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Flunarin 5 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Flunarin 5 Tablet is a medicine used for the prevention of migraine. However, it cannot treat an acute attack and will only work to prevent migraine for as long as you continue to take the medicine. This medicine helps to prevent dilation of blood vessels, thus preventing migraine headache.

Flunarin 5 Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food preferably at night. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects associated with the use of this medicine includes anxiety, menstrual irregularities, fatigue, runny nose and breast pain. It may cause sleepiness in the beginning of your treatment, so do not drive, operate machinery, until you know how this medicine affects you. It may also cause weight gain and to prevent it you can eat a healthy balanced diet and should exercise regularly. This medicine may cause change in your mood and you may feel depressive therefore regular monitoring of behaviour is important.

Uses of Flunarin Tablet

Side effects of Flunarin Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Runny nose
  • Increased appetite
  • Depression
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Breast pain

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

How Flunarin Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Flunarin 5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flunarin 5 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flunarin 5 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Flunarin 5 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flunarin 5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flunarin 5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, consult your doctor if have severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Flunarin 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flunarin 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Flunarin Tablet?

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

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Flunarin 5 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 Flunarin 5 Tablet affects you.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop skin rash, muscle aches, tremors, difficulty moving, or abnormal uncontrolled movement.

Patient Concerns

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Any home remedy for migraine painWhat can we do for the head pain
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
take tab flunarin 10 mg at night for 15 days n let me know, in acute attack may use naxdom tab. home remedy could be to take regular meals n proper 8 hours uninterrupted sleep, ginger tea n pippermint oil massage may help.pls post a review.
I am suffering from occasional migraine and eye pain. Used to take flunarin 5 mg on a prescription. stopped taking it long time back on doctor's advice. still not comfortable with my glasses. I use refresh tears 2 times a day to ease irritation. my glasses are +0.75 cylindrical in both eyes. usually get my eyes checked every 6 months. no change in glasses from past 2 years. still not comfortable after removing glasses. Nd can't wear for too long. no respite from migraine also.
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
U must wear ur glasses
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FAQs

Q. Is Flunarin safe?

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

Q. What is Flunarin used for?

Flunarin 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 Flunarin cause weight gain?

Flunarin 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 Flunarin.

Q. Does Flunarin work?

Flunarin works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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