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Xelium 5mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Xelium 5mg Tablet is a medicine used for the prevention of migraine. However, it cannot treat an acute attack and will only work to prevent migraines for as long as you continue to take the medicine. This medicine relaxes the brain, preventing migraine headache.

Xelium 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as the doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects associated with the use of this medicine include muscle pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, insomnia (difficulty sleeping) and runny nose. Some other side effects that may be seen on taking this medicine are increased appetite, depression, stomach discomfort, and breast pain. It may also cause sleepiness in the beginning of your treatment, so do not drive, operate machinery, until you know how this medicine affects you.

It may also cause weight gain and to prevent it you can eat a healthy balanced diet and should exercise regularly. This medicine may cause changes in your mood and you may feel depressed, therefore, regular monitoring of behavior is important. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Xelium Tablet

Benefits of Xelium Tablet

In Migraine

Xelium 5mg Tablet helps improve the flow of blood in your brain and prevents abnormal activity of muscles that triggers migraines. It is a very effective medicine for preventing migraine attacks, however, it does not treat an attack that has already started. By preventing and reducing the frequency migraine attacks, the medicine can help you carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.

Side effects of Xelium Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Xelium

  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Runny nose
  • Increased appetite
  • Depression
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Breast pain

How to use Xelium 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. Xelium 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Xelium Tablet works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Xelium 5mg Tablet works by preventing loss of tone and dilation of blood vessels, thus preventing the migraine headache.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Xelium 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Xelium 5mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Xelium 5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Xelium 5mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Xelium 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Xelium 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, consult your doctor if have severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Xelium 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Xelium 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Xelium Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Xelium 5mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Xelium 5mg Tablet for the 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 every day
    • 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 Xelium 5mg Tablet affects you.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop skin rash, muscle aches, tremors, difficulty moving, or abnormal uncontrolled movement.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethanes Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Patient Concerns

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I've migraine . i can't stay for even 15 minutes in sunlight can't even take cheese . i consulted many doctors i can't get rid of it. I've taken many medicines .
Dr. Ravindra Srivastava
Neuro Surgery
TAB.CIPLAR LA 20MG TDS. TAB. RIZACT 5MG FOR ACUTE ATTACKS.
Migraine. Taking Symbol 20 since 2010. Sos Ritza 5mg 10 to 12 times in month. No improvement.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Do Mri brain and Venogram
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FAQs

Q. Is Xelium 5mg Tablet safe?

Xelium 5mg Tablet is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

Q. What is Xelium 5mg Tablet used for?

Xelium 5mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker and is used to prevent migraine attacks. Migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision.

Q. Does Xelium 5mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Xelium 5mg Tablet can cause weight gain. It is caused by an increase in appetite (feeling hungry) and can be avoided by keeping to your usual diet. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Xelium 5mg Tablet.

Q. Does Xelium 5mg Tablet work?

Xelium 5mg Tablet works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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