Basilar Migraine Medications & Known Side Effects

(p) -  Preventative

(b) -  Beta blocker

Medication

 

Dosage available

 

Side Effects

Acetazolamide

125mg cap., 250mg cap.,

500 mg cap Extended release.

Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Metallic taste in mouth, Loss of appetite, thirst, flushed, Loss of full control of arms and legs, Feeling over excited, Tingling or numbness in fingers/toes, Coldness in extremities

Amitriptyline

10mg tab., 25mg tab., 50mg tab.,

75mg tab., 100mg tab., 150mg tab.,

10mg/5ml Oral, 25mg/5mo Oral, 50mg/5ml Oral

Anorexia, Confusion, Agitation, Anxiety, Dizziness, Headaches, Drowsiness, Speech Disorders, Disturbed Concentration, Blurred Vision, Tinnitus, Dry Mouth.

Candesartan

 

4mg tab., 8mg tab.. 16mg tab., 32mg tab.,

Candesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide

16mg/12.5mg tab., 32mg/12.5mg tab., 32mg/25mg tab

Dizziness, Spinning sensation, Headache, Raspatory infection, Low blood pressure, Pain in back, joints & muscles, Skin rash, Difficulty breathing, Severe itching of the skin, Possible swelling of face, lips and tongue.

Fioricet

50mg cap., 300mg cap., 400mg cap.

Stomach pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Intoxicated feeling, Light Headedness, Nausea, Vomiting, Shortness of breath, Blurred vision, Increased hunger.

Flunarizine

5mg, 10mg

Drowsiness, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dry Mouth, Nausea, Dizziness, Light headedness, Depression, Loss of Balance, Stiffness of Arms or Legs, Trouble Speaking or Swallowing.

Gabapentin

100mg cap., 300mg cap.,

400mg cap., 300 mg tab., 600mg tab, 800mg tab.

Ataxia, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Blurred vision, Irritability, Loss of Coordination, Double vision, Speech difficulties, Swelling of legs and feet.

Imigran

50mg tab

Aching muscles, Shortness of breath, Nausea, Vomiting, Wheezing, Swollen eyelids, face or lips, Pressure or tightness in the chest, Heaviness, Dizziness, Feeling weak, Hot   Flushes.

Imitrex

25mg tab., 50 mg., tab., 100mg tab.

Max 200mg per 24 hrs

Nasal spray 5mg., 10mg., 20mg., max 40 mg per 24 hrs

Dizziness, Warm/Cold sensation, Chest pain or tightness, Burning, tingling or prickly sensation, Dry mouth, Vomiting, Nausea, Neck, throat or jaw pain, Sleepiness or tiredness.

Indomethacin

25mg cap., 50mg cap., 75 mg cap.,

75mg., extended release.

Blurred or double vision, Ringing or buzzing in the ears, Fluid retention, Constipation, Fatigue, Loss of appetite, Severe itching, Weight loss.

Percocet

2.5mg/325mg tab., 5mg/325mg tab., 7.5mg/325mg., 10mg/325mg tab.

7.5mg/650mg., 10mg/650mg.,

2.5mg Oxycodone Hydrochloride

325mg Acetaminophen

Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Dizziness, Light headedness, Mood swings, Loss of appetite, Rash, Swelling of face, mouth or tongue.

Pizotifen

0.5mg cap., 1.5mg cap.,

50mg Sprinkle cap.,

Increase appetite or weight, Drowsiness or long desire to sleep, Fatigue, Dizziness, Nausea, Dry mouth, Depression, Agitation, Aggression, Hallucinations, Anxiety.

Pregabalin

25mg cap., 50mg cap., 75mg cap., 100mg cap., 150 mg cap., 200mg cap., 225mg cap., 300mg cap.,

20mg/ML Solution

Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Constipation, Difficulty concentrating, Depression, Suicidal thoughts, Mood swings, Unsteadiness, Confusion, Unusual bleeding or bruising,

Propranolol Hydrochloride

10mg tab., 20mg tab, 40mg tab., 60mg tab., 80mg tab.,

Extended Release 80mg cap., 120mg cap., 160 mg cap.

5mg/5ml solution, 10mg/5ml solution, 40mg/5ml solution, 50mg/5ml solution.

Sleep disturbance, Nightmares, Confusion, Dry Eyes, Dizziness, Memory Loss, Mood Changes, Cold Extremities, Constipation, Psoriasis.

Topiramate

25 mg tab., 50mg tab., 100mg tab., 200 mg tab.,

15mg sprinkle cap, 25mg sprinkle cap.,

Extended Release: 25mg cap., 50mg cap., 100 mg cap., 150mg cap., 200 mg cap.

Tingling in arms & legs, loss of appetite, speech problems, memory problems, nervousness, blurred or double vision, tiredness, confusion, problems concentrating, increased bruising, nausea.

Verapamil Hydrochloride  (p)

40mg tab., 80mg tab., 120mg tab., 180mg tab., 240mg tab.,

Extended Release 100mg cap., 180mg cap., 200mg cap., 300 mg cap.

Trandolapril/Verapamil 2mg/180mg tab., 1mg/240mg tab., 2mg/240mg tab., 4mg/240mg tab

Severe dizziness or fainting, Slow heartbeat, Constipation, Nausea, Sudden weight gain, Light-headedness get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Vestaril

25mg cap., 50mg cap., 100 mg cap.

Fast or pounding heartbeat, Headache with chest pain, Severe dizziness or fainting, Convulsions, Drowsiness, Headache, Dry mouth, Puffiness or swelling of eyelids, Unusual tiredness or weakness.

Vicodin

5mg/300mg tab., 7.5mg/300mg tab., 5mg/500mg tab., 10mg/300mg tab., 7.5mg/750mg tab., 10mg.660mg tab.

Dizziness, Light-headedness, Loss of appetite, Nausea or vomiting, Headache, Loss of speech.

Zolmitriptan (p)

2.5mg tab., 5mg tab.,

2.5mg Orodispersible,

5mg Orodispersible

Chest pain, Heaviness, Tightness or pressure in chest or neck, Burning sensation,

Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite, Changes in facial skin colour, Hives, itching or skin rash, Lower back or side pain.

Zomig

2.5mg tab., 5mg tab.,

2.5mg Rapimelt,

5mg Rapimelt Orodispersible

5mg Nasal Spray

Drowsiness, Dizziness, Jaw pain, Loss of appetite, Painful or difficult urination, Diarrhoea, Dysgeusia (bad, unpleasant or metallic taste), Blurred vision, Confusion, Nervousness, Pounding in the ears.

     

Information has been obtained from www.drugs.com , www.webmd.com, www.rxlist.com  or leaflet included with meds.

This is not a complete list of medication & side effects. It may be updated at various time