Flavoxate is an anti-spasmodic medicine used to reduce muscle spasms of the bla
dder and urinary tract.
Uses of Flavoxate
- It is used in the treatment of:
- Painful and frequent urination
- Uncontrolled urination at night
- Bladder pain
Contraindications of Flavoxate
When should one not use Flavoxate
- Allergy to this medicine
- Bladder infections
- Gastrointestinal disease or bleeding
- Muscular inability to swallow
- If you have an illness which causes general weakness of the muscles
Side effects of Flavoxate
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Fast heartbeats
- Rash and itching
Precautions and Warnings of Flavoxate
Can I take Flavoxate during pregnancy?
You should not take this medicine during pregnancy. It is because the safety of this medicine for use during pregnancy has not been established.
Can I take Flavoxate while breastfeeding?
It is probably unsafe to take this medicine if you are or plan to breastfeed. It is because the safety of this medicine for use during breastfeeding has not been established.
Can I drive if I have consumed Flavoxate?
This medicine may cause somnolence or blurred vision. If affected, do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Flavoxate?
No specific information available about interaction of this medicine with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Not to be taken by children younger than 12 years of age
- Tell your doctor if:
- You have any known allergy
- Impaired kidney function
Mode of Action of Flavoxate
How Does It Work?
Flavoxate is used to reduce pain and muscle spasm of the bladder and urinary tract by relaxing the smooth muscles of the bladder and urethra.
Interactions of Flavoxate
Interactions with other medicines
There are no known medicine interactions for Flavoxate. But it is better to inform your physician about all the medicines that you are taking.
Interactions with food items
No specific interactions with food have been reported yet. Drink plenty of liquids to prevent dehydration.
Dosage of Flavoxate
If you happen to take an overdose of the medicine, seek emergency medical care immediately. The effects of an overdose may be lethal. Symptoms of overdose include unsteadiness, severe dizziness, drowsiness, fever, flushed face, shortness of breath, nervousness, and irritability....
Missed a Dose
If you miss any dose, take it as early as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for a missed one....
Dr. Mansi Savla
B. Pharm, PharmD
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Flavoxate?
- Inform the doctor about your detailed medical and surgical history
- Inform your physician if you have any history of intestinal bleeding/ bloody diarrhea, etc.
- Also, inform if you are pregnant, lactating or planning a pregnancy
Q: Is this medicine addictive?
A: No, this medicine does not cause an addiction.
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