Medicine Overview of LUPIRTIN TABLET SR
Side effects of LUPIRTIN TABLET SR
Fatigue, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal bloating, Itching, Tremor.
How to use LUPIRTIN TABLET SR
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 Lupirtin 400mg tablet sr at a fixed time.
How LUPIRTIN TABLET SR works
Lupirtin 400mg tablet sr decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
In Depth Information on LUPIRTIN TABLET SR
Expert advice for LUPIRTIN TABLET SR
- Flupirtine is given when pain killers (NSAIDs) cannot be given due to gastric damage caused by them.
- Inform your doctor before starting Flupirtine if
- You have an underlying liver disease
- You take alcohol regularly
- You are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
- Get your liver function tests done before starting Flupirtine and follow up tests every week while you are taking the medicine.
- Stop taking Flupirtine and immediately inform your doctor if you get any symptoms of liver disease like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or yellow colored urine.
Special precautions for LUPIRTIN 400MG TABLET SR
Lupirtin 400mg tablet sr may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lupirtin 400mg tablet sr may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lupirtin 400mg tablet sr is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
It may cause dizziness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
The dose may need to be decreased in patients with underlyin+more
g kidney disease. Please consult your doctor....
Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Flupirtine, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for LUPIRTIN 400MG TABLET SR
Frequently asked questions for Flupirtine
Q. Can Flupirtine be used in the elderly age group?
Flupirtine can be used in elderly patients but the dose needs to be reduced by half in this population.
Q. Is Flupirtine beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia?
Yes, Flupirtine is seen to be beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia in some clinical studies, however, Flupirtine is yet to get formal regulatory approval for this condition. Fibromyalgia is a disease that is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and depression.
Q. What is the benefit of using Flupirtine with paracetamol?
Both Flupirtine and paracetamol help in relieving pain but they work in entirely different ways. When paracetamol is given with Flupirtine, pain relief is better as compared to single drug use. However, both can cause liver toxicity, so monitoring of liver function is very important when taken together.
Q. Does Flupirtine cause liver toxicity?
Yes, flupirtine causes liver toxicity. Use of flupirtine is contraindicated in patients with an underlying liver disease.
Q. Can Flupirtine be used in patients with an underlying kidney disease?
Flupirtine can be used in patients with underlying kidney disease but the dose needs to be reduced by half in this patient population.
Q. Can Flupirtine be used for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain?
Flupirtine can be used for the relief of pain associated with osteorthritis and post orthopedic surgery pain. It is especially useful for patients who cannot take NSAIDs because of the risk of NSAID-induced gastritis.
Q. Does use of Flupirtine cause green discoloration of urine?
There have been case reports that flupirtine causes green discoloration of urine. However, this is not a very commonly seen effect. Inform your doctor if you experience this symptom.
Q. Is Flupirtine useful in the treatment of epilpesy?
Flupirtine is not approved for the treatment of epilepsy. However, a few animal studies have shown a beneficial effect of Flupirtine for treating epilepsy and this effect is still being explored.
Q. Would I experience any withdrawal symptoms once I stop using Flupirtine?
Yes, you can experience withdrawal symptoms once you stop using Flupirtine like sweating, tremor, and mood alterations with long term use of Flupirtine. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms.
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