PROSPECTO SIBELIUM 5 mg COMPRIMIDOS (2022)

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Prospecto: información para el usuario

SIBELIUM 5 mg comprimidos

Flunarizina

Lea todo el prospecto detenidamente antes de empezar a tomar este medicamento, porque contiene información importante para usted.

  • Conserve este prospecto, ya que puede tener que volver a leerlo.
  • Si tiene alguna duda, consulte a su médico o farmacéutico.
  • Este medicamento se le ha recetado solamente a usted, y no debe dárselo a otras personas aunque tengan los mismos síntomas que usted, ya que puede perjudicarles.
  • Si experimenta efectos adversos, consulte a su médico o farmacéutico, incluso si se trata de efectos adversos que no aparecen en este prospecto. Ver sección 4.

Contenido del prospecto

1. Qué es Sibelium y para qué se utiliza

2. Qué necesita saber antes de empezar a tomar Sibelium

3. Cómo tomar Sibelium

4. Posibles efectos adversos

5. Conservación de Sibelium

6. Contenido del envase e información adicional

Sibelium contiene flunarizina, y pertenece al grupo de medicamentos denominados antagonistas de canales de calcio, actúa como un bloqueador selectivo de la entrada de calcio en la célula.

Está indicado en la prevención de la migraña y para aliviar los síntomas del vértigo vestibular (cuando es debido a alteraciones del sistema vestibular del oído) en adultos.

No tome Sibelium:

  • si es alérgico a flunarizina o a cualquiera de los demás componentes de Sibelium (incluidos en la sección 6.1).
  • si actualmente tiene síntomas de depresión o los ha sufrido con anterioridad.
  • si ya tiene síntomas de Parkinson u otras alteraciones extrapiramidales (alteraciones del movimiento o de la coordinación).

Advertencias y precauciones

Consulte a su médico o farmacéutico antes de empezar a tomar Sibelium.

  • Si presenta un aumento de fatiga progresivo durante el tratamiento, contacte con su médico inmediatamente. En este caso, su médico deberá suspender el tratamiento.
  • El tratamiento puede aumentar los síntomas de la depresión y trastornos de movimiento como el temblor, movimientos lentos y retardados, movimientos involuntarios anormales de los músculos y/o rigidez muscular especialmente en pacientes de edad avanzada. Si estos síntomas aparecen, contacte con su médico inmediatamente.
  • Si el efecto del medicamento se reduce, contacte con su médico.
  • Si toma Sibelium durante varios meses seguidos, permanezca en contacto con su médico.

Otros medicamentos y Sibelium

Informe a su médico o farmacéutico si está utilizando, ha utilizado recientemente o pudiera tener que utilizar cualquier otro medicamento, incluso los adquiridos sin receta.

Si está tomando Sibelium, el alcohol, los hipnóticos y los tranquilizantes pueden producirle somnolencia y adormecimiento más rápidamente. Deberá limitar el consumo de alcohol y sólo deberá tomar hipnóticos y tranquilizantes si su médico se los prescribe.

Toma de Sibelium con los alimentos, bebidas y alcohol

Si toma Sibelium junto con alcohol puede aparecer somnolencia y adormecimiento más rápidamente.

Se deberá limitar la cantidad de alcohol que ingiere.

Embarazo y lactancia

Consulte a su médico o farmacéutico antes de utilizar cualquier medicamento.

No hay datos del uso de flunarizina en mujeres embarazadas. Como medida de precaución, es preferible evitar el uso de flunarizina durante el embarazo.

Se desconoce si Sibelium pasa a la leche materna.

No debe continuar con la lactancia si toma Sibelium. Consulte con su médico.

Conducción y uso de máquinas

Al principio del tratamiento, Sibelium puede producir somnolencia, por lo que se deberá tener especial precaución cuando se conduzca o utilice maquinaria.

Sibelium contiene Lactosa

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Este medicamento contiene lactosa. Si su médico le ha indicado que padece una intolerancia a ciertos azúcares, consulte con él antes de tomar este medicamento.

(Video) Medicina para todos: Vértigo

Siga exactamente las instrucciones de administración de este medicamento indicadas por su médico. En caso de duda, consulte de nuevo a su médico o farmacéutico.Su médico le indicará durante cuánto tiempo necesita tomar Sibelium.

