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Generic name: Flunarizine
Brand names: Sibeliums, Apo-Flunarizine
Flunarizine is used to prevent migraine headaches
Flunarizine medication helps to reduce the frequency of attacks and to a lesser extent the severity of attacks. Flunarizine does not appear to have an effect on how long attacks last. It should not be used to treat acute migraine headaches.
Flunarizine is a drug classified as a calcium channel blocker. Flunarizine is a selective calcium entry blocker with calmodulin binding properties and histamine H1 blocking activity. It is effective in the prophylaxis of migraine, occlusive peripheral vascular disease, vertigo of central and peripheral origin, and as an adjuvant in the therapy of epilepsy. It may help to reduce the severity and duration of attacks of paralysis associated with the more serious form of alternating hemiplegia.
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