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Provonol-F Capsule SR


Overview

Introduction

Provonol-F Capsule SR is a combination of two medicines that helps in preventing migraine. This medicine is not used for treatment of acute migraine attack.

Provonol-F Capsule SR should be taken on empty stomach, but try to have it same time regularly at a fixed time preferably at night. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Lifestyle modifications like avoiding stress, smoking, and processed food items may help this medicine work better.

Few common side effects of this medicine include weight gain, slow heart rate, tiredness, depression, drowsiness and cold extremities. It may cause sleepiness so try not to drive or do anything that requires mental focus or rise slowly while from sitting position. The drug has the ability to hide the symptoms of the blood sugar level, hence monitor your blood sugar level regularly as well as blood pressure while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney, or depression disease, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Uses of Provonol-F Capsule SR

Side effects of Provonol-F Capsule SR

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

How to use Provonol-F Capsule 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. Provonol-F Capsule SR is to be taken empty stomach.

How Provonol-F Capsule SR works

Provonol-F Capsule SR 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).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Provonol-F Capsule SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Provonol-F Capsule SR 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Provonol-F Capsule SR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Provonol-F Capsule SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Provonol-F Capsule SR may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Provonol-F Capsule SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Provonol-F Capsule SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Provonol-F Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Provonol-F Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Provonol-F Capsule SR 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 Provonol-F Capsule SR affects you.
  • keep taking it regularly every day, even if you don't have any symptoms.

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FAQs

Q. In which conditions is the use of Provonol-F contraindicated?

Use of Provonol-F 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 Provonol-F?

Keep Provonol-F 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 Provonol-F when my symptoms are improved?

Provonol-F 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 Provonol-F exactly as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can Provonol-F be used for the treatment of a migraine headache?

No, Provonol-F 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
  3. Drugs.com. Propranolol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 20 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  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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