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Prescribed Pizotifen for migraine. Have dizziness, body pain, depression, nightmares. Is Stemetil good?

hi my husband has been prescribed 0.5 mg of pizotifen for migraine, after only 2 doses he is having twisted dreams that go on forever, dizziness,body pain depression. He says he'd rather take stemetil than feel so out of sorts.Is Stemetil good for migraine and whats the deal pizotifen?its seems to be doing more harm than good judging from what i read in the related forums and my husbands experience
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
It is clear that your husband is having more harm than good with pizotifen. So, he should discontinue it. These side effects are seen in some people, and they better avoid this drug. Regarding stemetil, it is safe, and if your husband benefits from it, he can continue taking it. Other options for him include naproxen, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, etc.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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