                        • Buspirone
                        • ADHD medicines
                        • Triptans
                        • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
                        • High blood pressure
                        • history of stroke
                        Detailed Maxalt (rizatriptan) risks & warnings »
                        Pregnancy

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

                        Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Alcohol
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                        • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink while taking this.
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                        Kidneys and liver
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                        No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
                        • A few people will get kidney stones.
                        • Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) may increase your risk for kidney stones. Stay well-hydrated to lower your risk.
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                        Pain
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                        No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.
                        • Low doses work well to treat certain kinds of chronic pain. It can take 2 weeks to feel the full effects of the medication.
                        No pain related info.
                        Sex
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                        No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        No sex related info.No sex related info.
                        Sleep
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                        No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
                        • Imitrex (Sumatriptan) can make you drowsy, so avoid activities that need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
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                        • You can feel sleepy the first few times you take it, or when your dose is increased. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how the medication affects your body.
                        • People report having sleepiness or sedation while on Tenex (Guanfacine). You're at higher risk for this if you're taking other medications that have similar effects. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how Tenex (Guanfacine) affects you.
                        No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
                        • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and weight gain.
                        • Maxalt (rizatriptan) can make you dizzy or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
                        Weight
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                        • Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss.
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                        • It's more likely to cause sleepiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
                        No weight related info.
                        Upsides and benefits
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                        • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) works better and faster in treating tension headaches than the combination of acetaminophen and codeine.
                        • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) doesn’t cost much since it's available as a generic medication.
                        • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) has very few side effects.
                        • It has been widely used for a long time.
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                        • Comes in several forms. Ask your doctor if you should use the pill, nasal spray, patch, or injection.
                        • A combination of forms can be used if symptoms do not improve.
                        • The nasal spray and injectable forms work very quickly.
                        • It's generally safe to use if you are pregnant.
                        • Comes in a generic form, so it can be pretty cheap.
                        • Used on its own or with other antiepileptic medicines to lower the frequency of seizures, especially for people with tonic-clonic or partial seizures, or Lennox-Gestaut syndrome.
                        • Helpful in preventing frequent migraine headaches.
                        • Doesn't need routine blood tests.
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                        • The same medication treats two different things, high blood pressure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
                        • It's not a "controlled medication".
                        • Used to control ADHD when stimulant medications haven't worked or can't be used due to other medical problems.
                        • Available as a generic medication, so it should be more affordable than other options.
                        • Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) works better than other medicines if your migraines usually last more than 2 days or if you have more frequent migraines.
                        • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
                        • A first-choice treatment for heart failure, heart attack, heart valve disorders, and abnormal heart rhythm.
                        • Also treats and prevents many non-heart problems, such as tremors, anxiety, migraines, and liver disease symptoms.
                        • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
                        • A first-choice treatment for heart attack recovery.
                        • At lower doses, Tenormin (atenolol) has fewer side effects than other beta blockers because it targets the heart and not other parts of the body.
                        • Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms.
                        • Lowers relapse rates of depression.
                        • Causes more sleepiness than other antidepressants, so it's good for people who have trouble sleeping.
                        • Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
                        • Might work when other antidepressants haven't worked since it affects two chemicals in the brain that impact your mood. Many other antidepressants affect only serotonin, but not norepinephrine too.
                        • Low doses work well to treat certain kinds of chronic pain. It can take 2 weeks to feel the full effects of the medication.
                        • Low doses of Elavil (Amitriptyline) start working in 45 minutes to help you sleep better.
                        • Six out of every ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
                        • Maxalt (rizatriptan) is a first choice medicine to treat migraines.
                        • Available as a dissolving pill, which is good if you have trouble swallowing during a migraine.
                        • Comes in two different strengths.
                        • Maxalt (rizatriptan) is available as generic.
                        Downsides and risks
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                        • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) isn't the first choice medication for treating tension headaches.
                        • It's not a good medication for long-term use.
                        • Overuse of Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) can lead to chronic tension headaches.
                        • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) can cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms, intoxication, and dependence.
                        • Taking Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) can decrease your ability to drive a car, or operate machinery.
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                        • The oral and nasal versions of Imitrex (Sumatriptan) have an unpleasant after-taste.
                        • Does not prevent migraine headaches; it only treats them once they start.
                        • Must wait 1 hour before using second injection.
                        • Can cause rebound (more) headaches if Imitrex (Sumatriptan) is used too often.
                        • Need to have your blood pressure checked often, especially if you're pregnant.
                        • Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss.
                        • A few people will get kidney stones.
                        • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
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                        • Doesn't control ADHD as well as stimulants do, so it's used as a second-line medication.
                        • Not a preferred drug to control blood pressure.
                        • Can't be stopped suddenly, especially for blood pressure, since the blood pressure can dramatically increase.
                        • Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) can't stop migraines from happening. They can only treat them.
                        • Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) can only be used for migraines. It doesn't work for other types of headaches.
                        • Smoking or using products that contain nicotine can make Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) less effective.
                        • Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some might not go away.
