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Drug Information

What is Flupirtine Maleate used for?

Flupirtine Maleate capsule/tablet is used for the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain. It is also used to treat migraines and can be used as a relaxant for back pain.

Flupirtine Maleate may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Flupirtine Maleate work?

Flupirtine Maleate belongs to the class of drugs called analgesics and antipyretics. The drug acts by inhibiting the entry of calcium ions into the cells. Thus, it exhibits its relaxant properties and reduces the symptoms of acute and chronic pain.

How to take Flupirtine Maleate?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Flupirtine Maleate capsule/tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Do not tear open the capsule.
  • Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Flupirtine Maleate, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Flupirtine Maleate?

Please consult your doctor for potential drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Flupirtine Maleate?

The following are the most common side effects of Flupirtine Maleate:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Muscular tremors
  • Lack of concentration
  • Changes in the taste
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Gastric fullness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Flupirtine Maleate?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to Flupirtine Maleate or similar drugs.
  • Avoid taking Flupirtine Maleate medication while having a history of myasthenia gravis and hepatic impairment.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Flupirtine Maleate.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Flupirtine Maleate causes dizziness or blurred vision.

You are advised not to take Flupirtine Maleate if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Flupirtine Maleate?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney or liver disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from cholestasis.

Frequently Asked Questions about Flupirtine Maleate

  1. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Flupirtine Maleate?
  2. It is required to monitor the blood coagulation levels when Flupirtine Maleate is taken along with the anti-coagulants.

  3. How should Flupirtine Maleate be stored?
  4. Flupirtine Maleate should be stored at room temperature (15-30oC) away from heat, light, and moisture.

  5. Is it safe to take Flupirtine Maleate during pregnancy?
  6. Please consult your doctor regarding the potential risks and benefits of Flupirtine Maleate medication during pregnancy.

  7. Is Flupirtine Maleate safe to use in geriatric patients?
  8. Be cautious while using Flupirtine Maleate medication in older adults as they can be easily prone to the risk of side effects.


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