Trague los comprimidos con un poco de agua.

Nunca tome más comprimidos de los que necesita.

Dosis recomendada para la profilaxis de la migraña y el vértigo:

  • Comienzo del tratamiento en adultos:
  • si tiene entre 18 y 64 años, tome 2 comprimidos de Sibelium (10 mg de flunarizina) al día antes de ir a dormir.
  • Comienzo del tratamiento en pacientes de edad avanzada:
    • si tiene 65 años o más, tome 1 comprimido de Sibelium (5 mg de flunarizina) al día antes de ir a dormir.

Probablemente experimentará algunos beneficios dentro del primer mes, pero podría necesitar otro mes más antes de sentir el efecto completo del medicamento.

  • Continuación del tratamiento en adultos y pacientes de edad avanzada: Después de 1 ó 2 meses, su médico le indicará si necesita continuar el tratamiento con Sibelium.

La dosis será como se describe a continuación:

  • Tome la misma dosis que venía tomando (1 ó 2 comprimidos de Sibelium es decir, 5 ó 10 mg de flunarizina, al día antes de ir a dormir) durante 5 días seguidos, y deje de tomarlos durante dos días seguidos. Repita esta pauta (5 días con medicamento seguidos de dos días sin medicamento) mientras dure el tratamiento.

El médico valorará la eficacia del tratamiento con Sibelium y decidirá el mantenimiento de éste. Un tratamiento con Sibelium dura como máximo 6 meses. Si lo interrumpe pero reaparecen sus síntomas, deberá consultar con su médico, quien decidirá si debe iniciar de nuevo el tratamiento con Sibelium.

Si toma más Sibelium del que debe

Contacte con su médico si ha tomado demasiado Sibelium. Puede experimentar sedación, cansancio, alteraciones del movimiento o de la coordinación o, con cantidades muy altas, agitación o taquicardia.

En caso de sobredosis o ingestión accidental, consultar al Servicio de Información Toxicológica.

Teléfono (91) 562 04 20 indicando el medicamento y la cantidad ingerida.

Al igual que todos los medicamentos, Sibelium puede producir efectos adversos, aunque no todas las personas los sufran.

La frecuencia de los posibles efectos adversos que se enumeran a continuación se definen utilizando el siguiente convenio:

Muy frecuentes: pueden afectar a más de 1de cada 10personas

Frecuentes: pueden afectar hasta 1de cada 10personas

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Poco frecuentes: pueden afectar hasta 1 de cada 100personas

Raros: pueden afectar hasta1 de cada 1000personas

Muy raros: pueden afectar hasta 1 de cada 10.000personas

Frecuencia no conocida (no puede estimarse a partir de los datos disponibles)

Los efectos adversos muy frecuentes pueden incluir:

  • Aumento de peso.

Los efectos adversos frecuentes pueden incluir:

  • Picor, congestión nasal o moqueo de nariz.
  • Aumento de apetito
  • Depresión, dificultad a la hora de dormir o permanecer dormido
  • Somnolencia
  • Estreñimiento, molestias en el estómago, náuseas.
  • Dolor de los músculos
  • Períodos menstruales irregulares, dolor en las mamas
  • Fatiga

Los efectos adversos poco frecuentes pueden incluir:

  • Reacción alérgica
  • Síntomas de depresión, dificultad a la hora conciliar el sueño, sentimiento de indiferencia, ansiedad
  • Movimientos anormales de los músculos, desorientación, debilidad o calma inusual, sensación anormal de hormigueo en brazos y piernas, intranquilidad o preocupación, zumbido en los oídos, contracción involuntaria y prolongada de los músculos del cuello (tortícolis), debilidad
  • Percepción del latido cardíaco (palpitaciones)
  • Presión arterial baja (hipotensión), enrojecimiento
  • Obstrucción intestinal, sequedad de boca, alteraciones del aparato digestivo, indigestión y vómitos
  • Sudoración excesiva, urticaria, erupción cutánea
  • Calambres musculares, contracciones musculares
  • Flujo menstrual abundante y duradero, alteraciones menstruales (períodos menstruales irregulares o ausentes), menstruación escasa o poco frecuente, aumento de las mamas, pérdida del deseo sexual
  • Hinchazón por acumulación de líquidos en los tejidos, en las piernas y pies o en otras partes del cuerpo, sensación de debilidad completa o falta de energía (astenia)

