Q. What are the side effects of Flovas 20mg Tablet?
The most common side effects of Flovas 20mg Tablet include long or excessive bleeding, breathlessness (which may be a sign of bleeding), exceptional weakness, tiredness, paleness, dizziness, headache, and unexplained swelling. Other side effects can be severe skin and allergic reactions, bruising, coughing up blood, bleeding from the skin or under the skin, and swelling and pain in the limbs. Using Flovas 20mg Tablet may increase the bilirubin and decrease the number of platelets. Some people may experience fainting episodes, faster heartbeat, and dry mouth. In case you notice any side effects, immediately contact your doctor.
Q. Is Flovas 20mg Tablet a blood thinner?
Yes, Flovas 20mg Tablet is a blood thinner. It is a medication that prevents the blood from clotting within the blood vessels. It also prevents the blood clots from recurring in the blood vessels. It may be prescribed to treat blood clots in the veins of the legs and in the blood vessels of the lungs.
Q. Is Flovas 20mg Tablet dangerous?
Flovas 20mg Tablet has numerous beneficial effects, but it has a tendency to make you bleed more than normal come even with minor injuries as it reduces your blood’s clotting ability. Sometimes Flovas 20mg Tablet may cause serious bleeding which may be dangerous and may need urgent medical attention. This risk may be higher in people taking Flovas 20mg Tablet along with other blood thinning medications. Contact your doctor if you notice even minor bleeding.
Q. What foods should you avoid if you are on blood thinners?
Avoid taking grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking Flovas 20mg Tablet. The reason being, grapefruit contains compounds that slow down the metabolism of Flovas 20mg Tablet and increase the activity leading to bleeding. On the other hand, if you are taking some other blood thinner like warfarin, you should avoid taking any food that increases the activity of vitamin K or increases the clotting of blood. Such food items may include spinach, brussels, sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, asparagus and green tea. However, the use of these food items is not restricted with Flovas 20mg Tablet.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 20th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.