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Flavoxate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Flavoxate

Generic Name : Flavoxate
Pronunciation : fla-VOX-ate
Latest prescription information about Flavoxate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Cholinergic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Flavoxate


Why is Flavoxate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticholinergic, prescribed for painful, frequent, or night time urination and urgency. It relaxes the muscles in urinary tract and urinary bladder. 

When should Flavoxate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with esophagus problem, urinary blockage, bowel obstruction, stomach bleeding and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Flavoxate?

Adult: Oral- Bladder spasms due to catheterization; Dysuria; Urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency- 200 mg 3 times per day.

How should Flavoxate be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Flavoxate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of enlarged prostate gland, urinary problems, increased eye pressure, heart, liver or kidney diseases, overactive thyroid, ulcer, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Flavoxate?

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting and dry mouth.
  Central Nervous System: Fainting, headache, mental confusion, especially in elderly people, drowsiness and nervousness.
  Heart: Fast heart rate and palpitations.
  Allergic: Hives, rash, itching, increased eosinophil count and fever.
  Eye: Increased eye pressure, blurred vision and visual disturbances.
  Genitourinary: Painful urination.

What are the other precautions for Flavoxate?

It may cause heatstroke, avoid hot weather.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Flavoxate?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15 and 30°C)and in an airtight container.

Schedule : H
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