Generic Name : Flunarizine Pronunciation : flew-NAIR-eh-zeen Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines ICD Code : Y43.0
India- Cinzin Tab, Ecnaxin Tab, Efigraine Tab, Egrin Tab, Fine Tab, Flubery Tab, Flugraine Tab, Flunarin Tab, Flunaris Tab, Flunatrac Tab, Fluner Tab, Fluriz Tab, Flury Tab, Flutom Tab, Fluvert Tab, Fluz Tab, Fzin Tab, Graton Tab, Grenate Tab, Grenil-F Tab, Mgr Tab, Migarid Tab, Migazin Tab, Migon Tab, Migrecure Tab, Migrid Tab, Mygran Tab, Nariz Tab, Narizine Tab, Narzine Tab, Nomigrain Cap, Nubelium Tab, Profigran Tab, Sibelium Tab, Vertomin Tab, Zynar Tab.
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.
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.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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