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Zinepra 5 Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Zinepra Tablet SR

Zinepra Tablet SR side effects

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

How to use Zinepra Tablet 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. Zinepra 5 Tablet SR is to be taken empty stomach.

How Zinepra Tablet SR works

Zinepra 5 Tablet 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).

Zinepra Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zinepra 5 Tablet SR. 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
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zinepra 5 Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Zinepra 5 Tablet SR during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Zinepra 5 Tablet SR may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
Zinepra 5 Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zinepra 5 Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zinepra 5 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zinepra 5 Tablet SR 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 Zinepra 5 Tablet 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 Zinepra 5 Tablet SR affects you.
  • keep taking it regularly every day, even if you don't have any symptoms.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zinepra

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Pain near left hand elbow, shoulder, loss of sensation near finger & back pain
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General Physician
Start voveran sr tablet twice a day
I suddenly stop taking migrabeta 20 mg tablet and now i am experiencing severe headache than before. .and also pain in my neck and now taking ayurvedic medicine but pain reduce only 20% , plz tell me what to do
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
start migrabeta 20 mg od; add tab topirol 25 mg at nite dailytake migraine treatment under supervision of neurologist
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. In which conditions is the use of Zinepra contraindicated?

Use of Zinepra 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 Zinepra?

Keep Zinepra 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 Zinepra when my symptoms are improved?

Zinepra 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 Zinepra exactly as advised by your doctor.

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

No, Zinepra 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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Behind Rajpath Club, Kensville Road, Opp. Infostretch Building, Off S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad- 380059, Gujarat- India
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