What is Idarac® (floctafenine) used for?
Idarac® is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory, which is commonly used for relieving mild to moderate pain from various conditions for a short time.
How should I take Idarac® (floctafenine)?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Idarac® by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Idarac®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Idarac® (floctafenine)?
Idarac® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Idarac® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Idarac® 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 Idarac® 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 Idarac® (floctafenine)?
Before using Idarac®, tell your doctor if you have:
- Allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing Idarac®.
- Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Idarac®.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Idarac® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It is not recommended for use during the first and last trimesters of pregnancy due to possible harm to the unborn baby and interference with normal labor/delivery.
This drug passes into breast milk. Breastfeeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Idarac®.
What side effects can occur from Idarac® (floctafenine)?
As taking others medicines, taking Idarac® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of side effects are listed below:
- GI disturbances
- CNS effects
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Blood disorders
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Pulmonary eosinophilia
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 Idarac® (floctafenine)?
Idarac® 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.
Products may interact with this drug including:
- Hypoglycemic agents
- Certain chemotherapeutic agents (such as methotrexate, diuretics in the treatment of hypertension, acetylsalicylic acid)
Does food or alcohol interact with Idarac® (floctafenine)?
Idarac® 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, such as alcohol, tobacco.
What health conditions may interact with Idarac® (floctafenine)?
Idarac® 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.
These health conditions are:
- Kidney disease
- Poorly controlled diabetes
- Other stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (e.g., recurring heartburn, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
- Heart disease (e.g., congestive heart failure, history of heart attack)
- High blood pressure
- Swelling of the ankles/feet/hands
- A severe loss of body water (dehydration)
- Blood disorders (e.g., anemia)
- Bleeding/clotting problems
- Growths in the nose (nasal polyps)
- Autoimmune disorders (e.g., lupus, connective tissue disease)
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Idarac® (floctafenine).
What is the dose of Idarac® (floctafenine) for an adult?
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Idarac®.
Recommended doses in some cases are up to 1.2 g daily in divided doses.
The dose of Idarac® used in the elderly should be reduced.
What is the dose of Idarac® (floctafenine) 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 Idarac® (floctafenine) available?
Idarac® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Tablet, Oral: 200 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 Idarac®, 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.
Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Review Date: January 7, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019
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