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FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET contains Flunarizine, which belongs to the group of medicines called Calcium Channel blockers. It is used to treat migraine. A migraine is a recurring type of headache that causes throbbing or pulsating pain that can be moderate to severe. This generally involves one side of your head. The most common symptoms include nausea, weakness and sensitivity to light and sound.
FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET is not recommended for patients having depressive illness or a history of recurrent depression and Parkinson’s disease. FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET should not be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women and children. FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET should be used with caution by the elderly. Consult your doctor for advice.
The most common side-effects of FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET are an increase in body weight and appetite, a blocked or runny nose, feeling low or depressed, problems with sleeping, nausea, constipation, stomach pain, muscle aches, painful breasts, menstrual problems, and feeling tired. Consult your doctor if any of your symptoms get worse or persist.
FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET effectively helps in the treatment of migraine by prevention of narrowing of blood vessels.
Take FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET as advised by your doctor. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop taking FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Take this medicine with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy foods. Consult your doctor immediately if your symptom gets worse or persist.
Drink clear or ice-cold drinks, eat light, bland foods and avoid fried, oily or sweet foods. Consult your doctor immediately if your symptom gets worse or persist.
Eat plenty of fiber-rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor immediately if your symptom gets worse or persist.
Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller and more frequent meals. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.
FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use by pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use by breastfeeding mothers as it may pass through the milk. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel drowsy after taking FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET as it can make you feel drowsy.
Do not take FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET if you are allergic to Flunarizine.
FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET is not recommended for use if you:
Before taking FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you:
Use in pediatrics:
FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET is not recommended for use by children. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Use in geriatrics:
FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET should be used with caution by the elderly. Consult your doctor before taking it.
A. Drug–Drug Interactions:
Before taking FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
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Calcium Channel Blockers
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Why am I being given FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET?
FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET is prescribed to you to treat your migraine. FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET can help you in getting less frequent and less painful headaches. It can stop migraine attacks and make others less severe.
What if I forget to take a dose of FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET?
If you forget to take a dose of FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET, do not take an extra dose to compensate for the forgotten dose. Take the next dose on time. Consult your doctor for advice.
Can FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET be used in children?
No. FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children. Consult your doctor before taking FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET.
Can FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET cause weight gain?
Yes. An increase in weight is a common side effect of FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET. Talk with your doctor about how to keep a balanced diet.
Is FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET is not recommended for use by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers as it may pass through the milk. Take your doctor’s advice before taking FLUNADIN 5MG TABLET.
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Written By Dr. Dhivakaran R, BDS
Last updated on 31 Oct 2022 | 06:04 PM(IST)
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