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Luna 5MG tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blockers, is used to treat migraine attacks. Migraine is a condition characterized by intense throbbing pain or a pulsating feeling on one side of the head. It is also used to treat and prevent vertigo (spinning feeling) and other conditions of the inner ear and the brain (vestibular disorders). The medicine does not treat a headache that has already set in. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Luna 5MG tablet is Flunarizine (5MG)
Migraine headaches are thought to be caused from the dilation of blood vessels in the head and affects the blood flow in the brain and surrounding tissues. Flunarizine works by affecting the levels of certain neurotransmitters like calcium ions in the cells, reduces arterial and arteriolar smooth muscle spasm. It helps in improving the blood flow in brain and prevents abnormal activity of muscles that trigger migraines, thus effective in preventing migraine attacks.
Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Luna 5MG tablet:
Luna 5MG tablet is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Take Luna 5MG tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet may be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. For patients above 65 years, the medicine should be taken at night time before going to bed.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.
Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Luna 5MG tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
Use this tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Luna 5MG tablet may be required in the following conditions:
The medicine is safe to use among patients with kidney problems. Adjustments of dose of the medicine may not be needed. However, if you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.
Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.
It is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.
The medicine is likely unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.
Consumption of alcohol with this tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects such as drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, dizziness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.
The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.
There are no known food interactions with this medicine.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Luna 5MG tablet with phenytoin, carbamazepine, diazepam, amlodipine, ethinyl oestradiol, diltiazem, verapamil, barbiturates, phenothiazine, indomethacin.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for migraine occlusive peripheral vascular disease, vertigo of central and peripheral origin and as an adjuvant in the therapy of epilepsy.
Flunarizine affects centers in the brain to stop headaches and dizziness.
PO- The recommended dose is 10mgday at bedtime. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Weight gain
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
`If you have an allergy to flunarizine or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Low mood (depression) or Parkinsons disease. This drug is not helpful during a migraine attack. If you are breast-feeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life. Shakiness, trouble moving around, or stiffness. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store it at room temperature.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Peripheral Vasodilators & Cerebral Activators, Antimigraine Preparations, Antivertigo Drugs
The tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blockers, is used to treat migraine attacks. Migraine is a condition characterized by intense throbbing pain or a pulsating feeling on one side of the head. It is also used to treat and prevent vertigo (spinning feeling) and other conditions of the inner ear and the brain (vestibular disorders). The medicine does not treat a headache that has already set in.
The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include depression, drowsiness or sleepiness, weight gain, increased appetite, unusual weakness or tiredness, excessive sweating, dry mouth, changes in mood, constipation, fatigue. Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as blocked or runny nose, change in libido, irregular menstrual periods, ringing or buzzing in the ears, tingling or numbness of the hands and feet, swelling of face, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet.
The tablet may be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food.
If you ever had impaired kidney function, severe liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, history of depression, pre-existing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, extrapyramidal disorders. Caution is advised among patients with glaucoma, heart diseases, porphyria (an inherited blood disorder), urinary tract obstruction, gastrointestinal blockage, hepatic impairment, children and elderly, pregnancy and lactation.
The tablet may decrease alertness, impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.
The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to sedation, agitation, fast heartbeat, abnormal physical weakness.
The tablet is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.
No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases side effects such as drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.
This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.
This tablet is not recommended for children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is within 2-4 hours of administration.
The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 18 hours.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. For patients above 65 years, the medicine should be taken at night time before going to bed.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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