Los efectos adversos de frecuencia no conocida pueden incluir:

  • Incapacidad para quedarse quieto, movimientos lentos y retardados, movimiento de los músculos rígidos como una rueda dentada, dificultad en el movimiento, movimiento tembloroso involuntario, conjunto de síntomas conocido como síntomas extrapiramidales (SEP) que generalmente incluyen movimientos involuntarios anormales de los músculos; síndrome o enfermedad de Parkinson (enfermedad crónica y degenerativa que afecta a los nervios y que provoca una incapacidad de movimiento progresiva “parálisis”), alteración en la marcha o en la forma de andar, sensación de sueño, temblor
  • Enrojecimiento o coloración rosa de la piel, reacción alérgica grave que causa hinchazón en la cara, labios, boca, lengua o garganta que puede provocar dificultad para tragar o respirar, picor
  • Rigidez muscular
  • Secreción de fluido por los pezones
  • Aumento de las transaminasas hepáticas

Si considera que alguno de los efectos adversos que sufre es grave o si aprecia cualquier efecto adverso no mencionado en este prospecto, informe a su médico o farmacéutico.

Comunicación de efectos adversos:

Si experimenta cualquier tipo de efecto adverso, consulte a su médico o farmacéutico, incluso si se trata de posibles efectos adversos que no aparecen en este prospecto. También puede comunicarlos directamente a través del Sistema Español de Farmacovigilancia de medicamentos de Uso Humano: https://www.notificaram.es. Mediante la comunicación de efectos adversos usted puede contribuir a proporcionar más información sobre la seguridad de este medicamento.

Mantener este medicamento fuera de la vista y del alcance de los niños.

No conservar a temperatura superior a 25 ºC.

No utilice Sibelium después de la fecha de caducidad que aparece en el envase después de CAD. La fecha de caducidad es el último día del mes que se indica.

No utilice este medicamento si observa signos de deterioro.

Los medicamentos no se deben tirar por los desagües ni a la basura. Deposite los envases y los medicamentos que no necesita en el Punto SIGREPROSPECTO SIBELIUM 5 mg COMPRIMIDOS (2)de la farmacia. En caso de duda pregunte a su farmacéutico cómo deshacerse de los envases y de los medicamentos que no necesita. De esta forma, ayudará a proteger el medio ambiente.

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Composición de Sibelium

- El principio activo es flunarizina (en forma de hidrocloruro). Cada comprimido contiene 5 mg de flunarizina.

- Los demás componentes son: lactosa monohidrato, almidón de maíz, polivinilpirrolidona, celulosa microcristalina, talco y estearato de magnesio.

Aspecto del producto y contenido del envase

Sibelium son comprimidos blancos, circulares, planos, biselados con anagrama Sibelium en una cara.

Se presenta en blíster. Envases con 30 y 60 comprimidos.

Titular de la autorización de comercialización y responsable de la fabricación

Titular de la autorización de comercialización:

Esteve Pharmaceuticals, S.A.

Passeig de la Zona Franca, 109

08038 Barcelona

Responsable de la fabricación:

TOWA Pharmaceutical Europe, S.L.

c/ de San Martí, 75-97

08107 Martorelles (Barcelona)

Fecha de la última revisión de este prospecto: Agosto 2017

Otras fuentes de información:

(Video) Medicina para todos: Migraña

La información detallada y actualizada de este medicamento está disponible en la página Web de la Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (AEMPS) http://www.aemps.gob.es/

FAQs

Does Sibelium cure migraine? ›

Sibelium 10mg Tablet is a medicine used for the prevention of migraines. However, it cannot treat an acute attack and will only work to prevent migraines for as long as you continue to take the medicine. This medicine relaxes the brain, preventing migraine headaches.

How long should I take flunarizine for migraine? ›

You should encourage your child to continue with the medicine as it may not take full effect for about eight to 12 weeks. If beneficial, the medicine will usually be used for at least six months but you will be advised further about this by your doctor.

Can we take Sibelium daily? ›

No, do not take Sibelium 10 mg Tablet 30's until prescribed by your doctor. It is only taken for headache due to migraine that to when prescribed by a doctor.

