Flunarizine


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO Migraine prophylaxis; Prophylaxis of peripheral and cerebrovascular disorders; Prophylaxis of vertigo and vestibular disorders 5-10 mg/day at bedtime.
Dosage Details
Oral
Prophylaxis of migraine, Prophylaxis of peripheral and cerebrovascular disorders, Prophylaxis of vertigo and vestibular disorders
Adult: 5-10 mg daily at bedtime.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Pregnancy, lactation, GI or urinary tract obstruction, acute porphyrias.
Special Precautions
Driving or operating machinery, epilepsy, elderly, CVS disease, glaucoma.
Adverse Reactions
Drowsiness. Rarely wt gain, headache, depression, gastric pain, dry mouth, insomnia, extrapyramidal reactions, galactorrhoea.
Drug Interactions
Plasma levels reduced by phenytoin, carbamazepine, valproic acid.
Action
Description: Flunarizine has H1-receptor blocking action and calcium-channel blocking effect. It has also been used as an adjunct epileptic therapy for patients refractory to standard treatment regimens.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Absorbed well from the GI tract (oral).
Distribution: Highly lipophilic. Protein-binding: >90%.
Metabolism: Extensive.
Excretion: Via bile (as metabolites); 18 days (elimination half-life).
Storage
Store below 25°C.
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