What is Isoxsuprine used for?
Isoxsuprine is used to treat symptoms of certain blood vessel diseases such as cerebrovascular insufficiency (decreased blood flow to the brain), Raynaud’s phenomenon, Buerger’s disease, arteriosclerosis and other conditions with reduced blood flow in the veins and arteries.
Isoxsuprine improves the blood circulation in certain parts of the body by relaxing and widening blood vessels. Isoxsuprine belongs to the group of drugs called vasodilators. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Isoxsuprine?
The dosage of Isoxsuprine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Isoxsuprine with a full glass of water. Isoxsuprine may be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Isoxsuprine?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Isoxsuprine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Isoxsuprine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Isoxsuprine, seek medical attention immediately. Overdose symptoms of Isoxsuprine may include lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, weakness and fainting.
What other drugs could interact with Isoxsuprine?
Isoxsuprine can interact with high blood pressure medications and heart medications.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Isoxsuprine, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Isoxsuprine?
Like other medicines, Isoxsuprine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Isoxsuprine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Isoxsuprine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Isoxsuprine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Isoxsuprine can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness nervousness and flushing. Some of the serious side effects of Isoxsuprine may include trouble breathing, rash and chest pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Isoxsuprine.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Isoxsuprine?
Is it possible for me to take Isoxsuprine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Isoxsuprine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Isoxsuprine?
How will Isoxsuprine work in my body?
How should Isoxsuprine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Isoxsuprine drug interactions and side effects?
As Isoxsuprine may cause dizziness, exercise caution while driving or operating machinery. Also, to avoid falling, get up slowly from a lying or sitting position.
Before using Isoxsuprine, tell your doctor if you have a history of heart disease, glaucoma, or bleeding disorders. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Isoxsuprine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.