Flupirtine is used in the management of acute pain such as pain after surgery, injuries, dental extraxtions, pain associated with various diseases of muscles, nerves and joints.
How it works
Flupirtine belongs to a class of medicines called analgesics (painkiller). Flupirtine acts on various processes in the body that transmit pain perceptions (potassium (K+) channels). Flupirtine acts as a ‘selective neuronal-potassium-channel opener’; it opens specific pores on the surface of nerve cells called potassium channels due to which there is a reduction in the excessive electrical activity (conduction) in the brain which contributes to painful states.
Common side effects
restlessness, and nervousness., feeling of fullness in the stomach, nausea, Increase in liver enzymes, heartburn, lack of muscle control, itching, Drowsiness, and mood elevation, unusual tiredness, tremors, dizziness, sleep disturbances, dry mouth, headache, jaundice