Flavoxate - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Flavoxate: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Flavoxate?

Flavoxate comes in the form of tablets that help to treat overactive bladder (the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause an urgent need to urinate, frequent urination, and inability to control urination) and relieve frequent, painful or nighttime urination. It also helps relieve the urgency that may occur with infections of the prostate, bladder, or kidneys. Flavoxate belongs to the class of antimuscarinics, i.e. they relax the bladder muscles.

What are the uses of Flavoxate?

Flavoxate: This medication is used in the treatment of certain bladder/urinary tract symptoms. Flavoxate comes in the form of a tablet and is a smooth-muscle relaxant. This medication works by relaxing the bladder muscles. It helps to lower the urine leakage, feelings of urinating and urination need, frequent urination trips, and bladder pain. Flavoxate is used in many conditions like frequent trips to urine, leakage of urine, feeling of urination need at the same time, and bladder pain.

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What are the side effects of Flavoxate?

Intake of Flavoxate may show some side effects. Inform your doctor if you observe the below-mentioned symptoms that do not go away quickly; 

  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Blurred vision
  • eye pain
  • vomiting
  • upset stomach
  • increased sensitivity of your eyes to light

Inform your doctor immediately if you notice the following symptoms, call your doctor directly:

  • severe dizziness or drowsiness
  • sore throat with fever
  • confusion (mainly in the elderly)
  • skin rash
  • fast or irregular heartbeat


Frequently Asked Questions about Flavoxate

1. Is Flavoxate an antibiotic?

No, Flavoxate is a muscle relaxant mostly used in overactive bladder conditions, i.e. to lower the urine leakage, feelings of urination and urination need, frequent trips for urination, and bladder pain. However, this medication does not help cure urinary tract/bladder/prostate infection or inflammation symptoms and does not cure the disease.

2. Can Flavoxate reduce urine output?

Flavoxate medication works by relaxing the bladder muscles. This medicine helps to lower the urine leakage, feelings of urinating and urination need, frequent urination trips, and bladder pain. Flavoxate thus reduces the abnormal bladder symptoms and normalises the urine output.

3. Can I take Flavoxate during menstruation?

Yes, it is safe to consume Flavoxate while on menstruation. It relaxes the vascular smooth muscle, and this relaxant effect results in increased blood flow, thereby increasing the oxygen supply to the myometrium. It also helps in uterine bladder cramps and relieves pain and frequent urination.

4. How long can you take Flavoxate?

Always seek medical advice before planning to consume the medication. Follow all the directions that the doctor states before using and presenting on your prescription label. Do consume Flavoxate in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than the recommended duration. Call your doctor if the condition does not improve with medication.

5. Is Flavoxate safe in pregnancy?

There is no controlled data on the use of Flavoxate during pregnancy. However, it belongs to the US FDA pregnancy category B, where the Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus. The use of Flavoxate is recommended only if needed to the patient.

6. Why Flavoxate hydrochloride tablets?

There is a common way to convert the insoluble amines into hydrochlorides to make them water-soluble. Hydrochloride is mainly used in Flavoxate tablets to get the desired action. Flavoxate hydrochloride is a muscle relaxant to treat an overactive bladder.

7. Are Urispas and Flavoxate the same?

Urispas, a brand name for Flavoxate hydrochloride, is a synthetic urinary tract spasmolytic. Urispas treat bladder symptoms like bladder pain, increased nighttime urination, frequent or urgent urination, and urine incontinence (urine leakage). Urispas is not used in the treatment of urine infections/bladder/prostate.

8. What is the generic name for Urispas?

The Generic name of Urispas is Flavoxate hydrochloride. This Flavoxate has been used in the management of bladder related issues. It is used in relieving pain, reducing the frequent urine urge, painful urination, and regular visits to the washroom.

9. How long does it take Flavoxate to work?

Flavoxate medication will start working as quick as less than an hour or approximately 55 minutes after taking the dose. To watch the full effects of Flavoxate, it will take around two hours. Do not exceed the dose of this medication without the prescription of the doctor. Call your doctor if there is no relief in the symptoms.

10. Is ofloxacin good for UTI?

From various scientific studies, it has been observed that ofloxacin use is not that effective as other antibiotics in treating urinary tract infections. Compared to other antibiotics, ofloxacin was found to be the least effective. Flavoxate does not help cure urinary tract/bladder/prostate infection or inflammation symptoms and is no cure for the infection.

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