I can't really find an answer for this. When I type it into google I get results like ultram or tramadol. It was given to me for migraines and I'm just wondering what it contains. If anyone knows, I sure would appreciate the help. Thank you. Laura :)
5 Jun 2013
I used to take midrin years ago for chronic migraines. They tried to give me imitrex, but that made my heart race so bad I thought I was having a heart attack. After imitrex, they put me on Midrin. Midrin was amazing. It quickly took the aura away. The drug does have a light narcotic "euphoric" feeling, so I would recommend not doing anything but resting after taking it. I read they stopped making Midrin because of new testing requirements that didn't make it cost benefical for the company who created Midrin to bear the new expensive testing costs, so the company quit making it. So sad. It's such a good drug for migraine sufferers who can take it and swear by it. There is a generic form available now from Macoven. Check Walgreens. That is where I get the generic: ISOMETH/APAP/DICHLOR.
16 Mar 2013
This is the generic name for Midrin. It is Isometheptene, Acetaminophen and Dichloralphenazone in strengths of 65, 325, 100 respectively. I have taken Midrin for years for migraines and it is very helpful for me. The brand name Midrin is no long available so that's why this generic version is on the market. Years ago I took Imitrex which was sometimes helpful, but I've taken Zomig for several years and it is MUCH MORE effective than Imitrex. One Midrin and one Zomg annd one 5 mg Lortab is the only combination that works for me. I average one migraine a week.
27 Feb 2012
If it is midrin, which I assume it is since Andres says it is; good luck. They have proven that it isn't very effective with migraines. I don't understand why it is still on the market, except for $$. I have only known of ONE person who it actually helps with migraines, through this group and talking to neurologists. You better bet would be triptans, Imitrex being the most famous one. I'm not advocating Imitrex, I'm just giving you an example of a triptan. Imitrex was the first, and strongest with the most side effects. There are better triptans available now, without the side effects, but BEWARE if you have any heart conditions in the least. good luck Laura!!
16 Jan 2013
I have these as well and I just looked them up using web MD's pill identifier. If u have an e-mail I can send u to the link so u can read it for urself. Or better yet if u go to web MD ( or actually this site has a pill identifier also ) and go to pill identifier and type in oblong for shape, red for color & IDA 440 for imprint U should be able to all the info u need there
11 Mar 2012
Yes, it's Midrin. It's used for Migraines, but I was on it a long time ago, and the only thing it did was make me sleeeeeeeepy! lol If you get migraines, I'd look for something better. The triptans(imitrex, zomig, etc) work if you get them infrequently, but if you get a lot of them they may try tricyclic antidepressents(amitriptyline, nortriptyline, etc). Good luck! :)
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