How long does Sibelium take to work? ›

SIBELIUM is a selective calcium antagonist. It prevents cellular calcium overload by reducing excessive transmembrane calcium influxes. Flunarizine is well absorbed from the gut, reaching peak plasma levels within 2 - 4 hours and reaching steady state at 5 - 6 weeks.

When should I stop taking flunarizine? ›

It further recommends that flunarizine treatment should be stopped after 6 months and that it should only be re-started if the person's condition relapses (Irish summary of product characteristics: Sibelium).

How long should you take Sibelium? ›

The maximum recommended treatment duration is 6 months. Pediatrics (5 years of age and younger): migraine prophylaxis: The safety and efficacy of flunarizine (Sibelium) for prophylaxis of migraine in pediatric patients aged 5 years and younger have not been established.

How do you permanently cure a migraine? ›

Consider the basics:
  1. Be consistent. Eat at about the same time every day.
  2. Don't skip meals. Fasting increases the risk of migraines.
  3. Keep a food journal. Keeping track of the foods you eat and when you experience migraines can help identify potential food triggers.
  4. Avoid foods that trigger migraines.

Is Sibelium harmful? ›

Sibelium 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have heart problems as it may lead to heart failure. Inform your doctor if you have heart problems before taking this medicine. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring might be required based on the severity of your condition.

Can migraine be cured? ›

There's currently no cure for migraines, although a number of treatments are available to help ease the symptoms. It may take time to work out the best treatment for you. You may need to try different types or combinations of medicines before you find the most effective ones.

Can I stop taking Flunarizine? ›

Do not abruptly stop taking FLUNARIZINE or skip any doses. It is advised to finish the full course of treatment. The doctor will advise you if dose adjustment is required depending upon your medical condition.

Is Sibelium a sleeping pill? ›

A: Yes, Sibelium 10 mg tablet causes sleepiness, it is recommended that you should take rest after taking this medicine.

Why does migraine pain happen? ›

One aspect of migraine pain theory explains that migraine pain happens due to waves of activity by groups of excitable brain cells. These trigger chemicals, such as serotonin, to narrow blood vessels. Serotonin is a chemical necessary for communication between nerve cells.

What are the reasons for migraine headache? ›

There are a number of migraine triggers, including:
  • Hormonal changes in women. Fluctuations in estrogen, such as before or during menstrual periods, pregnancy and menopause, seem to trigger headaches in many women. ...
  • Drinks. ...
  • Stress. ...
  • Sensory stimuli. ...
  • Sleep changes. ...
  • Physical factors. ...
  • Weather changes. ...
  • Medications.
2 Jul 2021

Is migraine a serious problem? ›

Migraines can severely affect your quality of life and stop you carrying out your normal daily activities. Some people find they need to stay in bed for days at a time. But a number of effective treatments are available to reduce the symptoms and prevent further attacks.

Can I take Sibelium in the morning? ›

You should take Cardizem LA at about the same time once each day either in the morning or at bedtime. If you have questions about when to take your medicine, ask your doctor.

Why is Sibelium used? ›

Sibelium Tablets are for use in adults. They have been prescribed for you to help your migraine-type headaches. If you take Sibelium Tablets regularly they can help you get fewer headaches, or less painful headaches. They can stop some migraine attacks starting and help make other attacks less severe.

Is Flunarizine good for migraine? ›

The use of flunarizine, a drug which has proven its efficacy in migraine, is often associated with important side effects. The aim of this paper has been to check their incidence at different dose levels (5 mg vs 10 mg).

How long does Flunarizine stay in your system? ›

Elimination half life varies widely between individuals and is about 5 to 15 hours after a single dose, and 18 to 19 days on average when given daily.

Does Flunarizine cause depression? ›

In contrast, flunarizine, a calcium-channel antagonist used for acute and prophylactic treatment of migraine headaches, has been associated with depression.

Who should not take Sibelium? ›

Sibelium 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a partial/total obstruction of the urinary tract. It may cause kidney failure. Inform your doctor if you have such a condition before taking this medicine.

