Flunarizine – 5 mg (As Flunarizine Dihydrochloride B.P.)


Brand Name : FLUNAWIN – 5

Composition : Flunarizine – 5 mg (As Flunarizine Dihydrochloride B.P.)

Packing : (20 x 10)

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Description :

Flunarizine is commonly prescribed in the treatment of migraine. Migraine is a central nervous system or neurological condition, which has multiple symptoms. A very common symptom of migraine is severe headache. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers that are prescribed for the improvement of blood flow and in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. Flunarizine works by improving blood flow and dilates blood vessels in the brain thereby preventing dilation of blood vessels, loss of tune, and headaches caused due to migraine.

Do not self-medicate the medicine and take it as per the prescribed dosage and duration. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets. Swallow the whole tablet with water. Some people may notice a few side effects such as fatigue, constipation, nausea, runny nose, and insomnia (difficulty sleeping). Contact your doctor if any of these side effects persevere or get worse. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Flunarizine or similar medicines. 

Medical Benefits of Flunarizine Tablets 

The Flunarizine tablets are prescribed for the treatment of migraine headaches, caused by the dilation of blood vessels in the head. The medication works by preventing loss of tone and dilation of blood vessels, thus preventing the migraine headache. The medicine is specifically useful in migraine with disabling and severe neurological symptoms (like in the case of migraine with aura or one-sided weakness) followed by dizziness or vertigo.

Side Effects of Flunarizine Tablets 

There are mild to moderate side effects of Flunarizine Tablets that do not last for a long time. If the side effects persist or get severe with time, immediately consult your doctor. The side effects are individual in all the users and depend on the physiological condition and response to the medicine. The list of side effects observed on using Flunarizine Tablets is mentioned below: 

  • Sleepiness
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Increased appetite
  • Depression
  • Inflammation of the nose
  • Low mood
  • Weight gain

Directions for Use 

Take the tablets with or without food or as prescribed by the doctor. It is suggested to take the medicine at night to maintain a constant level of medication in the body. Swallow the whole tablet with water. Do not break, crush, or chew it. 

Drug Interaction 

Some drugs may interact with each other and cause negative health effects. The drugs can also interact with some health conditions and certain food items. It is advised to not take the Flunarizine Tablets with the drugs mentioned below:

  • medicines used to treat anxiety (alprazolam, lorazepam)
  • anti-seizure medicines (clobazam, clonazepam, diazepam)
  • sedatives (midazolam, nitrazepam, oxazepam)
  • muscle relaxants (metaxalone, tizanidine, baclofen)

Precautions and Warnings 

  1. If you are pregnant or lactating, consult your doctor before taking the medicine. 
  1. Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase the risk of tiredness and drowsiness. 
  1. Contact your doctor if you develop skin rash, muscle aches, tremors, difficulty moving, or abnormal uncontrolled movement. 
  1. Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets. Carefully, dispose of expired and discarded medicines. 
  1. Store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. 
  1. If you have a medical history of depression, Parkinson's disease, liver damage, or kidney disease, consult your doctor before taking the medicine. 
  1. Avoid loud music, extreme temperatures, bright lights, and noisy places as they can increase headaches.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

  1. Does Flunarizine cause weight gain?

Flunarizine can cause weight gain. It is caused by an increase in appetite (feeling hungry) and can be avoided by keeping to your usual diet. 

  1. What is Flunarizine used for?

Flunarizine is a calcium channel blocker used to prevent migraine attacks. Migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head. 

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