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What is Flunarizine used for?

Dr. Flunarizine tablet is a vitamin tablet? One famous Dr. In Thurivhendur, Tamil nadu, sauth India prescribed this tablet for 12 years boy for headache and he said to the boy s mother that this is vitamin tablet, use it continuously for 3 months. This is true? That tablet is not vitamins tablet. I am correct? Please reply
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
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Hello,

You're right, it is not a vitamin tablet.

Flunarizine is a calcium channel blocker and an antihistamine commonly prescribed for the prevention of migraine, occlusive peripheral vascular disease, vertigo of central and peripheral origin and other conditions.

A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsating sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

His doctor seems to have prescribed this drug to prevent the migraine.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali
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