What is Midrid?
Midrid capsules are a pain relief medication that helps to ease pain caused by migraines or throbbing headaches. They can be used the moment a migraine strikes, helping you to manage your pain until the migraine has passed.
What is a migraine?
A migraine is a throbbing headache that occurs in one side of your head, which can also be accompanied by other uncomfortable symptoms. Before you have a migraine, you might experience a migraine aura – warning symptoms that tell you that you are about to get a migraine. Some of the other symptoms that you might experience with a migraine or migraine aura include:
- Struggling to concentrate
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Feeling too hot or cold
- Stomach pain
- Visual problems, e.g. blind spots, seeing zig-zags or flashing lights
- Feeling dizzy
- Difficulty speaking
How can Midrid ease my migraines?
Midrid contains the active ingredients paracetamol and isometheptene, which work together to ease the pain caused by migraines. Paracetamol is a popular painkiller that eases pain while also helping to reduce high temperatures. Isometheptene helps to return swollen blood vessels to normal after they become swollen during a migraine, reducing the throbbing pain that you experience with a migraine.
How to take these capsules
Take 2 Midrid capsules as soon as you notice signs that you are getting a migraine. If you still have your migraine an hour later, take another capsule. Keep taking one additional capsule every hour until your migraine has cleared. Do not take more than 5 capsules in any 12 hours. If you still have your migraine after 12 hours, you can take one more course of treatment, beginning again with 2 capsules and taking one capsule every hour up to a maximum of 5 capsules. If you still have a migraine after this time, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Midrid, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should Midrid not be used?
Midrid is not suitable for use by children. Do not use this product if you are allergic to paracetamol, isometheptene mucate, or any of the other listed ingredients in this product. You should avoid alcohol on the same day that you take this product. Do not take Midrid if you:
- Have severe problems with your kidneys, liver, or heart
- Suffer from high blood pressure
- Have glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye)
- Taking medicines for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), or have taken any within the past 14 days
- Have porphyria, a genetic blood disorder
- Are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, are breastfeeding, or in the first few weeks after childbirth
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you:
- Have diabetes
- Have cardiovascular diseases
- Have an overactive thyroid
- Have a spinal cord injury
- Have liver damage caused by alcoholism
- Have an eating disorder
You should not take Midrid with some other medicines as they may interact. For a list of which medications you should not take with this product, please read the patient information leaflet.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Midrid can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:
- A rash or similar allergic reaction if you are allergic to paracetamol
- Tingling/cold fingers or toes
- Blood-related problems, e.g. bruising, blue tinge to skin, dizziness, tiredness, problems breathing, severe sore throat
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Can I Take Two Painkillers at Once?
Sometimes when you take painkillers you find that although they make your headache, backache, or whatever your aches and pains you’re trying to treat a bit better, they don’t quite do the job.
This is when you might consider picking up another painkiller to try to kick that pain to the curb. But how do you know if this is safe? Can you take more than one painkiller at once?
If you’ve ever looked into your medicine cabinet and asked yourself one of these questions then you’ve come to the right place.
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