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Flavoxate

INFORMATION

Uses

Flavoxate is used in the treatment of overactive urinary bladder (sudden urge to urinate and sometime even involuntary leakage of urine).

How it works

Flavoxate is an anti-spasmodic, medicines which relieve and prevent muscle spasms. It works by reducing the muscle contractions of your bladder and increasing the volume of urine that your bladder can hold. This will help reduce your symptoms of passing urine unexpectedly and frequently.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Confusion, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Dry skin, Eye pain, Skin rash, Fever, Stomach upset, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular, Bloating, Vomiting

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Expert advice

  • You might get drowzy or have blurring of  vision  after taking this drug. Do not  drive or perform activities that require alertness till you know how the medicine affects you.
  • Do not start or continue flavoxate and consult your doctor, if you are allergic to flavoxate.

Frequently asked questions

Flavoxate

Q.Is flavoxate anticholinergic or narcotic or an antibiotic?
Flavoxate is an anti-spasmodic, medicines which relieve and prevent muscle spasms

Q.What is flavoxate?
Flavoxate it belongs to a group of medicines which relieve and prevent muscle spasms. Flavoxate is used to treat muscle spasms of the urinary tract which may be a result of inflammation of the bladder, prostate gland or urethra. It can also be used to relieve symptoms due to surgery, cystoscopy or catheterisation like painful urination, excessive urination at night and the inability to control urine flow. Flavoxate is an anti-spasmodic, medicines which relieve and prevent muscle spasms. It works by reducing the muscle contractions of your bladder and increasing the volume of urine that your bladder can hold. This will help reduce your symptoms of passing urine unexpectedly and frequently.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)