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Expert Advice

Pregnant females should consult their doctors before using this medicine.


Primary Uses



This medicine is used in the treatment of anorexia (eating disorder characterized by abnormally low body weight) in underweight patients, mood elevation in the elderly, and prophylactic (interval) treatment of migraine.

Side Effects

Patients administered with this medication may experience sedation (a state of calm and sleepiness), dizziness (feeling of being sleepy), constipation (difficulty in passing stool), and dry mouth.



Pregnant females must observe caution while using this medicine. 


Nursing females must observe caution while using this medicine. Consult your doctoe before using this medicine.


Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.


Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.


Patients should be warned of this medications’ sedative (sleep inducing) effects. Pregnant and lactating females should stay cautious and only use this medication after consultation with their doctor. Patients of narrow angle glaucoma (eye diseases that damage optic nerve) and urinary retention (a condition in which you fail to empty your urinary bladder; organ which stores urine, completely) should stay cautious.



What is Pizotifen used for?

This medication is used to reduce the frequency of recurrent migraine (a severe throbbing pain on the side of head) headaches.

What is the dosage of Pizotifen?

The recommended dosage for adults is 0.5mg once daily.

Can Pizotifen be given to children?

This medication is suitable for children above 2 years of age.

At what time of the day should I take Pizotifen?

It is recommended to take this medication at bedtime.

How often should I take Pizotifen?

This medication should be taken every day to reduce the frequency of migraine (a severe throbbing pain on the side of head) attacks.


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