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Flunarizine

Flunarizine

Calcium channel blocker is the medication which prevents the entry of calcium into the heart cells and blood vessel walls. By preventing the entry of calcium, the blood pressure is lowered. They are found to be effective against large vessel stiffness, one of the common causes of elevated systolic blood pressure. They are either short acting and long acting forms. 

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Quantity Strength Price Unit Price Cart
30 Tablets Migarid 5mg $15.00 $0.50
90 Tablets Migarid 5mg $27.00 $0.30
120 Tablets Migarid 5mg $36.00 $0.30
30 Tablets Migarid 10mg $18.00 $0.60
90 Tablets Migarid 10mg $39.00 $0.43
120 Tablets Migarid 10mg $48.00 $0.40

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.

Storage

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.

Generic Sibelium
Strength Migarid Generci Flunarizine 5mg

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