Cestonil Syrup 120 ml

Cestonil Syrup 120 ml contains Pizotifin as an active pharmaceutical ingredient.

Cestonil Syrup 120 ml helps to stop migraine-type headaches from occurring.

Take the medication by mouth with or without meals as prescribed by the doctor.

Having an increased appetite and feeling sleepy are the main side-effects.

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120 ml






Pizotifen 0.5 mg


Raazee Theraputics (Pvt) Ltd

Prescription Required


How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition


Cestonil Syrup 120 ml is an anti-migraine medication primarily used to prevent and treat migraines and vascular headaches, and also as a prophylactic treatment for migraines and vascular headaches. It is also used for cluster headaches which occur at a certain time of the year. Cestonil Syrup 120 ml blocks the effect of chemicals such as serotonin tryptamine and histamine which are produced by the body and may be involved in causing headaches. 

Cestonil Syrup 120 ml needs to be taken daily and before the onset of a migraine attack to help prevent it even then it may not be able to prevent the migraine completely but will lessen the severity of it and the number of times it occurs. If taken after the migraine attack has already begun, then Cestonil Syrup 120 ml may not be effective in relieving the pain. 

Some side effects are dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, and dry mouth. Before starting the course, your doctor should be informed about pregnancy or planned conception, pressure in the eye, epilepsy, difficulty passing urine, liver or kidney problems, and if you are taking any other medication or are allergic to any medication.


  • To treat migraine or similar headaches

How does Cestonil Syrup 120 ml work

It blocks the action of serotonin, tryptamine, and histamine.

How to use the product?

The tablet should be swallowed with a water whole, preferably at the same time each day so it is easier to remember to take. It can be taken with or without a meal.


Cestonil Syrup 120 ml can be given in 1 whole or 3 divided doses per day which is to be confirmed by your doctor.

Adult dosage

 The starting dose is 0.5mg and the daily maintenance dose is 1.5mg given in one dose at night or in 3 divided doses. The maximum dose per day is not to exceed 4.5mg. The maximum dose at a time cannot exceed 3mg/dose.

Child dosage

2yrs+ starting dose of 0.5mg and daily maintenance dose of 1.5mg given in divided doses. The maximum dose at a time cannot exceed 1mg/dose.

Pregnancy use and lactation

Cestonil Syrup 120 ml has not shown any significant evidence of being of harm to pregnant women or the fetus and its effects are unknown. The doctor can prescribe the medicine after considering the patient’s condition and reaction to the medicine. However, caution is advised and the intake should only be done under the care and supervision of a medical expert.

Medicine might get carried down into the breast milk in small proportions, however, that has not shown any significant damage to the infants and can be ingested if there are no other options available, the use of this medicine is still not recommended to nursing women. 


  • hypersensitivity to components 
  • Patients with gastric problems 
  • pregnancy
  • Glaucoma 
  • Patients with urinating problems


  • Glaucoma 
  • Hypersensitivity to components
  • Pregnancy 
  • Nursing 
  • Enlarged prostate gland 
  • Diabetes 
  • Kidney problem
  • Liver problem
  • Alcohol addiction 

Interactions with other medications

  • MAO inhibitors
  • Linezolid
  • Antihistamines 
  • Diphenhydramine 
  • Anti-seizure drugs 
  • Narcotic pain relievers 
  • Tranquilizers
  • Sedatives 

Adverse effects

Common adverse effects

  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Mood changes

Rare adverse effects

  • Changes in libido 
  • Confusion 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Swelling
  • Stomach pain

How to cope with some of the adverse effects

Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day, chewing sugarless gum, using alcohol-free mouthwash, allowing ice to melt in the mouth, or using a saliva substitute.

Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days.

Feeling drowsy –If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe

Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.


Q1.HOW TO STORE Cestonil Syrup 120 ml?

Cestonil Syrup 120 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

Q2. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Cestonil Syrup 120 ml?

An extra dose or two of Cestonil Syrup 120 ml is not known to cause any harm but excess ingestion of Cestonil Syrup 120 ml is a cause for concern and should be avoided and immediately reported to the doctor as it may lead to serious side effects such as fainting, breathlessness, and irregular heartbeats.

Q3. WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Cestonil Syrup 120 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Q4.HOW IS Cestonil Syrup 120 ml SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

medicine is supposed to be ingested orally with the help of water.


headache, nausea, dizziness, and mood changes

Q6. WILL Cestonil Syrup 120 ml AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.


 Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

Q8. DOES Cestonil Syrup 120 ml CAUSE ADDICTION?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.


Cestonil Syrup 120 ml is prescribed to be applied for 2-3 weeks or as advised by your doctor.

Q10. CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Cestonil Syrup 120 ml?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.