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Flosequinan - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Flosequinan

Generic Name : Flosequinan
Pronunciation : Flow-She-KWIN-an
Latest prescription information about Flosequinan. 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 : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Flosequinan

International- Flosequinan-oral.

Overview of Flosequinan

Note: This brand is withdrawn from the US market.

Why is Flosequinan Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a quinolone vasodilator, prescribed for congestive heart failure (CHF), and high blood pressure.  It relaxes blood vessels and decreases blood pressure.


When should Flosequinan not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Flosequinan?

The average flosequinan infusion rate is 2.03 +/- 0.85 mg/min, and the total administered dose averaged 84 +/- 35 mg.

How should Flosequinan be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Flosequinan?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, liver disease, bleeding disorders, heart rhythm problems, coronary artery disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Flosequinan?

Headache, cough, runny nose, weakness, nausea, diarrhea or altered taste.

What are the other precautions for Flosequinan?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Flosequinan?

Store it at room temperature (15-30°C). Store it away from heat and light.

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