Author Details
Written By
BDS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
12 Feb 2020 | 03:54 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Fluner 5 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Fluner 5 Tablet is a medicine used for the prevention of migraine. However, it cannot treat an acute attack and will only work to prevent migraines for as long as you continue to take the medicine. This medicine relaxes the brain, preventing migraine headache.

Fluner 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a 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 the doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects associated with the use of this medicine include muscle pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, insomnia (difficulty sleeping) and runny nose. Some other side effects that may be seen on taking this medicine are increased appetite, depression, stomach discomfort, and breast pain. It may also 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 changes in your mood and you may feel depressed, therefore, regular monitoring of behavior is important. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Fluner Tablet

Side effects of Fluner 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 Fluner 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. Fluner 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fluner Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Fluner 5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Fluner 5 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Fluner 5 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Fluner 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
Fluner 5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fluner 5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, consult your doctor if have severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Fluner 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluner 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Fluner Tablet?

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Fluner 5 Tablet
₹2.08/Tablet
₹2.26/Tablet
9% costlier
Migranex 5 Tablet
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹3.02/Tablet
46% costlier
₹1.86/Tablet
save 10%
Migon 5 Tablet
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹2.35/Tablet
13% costlier
₹2.8/Tablet
35% costlier

Quick Tips

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

Patient Concerns

arrow
Sir I have problem of migraine at the age of12yr till now also prblm of depression I am taking modalert100 and nexito10 and fluner10 But problem of nausea occur after continue use of this medicine and weight gain at high rate plz sugedt
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
talk to ur doctor to decrease and withdraw flunerstart topamac 25 mg at nite meanwhile
Medicine for prevention of pregnancy?
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
i pill 1 tablet within 72 hrs of unprotected sex
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Fluner 5 Tablet ?

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Is Fluner safe?

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

Q. What is Fluner used for?

Fluner 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 Fluner cause weight gain?

Fluner 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 Fluner.

Q. Does Fluner work?

Fluner works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
References
  1. Katzung BG. Histamine, Serotonin, & the Ergot Alkaloids. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 283.
  2. CDSCO. National Formulary of India: 2011. [Accessed 29 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Flunarizine. [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Geno Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Pharmaceutical Complex, Tivim Industrial Estate, Karaswada, Mapusa, Goa - 403 526
Best Price
₹16.6
MRP20.75  Get 20% OFF
This price is valid only on the orders above ₹500
10 tablets in 1 strip
SOLD OUT

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Enjoy 20% off on allopathy medicines, up to 50% off on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.