Flunarizine - Drug Information

Generic Name : Flunarizine | Pronunciation : flew-NAIR-eh-zeen

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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
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Trade Name(s): 
India :  More...

International : Sibelium

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
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 reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
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.

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Raj15
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.
Raj15  Sunday, November 10, 2013
Zaman62
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.
Zaman62  Wednesday, October 02, 2013
sumann_7
how to get rid the side effect of flunarizine tablet ?
ex. Drowsiness ..etc.
sumann_7  Thursday, April 18, 2013

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