Flunarizine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Flunarizine

Generic Name : Flunarizine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Flunarizine are provided here.

Pronunciation : flew-NAIR-eh-zeen

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Flunarizine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y43.0 Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines

Trade Names/Brand Names of Flunarizine

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International :


Why is Flunarizine 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 should Flunarizine not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

What is the dosage of Flunarizine?

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

How should Flunarizine be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Flunarizine?

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

What are the side effects of Flunarizine?

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.

What are the other precautions for Flunarizine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Flunarizine?

Store it at room temperature.

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