Generic name: bioflavonoids [ BYE-oh-FLAV-oh-noids ]
Brand names: Amino-Opti-C, Limbrel, Pan C 500, Peridin-C, Rutin, ... show all 8 brands Span C, Vasoflex D1, P-1000
Dosage forms: oral capsule (250 mg; 500 mg), oral tablet (-)
Drug class: Vitamins
What are bioflavonoids?
Bioflavonoids are found in the rind of green citrus fruits and in rose hips and black currants.
Bioflavonoids have been used in alternative medicine as an antioxidant to treat osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions, to support blood circulation and a healthy heart, and enhance the action of vitamin C.
It is not certain whether bioflavonoids is effective in treating any medical condition. Medicinal use of this product has not been approved by the FDA. Bioflavonoids should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.
Bioflavonoids is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
Bioflavonoids may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.
Follow all directions on the label and package. Use exactly as directed.
Before taking this medicine
Ask a doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider if it is safe for you to use this product if you have ever had:
liver disease; or
any chronic medical condition.
Ask a doctor before using bioflavonoids if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.
How should I take bioflavonoids?
When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.
If you choose to use bioflavonoids, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.
Call your doctor if the condition you are treating with clove does not improve, or if it gets worse while using this product.
Store bioflavonoids at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Skip the missed dose and take the next regularly scheduled dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking bioflavonoids?
Avoid using different forms of bioflavonoids (pills, liquids, and others) at the same time.
Bioflavonoids side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Common side effects of bioflavonoids may include:
fast or slow heart rate;
headache, pounding in your ears;
skin redness or itching; or
swelling, pain, or a heavy feeling in your legs or feet.
Less serious side effects may be more likely, and you may have none at all.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Bioflavonoids dosing information
Usual Adult Dose for Osteoarthritis:
Bioflavonoids 250 mg oral capsule:
250 mg orally every 12 hours or 3 times a day.
What other drugs will affect bioflavonoids?
Do not take bioflavonoids without medical advice if you are using warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).
Other drugs may affect bioflavonoids, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.
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