Flavoxate Pharmacology


About Flavoxate
Muscarinic antagonist(anticholinergic ) Flavones and their glycosides, Muscle relaxant, systemic urinary tract antispasmodic.
Mechanism of Action of Flavoxate
This is a direct antagonist drug which act on muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in innervated organs especially in bladder. Its anticholinergic-parasympatholytic action reduces the tonus of smooth muscle in the bladder and relaxing the involuntary muscle that is found in the wall of the bladder. This effectively reduce the number of required voids, urge incontinence episodes, urge severity and improving retention, facilitating increased volume per void.
Pharmacokinets of Flavoxate
Absorption- Well absorbed after oral administration
Excretion- Excreted through urine
Onset of Action for Flavoxate
Below 2 hours
Duration of Action for Flavoxate
6-8 hours
Half Life of Flavoxate
Side Effects of Flavoxate
1. Dizziness
2. Drowsiness
3. Blurred vision
4. Nausea
5. Vomiting
6. Dry mouth
7. Nervousness
8. Headache
9. Confusion
10. Dryness of the eyes
11. Large pupil
12. Difficulty urinating
Contra-indications of Flavoxate
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug
2. Blockage of the urinary tract (difficulty urinating).
3. Bleeding in the stomach
4. Blockage in the intestines
5. Pyloric or duodenal obstruction
6. Obstructive intestinal lesions or ileus
7. Achalasia
8. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
9. Obstructive uropathies of the lower urinary tract
Special Precautions while taking Flavoxate
1. Glaucoma
2. Require mental alertness such as driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities
3. Alcohol dependent
4. Prostrate hypertrophy
5. Hiatus hernia with reflex
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Flavoxate
1. Spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.
2. Urinary frequency
3. Urinary urgency
4. Urinary leakage
5. Painful or difficult urination
6. Urinary incontinence.
7. Interstitial cystitis
8. Nocturia
9. Suprapubic pain
10. Prostatitis
11. Urethrocystitis/urethrotrigonitis
12. Urethritis
Interactions for Flavoxate
Typical Dosage for Flavoxate
Adults and children over 12 years of age -
100-200 mg tablets 3 or 4 times a day
Schedule of Flavoxate
Storage Requirements for Flavoxate
Store between 15? and 30? C (59? and 86? F)
Effects of Missed Dosage of Flavoxate
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Effects of Overdose of Flavoxate
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment.

Home Delivery for Flavoxate in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including flavoxate.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for flavoxate and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for flavoxate may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take flavoxate only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for flavoxate before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for flavoxate with the pharmacy.

Flavoxate is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for flavoxate might be better known than flavoxate itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have flavoxate in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for flavoxate.