What is Flunarizine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Sibelium Zinasen

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Flunarizine, an international medication is a calcium channel blocker. It is used to prevent migraine headache.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine 5 2
Headaches 3 5
Migraine headaches 3 2
Cerebral vasospasm 1 0
Difficulty staying asleep 1 0
Insomnia 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Flunarizine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dizziness 1
Dry mouth 1
Headaches 1
Heart palpitations 1
Nausea 1
Night sweats 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Flunarizine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 3
Side effects too severe 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Flunarizine

Duration

Stopped taking Flunarizine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 8
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Flunarizine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Propranolol (Inderal) 1
Verapamil (Verapamil ER) 1

Patients stopped taking Flunarizine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Topiramate (Topamax) 1
Zolmitriptan (Zomig) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Flunarizine.