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Flunarin uses and side effects
Flunarin is a popular brand of Flunarazine. It is classified as a calcium channel blocker and it is prescribed to prevent migraine attacks.
In migraine, smooth muscles surrounding blood vessels constrict. This causes reduced blood supply to the scalp and causes pain/other migraine phenomena. Flunarin acts by relaxing muscles of blood vessels. There by counterbalancing the effects of migraine.
It is usually given to prevent migraine attacks in the future. But it is seldom used in an attack itself. Usually painkiller medications are used in migraine attacks.
Dose and administration of Flunarin
Maximum dose of Flunarin in an adult is 10mg per day. For a child it is 5mg day. This medication is available only in oral form. Since this medication cause drowsiness, it is better to be taken in the evening as a once daily dose.
Who should not use Flunarin?
Both pregnant and breast feeding women should not take Flunarin. It is known to harm the unborn child. In addition, it should not be used by people who are allergic to it or any of its contents.
Side effects of Flunarin
Most common side effect of flunarin is Drowsiness. It can even carry into the following day if the patient takes it in the evening. This side effect makes driving motor vehicles and operating machinery dangerous. Therefore, people who are on this medication should stop doing them until they know how the medication acts on them.
Other common side effect is weight gain. In addition, this medication is known to cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in some individuals. Depression is another less common side effect. However, this is a well-tolerated medication for most people.
Flunarin is a medication used for Migraine prevention. Most common side effects are drowsiness and weight gain.