FLUPIRTINE belongs to a group of 'non-opioid analgesics' medicines used to provide relief from mild to moderate pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal pain. Pain is an unpleasant sensation and emotional experience that is associated with damage to tissues. It allows the body to react and prevent further tissue damage. Pain can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic). Perception of pain can differ from person to person where from tolerable to non-tolerable.
FLUPIRTINE compromises of 'Flupirtine' that exerts dual effects by relaxing muscles and treating pain. It works by blocking the signals responsible for the sense of pain and inflammation produced at the sites of injury and damage.
Take FLUPIRTINE as prescribed by your doctor. You are suggested to take $ame as long as your doctor has prescribed it after checking your medical condition. Some persons may experience common side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, pruritus (itchy skin), dry mouth and gastric fullness, nausea and muscle tremor. Most of the side effects of FLUPIRTINE do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Do not take FLUPIRTINE if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by the doctor. FLUPIRTINE may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so drive with caution. FLUPIRTINE should not be given to children as safety and efficacy have not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol and FLUPIRTINE as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness, it might also increase stomach bleeding risk. Do not take other pain killers along with FLUPIRTINE unless prescribed by the doctor. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side-effects. People with hepatic encephalopathy, myasthenia gravis, any liver problems, tinnitus should not take FLUPIRTINE as it may lead to life-threatening conditions.
Musculoskeletal pain, Headache, Nerve pain, Cancer pain, Muscle pain, Post-surgery pain, Menstrual cramps.
FLUPIRTINE is used to provide relief from mild to moderate pain and inflammation associated with muscle pain involving the musculoskeletal system, tension headaches, dental extraction, pain associated with muscle spasm, tumour or cancer pain and pain after trauma-related/orthopaedic surgery and injuries. Additionally, FLUPIRTINE also relieve symptoms of abnormal menses cycle like menstrual period pain, premenstrual syndrome symptoms (PMS) and heavy menstrual periods management in women. FLUPIRTINE exerts dual effects by relaxing muscles and treating pain. It works by blocking the signals responsible for the sense of pain and inflammation produced at the sites of injury and damage. FLUPIRTINE has better tolerability than other pain killers and has low gastric problems (like gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcer and blockage). Long-term use of opioids pain killers leads to side effects like nausea, constipation, sedation, confusion, pruritis, urinary retention, tolerance and dependence which may be experienced with FLUPIRTINE.
A person dealing with kidney problems, over 65 years of age or taking blood clotting (anticoagulants) medicines should only take FLUPIRTINE after consulting with the doctor. FLUPIRTINE is not recommended during pregnancy as safety and efficacy of FLUPIRTINE is not established. However, your doctor may prescribe FLUPIRTINE for you during pregnancy if he/she feels the benefit to you outweighs the risk. While FLUPIRTINE may pass in the lactating mother's breast milk, it is advisable to take it only if prescribed by your doctor. FLUPIRTINE tends to cause stomach upset. Thus, it is recommended to consume FLUPIRTINE with meals to minimize gastric side effects. If you have a peptic ulcer diagnosis, FLUPIRTINE is best avoided unless prescribed by your doctor. FLUPIRTINE can cause liver injury when taken in large doses. Concomitant use of alcohol is best avoided as it aggravates liver toxicity. Although it is generally a safe medicine to use, it should be avoided in patients with kidney disease as FLUPIRTINE may hurt renal functions. In case you develop diarrhoea or vomiting when taking FLUPIRTINE, consult your doctor about the continuation of FLUPIRTINE as it can increase dehydration and lead to kidney damage. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided during the treatment with FLUPIRTINE as it may lead to increased risk of liver damage. If you have a severe allergy to painkillers or have hepatic encephalopathy, myasthenia gravis any liver problems then don't take FLUPIRTINE as it can cause serious side effects.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Drugs containing painkillers (nimesulide, paracetamol), blood clotting agents (warfarin), blood pressure-lowering agents (hydrochlorothiazide),anti-epilepsy medicine (carbamazepine), medicines for mania (lithium) should not be taken with FLUPIRTINE as they may interact with FLUPIRTINE.
Drug-Food Interaction: Limit alcohol as it may worsen liver problems.
Drug-Disease Interaction: People with hepatic encephalopathy, myasthenia gravis, any liver problems, or tinnitus should not take FLUPIRTINE as it may lead to life-threatening conditions.
You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with FLUPIRTINE to avoid unpleasant side-effects of this medicine.
FLUPIRTINE is not recommended during pregnancy as safety and efficacy of FLUPIRTINE is not established. However, your doctor may prescribe FLUPIRTINE for you during pregnancy if he/she feels the benefit to you outweighs the risk.
While FLUPIRTINE may pass in the breast milk of lactating mother so, it is advisable to take it only if prescribed by your doctor.
In some cases, FLUPIRTINE may cause dizziness and drowsiness. So if you observe such symptoms immediately stop the intake of FLUPIRTINE.
It is advised to consult with a doctor as this medicine can not be used in persons dealing with liver problems.
A person dealing with kidney problems should take FLUPIRTINE only after consulting with a doctor.
FLUPIRTINE not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Persons taking FLUPIRTINE may have false-positive results for urobilinogen, bilirubin and urine protein on urine test strips. So tell your lab assistant that you are taking FLUPIRTINE.
Pain is a symptom triggered by the nervous system, causing uncomfortable sensations in the body. Pain can be dull or sharp. It can be described as a stinging, throbbing, sore and pinching sensation. Pain can occur frequently, or it can be consistent. The tolerance of pain can vary from person to person. Pain can be acute or can occur for a longer duration, it can be localized or can be overall. The common causes of pain are cramps, headache, muscle strain, arthritis or bone fractures. Pain can help diagnose a person's condition to know any underlying problems.
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