What is fonzylane (buflomedil) used for?
Buflomedil (HCl) is a vasodilator (relaxes the blood vessels). It is used in the treatment of cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular diseases.
Fonzylane is commonly used for the treatment of dementia, disorientation, insomnia, intermittant claudication, ischaemic rest pain, loss of concentration, loss of memory, Raynaud’s syndrome, skin ulceration, tinnitus, trophic disorders, vertigo.
How should I take fonzylane (buflomedil)?
Fonzylance is administered by your doctor.
How do I store fonzylane (buflomedil)?
Fonzylane is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store fonzylane in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of fonzylane that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush fonzylane down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using fonzylane (buflomedil)?
Before using this drug, there is some important information that you may notice:
- Buflomedil (HCl) is contraindicated in conditions like Arterial hemorrhage.
- Buflomedil (betablocker) should not be given to patients with bronchospasm, asthma, with history of obstructive airway disease, metabolic acidosis, partial heart block, sinus bradycardia or psoriasis.
- The dose may need to reduce in patients with renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) dysfunction.
- Patients with long term treatment with betablockers should have their medication discontinued gradually over a period of 1 to 2 weeks, because it may result in angina, myocardial infraction (MI), ventricular arrhythmia or death. This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or lactation.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using fonzylane during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking fonzylane.
What side effects can occur from fonzylane (buflomedil)?
There are some side effects can occur when using this drug, such as:
- Digestive disorders
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with fonzylane (buflomedil)?
Fonzylane may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with fonzylane (buflomedil)?
Fonzylane may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with fonzylane (buflomedil)?
Fonzylane may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using fonzylane (buflomedil).
What is the dose of fonzylane (buflomedil) for an adult?
The recommended dose is:
- 50 mg IM, 12 hourly for 14 days
- 50 – 100 mg IV, 12 hourly
- 150 – 300 mg orally, 12 hourly
What is the dose of fonzylane (buflomedil) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is fonzylane (buflomedil) available?
Fonzylane is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Injectable; Injection; Buflomedil Hydrochloride 2.5 mg / ml
- Injectable; Injection; Buflomedil Hydrochloride 10 mg / ml
- Injectable; Injection; Buflomedil Hydrochloride 400 mg
- Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Buflomedil Hydrochloride 150 mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of fonzylane, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Buflomedil (HCl). http://www.druginfosys.com/drug.aspx?drugcode=826&type=1. Accessed November 29, 2016.
Review Date: March 12, 2017 | Last Modified: March 12, 2017