FLUNAREX 5 Tablet 10's

Migraine Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

FLUNAREX 5 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.

FLUNAREX 5 TABLET is not recommended for patients having depressive illness or a history of recurrent depression and Parkinson’s disease. FLUNAREX 5 TABLET should not be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women and children. FLUNAREX 5 TABLET should be used with caution by the elderly. Consult your doctor for advice.

The most common side-effects of FLUNAREX 5 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.

USES OF FLUNAREX 5 TABLET

  • Treats migraine

HOW FLUNAREX 5 TABLET WORKS

FLUNAREX 5 TABLET effectively helps in the treatment of migraine by prevention of narrowing of blood vessels.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take FLUNAREX 5 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.

SIDE EFFECTS OF FLUNAREX 5 TABLET

COMMON

  • increase in body weight
  • increased appetite
  • blocked or runny nose
  • feeling low or depressed
  • problems with sleeping or feeling sleepy
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • stomach pain or other digestive problems
  • muscle aches
  • painful breasts
  • menstrual problems such as irregular periods
  • feeling tired

UNCOMMON

  • feeling uninterested, anxious, restless, weak, or lacking energy
  • feeling of disorientation
  • blockage in the gut, indigestion
  • vomiting
  • awareness of unusual heartbeat
  • low blood pressure
  • twitching of muscles or spasms, twisted neck
  • swollen breasts
  • unusually heavy or scanty periods
  • lack of sex drive
  • swelling involving hands, legs, feet, or other parts of the body
  • dry mouth
  • excessive sweating
  • allergic reaction, skin rash
  • flushing, hives

RARE

Stop taking FLUNAREX 5 TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side-effects:

  • numbness or tingling sensation in the hands or feet
  • buzzing, whistling, hissing, or ringing noise in the ears

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea:

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.

Vomiting:

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.

Constipation:

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.

Stomach pain:

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.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

FLUNAREX 5 TABLET is generally not recommended for use by pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

FLUNAREX 5 TABLET is generally not recommended for use by breastfeeding mothers as it may pass through the milk. Consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel drowsy after taking FLUNAREX 5 TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid alcohol consumption while taking FLUNAREX 5 TABLET as it can make you feel drowsy.

ALLERGY

Do not take FLUNAREX 5 TABLET if you are allergic to Flunarizine.

OTHERS

FLUNAREX 5 TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • have depressive illness
  • are history of recurrent depression
  • have Parkinson’s disease

Before taking FLUNAREX 5 TABLET, inform your doctor if you:

  • have tiredness
  • have lactose intolerance

Use in pediatrics:

FLUNAREX 5 TABLET is not recommended for use by children. Consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in geriatrics:

FLUNAREX 5 TABLET should be used with caution by the elderly. Consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug–Drug Interactions:

Before taking FLUNAREX 5 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • medicines used to treat anxiety (Ex. tranquilizers)
  • oral contraceptive pills
  • medicines used to treat high blood pressure (Ex. ramipril, azilsartan, amlodipine, verapamil)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of FLUNAREX 5 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Flunarizine

Pharmacological Category :  

Calcium Channel Blockers

Therapeutic Indication :  

Migraine

Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep FLUNAREX 5 TABLET out of reach from children
  • Store below 25°C

FAQs ABOUT FLUNAREX 5 TABLET

Why am I being given FLUNAREX 5 TABLET?

FLUNAREX 5 TABLET is prescribed to you to treat your migraine. FLUNAREX 5 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 FLUNAREX 5 TABLET?

If you forget to take a dose of FLUNAREX 5 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 FLUNAREX 5 TABLET be used in children?

No. FLUNAREX 5 TABLET is not recommended for use in children. Consult your doctor before taking FLUNAREX 5 TABLET.

Can FLUNAREX 5 TABLET cause weight gain?

Yes. An increase in weight is a common side effect of FLUNAREX 5 TABLET. Talk with your doctor about how to keep a balanced diet.

Is FLUNAREX 5 TABLET safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?

FLUNAREX 5 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 FLUNAREX 5 TABLET.

REFERENCES

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3. Stefano Caproni, Ilenia Corbelli, Luigi Alberto Pini, Maria Letizia Cupini, Paolo Calabresi, Paola Sarchielli. Migraine preventive drug-induced weight gain may be mediated by effects on hypothalamic peptides: the results of a pilot study. NIH. National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed.gov. April 2011. [Accessed on 27th May 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21216871/

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