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Flavoxate

Generic name:Flavoxate [flah-VOX-ate [flah-VOX-ate]
Brand name:
Urispas.
Dosage format: oral tablet (100 mg)
The class of drug: urinary antispasmodics

What is Flavoxate?

Flavoxate helps reduce muscle spasms in the bladder and urinary tract. Flavoxate can be used to treat bladder issues like painful urination, frequent or urgent urination, more frequent nighttime urination, bladder pain, or urinary incontinence (urine leakage). The symptoms of the bladder are usually due to an overactive bladder and prostate enlargement. bladder infections and irritation to the urinary tract. Flavoxate is not a treatment for an infection of the bladder. Infections must be treated with the aid of antibiotics. Flavoxate can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Flavoxate

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Common flavoxate side effects can be:

  • Nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth;
  • Headache, dizziness, and drowsiness;
  • Beats of your heart or the sound of a fluttering your chest
  • Confusion, nervousness;
  • Itching and scratching

This list does not constitute an exhaustive listing of possible side effects; additional symptoms may also occur. Please seek medical advice regarding adverse reactions; you can report symptoms to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 if needed.

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Warnings

It is not recommended to use flavoxate when you are suffering from an obstruction or bleeding in the digestive tract (stomach or intestines), a urinary obstruction, or cannot urinate.

Before you take this drug

Flavoxate should not be used when you are allergic to the substance or are suffering from:

  • Obstruction in the digestion tract (stomach or the intestines);
  • The bleeding of the stomach or intestines;
  • Bladder obstruction, or if you have difficulty urinating.

To ensure that flavoxate is appropriate for you, ask your physician if:

  • Glaucoma;
  • Urination issues.

Flavoxate should not cause harm to an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.It isn't known if flavoxate gets into breast milk or if it is harmful to the nursing infantInform your physician immediately if you plan to breastfeed a child.Flavoxate has not been approved for use by anyone less than 12 years old.

How to take flavoxate?

Follow the directions on the prescription label. Don't take this medication in greater or lesser doses or for longer than prescribed. The doctor might alter the dose of flavoxate to ensure you receive the most effective results. Contact your physician if your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse. If your physician has prescribed medicine for a bladder problem, Use the medicine for the entire prescribed duration. The symptoms could improve after you know if the disease has been cleared completely. In addition, skipping doses could increase the risk of a subsequent infection that is intolerant to antibiotics. Keep flavoxate in a cool, dry place far from heat, moisture, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

As soon as you remember your missed dose, take it immediately. Be wary if approaching the next scheduled dosage; do not double up on medication to make up for missing one!

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical assistance or contact the Poison Help Line's toll-free line: 1-800-222-1222 in an emergency.

What should be avoided?

Flavoxate can cause blurred vision and a decrease in your ability to think or react. Be cautious when you drive or perform any activity that requires that you be conscious and in a position to clearly see.

Interaction with other drug

Other medications may be incompatible with flavoxate, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products.Be sure to inform the appropriate health professionals of all medicines you currently take as well as those you stop or begin using, whether these have changed in dosage.

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