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Limbrel500

Generic Name: bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate (BYE oh FLAV oh noids and ZINK GLYE sin ate)
Brand Name: Limbrel250, Limbrel500

Medically reviewed on August 10, 2017

What is Limbrel500?

Limbrel500 is a medical food. It works by reducing swelling and providing pain relief.

Limbrel500 is used in the dietary management of osteoarthritis symptoms, such as swelling, stiffness, and joint discomfort.

Limbrel500 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

You should not use Limbrel500 if you are allergic to any type of flavonoid or foods such as colored fruits and vegetables, dark chocolate, tea (especially green tea), red wine, or Brazil nuts.

Before taking Limbrel500, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Do not give this medication to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).

You must remain under the care of a doctor while you are using Limbrel500. Visit your doctor regularly.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Limbrel500 if you are allergic to any type of flavonoid or foods such as colored fruits and vegetables, dark chocolate, tea (especially green tea), red wine, or Brazil nuts.

Before taking Limbrel500, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions.

It is not known whether Limbrel500 will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medication to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice.

How should I take Limbrel500?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

You must remain under the care of a doctor while you are using Limbrel500. Visit your doctor regularly.

Limbrel500 is usually taken once every 12 hours. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Limbrel500 works best if you take it with a meal or within 1 hour before or after a meal. However, you may take this medicine with or without food.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed 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 Limbrel500?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Limbrel500 side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Limbrel500 and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • confusion, headache, anxiety, feeling restless;

  • fever, cough, rapid heart rate, feeling short of breath;

  • blue lips or fingernails, weak or shallow breathing;

  • feeling like you might pass out;

  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; or

  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

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.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Limbrel500?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).

There may be other drugs that can interact with Limbrel500. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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