Flunarizine is a non selective calcium channel blocker. The medication is mainly used to prevent migraine headaches. It has reported a reduce in frequency of migraine attacks. It is also used as an adjuvant in therapy of epilepsy. Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder and is characterized by moderate to severe headache. Flunarizine inhibits the influx of extracellular calcium by physically plugging the channels. The decrease in the intracellular calcium causes the dilation of coronary and systemic arteries and thereby decreased systemic blood pressure.
How to take the medication
The recommended dose is 10 mg daily before going to sleep. The tablet could be taken with or without food. The medication should be continued for 6 to 8 weeks without break to get the desired medical benefits.
The unwanted effects of Flunarizine
There are many side effects which are observed. It includes drowsiness, nausea, heartburn, dry mouth or anxiety which is very commonly occurring and gets adjusted with time. So you don’t need to panic and continue with your medication. If the effects are severe in nature which includes rash, depression, muscle aches, tremor or difficulty in moving, then report to your doctor immediately and seek medical attention.
Caution and important safety measures
Precaution is the key to avoid any untoward medical events. Before taking Flunarizine
Tell your doctor if have mild to moderate liver impairment
If you are suffering from Parkinsonism disease, avoid using the medication
In case of history of depression tell your doctor immediately before you decide to take the pill.
Avoid the use of alcohol while you are using the medication.
In case of pregnancy or breast feeding avoid using the medication.
The medication has reported to have excessive drowsiness effect, so avoid driving car or any machinery as it could lead to accident.
In case of any movement disorder, tell your doctor immediately
Symptoms of Overdose
In case of overdose you should call your doctor immediately and seek immediate medical attention. The symptoms of overdose include confusion, drowsiness and rapid pulse rate.
People who don’t remember taking their pill
In case of missed dose take the medication whenever you rememberit. You should not go for the missed dose, if it’s almost time for the second dose. Extra dose is never advised by a physician.
The medication should be stored in a tightly closed container as it may get affected by heat and moisture. It should be kept away from children and pets. It should be kept between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius.
|Strength||Migarid Generci Flunarizine 5mg|