Flavoxate

Generic Name: Flavoxate

  • What is Flavoxate?

    Flavoxate is used to treat painful or difficult urination, excessive nighttime urination, strong need to urinate right away, and a need to urinate often.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Flavoxate?

    Flavoxate may cause drowsiness and blurred vision.

  • Who should not take Flavoxate?

    Do not take flavoxate if you have stomach or intestinal blockage, muscle relaxation problems, stomach bleeding, urinary tract blockage, problems with your esophagus (tube that connects your mouth and stomach), or are allergic to any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Flavoxate?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with flavoxate. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥12 years: The usual dose is one or two 100-milligram (mg) tablets 3 or 4 times a day.

  • How should I take Flavoxate?

    Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Flavoxate?

    Avoid driving or operating machinery or participating in activities that require you to be alert.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Flavoxate?

    If flavoxate is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to check with your doctor before combining flavoxate with any other medication.

  • What are the possible side effects of Flavoxate?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic skin reactions, blurred vision or vision changes, drowsiness, dry mouth, fluttery or rapid heartbeat, headache, high body temperature, mental confusion (especially in the elderly), nausea, nervousness, painful or difficult urination, vomiting

  • Can I receive Flavoxate if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of flavoxate during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Flavoxate?

    If you miss a dose of flavoxate, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Flavoxate?

    Store at room temperature.