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Proanthocyanidin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 03, 2019

This medication comes under the class of polyphenols. It is used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, capillary fragility, sunburn and retinopathy. The dosage for this medication should be ideally determined by the doctor based on your overall medical history, age and current condition.

On using this drug, you may experience side effects such as nausea, allergic reactions, headache, dizziness or mild digestive distress. If your reactions persist or become worse over time consult your health care provider as soon as possible.

Avoid the medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient present in it. Exercise caution if you had any head injury or heart disorders. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before using this medication.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
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  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Please consult your doctor before using this drug if you are pregnant.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Please consult your doctor before using this drug if you are breastfeeding a baby.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    The drug may cause dizziness.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Care should be taken in dose selection.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no interaction between liver impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult a doctor in case of overdose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Proanthocyanidin as ingredient

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The exact mechanism of action is not clinically established.

Ques: What is Proanthocyanidin?

Ans: Proanthocyanidin is a salt which is used to treat conditions such as chronic venous insufficiency, capillary fragility, sunburn and retinopathy.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Proanthocyanidin?

Ans: Nausea, allergic reaction, dizziness, headache and indigestion are common side effects.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Proanthocyanidin?

Ans: Proanthocyanidin should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

Ques: Should I use Proanthocyanidin empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken after having food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset your stomach. Please consult the doctor before using Proanthocyanidin.

Ques: How long do I need to use Proanthocyanidin before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: There is no specific time duration of using this medication in which you can see improvement in your condition. The doctor will prescribe you the doses according to your condition. It is advised to consult your doctor while you are under the usage of medication, to analyze your improvement and tell whether to stop using Proanthocyanidin or not.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: The diet should be normal, there is nothing as such to avoid. However, eating healthy, doing physical exercises and avoiding any kind of harmful practices like smoking or drinking can uplift your health.

Ques: Will Proanthocyanidin be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: There is no need to take this medication more than its recommended doses. Taking over-dosage of this medication may trigger side effects. If the severity of the condition is not reducing with the recommended dosage of Proanthocyanidin, then the doctor should be consulted for re-examining your condition.
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About Proanthocyanidin
What are the uses of Proanthocyanidin
What are the contraindications of Proanthocyanidin ?
What are the side effects of Proanthocyanidin ?
Key highlights of Proanthocyanidin
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Proanthocyanidin
How does this medication work?
FAQs about Proanthocyanidin