Domperidone + Flunarizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is a combination of three medicines: Domperidone + Flunarizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen1, Domperidone + Flunarizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen2 and Domperidone + Flunarizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen3 which prevent migraine accompanied by nausea/vomiting. Domperidone + Flunarizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen1 is an antiemetic and prokinetic which blocks the action of a dopamine (a chemical messenger) in the brain which causes nausea and vomiting. Flunarizine is a calcium channel blocker which works by preventing the narrowing of blood vessels in the head thereby preventing migraine headache. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain.
Q. Can I stop taking Flunahist DP when my migraine symptoms are relieved?
Flunahist DP is used in the treatment of migraine attack. This medicine should be continued as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while using Flunahist DP?
No, you should not drink alcohol using Flunahist DP. Drinking alcohol while taking Flunahist DP can make you feel very drowsy and sleepy.
Q. Can the use of Flunahist DP cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Flunahist DP can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.
Q. What can cause or trigger a migraine attack?
Certain physical or environmental factors, such as foods, hormonal changes, weather, and stress, can lead to or “trigger” a migraine. However, it’s important to remember that triggers are different for everyone. That’s why, to help prevent migraine attacks, you need to figure out which triggers affect you and which ones don’t. Keeping a headache diary is an effective way to track triggers, and it will help you talk to your healthcare professional about your condition.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Flunahist DP can lead to increased side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of migraine attacks, which are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Flunahist DP?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as 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 the Flunahist DP cause sleepiness?
Flunahist DP can cause sleepiness, dizziness or drowsiness. If you have these symptoms, do not drive a car, use machinery, or do anything where you need to be alert.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Oct 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.