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Isoxsuprine Hydrochloride Oral tablet
Generic Name: isoxsuprine | Brand Name: Vasodilan
What is this medicine?ISOXSUPRINE (eye SOX syoo preen) is a type of vasodilator. This medicine is used to treat problems that result from poor blood circulation. It is also used to treat the symptoms of certain types of dementia.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- bleeding problems
- hardening of the arteries
- heart disease
- history of stroke or TIA's (mini-strokes)
- an unusual or allergic reaction to Isoxsuprine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?This medicine should be taken by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Continue to take this medicine even if you feel better. It can take several weeks or longer to see the full effects of this medicine. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
- medicines for high blood pressure
- nicotine or tobacco products
What should I watch for while using this medicine?You may get dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol can make you more dizzy, and increase flushing and rapid heartbeats. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- chest pain
- breathing problems
- dizziness or faintness
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- skin rash or hives
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- nausea or vomiting
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at controlled room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.