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Flupirtine

Information

Uses

Flupirtine is used in pain

How it works

Flupirtine decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Drowsiness, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Fatigue, Heartburn, Increased blood urea nitrogen, Increased creatine level in blood, Mood changes, Weakness, Dry mouth, Nausea

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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

Flupirtine

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 03 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)