                        • Has more side effects than some beta blockers because it crosses into the brain and central nervous system.
                        • Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease. As a second choice, your doctor might add it to medicines you're already taking if your blood pressure is still too high.
                        • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
                        • You can't miss doses. Stopping Propranolol suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
                        • You need to take Tenormin (atenolol) on an empty stomach.
                        • Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but it might not go away for others.
                        • Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure unless you have heart disease. However, your doctor could add it to other medicines you're already if your blood pressure is still too high.
                        • You can't miss or skip doses. If you stop Tenormin (atenolol) suddenly, it can cause your blood pressure to go up really quickly, raising your risk of heart attack and stroke.
                        • Tenormin (atenolol) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        • Not the best option for people with high blood pressure.
                        • Overdosing on this medication could be fatal.
                        • It's more likely to cause nausea and vomiting or make you feel sick if you miss a dose than other antidepressants. Also causes more sleepiness than others.
                        • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24.
                        • The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you.
                        • When used for depression, Elavil (Amitriptyline) causes more side effects and has a higher risk of overdose than other antidepressants. It's usually used when other medications haven't worked.
                        • It's more likely to cause sleepiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
                        • People age 65 and older have a higher risk for this medication's side effects.
                        • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
                        • The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you.
                        • You will need to lower your dose of Maxalt (rizatriptan) if you're also taking propranolol.
                        • Cannot be used for migraines that occur more frequently than 4 times a month.
                        • Only the 5 mg dose is safe for children who are 6 years of age and weighing more than 88 pounds.
                        Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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                        • Take Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) as soon as your headache starts, then lie down in a dark room to help ease the pain.
                        • Be sure to take each dose with a full glass of water.
                        • Take your time getting up from sitting or lying down while taking Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) to decrease your chances of feeling dizzy.
                        • Be sure to limit how much caffeine and chocolate you take while on Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) since it can cause nervousness, shakiness, and a fast heartbeat.
                        • While taking Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine), don’t drink alcohol or take other drugs that slow your body down.
                        • Don't take other forms of acetaminophen (Tylenol) while taking Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine), since taking too much can lead to liver problems.
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                        • Take it as soon as your headache starts.
                        • If you use the nasal spray, be sure to blow your nose before using it.
                        • If you use the patch, put it on a dry area free of scars, tattoos, or other cuts and scrapes. Be sure to press the button to activate it.
                        • If you use the injection, you can use a second injection if you still have a headache after an hour. If you have symptoms 2 hours after the injection, switch to the pill version.
                        • Imitrex (Sumatriptan) can make you drowsy, so avoid activities that need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
                        • Lie down in a dark room after taking Imitrex (Sumatriptan) to help ease the pain.
                        • For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert.
                        • Don't use if pregnant.
                        • Can cause tingling skin sensations and reduced appetite.
                        • Report any confusion, decreased sweating, fever, or changes in behavior or vision.
                        • Takes 3 to 4 weeks to feel full effects on mood.
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                        • Don't stop taking Tenex (Guanfacine) without talking to your doctor first.
                        • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink while taking this.
                        • Drink plenty of liquids and don't get overheated while taking Tenex (Guanfacine).
                        • You can feel sleepy the first few times you take it, or when your dose is increased. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how the medication affects your body.
                        • Can take up to 2 weeks for the maximum effect.
                        • Take Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) as soon as you feel the migraine coming on.
                        • You might be more sensitive to cold when you take Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) since it slows down the circulation of your blood in your skin, fingers and toes. Dress warmly.
                        • If you have to take more than 6 tablets or 2 suppositories a day or 10 tablets or 5 suppositories in a week of Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine), talk to your doctor.
                        • Don't smoke tobacco if you're taking Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine).
                        • Keep the suppository of Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) in the fridge.
                        • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
                        • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
                        • Can cause insomnia and fatigue.
                        • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
                        • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
                        • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Raises good cholesterol.
                        • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
                        • Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
                        • Tell your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing in your eyes or skin.
                        • Takes about 8 to 12 weeks to see the medication's full effects on your mood.
                        • You can take the extended-release form once a day with food either in the morning or in the evening at about the same time each day.
                        • Extended-release capsules should be swallowed whole. If you can’t swallow pills, open the capsule, sprinkle it on a spoonful of applesauce and then swallow it without chewing.
                        • Stop taking it slowly to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms.
                        • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
                        • Take at bedtime to avoid some of its side effects.
                        • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and weight gain.
                        • Stop taking it slowly to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms.
                        • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
                        • Doesn't prevent migraines.
                        • Use as soon as you feel a migraine starting. You can take another dose 2 hours later, but make sure you don't take more than 30 mg over 24 hours.
                        • Avoid using too much since it can cause you to have more headaches. Talk to your doctor if you have more than 4 migraines in a month.
                        • Maxalt (rizatriptan) can make you dizzy or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
                        • Maxalt (rizatriptan) can cause nausea or tightness in the chest or throat. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you.
                        • The orally disintegrating tablet should dissolve easily on your tongue.
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