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Flavoxate

Molecule Description

Flavoxate is an anti-spasmodic medicine used to reduce muscle spasms of the bladder 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
  • Glaucoma
  • If you have an illness which causes general weakness of the muscles

Side effects of Flavoxate

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fast heartbeats
  • Confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Rash and itching

Precautions and Warnings of Flavoxate

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Flavoxate during pregnancy?
A:
You should not take this medicine during pregnancy. It is because the safety of this medicine for use during pregnancy has not been established.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Flavoxate while breastfeeding?
A:
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.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Flavoxate?
A:
This medicine may cause somnolence or blurred vision. If affected, do not drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Flavoxate?
A:
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

Overdose

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.
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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.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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