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By Medicover Hospitals / 1 Feb 2021
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What is Daflon

  • Daflon 500mg Tablet is used for the treatment of acute or chronic hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and lymphedema. It improves blood flow in the veins and restores their function.
  • Daflon tablet is taken with or without food at the dose and duration recommended by the doctor. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early, your symptoms may recur and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking, as some of them may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.
  • Abdominal pain, headache, nausea and diarrhea are the most common side effects. Most of these are temporary and usually time-consuming. Contact your doctor immediately if you are concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may also cause diarrhea, so it is better to take a lot of fluids while taking this medicine because it may help prevent dehydration. Lifestyle changes such as smoking reduction increased exercise, and a healthy diet will help you achieve better outcomes.
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. You should tell your doctor if you have problems with your liver or kidneys.
    1. Daflon Uses
    2. Daflon Side effects
    3. Daflon Precautions
    4. Frequently Asked Questions
    5. Citations

    Daflon Uses:

  • Varicose veins: Varicose veins are caused by problems with blood flow from the veins of the legs to the heart, causing discomfort. Daflon 500mg Tablet helps improve blood flow, reduces leakage and rupture of veins, prevents blood clotting and also acts as an antioxidant to promote healing. This relieves symptoms of varicose veins, such as inflammation and pain. Eventually, it can help you carry out your daily activities easily and improve the quality of life.
  • In piles: Daflon 500 mg tablet promotes fold healing (hemorrhoids). It improves blood flow and effectively relieves pain, swelling, irritation, or itching caused by piles. Always use the medicine as prescribed for maximum benefit. Make sure you avoid spicy, oil-rich foods and take plenty of fiber to aid digestion and ensure a speedy recovery.
  • In lymphoedema: Lymphedema means swelling that occurs due to problems with the circulation of our body fluids. Daflon 500mg Tablet improves the circulatory system and therefore treats and prevents swelling. It will also relieve any pain or inflammation that may be present with swelling. Exercise and massage will also help you recover faster and more quickly.
  • How to take the Daflon Tablet

  • Take this medicine as recommended by your doctor. Swallow it down as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it down. Daflon 500 mg tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is best taken at a fixed time.
  • How do Daflon Tablet works

  • The 500mg Daflon tablet is a flavonoid. It works by blocking the action of chemical messengers (prostaglandins, thromboxane A2) that cause inflammation (swelling) of the veins. This improves blood flow in the veins and restores normal function in the veins.
  • Daflon Side effects

    Precautions:

    • Pregnancy: Information on the effects of Daflon 500 mg tablet on human pregnancy is limited. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you might or are planning to have a baby before starting this medicine.
    • Breastfeeding: Information on the effect of Daflon 500 mg tablet on breastmilk is limited. Therefore, you should not breastfeed while taking this medicine. You should consult your doctor before taking this medicine while you are breast-feeding.
    • Driving: Information on the effects of Daflon 500 mg tablets on driving is limited. If you are not feeling well or unable to be alert, avoid driving.
    • Alcohol: It is advisable not to consume alcohol while taking Daflon 500 mg tablet as alcohol itself may worsen the condition of hemorrhoids.

    Important information:

    • Do not take 500 mg of Daflon Tablet for more than three months without medical supervision.
    • Daflon 500mg Tablet is safe to use for a period of three months for most patients.
    • Your symptoms of hemorrhoids will not improve after 15 days of use of this medicine, consult your doctor.
    • If you have problems with your liver or kidneys.
    • Avoid standing for a long time and try to reduce your weight and take other measures advised by your doctors, such as avoiding exposure to sunlight and heat.
    • Avoid tight clothing and rinse your legs with cold water to improve blood circulation.
    • Drink more water and have a high fiber diet to avoid constipation like fruit, green vegetables, and whole grains.
    • Avoid fatty food, coffee, and spicy food. Do not carry too heavy objects and exercise regularly.
    • Before consulting your doctor, do not share or use this medicine in patients with similar complaints.
    • Daflon 500 tablets are for short term treatment.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Daflon 500mg Tablet is used for the treatment of acute or chronic hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and lymphedema. It improves blood flow in the veins and restores their function.
    Always take 500 mg of Daflon exactly as your doctor or health care provider has told you. If you are not sure, you should check with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist. Dosage Insufficient veins: 2 tablets daily, 1 tablet at noon, and 1 tablet at noon, at mealtimes.
    Daflon 500 mg appears to provide a comprehensive pharmacological response to all hemorrhoid treatment needs. First, flavonoids, including Daflon 500 mg, have been shown to retain lysosome enzymes and interfere with the enzymes involved in the flow of arachidonic acid, which causes inflammation.
    No changes in body weight, heart rate, or blood pressure were reported during the study and no side effects were observed with respect to treatment. The acceptability of Daflon 500 mg was excellent and no patient reported poor acceptability or deterioration.
    Daflon 500 mg is recommended for the treatment of venous circulation disorders (swollen legs, pain, nocturnal cramps) and symptoms caused by acute hemorrhoidal attacks. It's an oral route. The tablets should be taken at meals.
    Daflon 500 mg is the only drug currently available that has shown an anti-inflammatory effect in acute venous hypertension in a model induced by the formation of venous fistula in rats. In this model, treatment with Daflon 500 mg reduced the reflux flow on a dose-dependent basis.
    Drugs for long-term administration must prove their efficacy and safety. Previously published double-blind controlled trials (from single-dose to two-month treatment) have already demonstrated Daflon 500 mg pleiotropic activity in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
    Daflon 500 mg tablet improves the tone of the veins in the affected areas and protects the veins to improve blood circulation in conditions such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
    The results of the Wilcoxon rank-sum test indicated that 4 weeks of Daflon 500 mg therapy is effective in improving venous tone in patients with symptoms but without varicose veins.
    However, there are no drug interactions with antibiotics listed. A total of 11 drugs have been known to interact with Daflon (multivitamin). 1 small drug interaction. The two major drug interactions are capecitabine and fluorouracil.

    Citations:

  • Daflon, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/000331970005100303
  • Uses of Daflon ,https://journals.co.za/content/m_samj/66/5/AJA20785135_11011