Flunarizine 5 mg. 20 capsules

ACTAVIS
Flunarizine 5 mg. 20 capsules
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What is flunarizine Actavis is and what it is used?
Flunarizine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. Reduces uptake of calcium ions into the cells of the brain and other vessels, thus preventing their spasm, increased blood flow and improves the supply of tissues with oxygen. Did not affect the blood pressure and heart rate. Suppresses dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

Flunarizine Actavis apply to:
• For the prevention (prophylaxis) of migraine (with or without aura), do not apply to the treatment of acute migraine.
• Treatment of vertigo, resulting in proven disorder of the function of the organ of balance.

2. What you need to know before taking flunarizine Actavis
Do not use flunarizine Actavis if:
• you are allergic to flunarizine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
• currently suffer from depression or have suffered from such events
• You have symptoms of Parkinson's disease or neurological disorders (trembling hands, stiffness, abnormal movements and gait, etc.).

Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking flunarizine Actavis.
During treatment with flunarizine may occur neurological disorders, such as hand tremors, stiffness, abnormal movements and gait, symptoms of depression, as well as events Parkinson's disease particularly in the elderly (over 65 years).
Regular monitoring is needed in patients undergoing treatment with flunarizine to timely diagnose these symptoms and need treatment stopped.
Strengthening of fatigue requires discontinuation of treatment. Other medicines and flunarizine Actavis.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Concomitant use of flunarizine with tranquillizers and hypnotics (sleeping pills and tranquilizers) leads to excessive sedation.

Flunarizine Actavis food and beverages and alcohol
No need for a special diet during treatment with this product.
During the treatment it is necessary to avoid the consumption of alcohol, because it enhances the inhibitory activity of flunarizine in the nervous system.

Pregnancy »Breastfeeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine. It is recommended that the application of flunarizine Actavis be avoided during pregnancy. In the period of lactation flunarizine Actavis is applied only at the discretion of the treating physician.

Driving and using machines
During treatment with flunarizine, especially early in therapy may experience somnolence. Carrying out activities such as driving or operating machines during treatment with this product should be carefully as possible alertness is reduced and delayed reactions.

Flunarizine Actavis contains wheat starch »E122 and £ 151
Patients with wheat allergy (different from celiac disease) should not take this product. It is suitable for people with celiac disease (gluten enteropathy).
Colors E122 and E151, in the composition of the gelatin capsule may cause allergic reactions.

3. How to take flunarizine Actavis?
Always take flunarizine Actavis exactly as your doctor tells you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
According to the complaints, the doctor will determine the appropriate treatment for your disease dose and duration of administration.
It is orally, once in the evening, for the expression of soothing and soporific effect. For the prevention of migraine attacks
- In patients aged under 65 years: 2 capsules once daily in the hours before sleep;
- In patients aged over 65 years: 1 capsule once a day, in the hours before sleep;
If after administration for 2 months is not noted significant improvement, treatment should be discontinued.
Maintenance treatment is carried out with a gradual reduction in the dose as follows: for 5 consecutive days is considered normal dose, followed by 2 days without administration of the product.
The duration of prophylactic course is usually 6 months after this period, treatment should be started again only in recurrence of seizures.
Treatment of conditions accompanied by dizziness
- In patients aged under 65 years: 2 capsules once daily in the hours before sleep;
- In patients aged over 65 years: 1 capsule once a day, in the hours before sleep;
Initial treatment continues until the suppression of the symptoms, which usually occurs after administration of a duration of less than 2 months.
If you have chronic dizziness and using the product for 30 days or you are taking it to 60 days for paroxysmal vertigo and no significant improvement in the condition you need to discontinue treatment.

Use in children and adolescents
This product is not recommended for use in children. Its safety and efficacy have not been established.

If you take more than the amount of flunarizine Actavis
When taking a higher dose than prescribed, immediately contact your doctor for advice.
Symptoms
Overdose usually increased side effects. Acute overdose have been observed drowsiness, agitation and heart palpitations.
Treatment
Stop the intake of the product, cause vomiting, stomach wash, assumed charcoal and apply appropriate medications according to the complaints. There is no specific antidote.

If you forget to take flunarizine Actavis
If you miss a dose, take the medicine at the next regular intake without increasing the dose.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
When treated with the product may occur the following side effects by
Frequency:

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 patients): increased weight.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 patients): nasal congestion with discharge, increased appetite, depression, insomnia, drowsiness, constipation, stomach discomfort, nausea, muscle pain, irregular menstruation, lady-in chest, feeling tired.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 patients) ', depressive symptoms, sleep disturbances, apathy, irritability, impaired coordination, disorientation, lethargy, numbness, tingling, anxiety, sluggishness, tinnitus, torticollis, increased feelings of heartbeats, bowel obstruction, dry mouth, gastrointestinal disorders, excessive sweating, muscle cramps, muscle twitches, menstrual disorders (heavy menstruation, increased intervals between menstrual periods), breast enlargement, reduced sexual desire, edema, general weakness.

Not known (from the available data can not be estimated): irresistible urge to move, slow voluntary movements, rigidity, movement disorders, tremor, extrapyramidal disorder (neurological disorders, including hiperkinetozi, tremor, parkinsonian syndrome); Parkinsonism (expressionless face, stiff muscles, slow movements), sedation, redness, muscle stiffness, discharge from the breast.
5. How to store flunarizine Actavis?

At temperatures below 25 ° C.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not use flunarizine Actavis if you notice a change in the appearance of the capsules.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What flunarizine Actavis?
The active substance per capsule is flunarizinov dihydrochloride 5,9 mg, equivalent to flunarizine Iflunarizine / 5 mg
The other ingredients are: cellulose, microcrystalline, silica colloidal anhydrous, magnesium stearate, wheat starch, glycine, talc, gelatin capsule contains coloring E171, E172, E122, E151, E131.

Flunarizine Actavis looks like and contents of the pack
Solid, cylindrical capsules with pink body and light gray cap.
10 capsules in blister.
2 blisters in a cardboard box.
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