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Provanol Plus 10 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Provanol Plus 10 Tablet is a combination of two medicines that helps in preventing migraine. This medicine is not used for treatment of acute migraine attack.

Provanol Plus 10 Tablet is a combination of two medicines that helps in preventing migraine. This medicine is not used for treatment of acute migraine attack. It should be taken regularly at a fixed time preferably at night. This medicine should not be stopped without consulting your doctor. Lifestyle modifications like avoiding stress, smoking, and processed food items may help this medicine work better. It may cause sleepiness so try not to drive or do anything that requires mental focus after taking this medicine. Few common side effects of this medicine includes weight gain, slow heart rate, tiredness, depression, drowsiness, and cold extremities.

Uses of Provanol Plus Tablet

Provanol Plus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Weight gain
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Cold extremities

How to use Provanol Plus 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. Provanol Plus 10 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Provanol Plus Tablet works

Provanol Plus 10 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Propranolol and Flunarizine, which prevents migraine. Propranolol is a beta blocker and Flunarizine is a calcium channel blocker. They work by stabilizing the reactive nerve cells and increasing the threshold to migraine activation. They also inhibit cortical spreading depression (CSD- electric waves that move across the brain and cause pain and inflammation).

Provanol Plus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Provanol Plus 10 Tablet Taking Propranolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Provanol Plus 10 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Provanol Plus 10 Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Provanol Plus 10 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Provanol Plus 10 Tablet may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Provanol Plus 10 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Provanol Plus 10 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Provanol Plus 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Provanol Plus 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Provanol Plus 10 Tablet for 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 everyday
    • 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 Provanol Plus 10 Tablet affects you.
  • keep taking it regularly every day, even if you don't have any symptoms.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Provanol Plus

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I am suffering from migraine since 3 years. Pain triggers if I happen to skip my meals, I laugh loudly, I run fast, tie my hair tightly, after intercourse and lack of sleep. I had taken the following treatment so far: 1. Tab. Topamac 25 twice 2. Tab. Provanol 10 twice. Earlier I used to take: 1. T. Betacap plus once 2. Divaa OD 250 once 3. Napra D 250 once 4. Naratrex 1mg once. In case of acute attack I take: 1. Tab. Elipran 20 2. Tab. Naxdom 250. inspite of this treatment, I am not getting any relief. I took the above treatment for almost 2 years. Presently I am only taking Tab. Naxdom 250 and Elipran 20, which eases the pain slightly. Please let me know what can I do for the treatment for my Migraine. I am suffering a lot. Thanks in advance.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Do Mri brain U may be harbouring a second unrelated issue U may have medication overuse headache Show to neurologist
She is suffering from Alzheimer and migraine . She forget recent events , confused with daily routine task like how to seat in car and so on. Now we are giving the below treatmen 1. Donepezil+name time 2. Nurokind plus ( folic acid +b12 etc )And sir I want to know about donepezil +mamentine vs Citicoline +piracetam tablets
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
for alzeimer donep+ memantine is better
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FAQs

Q. In which conditions is the use of Provanol Plus contraindicated?

Use of Provanol Plus is considered to be harmful for patients with allergy to any of the ingredients or excipients of this medicine. This medicine contains propranolol, so its use should be avoided in patients with asthma, slow heart rate, abnormal heart rhythms, or heart conditions like AV block or sick sinus syndrome. Since this medicine also contains flunarizine, the use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with the history of depression or Parkinson's disease.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Provanol Plus?

Keep Provanol Plus in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Provanol Plus when my symptoms are improved?

Provanol Plus is given as a prophylactic treatment for the prevention of migraine headaches. Do not stop taking this medicine until advised by your doctor as it may cause your migraine episodes to return. This medicine contains propranolol and a sudden withdrawal of propranolol may cause sweating, shaking, irregular or fast heartbeat, worsening of underlying angina or heart attack. You must take Provanol Plus exactly as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can Provanol Plus be used for the treatment of a migraine headache?

No, Provanol Plus does not help in relieving a migraine headache that has already started. It can only be used for preventing any new episode of migraine headaches.
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References
  1. Propranolol. Barnstaple, Devon: Actavis; 2018. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Flunarizine. [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  4. Flunarizine. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: Janssen Cilag Ltd.; 2009 [revised Feb. 2014]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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