Flupirtine

Description

Flupirtine is used to treat acute and chronic pain associated with various conditions such as menstrual cramps, tension headache, cancer, trauma, surgeries, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Flupirtine

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Itching
  • Dry mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Shaking of the hands or feet
  • Sleep disturbances

Uses of Flupirtine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to flupirtine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary.
General warnings

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Kidney injury

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Warfarin

Paracetamol

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by inhibiting the actions of certain chemical substances in the body that are responsible for causing and sensing pain.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Analgesics, NMDA receptor antagonist

Schedule

Schedule H

Flupirtine: Clinical pharmacology- NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339720/

[Internet]. Mri.cts-mrp.eu. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

http://mri.cts-mrp.eu/download/DE_H_3519_001_FinalPL.pdf

[Internet]. Sigmaaldrich.com. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/content/dam/sigma-aldrich/docs/Sigma/Datasheet/7/f8927dat.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Aug 2018

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