Flunarizine - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Flunarizine

Pronunciation : flew-NAIR-eh-zeen

Latest prescription information about Flunarizine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines

Trade Name(s): 

India : 

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International : 

Sibelium

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for migraine occlusive peripheral vascular disease, vertigo of central and peripheral origin and as an adjuvant in the therapy of epilepsy. 

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with history of depression or pre-existing extra pyramidal disorders and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

PO- The recommended dose is 10mg/day at bedtime.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver, kidney diseases, increased eye pressure, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects : 


  Most Common
- Drowsiness and depression.

  Gastrointestinal
- Heartburn, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.

  Central Nervous system
- Sleeplessness, dizziness, vertigo and anxiety disorder.

  Miscellaneous
- Dry mouth, weakness, muscle aches and skin rash.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature.

Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.


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rayapeddi.47 Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I am advised by a Neuro Specialist to take 1[one] SIBELIUM 10 mg Tablet before going to Bed. At the time of prescribing the same , I informed my Doctor that I consume Alcohol (about 150 ml) daily in the evenings. Please advise whether there will be any side effect to take the Tablet before going to bed, after consuming Alcohol and after taking Dinner .

Prakharchakraborty Monday, February 23, 2015

My wife is taken Sibelium Tablet for migraine. It was prescribed by an eyes specialist. I just want to know is there any side effect during breastfeeding?

Maryellen Saturday, September 20, 2014

is there lactose in flunarizine? i have been getting a lot of headaches lately and lactose is a big trigger for me. i am wondering if the compostion of the drug has changed to include lactose.

Raj15 Sunday, November 10, 2013

my wife is using sibelium 5mg for the last 5 months for migraine. sometimes i feel signs of depressions. kindly suggest me how long it should be taken or some alternate drug is to be taken to stop the ediction of this tablet.

Zaman62 Wednesday, October 2, 2013

After using Sibelium Tablet 10mg for migraine the patient is severe sick no sleep, palpitation, anxiety, tension and nervous. Is the any remedy to overcome the side effects of Sibelium Tablet.

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