Isoxsuprine review

Isoxsuprine belongs to drug class known as vasodilators. It relaxes arteries and veins, making them wider and allowing blood to flow through the veins and arteries more easily. Isoxsuprine is a drug used to alleviate the symptoms of peripheral and vascular diseases such as cerebral vascular insufficiency, Raynaud’s disease, arteriosclerosis, Buerger’s disease and other medical conditions that involve poor blood flow in the arteries and veins. Common brand names of this drug include Voxsuprine and Vasodilan.

If you have been taking Isoxsuprine, make sure that you don’t drive, operate machinery or perform hazardous or extreme activities because there may be instances when you might feel dizzy and unable to perform the said activities properly. You should also be careful when arising from a sitting or lying position because there may be instances when you may feel like you are falling. There’s no need to be alarmed, it’s just a side effect of the drug. If you notice that you are having palpitations, irregular heartbeats or rashes, do not hesitate to call your doctor.

Just like any other drug, people should practice some precautions before taking Isoxsuprine. Postpartum patients should not be given Isoxsuprine because there will be great chances that a bleeding disorder may develop.

It is highly suggested that people should consult their doctor first and mention any medical conditions and medications that they are having so that the doctor can adjust the dosage or medication as needed by the patient.

It is not known whether Isoxsuprine can harm an unborn baby or not, which makes it belong to the category C of FDA pregnancy drugs. If you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor first before you take Isoxsuprine.

Take Isoxsuprine as prescribed by your doctor. If you do get confused with the prescription of the doctor, do not hesitate to ask for clarifications. Pharmacists can also help you in clarifying your questions regarding the dosage of Isoxsuprine. Each dose of this drug should be taken with a full glass of water. Usually, Isoxsuprine is taken three to four times a day.

There may be times when the doctor will require patients to undergo blood tests and other medical evaluations to make sure if the system of the patient can tolerate the effect of the drug.

If you experience allergic reactions after taking Isoxsuprine, you should immediately call your doctor and stop the medication right away to avoid worsening of the symptoms. Some allergic reactions include difficulty breathing, closing or itching of the throat, swelling of the tongue, lips, or whole face and developing hives.

The abovementioned symptoms are the serious ones, which extremely need immediate attention of the doctor. Less serious side effects of Isoxsuprine include dizziness, weakness of the body, vomiting, headache, chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. If the irregularity of the heartbeat already becomes bothersome, it would be best to call a doctor to so that the patient’s health can be checked and monitored.

Isoxsuprine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of isoxsuprine

• Molecular formula of isoxsuprine is C18H23NO3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-{1-hydroxy-2-[(1-phenoxypropan-2-yl)amino]propyl}phenol
• Molecular weight is 301.38 g/mol

Brand name(s): Duvadilan, Vasodilan, Voxsuprine

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