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What should I know before taking this drug
 
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Isoxsuprine is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.

Isoxsuprine is pronounced as: eye SOCK soo prin

Isoxsuprine is a vasodilator.

Isoxsuprine is used in the management of condition where in there is poor blood flow in the arteries like Arteriosclerosis, Raynauds disease, cerebrovascular insufficiency and in the management & prevention of premature labor in pregnancy.

 

  • Take Isoxsuprine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If do not understand these instructions ask your pharmacist, nurse or doctor to explain them to you.
  • Take Isoxsuprine with meals or antacids with a full glass of water to avoid gastric upset.
  • Do not take the medication in larger amounts or for longer duration than recommended by your doctor.
  • Do not skip doses or stop taking Isoxsuprine without consulting your doctor.
  • Always remember to inform your health expert if you are currently taking any OTC or prescription drugs.
  • Inform your doctor if you have following medical diseases , as Isoxsuprine should be used cautiously in these conditions
    1. Bleeding disorder
    2. In active labor
    3. recent history of bleeding

Do not use isoxsuprine in labor or just after the labor.

Children:
Old people:
Pregnant woman: Isoxsuprine belongs to FDA pregnancy category C. This means that isoxsuprine may harm an unborn baby if used during pregnancy but potential benefit may warrant use of the drug in pregnant woman despite potential risks. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception. 

Lactating women: It is not known whether isoxsuprine passes into breast milk or if it could harm the baby. Do not take isoxsuprine with out first talking to doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
 
Other:
 

Isoxsuprine is available in the form of tablet and injection.

Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease. Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.

If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose.

In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician. 
The overdose symptoms of Isoxsuprine are not known.

Isoxsuprine may cause following side effects

  • Flushing 
  • Headache
  • Rapid heart rate 
  • Stomach upset
  • Rashes
  • Giddiness
  • Palpitations

Consult your doctor immediately if the above symptoms worsen

Store isoxsuprine at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed off safely.

  • Isoxsuprine can cause dizziness as side effect. Avoid activities which require you to be alert like driving, operating heavy machinery.
  • Inform your surgeon or dentist regarding isoxsuprine medication prior to any procedure.
  • Smoking can worsen the intermittent claudication pain. Quit smoking for improving the symptoms and your overall health.
  • Regular moderate exercise helps in improving the blood circulation and pain relief. Consult your doctor regarding the type of exercise suitable for you.
  • Eat a healthy low fat diet as cholesterol deposition in the arteries (atherosclerosis) may decrease the blood flow and worsen the symptoms.

It is imp to read manufacturing packaging instruction carefully if available and always do not hesitate to consult pharmacist or physician for any information.

Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: May 31, 2012