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ISOXSUPRINE HCL
ISOXSUPRINE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

ISOXSUPRINE - ORAL

(eye-SOX-you-preen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Vasodilan

Uses

This medication helps to widen blood vessels so blood flows better. It is used in Raynaud's disease and other blood vessels disorders to improve blood flow.

How To Use

Take this medication as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Side Effects

Dizziness, flushing, stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, trembling, weakness or nervousness may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and avoid overheating which will aggravate these effects. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a pounding heartbeat, skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: blood disorders or bleeding episodes, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages while taking this medication as the risk of dizziness may be increased. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include blurred vision, chest pain, fever, metallic taste, and decrease in urination.

Notes

This medication has been used investigationally to treat dysmenorrhea, threatened abortion and premature labor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat, moisture and light. Do not store in the bathroom.