Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Depression: If you experience depression (such as depressed thoughts or mood, lack of interest in normal activities, sleep changes, or extreme fatigue), contact your doctor or health care professional immediately.
Drowsiness/reduced alertness: Do not operate vehicles or equipment until you know how flunarizine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol, since it can add to the potential drowsiness caused by flunarizine.
Liver problems: Tell your doctor if you have ever had any liver problems.
Pregnancy: There is little information concerning the use of this medication during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Breast-feeding: Flunarizine passes into breast milk. It should not be used by nursing women.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of this medication has not been established for use by children less than 18 years old.
Seniors: The effectiveness of this medication for use by seniors has not been established.