Is a migraine a headache? ›

When most people hear the term migraine, they often think of a severe headache. But headaches are only one symptom of migraines, and they can range in severity and length. "Migraines are a neurological disease that involve nerve pathways and chemicals," explains Brockman.

Does Sibelium delay period? ›

Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. On the aspect of missing your period can be Sibelium (Flunarizine) because it has some effect of blocking the dopamine receptor in the brain. Besides, it is a calcium channel blocking effect.

Is migraine a lifetime disease? ›

Migraine is a common, inherited, lifelong, and often debilitating illness that impacts people most during their productive working and parenting years. It has been associated with a higher risk of vascular disorders such as stroke and heart attack, and psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety.

What is the best migraine medicine? ›

These are all meant to be taken on an as-needed basis, at the first sign of headache, and they include Sumatriptan (Imitrex); Zolmitriptan (Zomig); Rizatriptan (Maxalt); and Eletriptan (Relpax). These are the most popular and the best working drugs, with the best evidence and safety.

What foods to avoid if you have migraines? ›

10 Migraine-Triggering Foods
  • Excessive coffee. ...
  • Red wine. ...
  • Aged cheeses. ...
  • Chocolate. ...
  • Citrus fruits. ...
  • Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. ...
  • Yeast. ...
  • Monosodium glutamate (a.k.a. MSG)

Does Sibelium have side effects? ›

Ans: Sibelium 10 mg tablet is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects like Twitching And Unusual Movement Of Muscles, Swelling Of Face, Lips, Eyelids, Tongue, Hands And Feet, Weight Gain, Increased Appetite, Blocked Or Runny Nose, Irregular Menstrual Periods, Unusual Tiredness And Weakness, Excessive ...

How do you diagnose migraines? ›

There's no specific test to diagnose migraines. For an accurate diagnosis to be made, a GP must identify a pattern of recurring headaches along with the associated symptoms. Migraines can be unpredictable, sometimes occurring without the other symptoms. Obtaining an accurate diagnosis can sometimes take time.

Does flunarizine lower blood pressure? ›

Flunarizine is reported to produce only slight decreases of systemic arterial blood pressure.

How can I prevent migraines naturally? ›

Speak with a doctor about a treatment plan that works for you.
  1. Avoid certain foods. Diet plays a vital role in preventing migraine attacks. ...
  2. Apply lavender oil. Inhaling lavender essential oil may ease migraine pain. ...
  3. Try acupuncture. ...
  4. Look for feverfew. ...
  5. Apply peppermint oil. ...
  6. Ginger. ...
  7. Sign up for yoga. ...
  8. Try biofeedback.

Can stress cause migraines? ›

Stress and migraines are linked in a vicious cycle. Stress in your life can trigger a migraine and keep it going. Chronic migraine pain can boost your stress. As many as 80% of people who get migraines list stress as a common trigger.

How long can migraines last? ›

The headache portion of an attack can last from four hours to three days. An entire migraine attack—including prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome—may last anywhere from a bit more than one day to slightly more than a week at its very longest, though this is not typical.

Who should not take Flunarizine? ›

Flunarizine should not be taken by people with depression or by people with Parkinson's disease or movement disorders. Weight gain is a very common side effect with flunarizine, which can affect about 10 in every 100 people taking it.

Why Flunarizine is used? ›

Flunarizine is used to prevent migraine headaches with or without aura (warning signs that occur before the headache begins). This medication should not be used for treatment of acute migraine headaches (headaches that have already started).

How does Flunarizine work? ›

Flunarizine is a selective calcium entry blocker with calmodulin binding properties and histamine H1 blocking activity. Flunarizine inhibits the influx of extracellular calcium through myocardial and vascular membrane pores by physically plugging the channel.

When should I take Sibelium 5 mg? ›

Sibelium 5 Mg Tablet is a Tablet manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. It is commonly used for the diagnosis or treatment of Migraine, peripheral disorders, Cerebrovascular disorders, vertigo, vestibular disorders. It has some side effects such as Drowsiness, Increased appetite, Irregular menstrual cycle.

