This medication helps to widen blood vessels so blood flows better. It is used in Raynaud's disease and other blood vessels disorders to improve blood flow.
How to take
The dose of vasodilan will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average doses of isoxsuprine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Vasodilan belongs to the group of medicines called vasodilators. Vasodilators increase the size of blood vessels. Isoxsuprine is used to treat problems resulting from poor blood circulation.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat, moisture and light. Do not store in the bathroom.
Tell your doctor if you have: blood disorders or bleeding episodes, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Possible Side Effects
Dizziness, flushing, stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, trembling, weakness or nervousness may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and avoid overheating which will aggravate these effects. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a pounding heartbeat, skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication has been used investigationally to treat dysmenorrhea, threatened abortion and premature labor.