Flexital 400mg Tablet
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Flexital tablet is a prescription medicine used to manage peripheral vascular disease, including intermittent claudication and rest pain. Peripheral vascular disease (PAD) is a chronic progressive circulatory problem in which narrowed vessels lead to partial or total peripheral vascular occlusion, resulting in reduced blood flow. Flexital tablet contains Pentoxifylline as its active ingredient. Pentoxifylline works by decreasing the thickness (viscosity) of blood. Hence, improve blood flow in patients with circulatory problems and reduce aching, cramping, and tiredness in the hands and feet. Flexital tablet duration and dosage should be as advised by your doctor. Tell your doctor about all other medications you are taking, as some may affect or be affected by this medicine. Avoid abrupt stoppage of Flexital tablet without consulting your doctor, as it can cause clinical worsening of your condition. Flexital tablet has the following side effects: dizziness, headache, flushing (sense of warmth on the face, ears, and neck), nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, and bloating....
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|Uses||Arterial and arteriovenous circulatory disorders, Claudication associated with peripheral vascular disease.|
|Side effects||Dizziness, Headache, Flushing (sense of warmth on the face, ears and neck), Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach upset|
|Classification||DRUGS FOR PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE|
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Uses of Flexital 400 MG
- As per CDSCO and USFDA, the Flexital tablet is used for the following:
- Treatment of arterial and arteriovenous circulatory disorders
- Treatment of Claudication associated with peripheral vascular disease
Contraindications of Flexital 400 MG
- Flexital tablet has the following contraindications:
- If you are allergic to a component of the Flexital tablet, i.e., Pentoxifylline
- If you have coronary artery disease (hardened and narrowed arteries)
- If you have heart disease or heart attack
- If you recently had a retinal or cerebrovascular haemorrhage
- If you have recently had surgery
- If you use medicine to treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
- If you have severe renal disease
- If you have severe hepatic impairment
Side effects of Flexital 400 MG
- Flexital tablet has the following side effects:
- Flushing (sense of warmth on the face, ears, and neck)
- Stomach upset
Precautions and Warnings of Flexital 400 MG
Can I take Flexital tablet during pregnancy?
Flexital tablet is not recommended for pregnant women. However, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies available on pregnant women, but some animal studies have shown side effects. Talk to your doctor to evaluate the risks and benefits of your condition.
Can I take Flexital tablet while breastfeeding?
Do not take a Flexital tablet while breastfeeding the baby. Limited human data suggest that this medicine may get excreted in breastmilk and can harm the baby. Discuss potential risks and benefits with your doctor before taking a Flexital tablet while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Flexital tablet?
Flexital tablets may cause side effects like dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Avoid driving if you think these side effects can interfere with your driving ability.
Can I consume alcohol with Flexital tablet?
No, do not consume alcohol with Flexital tablet or reduce its consumption. It can interfere with the functioning of the medicine and cause exaggerated side effects like bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have any allergic reactions after taking the Flexital tablet.
- You have chest pain.
- You notice bloody or tarry stools or coughing up blood.
- You experience any severe side effects persistently.
- You are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
- You have severe liver impairment.
- You have renal impairment.
- You are taking other prescription medications, herbal products, vitamins, and nutritional supplements or plan to take as there is a chance of interaction.
Mode of Action of Flexital 400 MG
How Does It Work?
Flexital tablet contains Pentoxifylline- 400mg as its active ingredient. Pentoxifylline decreases blood viscosity and improves blood flow and peripheral tissue oxygenation. Hence, improved blood flow in patients with circulatory problems reduces aching, cramping, and tiredness in the hands and feet....
Directions for Use of Flexital 400 MG
- Take Flexital tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
- Take Flexital tablet on a regular schedule, preferably at the same time every day.
- Take the Flexital tablet as a whole with a full glass of water. Do not break or chew the tablet.
- Do not exceed the recommended dosage of Flexital tablet as it can lead to overdose.
- Do not take Flexital tablet with other medications without consulting your doctor.
Interactions of Flexital 400 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Concomitant administration of Flexital tablet and theophylline-containing medicines increases theophylline levels and theophylline toxicity.
- Flexital tablet interaction can intensify the hypoglycaemic action of insulin and oral hypoglycaemic agents and may lead to low blood sugar.
- Flexital tablets may potentiate the effect of antihypertensive agents and may lead to severely low blood pressure.
- Flexital tablets should not be given concomitantly with warfarin as there is an increased risk of bleeding and prolongation of prothrombin time.
- Flexital tablet increases the risk of bleeding in patients taking platelet aggregation inhibitors (such as clopidogrel, eptifibatide, tirofiban, epoprostenol, iloprost, abciximab, anagrelide, NSAIDs other than selective COX-2 inhibitors, acetylsalicylate, ticlopidine, dipyridamole)....
Interactions with food items
- Continue with the usual diet unless instructed by the doctor.
Storage and disposal of Flexital 400 MG
Store Flexital tablet at room temperature in a cool and dry area, away from humidity and direct sunlight. Keep the medication away from children and pet animals in a locked cabin. Do not remove the Flexital tablet from its packing and store it within its original packaging. Do not flush the Flexital tablet down into the toilet or throw them into the dustbin. Medicines disposed of in this manner may contaminate the environment. Properly dispose of Flexital tablet when it is expired or no longer required. Contact local waste company for the disposal....
Dosage of Flexital 400 MG
Overdose of Flexital tablet can cause symptoms such as flushing, hypotension, convulsions, somnolence, loss of consciousness, fever, and agitation. Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms....
Missed a Dose
Missed doses of Flexital tablet should be taken right away unless it is almost time for the next dose. In that case, you should skip the forgotten dose (rather than taking a double dose) or call your doctor for further instructions. Do not take both doses of Flexital tablet at once as it can lead to overdose side effects....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I have been taking Flexital tablet for a few days, but my symptoms did not resolve. Can I increase the dose?
A: No, do not increase the doses of Flexital tablet on your own as it can worsen your condition. If your symptoms do not resolve, you should consult your doctor.
Q: What else can I do to improve my symptoms apart from taking the Flexital tablet?
A: Taking a Flexital tablet is only one part of a treatment program. You should also include a healthy diet and regular exercise while on this medication. If you have a smoking habit, you should avoid it.
Q: Can I discontinue the Flexital tablet on my own after I feel improvement in my symptoms?
A: No, suddenly stopping the consumption of Flexital tablet may lead to the return of previous symptoms, or it may worsen your condition. You must consult your doctor before stopping the consumption of the Flexital tablet.
Q: When is the best time to take Flexital tablet?
A: It would be best if you take a Flexital tablet with food. This will make it less likely to cause an upset stomach. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time each day for maximum results. Consult your doctor if you need more information on when and how to take a Flexital tablet.
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