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Flupirtine(100 mg)


Flupirtine(100 mg)


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


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Expert advice

If you are taking flupirtine, your treatment should not last longer than 2 weeks. Always follow the instructions of your doctor regarding its duration and use.Consult your doctor before you start flupirtine:
  • If you have liver problems or alcohol abuse problems.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to get pregnant.
Stop taking flupirtine and consult a doctor, if you experience any signs of liver problems.If flupirtine is indicated in breastfeeding women, breastfeeding should be stopped, as safety has not been established in pregnant and breast feeding women.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is flupirtine available in USA and Canada?
No, Flupirtine is not available in USA and Canada.

Q. Is flupirtine available in UK?
Yes, flupirtine is approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and available in UK.

Q. What is flupirtine maleate?
Flupirtine belongs to a class of medicines called analgesics (painkiller). It is used in the management of acute (short term) pain and as a muscle relaxant.

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