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By Medicover Hospitals / 11 Mar 2021
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What is Flavoxate?

  • Flavoxate relieves bladder and urinary tract muscle spasms. It is used to treat bladder symptoms including painful urination, repeated or urgent urination, increased nighttime urination, bladder pain, and incontinence (urine leakage). Overactive bladder, prostate enlargement, bladder infections, or urethral inflammation are all common causes of these bladder symptoms.
    1. Flavoxate Uses
    2. Flavoxate Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Overdose
    5. Warnings
    6. Storage
    7. Flavoxate vs Alfuzosin
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Citations

    Flavoxate Uses:

  • This medicine is used to relieve symptoms of the bladder and urinary tract. Flavoxate is a muscle relaxant that works by relaxing smooth muscles. The medication helps to minimise urinary leakage, the urge to urinate right away, repeated bathroom visits, and bladder pain. The cause of your bladder problems (e.g., urinary tract/bladder/prostate) is not treated with this drug. It belongs to a class of medications called antimuscarinics.
  • Flavoxate Side Effects:

  • Some of the common side effects of Flavoxate are:
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Dry mouth
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Itching
    • Rash
  • Some of the common side effects of Flavoxate are:
    • Hives
    • Difficulty while breathing
    • Eye pain
    • Swelling of face or lips
  • Flavoxate can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions:

  • Before taking Flavoxate talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications related to it. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before using the medication talk with your doctor if you have any medical history such as stomach and intestinal blockage, bleeding from the stomach or intestines and bladder blockage.
  • How to use Flavoxate?

  • Flavoxate is available as a tablet. It is taken three to four times a day on average. The medication should be taken exactly as instructed. A person should take two 100 mg tablets 3 or 4 times a day. The dosage can be decreased as the symptoms improve. Since safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been proven, this medication cannot be prescribed for infants and children under the age of 12.
  • Missed Dose:

  • As soon as you remember, take the missing dose. If it’s time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the daily dosing schedule. To make up for a missed dose, do not take a double dose.
  • Overdose:

  • Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.
  • Warnings for some Serious Health Conditions:

  • Pregnancy:
  • In human pregnancy, there are no accurate results. Animal reproduction trials have failed to show a risk to the foetus, and there are no sufficient and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. It is only suggested that you use it if you have a real need for it.
  • Breastfeeding:
  • There are no appropriate trials in women to determine the risk to a child if this drug is used when breastfeeding. Before taking this drug while breastfeeding, balance the potential benefits against the potential risks.
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Flavoxate vs Alfuzosin:

    Flavoxate
    Tolperisone
    Flavoxate relieves bladder and urinary tract muscle spasms. It is used to treat bladder symptoms including painful urination, repeated or urgent urination, increased nighttime urination and bladder pain. Alfuzosin is a drug that requires a prescription. It comes in the form of an oral extended-release tablet. It is available as a brand name drug called Uroxatral.
    This medicine is used to relieve symptoms of the bladder and urinary tract. Flavoxate is a muscle relaxant that works by relaxing smooth muscles. Men take alfuzosin to relieve the effects of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It functions by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder, rather than shrinking the prostate.
    Some of the common side effects of Flavoxate are:
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Dry mouth
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    Some of the common side effects of alfuzosin are:
    • Tiredness
    • Headache
    • Runny or stuffy nos
    • Pain

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Flavoxate relieves bladder and urinary tract muscle spasms. It is used to treat bladder symptoms including painful urination, repeated or urgent urination, increased nighttime urination, bladder pain, and incontinence (urine leakage).
    At 112 minutes, the peak effect was observed. Within 24 hours, 57 percent of the flavoxate hydrochloride was excreted in the urine. Patients should be told that if they experience drowsiness or blurred vision, they should not operate machinery or engage in activities that require alertness.
    Antispasmodics are a class of drugs that include flavoxate. It is taken by mouth to help alleviate difficult urination and reduce bladder muscle spasms. Flavoxate can only be obtained with a doctor's prescription.
    Some of the common side effects of Flavoxate are:
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Dry mouth
    • Headache
    • Dizziness

    Citations:

  • Flavoxate ,https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1471-0528.1984.tb04767.x
  • Flavoxate Treatment, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022534717560784