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FLAVOCOXID () is a prescription dietary supplement. It is promoted for use in adults with osteoarthritis ('wear-and-tear' of the joints). This medical food may help reduce inflammation in affected joints. This product has not been shown to help rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), or other inflammatory conditions. It is not helpful for acute or chronic pain.
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush, or chew. You may take this medicine with or without food. It may be best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 1 hour after meals. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
bloody or black, tarry stools
fast, irregular heartbeat
high blood pressure
swelling of ankles or legs
unusual bleeding or bruising
vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
aspirin or aspirin-like products
NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
fluid retention in ankles or legs
history of blood clots
history of stroke
stomach or intestinal ulcers
an unusual or allergic reaction to flavocoxid, flavonoids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This medical food is a combination of different nutrients found in fruits, plants, and vegetables. It has more of these nutrients than the normal American diet usually has. Taking a supplement does not replace the need for a balanced diet. Follow a healthy diet and exercise program.
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