Vasodilan contains Isoxsuprine, which is a vasodilator. The medication is able to widen blood vessels, which leads to relaxing smooth muscle cells. As a result, the blood can flow more easily.
What Is It Used For?
Vasodilan can be prescribed to patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans, cerebral vascular insufficiency, Raynaud disease and Buerger disease who need the improvement of blood flow. It can also be used to relieve symptoms of cerebrovascular insufficiency.
The medication is taken in the dosage of 10-20 mg 3-4 times a day. The exact dose is determined by your healthcare provider, depending on different factors. It is possible to increase the initial dose gradually if it is recommended by your doctor. Vasodilan can be taken with or without a meal, and it is recommended to use this drug at the same time, but if you forget to take it, you should do it as soon as possible. Do not take two doses at once.
How to Use It Safely?
This medication is not suitable for people with the following conditions:
Allergic reaction to Vasodilan ingredients;
Bleeding of the arteries.
Before you start using it, you should tell your healthcare provider about the following conditions:
Allergic reaction to foods, medications or other substances;
Intention to get pregnant;
Usage of other medications, including prescription and non-prescription ones;
Bleeding problems and others.
Due to the fact that Vasodilan may make you feel dizzy, you should not drive or use machinery. Besides, you should reduce the consumption of alcohol if you use this drug.
If you are about to have any dental or medical treatment, you should tell your healthcare provider about using this drug. You should not stop administering Vasodilan without consulting your healthcare provider.
How to Avoid the Occurrence of Side Effects?
It is impossible to predict the way your body will react to Vasodilan until you use it. You may experience different side effects, and the only right way to avoid severe complications is to start with a small dose. The following are the most common side effects that you may have:
If you notice severe side effects, including those listed below, you should contact your healthcare provider:
Serious allergic reactions;
Vasodilan with Other Medications
It is important to avoid drug interaction, because it may cause various unpleasant or even dangerous side effects. There are 83 drugs known to interact with Vasodilan, including the following:
Epoprostenol and others.
Inform your healthcare provider if you need to take another medication during the treatment with Vasodilan.