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Isoxsuprine

Generic Name: isoxsuprine (eye-SOX-you-preen)
Brand Name: Vasodilan

Isoxsuprine is used for:

Improving blood flow in some conditions (eg, cerebral vascular insufficiency, arteriosclerosis obliterans, Buerger disease, Raynaud disease). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Isoxsuprine is a vasodilating agent. It works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels in muscles and other tissues, which helps to improve blood flow (circulation) in these muscles and tissues.

Do NOT use isoxsuprine if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in isoxsuprine
  • you have bleeding of the arteries
  • you are in labor or have just given birth

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using isoxsuprine:

Some medical conditions may interact with isoxsuprine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have bleeding problems

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with isoxsuprine. However, no specific interactions with isoxsuprine are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if isoxsuprine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use isoxsuprine:

Use isoxsuprine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Isoxsuprine may be taken with or without food.
  • If you miss a dose of isoxsuprine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use isoxsuprine.

Important safety information:

  • Isoxsuprine may cause dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to isoxsuprine. Using isoxsuprine alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using isoxsuprine.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking isoxsuprine, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using isoxsuprine during pregnancy. It is unknown if isoxsuprine is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using isoxsuprine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of isoxsuprine:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; fast or irregular heartbeat; severe or persistent dizziness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of isoxsuprine:

Store isoxsuprine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep isoxsuprine out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about isoxsuprine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Isoxsuprine is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take isoxsuprine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about isoxsuprine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to isoxsuprine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using isoxsuprine.

Issue Date: December 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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