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flavocoxid (Oral route)

flay-voe-COX-id

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Limbrel

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Capsule

Therapeutic Class: Nutriceutical

Uses For flavocoxid

Flavocoxid is used to treat moderate to severe symptoms of osteoarthritis. flavocoxid is used in patients 18 years of age or older. Flavocoxid will not cure the disease, but will help with the symptoms as long as you continue to take it.

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Before Using flavocoxid

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For flavocoxid, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to flavocoxid or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Studies on flavocoxid have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing the use flavocoxid in children with use in other age groups.

Geriatric

Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information comparing use of flavocoxid in the elderly with use in other age groups, flavocoxid is not expected to cause different side effects or problems than it does in younger adults.

Breast Feeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of flavocoxid. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Stomach ulcers—May be worsened by flavocoxid

Proper Use of flavocoxid

You should take flavocoxid one hour before or after the consumption of food

Dosing

The dose of flavocoxid will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of flavocoxid. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (capsules)
    • For rheumatoid arthritis:
      • Adults—250 milligrams (mg) every 12 hours.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of flavocoxid, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

flavocoxid Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • dull ache or feeling of pressure or heaviness in legs
  • fluid accumulation in the knee
  • headache
  • itching skin near damaged veins
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • red, scaling, or cursed skin
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • swollen feet and ankles

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