What condition does Flavoxate Hydrochloride treat?
Flavoxate Hydrochloride is used for the treatment of certain urinary tract or bladder symptoms. This medication is a smooth-muscle relaxant. It helps to lessen:
- Leaking of urine
- Frequent trips to the bathroom
- Feelings of needing to urinate right away
- Bladder pain
This is a type of medicine called a muscle relaxant. This comes as a tablet for oral use. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.
How does Flavoxate Hydrochloride work?
Flavoxate Hydrochloride works by soothing the involuntary muscle in the wall of the bladder. This muscle can at times contract in uncontrollable spasms. This can cause uncontrollable urges to pass urine, an increase in the number of times you need to pass urine, and involuntary leakage of urine. By soothing the muscle, this medication reduces unstable contractions of the bladder. This increases the capability of the bladder.
What is the recommended dosage for Flavoxate Hydrochloride?
Flavoxate Hydrochloride is to be taken by mouth usually taken 3 to times a day or as directed by your doctor. Each medicine is taken with a full glass of water. You may take each dose of this medicine with or without food. If a stomach upset happens, take the medicine with milk or food.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response. Your doctor may lower your dosage after your symptoms have improved. Do not increase your dose or take more often without consulting your doctor. Do not suddenly stop taking this medication. Doing so may worsen your current condition or may develop other complications on your overall health. Your doctor may slowly decrease your dosage if you stop taking this medicine to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Let your doctor know if your condition persists or worsens.
What are the side effects of Flavoxate Hydrochloride?
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Spinning sensation
Tell your doctor if you have these serious side effects:
- Eye pain
- Mental/mood changes (confusion)
What are the precautions in taking Flavoxate Hydrochloride?
- This is not recommended if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this, tell also to your doctor if you have any medical history.
- Do not drive or do anything that requires your alertness. This drug may make you feel dizzy or drowsy.
- Try to maintain a normal life as much as possible about drinking and visiting the toilet. However, drinking late at night may mean your sleep is disturbed by the desire to get up to go to the toilet, so you may want to avoid drinking too much during the evening.
- Let your doctor know if you are allergic to this drug. Tell as well if you have any allergies. This drug may contain an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- You should not share this with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
- Your doctor may suggest that you do some pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles around the underside of your bladder. These can help to improve your symptoms.
- Keep this far from the reach of children.