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Flavoxate belongs to the class of medications called antispasmodics. Apo Flavoxate is used to treat painful urination, urgency of urination, frequent urination at night, and incontinence.
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Flavoxate belongs to the class of medications called antispasmodics. Apo Flavoxate is used to treat painful urination, urgency of urination, frequent urination at night, and incontinence. These symptoms may result from catheter use or conditions such as cystitis, prostatitis, urethritis, urethrocystitis, and urethrotrigonitis.
Flavoxate works by decreasing muscle spasms in the urinary tract and bladder. Beneficial effects on the bladder muscles may occur as quickly as 2 to 3 hours after taking the medication.
Your doctor may have suggested Apo Flavoxate for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of Apo Flavoxate may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Apo Flavoxate, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Apo Flavoxate without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Apo Flavoxate to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Apo Flavoxate if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The usual recommended dose for adults and adolescents over 12 years is flavoxate 200 mg 3 or 4 times a day.
It is best to take these tablets after meals.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store Apo Flavoxate at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Apo Flavoxate. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Apo Flavoxate with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Apo Flavoxate. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of these side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Apo Flavoxate.
Each white, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, engraved "APO" on one side and "FLA" over "200" on the other contains flavoxate hydrochloride 200 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.
Flavoxate should not be taken by anyone who:
There may be an interaction between flavoxate and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Apo Flavoxate. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Apo Flavoxate.
Drowsiness/reduced alertness: Apo Flavoxate may cause drowsiness or blurred vision. If you notice these side effects, avoid activities requiring alertness, such as operating a motor vehicle or any machinery.
Glaucoma: People with glaucoma should discuss with their doctor how Apo Flavoxate may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Apo Flavoxate, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Pregnancy: Apo Flavoxate should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Apo Flavoxate, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known whether flavoxate passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Apo Flavoxate, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
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