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RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Pentoxifylline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION helps in reducing symptoms of some problems related to blood flow of the legs or arms. Thus it helps improve symptoms like pain and cramps that may occur while exercising or even simply walking. The group of drugs that RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION belongs to is called hemorrheologic agents. RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION improves the blood flow in the arteries that have narrowed with time. This consequently helps with pain and cramps.

Meant for oral consumption, RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION should be taken thrice daily or as per the directions given by your medical professional. Avoid crushing or chewing RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION, as doing so can increase the side effects. Do not split the medicine either, except if advised by your doctor. If you condition does not improve or becomes worse after taking RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Some side effects are quite common when it comes to taking medicine. While some people suffer from a few side effects of RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION others do not experience any. Some common side effects that you may face are vomiting, nausea, dizziness, belching or gas. A few rare side effects of RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION are irregular heartbeat, bleeding, and easy bruising. These side effects are quite serious and can result in serious complications. In case of an allergic reaction to RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION, you may have symptoms like problems with breathing, rashes, itchiness or severe dizziness.

As the drug does lead to sudden spells of dizziness, make sure that you sit up or sit down slowly. Do not drive or attempt to indulge in any risky activity. Alcohol consumption should also be avoided so as to prevent complications.

In case of pregnant women, the drug should only be consumed if absolutely required. RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION is also known to mix with breast milk. Thus, take the medication after you consult your doctor.

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 Hematologist before using this medicine.
  • Obstructed Blood Vessels

    This medicine is used to relieve ache, cramps, numbness, fatigue associated with blockage of blood vessels. It is also used for the treatment of symptoms associated with peripheral vascular disease.
  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to pentoxifylline or any other medicine belonging to the xanthine derivative group.
  • Hemorrhage

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have had a recent episode of bleeding of the brain or the retina of the eye.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and can be observed after 2-4 weeks of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary. You may be advised to discontinue breastfeeding while using this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as RB FLEX 20MG/1ML INJECTION , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. The symptoms might take 4-5 hours after ingestion to show which may include fall in blood pressure, convulsions, severe sleepiness, agitation, change in pulse rate etc.
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This medicine improves blood viscosity by changing the structure of blood cells. It also decreases the adhesion of cells to the walls of blood vessels.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Atenolol

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You are likely to experience a headache, dizziness, fainting, change in heart rate while using these medicines together. Inform the doctor if these symptoms are troublesome and persistent.

    Glimepiride

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    Warfarin

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Your doctor may advise a suitable substitute that is safe to use. Report any incidence of unusual bleeding or bruising to the doctor.

    Ketorolac

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Your doctor may advise a suitable substitute that is safe to use. Report any incidence of unusual bleeding or bruising to the doctor.

    Insulin

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    Ibuprofen

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Your doctor may advise a suitable substitute that is safe to use. Report any incidence of unusual bleeding or bruising to the doctor.

    Ciprofloxacin

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative that is safer to use.

    Rauwolfia serpentina

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You are likely to experience a headache, dizziness, fainting, change in heart rate while using these medicines together. Inform the doctor if these symptoms are troublesome and persistent.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Porphyria

    This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient suffers from this rare genetic disorder of the blood and the skin.
  • Interaction with Food

    Fish oil

    Report the use of fish oil containing omega-3-fatty acids. The risk of bleeding is significantly high if these medicines are used together. Report any incidence of unusual bleeding and bruising to the doctor on priority.
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