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Rutin

Generic Name: bioflavonoids (BYE oh FLAV oh noids)
Brand Name: Amino-Opti-C, Limbrel, P-1000, Pan C 500, Peridin-C, Rutin, Span C

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Dec 15, 2017 – Written by Cerner Multum

What are Rutin?

Rutin are found in the rind of green citrus fruits and in rose hips and black currants.

Rutin have been used in alternative medicine as an aid to enhance the action of vitamin C, to support blood circulation, as an antioxidant, and to treat allergies, viruses, or arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

Not all uses for Rutin have been approved by the FDA. This medicine should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Rutin 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.

Rutin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this product guide.

Important Information

Not all uses for Rutin have been approved by the FDA. This medicine should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Rutin 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.

Use Rutin as directed on the label, or as your healthcare provider has prescribed. Do not use this product in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Before taking this medicine

Do not use this product if you are allergic to Rutin or if you have:

Before using Rutin, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain medical conditions.

Do not take Rutin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. It is not known whether this medicine will be harmful to an unborn baby.

Do not take Rutin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. It is not known whether this medicine will be harmful to a nursing infant.

Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.

How should I take Rutin?

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 take Rutin, 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.

Take Rutin with a full glass of water.

Do not use different formulations of bioflavonoids at the same time without first talking to your doctor. Using different formulations together increases the risk of an Rutin overdose.

If your condition does not improve, or if it appears to get worse, contact your doctor.

Store Rutin at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Consult your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider for instructions if you miss a 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 Rutin?

There are no known restrictions on food, beverages, or activities while you are taking Rutin unless otherwise directed by your health care provider.

Rutin side effects

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

Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, and you may have none at all.

Tell your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Rutin?

There may be other drugs that can interact with Rutin. Tell your healthcare provider about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your healthcare provider.

Further information

  • Consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using any herbal/health supplement. Whether you are treated by a medical doctor or a practitioner trained in the use of natural medicines/supplements, make sure all your healthcare providers know about all of your medical conditions and treatments.

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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