What is the fastest way to get rid of a migraine? ›

In this Article
  1. Try a Cold Pack.
  2. Use a Heating Pad or Hot Compress.
  3. Ease Pressure on Your Scalp or Head.
  4. Dim the Lights.
  5. Try Not to Chew.
  6. Hydrate.
  7. Get Some Caffeine.
  8. Practice Relaxation.
17 Aug 2022

Can Sibelium cause constipation? ›

In some cases, Sibelium 5mg Tablet 30's may cause fatigue, constipation, nausea, runny nose, and insomnia (difficulty sleeping). Most of these side effects of Sibelium 5mg Tablet 30's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time.

Do migraines affect brain? ›

Many of the patients I see with migraine are concerned that the migraine attacks or the disease is causing permanent damage. To the best of our understanding, that's completely wrong. Migraine patients do not have to be worried about long-term brain damage. It simply doesn't happen.

What part of the brain does a migraine affect? ›

These findings suggest that the hypothalamus-brainstem network might be the real driver of migraine attacks. Different regions of the hypothalamus seem be involved in the onset of the migraine attack and in migraine chronification.

Where is migraine pain located? ›

A migraine is usually an intense pounding headache that can last for hours or even days. The pounding or pulsing pain usually begins in the forehead, the side of the head, or around the eyes. The headache gradually gets worse.

Can you sleep with a migraine? ›

Going to sleep with an untreated migraine is commonly a mistake as it may worsen during the night and become difficult to treat in the morning. If a migraineur is sleep deprived, he or she can expect more migraines, while those who oversleep may wake with attacks that are very resistant to therapy.

What are the 3 types of migraines? ›

Types of migraine
  • Migraine with aura. A type of migraine where you have a warning sign (an 'aura') that a migraine attack is going to happen. ...
  • Migraine without aura. The most common type of migraine. ...
  • Chronic migraine. ...
  • Migraine with brainstem aura. ...
  • Vestibular migraine. ...
  • Abdominal migraine. ...
  • Hemiplegic migraine. ...
  • Menstrual migraine.

How many migraines a month is normal? ›

Most people experience migraine episodes 2-4 times a month while others may only have 1-2 episodes a year. Migraines can be classified into distinct categories based on the number of episodes: Acute or episodic migraine: 1-14 of fewer migraine headaches a month.

Is migraine a symptom of brain tumor? ›

Here's the reassuring truth: Headache, by itself, is rarely caused by a tumor. According to a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins' Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center, the chance that your headache is a sign of a brain tumor is very remote.

Can Sibelium cure migraine? ›

Sibelium 10mg Tablet is a medicine used for the prevention of migraines. However, it cannot treat an acute attack and will only work to prevent migraines for as long as you continue to take the medicine. This medicine relaxes the brain, preventing migraine headaches.

Can we stop Sibelium? ›

Usually if asymptomatic for more than 6 months they can be discontinued by taking half the dose over a week and then on alternate days for another week then stop..

How long does it take for flunarizine to work? ›

Flunarizine should be taken at night-time starting with a low dose. This may then be increased as recommended by the doctor. You should encourage your child to continue with the medicine as it may not take full effect for about eight to 12 weeks.

How long does Sibelium take to work? ›

SIBELIUM is a selective calcium antagonist. It prevents cellular calcium overload by reducing excessive transmembrane calcium influxes. Flunarizine is well absorbed from the gut, reaching peak plasma levels within 2 - 4 hours and reaching steady state at 5 - 6 weeks.

Can I take Flunarizine twice a day? ›

USES: This medication is used to prevent migraine headaches. It is effective in reducing the frequency of migraine attacks and to a lesser extent, the severity. HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth exactly as prescribed, usually once a day in the evening.

Is flunarizine a painkiller? ›

Description. Flunarizine is a medicine used to prevent migraine headaches. Migraine is a medical condition characterised by intense throbbing pain or a pulsating feeling on one side of the head. This medicine helps to reduce the severity of the headache and frequency of migraine attacks.

When should I stop taking flunarizine? ›

It further recommends that flunarizine treatment should be stopped after 6 months and that it should only be re-started if the person's condition relapses (Irish summary of product characteristics: Sibelium).

Is flunarizine an antidepressant? ›

Flunarizine 20 mg/kg exhibited significant antidepressant activity in our previous study using forced swim test (FST) in mice, which was contradictory to the findings of other authors.

What class of drug is flunarizine? ›

Flunarizine is a class IV calcium antagonist with a pharmacological profile which suggests its therapeutic potential in a number of neurological and cerebrovascular disorders.

