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Flunarin 10 mg is a prescription medicine for patients who are suffering from migraine headaches. It effectively reduces the frequency of migraine attacks as well as lessen the severity. The active ingredient Flunarizine falls into the category of drugs called calcium antagonists, and these drugs help to prevent migraine attacks in adults. Note- The medication cannot treat an acute attack and will only work to prevent migraine episodes.
Notify your doctor if you are allergic to Flunarizine or other ingredients of the medicine. Your doctor should be aware of the history of medical conditions, including depression, movement disorder, liver problems, and extrapyramidal symptoms. Also, before taking medicine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.
All medicine has side effects, but not all patients witness them. Common side effects associated with the use of Flunarin 10 mg tablets are:
Increased appetite and weight gain- A significant increase in weight gain may be seen in patients receiving Flunarin tablets. Therefore, it is essential to weigh twice a week and consult your doctor if your weight is significantly increasing.
Mood changes and depression-If you find yourself in a constant depressive mood, stop the medicine straight away and discuss with your doctor.
Drowsiness and Tiredness- You should be careful while driving or operating machinery as the drug may affect your ability to concentrate. This can be reduced by taking the tablet at night or to avoid alcohol. If drowsiness is persistent, even at the lowest dose, then your doctor may ask you to stop the medication.
Rarely, this anti-migraine medication cause problems such as stiffness, tremors, tingling in hands and feet. If this is the case, stop taking the medicine and talk to your doctor. These symptoms disappear once the treatment is discontinued.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions when it comes to taking medicine. Usually, Flunarin 5 mg is taken once daily, preferably at bedtime. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending on the severity of headaches and other associated factors. The treatment will vary, but it’s 5 to 10 mg a day. Your doctor will tell you how often you need to take medicine. If you have any doubt about how to use Flunarizine tablets, please speak to your doctor, he/she will explain this to you. It may take up to six months to gain control over migraine symptoms, but your doctor will decide the exact duration for you.