FAQs ABOUT FLUNORM P
What is FLUNORM P and why is it given?
FLUNORM P is a combination of flunarizine and propranolol which belongs to the group of medicines called calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers respectively, which is used as a prophylactic medication for migraine which is generally characterized by symptoms such as nausea, weakness, sensitivity to light and sound.
Who should avoid taking FLUNORM P?
FLUNORM P is not recommended for use in patients having depressive illness, parkinson’s disease (brain disorder), urinary tract obstruction, low blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, hepatic impairment, second- or third-degree heart block, bronchial asthma, pregnant and breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking FLUNORM P.
What are the common side effects of FLUNORM P?
The most common side-effects of using FLUNORM P are increase in body weight, increased appetite, blocked or runny nose, problems with sleeping, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these worsens or doesn’t improve.
Can FLUNORM P cause weight gain?
FLUNORM P can cause weight gain when used for longer period of time. Therefore, it is advised to maintain a healthy eating habit and have a balanced diet while taking FLUNORM P.
Can FLUNORM P be given to children?
No, FLUNORM P is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age). If FLUNORM P is accidentally ingested by a child or adolescent, go to the hospital immediately and consult the doctor for further management.