Flunarizine

Flunarizine is a drug that belongs to the class of medicines called calcium antagonists. This drug is used in the prophylaxis of migraine, vertigo, and occlusive peripheral vascular disease. It is also used in combination with other drugs for epilepsy.

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Can I take Ibuprofen when already on Flunarizine drug for my migraines?

Query: Hello doctor,I have currently been prescribed to take tablet Flunarizine 5 mg. I just started taking this medicine three weeks ago (after two years of not taking it, I do not have headache problems), so the full effects may not be fully here yet. The doctor suggested taking it for five days then two...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is too early for tablet Flunarizine to completely prevent headaches, so it is pretty common to have headaches at a lower frequency and intensity. I would suggest that it is fine to take tablet Acetaminophen or tablet Ibuprofen during heada...  Read Full »

I started having occasional pain in the back of my head. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Occasionally, I have started to have pain in the back of my head (right side). What could be the possible reasons?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A headache is a common phenomenon that could be due to a tension-type headache or a migraine. The second possibility is a pain in the head because of trauma if there is any history. If the pain is severe and new onset, an NCCT (non-contrast computed tomography) brain i...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. For the past 160 days, I have been suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan ...  Read Full »

What could cause severe headache and eye pain?

Query: Hello, When I see any object, I feel like I can see only half of it and after that I experience pain in the eyes. I also have severe headache soon after that. What could it be?  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These symptoms indicate migraine headache. These vision related symptoms are present in aura (temporary visual disturbances that precede the migraine headache). The treatment of migraine headache is by use of analgesic drugs in acute episodes and by use of prophyl...  Read Full »

I took Sibelium for migraine but gained weight instead. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from a migraine for the past five years. I took Sibelium for four years, but it caused me to put on so much weight. So, I stopped taking it. Now, I have a migraine again. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Surbhi Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. A chronic migraine needs prophylactic treatment for decreasing the frequency of the migraine attacks and remission. For management of a migraine, I suggest the following: Avoid fasting, skipping or delaying ...  Read Full »

How to cure my sister's headache that does not subside with pain medication?

Query: Hello, My sister has headaches from the last six months. Earlier, it was random, but from the last two months, it is continuous. The MRI is normal and no medicines are working. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a migraine or tension type headache. Please revert with the following details: Are the headaches one-sided or on both sides?  Are the headaches pulsating in nature?  Is the frequency daily or intermittent?  Is it associated with nausea or vomiting? Reve...  Read Full »

What is the reason for throbbing pain in the forehead, eyes, and ears for the past two months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from sinus congestion in the past, but this time my headaches are different and the time is much longer. Normally, I get pain in my forehead and eyes. This time the pain is in my forehead, eyes, ears, and it feels like my neck is throbbing. It is like I am being held upsi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description of your headache fits into migraine-type headaches. I need following details further to help you better: How many days in a week do you get these headaches? Do you have any vomitings or sensations associated? How is your sleep? Any visual issues? Any wei...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get an episode of vertigo when the cholesterol and blood pressure levels are high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I work as an engineer for a consultancy firm. A few weeks back, I noticed that my blood pressure is slightly on the higher side. I checked my BP every day at night for about 2 to 3 weeks and found that 90 % of the time, it is in the range of 135 to 150/80 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You BP (blood pressure) is on the higher side as per current international guideline. It may be due to persistent anxiety. Cardiac pain is mostly seen as central chest pain and increases on exer...  Read Full »

What is hormonal headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I have a headache for about a week. When I move, I have pulsating headache, especially on the left side of my head and around my eyes. I use pills like Gelofen 400, Acetaminophen and Codeine, but I do not feel better. I am not sensitive to light and sound like migra...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be a hormonal headache. But, hormonal headache comes every time you have hormonal changes in your body. This episode of headache is first time for you I suppose. To make a diagnosis of hormonal headache, we need to wait and see if it happens every time before your ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old male. I am suffering from headache for the last 14 years. In the past, the frequency of headache was less. But recently, it has increased to three to four headaches in a month. I was taking homeopathic medicine for my headache. Also, I took Saridon tablet during headach...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A few points to be considered for your headache are as follows. The first and foremost, as you have headache since last 14 years, as per the current standard of recommendations, I would suggest that you should get an MRI brain done. High likely it would be normal, but we ...  Read Full »

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