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Vasodilan is a prescription oral medication indicated to help decrease symptoms like cold hands and feet, numbness, tingling, decreased memory, or judgment, and is commonly used to treat premature labor when the uterus starts contracting. It can be used along with other treatments for certain blood vessel diseases (such as arteriosclerosis obliterans, Raynaud's disease, Buerger's disease, cerebrovascular insufficiency).
Vasodilan belongs to a class of drugs called vasodilators. It works by relaxing veins and arteries, which makes them wider. It works by widening the blood vessels to help increase blood flow (improve circulation) to certain parts of the body such as the hands/feet, and brain, to aid in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, or to delay premature labor.
Use and Dosage
Isoxsuprine comes in the form of a tablet to take by mouth with or without food as directed by a doctor, usually 3 to 4 times daily. Take the tablet orally with a full glass (8 oz) of water, unless directed otherwise by a doctor.
The tablet should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed. If a person has difficulty swallowing medication or has a history of gastrointestinal problems, they should consult their doctor for alternative methods of taking the medication.
If you miss a dose of Vasodilan, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Common Side Effects of Vasodilan (Isoxsuprine):
Serious Side Effects of Vasodilan (Isoxsuprine):
- Chest pain or an irregular heartbeat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dizziness or weakness
Forms and Strength
Vasodilan (Isoxsuprine) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Allergic reactions: People who are allergic to isoxsuprine or any of its ingredients should avoid using Isoxsuprine.
- Cardiovascular disease: Vasodilan can have a negative effect on people with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, angina pectoris, or heart failure.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: The use of isoxsuprine during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended as it may have negative effects on the fetus or the newborn.
- Bleeding disorders: Vasodilan can increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia or thrombocytopenia.
- Glaucoma: Isoxsuprine may affect intraocular pressure and worsen the symptoms of glaucoma. Therefore, it is not recommended for people with this condition.
- Liver or kidney disease: People with liver or kidney disease may experience adverse effects of Vasodilan, and their doses may need to be adjusted.
- Hyperthyroidism: Vasodilan may worsen the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, so it should be used with caution in people with this condition.
- Diabetes: Vasodilan can increase blood sugar levels, so it should be used with caution in people with diabetes.
- Drug interactions: Vasodilan can interact with other medications, such as beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, or antihypertensive agents, which can lead to adverse effects.
- Side effects: Like any medication, Vasodilan can cause side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, or allergic reactions. If any of these side effects are observed, they should be reported to a healthcare professional immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Vasodilan be taken during pregnancy?
Vasodilan is often used to delay premature labor and is considered safe to take during pregnancy in certain situations. However, talk to your doctor before taking any medication while pregnant.
How long does it take for Vasodilan to work?
The amount of time it takes for Vasodilan to work can vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. It typically starts to work within 30 to 60 minutes after taking it.
Can Vasodilan be taken with food?
Vasodilan can be taken with or without food, but it is generally recommended to take it with food to help prevent stomach upset.
Is Vasodilan available over the counter?
No, Vasodilan is a prescription medication, which means it cannot be purchased over the counter.
It's important to purchase Vasodilan from verified Canadian pharmacy.