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Isoxsuprine - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Isoxsuprine is used to treat peripheral vascular diseases or the narrowing or blockage of arteries outside of the heart and brain. Examples of peripheral vascular diseases treated by Isoxsuprine are Buerger's disease and Raynaud's disease.

This medicine may also be used to relieve symptoms of cerebrovascular insufficiency (blockage of one or more arteries that supplies blood to the brain) such as dizziness, numbness or weakness of limbs, blurred vsion, and confusion.

This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Isoxsuprine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine may be taken with or without food. To avoid stomach discomfort, you may take it with meals, milk or antacid.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not take this medicine if you have an arterial bleeding as this medicine may not be suitable for you.

Isoxsuprine should not be taken immediately after (post partum) child birth.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant.

What side effects could I experience?

Isoxsuprine may cause dizziness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects may include any of the following: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, flushing, palpitations, chest pain, rash.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines for depression e.g. duloxetine
- medicines for behaviour, mood or mental disorder e.g. risperidone
- medicines for parkinsons disease (brain disorder affecting movement) e.g. levodopa
- medicines for angina (chest pain) e.g. nicorandil
- medicines for epilepsy (seizures or fits) e.g. phenobarbital

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Isoxsuprine.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Isoxsuprine - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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