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What is Flavoxate used for?

Flavoxate is used to treat painful urination, frequent or urgent urination, increased night-time urination, inability to hold urine, and bladder pain, which are caused by overactive bladder, irritation of the urethra or prostate infections. This medication works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Flavoxate?

The dosage of Flavoxate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Flavoxate with food if stomach upset occurs.

What if you miss a dose of Flavoxate?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Flavoxate 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 unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Flavoxate?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Flavoxate, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Flavoxate?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Flavoxate.

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 medicines that may increase the effect of Flavoxate, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Flavoxate can interact with other urinary medications, blood pressure drugs, and antidepressants.

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 Flavoxate?

Like other medicines, Flavoxate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Flavoxate 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 Flavoxate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Flavoxate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Flavoxate can cause side effects such as blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, nervousness, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Flavoxate.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Flavoxate?

Is it possible for me to take Flavoxate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Flavoxate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Flavoxate?
How will Flavoxate work in my body?
How should Flavoxate be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Flavoxate drug interactions and side effects?

Note

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 Flavoxate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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