Brief overview of Sibelium:
Sibelium is an orally administered medication that is commonly used for the treatment of a migraine (reduces the frequency and severity). This medication is also used for the treatment of Vertigo and epilepsy. Sibelium is internationally marketed medication that contains Flunarizine as the active ingredient. It produces quick action against severe migraine attacks. This medication significantly reduces headache frequency and severity in both adults and children.
How Sibelium works?
Sibelium falls under the class of medication called as non-selective calcium channel blocker. This medication blocks the entry of calcium through calcium channels.
What are the contraindications of Sibelium?
- Do not use this medication if you have a depressive illness or with a history of recurrent depression.
- This medication is contraindicated if you have Parkinson's disease or other extrapyramidal disorders.
- You should not use this medication if you have hypersensitivity to Flunarizine, or to any excipients.
What are the drug interactions of Sibelium?
If you are taking following medications you have to consult a doctor as it can cause drug interactions such as Hypnotics, Tranquillisers, and Anti-hypertensive drugs.
What are the common side effects of Sibelium?
This medication may produce some common side effects that can be tolerated by patients. If it becomes more severe then consult a doctor such as depression, drowsiness, constipation, irregular menstrual cycle, increased appetite, running nose, nasal congestion.
How to take Sibelium?
You should administer Sibelium orally with the help of water. This medication is normally prescribed 10 mg to adults a day at bedtime. If the patient is over 65 years of age then take a lower dose of 5 mg a day. While taking this medication a patient must have regular check-ups. Sibelium can be administered with or without food. Avoid use of more than recommended dose as it may produce overdosed symptoms.
What are the precautions that should be followed while taking Sibelium?
- If you are more than 65 years you have to take this medication regularly.
- In the case of pregnancy and lactation, the effect of this medication is not known so do not take it.
- Do not consume alcohol while taking this medication.