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Retense 100mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Flupirtine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Flupirtine is a particular neuronal potassium channel opener (SNEPCO). It likewise has NMDA receptor foe and GABAA receptor modulatory properties.

This capsule helps in treating pain caused due to menstrual cramps, tension headache, cancer, trauma, and surgeries. On using this medication you may experience certain common as well as serious side effects such as

  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Liver impairment acute cholestatic hepatitis
  • Increase in blood bilirubin

The dosage for this medication should be determined by the doctor based on your medical history and current condition. The usual dose is either 100 or 200 mg per day depending on the severity of the condition.

The medication is used for the treatment of conditions like:

Side effects that might occur after consumption of this medicine include:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    This medication may cause excessive drowsinessif alcohol is consumed during the course of medication.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    The medication may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It may cause dizziness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    The dose may need to be decreased in patients with underlying kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with underlying kidney disease. Please Consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
    Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Retense 100mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is time for the next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Doctor consultation is advised if an overdose is suspected.

This medication is an analgesic which works by upregulating Bcl-2, increasing glutathione level, activating an important potassium channel, and delaying calcium retention capacity loss of inter-mitochondrial membrane. It also acts as an NMDA receptor antagonist without binding to the receptor.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine


    Do not use this medication in combination with Carbamazepine, Warfarin and Paracetamol.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Patients who suffer from Liver Disease should exercise caution while using this medication.
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About Retense 100mg Capsule
What are the uses of Retense 100mg Capsule
What are the contraindications of Retense 100mg Capsule ?
What are the side effects of Retense 100mg Capsule ?
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What are the substitutes for Retense 100mg Capsule ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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