Limbrel

Generic Name: Flavocoxid

  • What is Limbrel?

    Limbrel is a specially formulated medical food consisting of flavocoxid, a proprietary blend of natural flavonoids from two plants called Scutellaria baicalensis and Acacia catechu. It is used for the dietary management of osteoarthritis.

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

    Limbrel is neither a drug nor a dietary supplement. It is a prescription medical food product that must be used only under a doctor's supervision.

  • Who should not take Limbrel?

    Do not take Limbrel if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Do not take Limbrel if you are allergic or hypersensitive to flavonoids. Flavonoids are a family of ingredients generally found in colored fruits and vegetables, dark chocolate, tea (especially green tea), red wine, and Brazil nuts.

    Limbrel has not been tested in children, women who are pregnant or nursing, and people who have an active bleeding gastrointestinal ulcer and is therefore not recommended in these groups.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Limbrel. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you 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: The usual dosage is 250 milligrams (mg) or 500 mg every 12 hours.

  • How should I take Limbrel?

    Limbrel can be taken with or without food. Taking Limbrel 1 hour before or after meals helps you a bit to absorb its key ingredients into the bloodstream. If any indigestion occurs, take Limbrel with food.

  • What should I avoid while taking Limbrel?

    Avoid taking Limbrel with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin (except baby aspirin for cardioprotection), or with any selective COX-2 inhibitors. NSAIDs and selective COX-2 inhibitors may interfere with the effectiveness of Limbrel.

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

    If Limbrel is used with certain drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Limbrel with NSAIDs and selective COX-2 inhibitors.

  • What are the possible side effects of Limbrel?

    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: nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, skin rash, joint pain, joint swelling

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

    Limbrel should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and then return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Limbrel?

    Store at room temperature.

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