Medicine Overview of Efigraine Tablet
Uses of Efigraine Tablet
Efigraine 5mg Tablet is used to prevent migraine headaches.
Side effects of Efigraine Tablet
Sleepiness, Weight gain, Muscle pain, Fatigue, Constipation, Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Rhinitis.
How to use Efigraine Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Efigraine 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Efigraine Tablet works
Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Efigraine 5mg tablet works by preventing loss of tone and dilation of blood vessels, thus preventing the migraine headache.
In Depth Information on Efigraine Tablet
Expert advice for Efigraine Tablet
- Efigraine should be taken at night-time before going to bed.
- You may have to wait for 8 to 12 weeks to get the full effect.
- Caution is advised in elderly patients, as it may cause depressive and extrapyramidal symptoms.
- Do not take alcohol or sleep inducing medicine along with Efigraine.
- Efigraine tablet contains lactose monohydrate. You should not take it if you have galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.
Special precautions for Efigraine 5mg Tablet
Efigraine 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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If you miss a dose of Flunarizine, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for Efigraine 5mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Flunarizine
Efigraine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Efigraine is a calcium channel blocker and is used to prevent migraine attacks. Migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision.
Efigraine can cause weight gain. It is caused by an increase in appetite (feeling hungry) and can be avoided by keeping to your usual diet. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Efigraine.
Efigraine works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. How is Efigraine different from Betahistine?
Betahistine is a histamine analog used to treat vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss associated with Ménière's syndrome while Efigraine is a calcium entry blocker used for preventing the attack of a migraine. However, Betahistine is also useful in the treatment of a migraine associated vertigo and $nmae is also useful in treating Meniere's diseases associated vertigo.