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Flunarin 10mg Tablet

By FDC LIMITED
10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Flunarizine(10.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
MIGRAINE DRUGS

Medical Description

Flunarin 10 tablet is used in the prevention of migraine. It contains flunarizine as an active ingredient. It is not recommended for people below 18 years of age. One may experience an increase in wei...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
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    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Flunarin 10mg Tablet

Flunarin 10 tablet is used for preventing and managing migraines. It is useful only in the prevention and not during an acute attack of migraine. It is indicated in patients having frequent attacks of...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Flunarin 10mg Tablet

  • If you have an allergy to flunarizine or any other ingredients in the tablet.
  • If you have Parkinson’s Disease (decrease mobility and tremors) or have a family history of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • If you have suffered from any psychiatric disorders in the past or presently under treatment.
sideEffects

Side effects of Flunarin 10mg Tablet

  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling low
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Flunarin 10mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Flunarin 10 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of the Flunarin 10 tablet in human pregnancy. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during pregnancy or if you think you may be pregnant.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Flunarin 10 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if the Flunarin 10 tablet passes into the breastmilk. Hence, you should not breastfeed while taking this medicine. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Flunarin 10 tablet?
A:
Flunarin 10 tablet makes you dizzy and sleepy especially at the initial phase of treatment. Therefore, it is advised not to drive until you know how this medicine affects you.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Flunarin 10 tablet?
A:
Alcohol may increase the risk of tiredness and drowsiness with the Flunarin 10 tablet. If you feel tired or drowsy after taking flunarizine, then you should avoid alcoholic drinks.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are elderly and suffering from psychiatric disorders.
  • You have problems with your liver.
  • You are experiencing fatigue, muscle pain and weakness.
  • You have Parkinson's disease and are taking medicines for treating the same, as it may potentiate some side-effects like shakiness (tremors), muscle stiffness (rigidity), difficulty in movements (brad...
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  • It would be best if you regularly visit your doctor during Flunarizine therapy. Any adverse reactions may be detected early and required actions may be taken.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Flunarin 10mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

One of the reasons for migraine headaches is the overexcitability of brain neurons (cells). This neuronal excitability is mostly due to calcium. Flunarin 10 tablet blocks calcium entry in these neuron...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Flunarin 10mg Tablet

  • Take this medicine as a whole with a sufficient amount of water, with or without food.
  • You should take this medicine regularly, at the same time and without fail as directed by your doctor.
  • It would be best if you do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Flunarin 10mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Flunarin 10 tablet may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medicati...
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  • Especially, if you are taking anti-epileptic medicines such as phenytoin, as it may affect the activity of the Flunarin 10 tablet.
  • You may feel more drowsy or sleepy when taken along with brain-related medicines like diazepam, alprazolam and mephenytoin (to treat some psychiatric illness).
  • Women who are on oral contraceptives may experience milky discharge from the nipple (Galactorrhea) during Flunarizine treatment.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Flunarin 10mg Tablet

  • Store it below 30°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • You must discard this medicine when it expires or is no longer needed.
dosage

Dosage of Flunarin 10mg Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose of the Flunarin 10 tablet are sedation, agitation, confusion, loss of energy and increased heartbeats. If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of...
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of the Flunarin 10 tablet may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have missed any dose of medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose,...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the benefit of the Flunarin 10 tablet?

A: Flunarizine tablet is used mainly to prevent migraine and headaches. It decreases the frequency of migraine attacks.

Q: Can I take the Flunarin 10 tablet along with my sleep medication?

A: Use of the Flunarin 10 tablet along with other sleep medication may increase the likelihood of side effects like excessive drowsiness, tremors and lack of energy. Consult your doctor for advice.

Q: How to take the Flunarin 10 tablet or Flunarizine tablet?

A: It would be best if you took the recommended dose of medicine with a sufficient amount of water and should follow the directions told by your doctor. Preferably take it every day at the same time. Do not miss doses even if you feel better.

Q: What should I do if I experience a headache while using the Flunarin 10 tablet?

A: Headache during the use of Flunarizine may be associated with your underlying problem of migraine. It may take a few days before the effect is seen. Also, it is important to recognise your precipitating factors for migraine and avoid them, however, if the migraine attacks are as frequent as earlier, kindly consult your doctor to check if you require a change in prophylactic therapy or a change in the dose of the medicines.

Q: Can I use the Flunarin 10 tablet for migraine?

A: It would be best if you use the Flunarin 10 tablet for migraine prevention only after consulting your physician. You should not self-medicate or take it on your own.

Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking my medicine?

A: Try to take your medicine at the same time every day. Try connecting your medicine with something you do every day, such as brushing your teeth at night or having your dinner. This may help you remember to take it. Set a reminder or an alarm to go at the time you need to take your medicine.

Q: What precautions do I need to take if I have to use this medicine for a longer time?

A: If the treatment with flunarizine goes for a longer time, you should regularly keep visiting your doctor and should continue to monitor the side effects closely. If you experience anything unusual like a depressed mood, feeling low, then you should immediately visit your doctor or hospital. You may also have increased appetite and weight gain. Hence, it is crucial to exercise and have healthy food.

Q: How long will it take for the Flunarin 10 tablet to work?

A: It may take a few weeks before optimum effects are seen.

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ContainsFlunarizine(10.0 Mg)
UsesPrevent migraines
Side effectsDizziness, weight gain, stomach pain, heartburn, nausea
Last Updated on: 01 Jul 2021 | 11:50 AM (IST)
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