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Flunarex 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Flunarex Tablet

Flunarex 5 mg Tablet is used for preventive treatment of migraine.

Flunarex Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Inflammation of the nose

How to use Flunarex 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. Flunarex 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Flunarex Tablet works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Flunarex 5 mg Tablet works by preventing loss of tone and dilation of blood vessels, thus preventing the migraine headache.

Flunarex Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Flunarex 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Flunarex 5 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Flunarex 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Flunarex 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flunarex 5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Flunarex 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Flunarex Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Flunarex 5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Flunarex 5 mg Tablet for the prevention of migraine headaches.
  • Do not take it to treat an acute attack of migraine.
  • Some tips that may help avoid a migraine attack:
    • Have your meals at the same time every day
    • Avoid bright lights and extreme temperatures
    • Avoid loud music and noisy places
    • Avoid chocolates,  cheese, processed food, alcohol and smoking
    • Get sufficient sleep and avoid stress
  • It should be taken at night-time before going to bed.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Flunarex 5 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop skin rash, muscle aches, tremors, difficulty moving, or abnormal uncontrolled movement.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Flunarex

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I've migraine . i can't stay for even 15 minutes in sunlight can't even take cheese . i consulted many doctors i can't get rid of it. I've taken many medicines .
Dr. Ravindra Srivastava
Neurologist
TAB.CIPLAR LA 20MG TDS. TAB. RIZACT 5MG FOR ACUTE ATTACKS.
I have used both ebernet cream and vozet 5mg tablet for 8 weeks but then also itching is not cured.
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Skin Specialist
I need to check your lesions before prescribing any medications, post a high quality image of the lesion with a good resolution.Fungal infection of skin calls for better hygiene , regular soap bathing with washed clothes and use of talcum powder. You can apply Terbicip cream twice daily and tab teczine once at night for 3 weeks.
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FAQs

Q. Is Flunarex safe?

Flunarex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

Q. What is Flunarex used for?

Flunarex 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.

Q. Does Flunarex cause weight gain?

Flunarex 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 Flunarex.

Q. Does Flunarex work?

Flunarex works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Austrak House, Plot No : 2/9, S.S.S. Nagar, West Marredpally, Hyderabad-500026.
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