Can I stop flunarizine? ›

Do not abruptly stop taking FLUNARIZINE or skip any doses. It is advised to finish the full course of treatment. The doctor will advise you if dose adjustment is required depending upon your medical condition.

Does flunarizine cause acidity? ›

The common side effects of Flunarizine are drowsiness, weight gain, nausea, heartburn, anxiety and depression (as seen in adults). Should these effects persist for longer durations inform your physician.

Is flunarizine an antihistamine? ›

Flunarizine is a first-generation H1-antihistamine. H1-antihistamines interfere with the agonist action of histamine at the H1 receptor and are administered to attenuate inflammatory process in order to treat conditions such as allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and urticaria.

Is Sibelium harmful? ›

Sibelium 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have heart problems as it may lead to heart failure. Inform your doctor if you have heart problems before taking this medicine. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring might be required based on the severity of your condition.

Can we stop Sibelium? ›

Usually if asymptomatic for more than 6 months they can be discontinued by taking half the dose over a week and then on alternate days for another week then stop..

Is Sibelium addictive? ›

No habit forming tendencies were reported for Sibelium 5 MG Tablet. It is not known whether Sibelium 5 MG Tablet is safe to use in pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Is flunarizine good for migraine? ›

The use of flunarizine, a drug which has proven its efficacy in migraine, is often associated with important side effects. The aim of this paper has been to check their incidence at different dose levels (5 mg vs 10 mg).

Can migraine be cured? ›

There's currently no cure for migraines, although a number of treatments are available to help ease the symptoms. It may take time to work out the best treatment for you. You may need to try different types or combinations of medicines before you find the most effective ones.

Is Sibelium a sleeping pill? ›

Sibelium 5 Mg Tablet is a Tablet manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. It is commonly used for the diagnosis or treatment of Migraine, peripheral disorders, Cerebrovascular disorders, vertigo, vestibular disorders. It has some side effects such as Drowsiness, Increased appetite, Irregular menstrual cycle.

Does Sibelium have side effects? ›

Ans: Sibelium 10 mg tablet is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects like Twitching And Unusual Movement Of Muscles, Swelling Of Face, Lips, Eyelids, Tongue, Hands And Feet, Weight Gain, Increased Appetite, Blocked Or Runny Nose, Irregular Menstrual Periods, Unusual Tiredness And Weakness, Excessive ...

Can I take Sibelium in the morning? ›

You should take Cardizem LA at about the same time once each day either in the morning or at bedtime. If you have questions about when to take your medicine, ask your doctor.

Why does migraine pain happen? ›

One aspect of migraine pain theory explains that migraine pain happens due to waves of activity by groups of excitable brain cells. These trigger chemicals, such as serotonin, to narrow blood vessels. Serotonin is a chemical necessary for communication between nerve cells.

Is Sibelium a blood thinner? ›

Sibelium tablets contain flunarizine. They belong to a group of medicines known as calcium channel blockers, which work by preventing the narrowing of blood vessels.

Can Sibelium cause depression? ›

One may experience an increase in weight, dizziness or depression when taking Sibelium. Most of which are temporary but if you feel the side effects persist, contact your doctor immediately.

What do migraine mean? ›

A migraine is a common neurological disease that causes a variety of symptoms, most notably a throbbing, pulsing headache on one side of your head. Your migraine will likely get worse with physical activity, lights, sounds or smells. It may last at least four hours or even days.

Does Sibelium delay period? ›

Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. On the aspect of missing your period can be Sibelium (Flunarizine) because it has some effect of blocking the dopamine receptor in the brain. Besides, it is a calcium channel blocking effect.

Can I stop taking Flunarizine? ›

Do not abruptly stop taking FLUNARIZINE or skip any doses. It is advised to finish the full course of treatment. The doctor will advise you if dose adjustment is required depending upon your medical condition.

Why Flunarizine is used? ›

Flunarizine is used to prevent migraine headaches with or without aura (warning signs that occur before the headache begins). This medication should not be used for treatment of acute migraine headaches (headaches that have already started).

Does Flunarizine lower blood pressure? ›

Flunarizine is reported to produce only slight decreases of systemic arterial blood pressure.

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