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Flexura 400 mg Tablet

Manufactured bySun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsMetaxalone
Description

Flexura 400 mg Tablet is used to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with sprains or any muscle injuries. This medicine is used along with rest and physical therapy to get the best possible effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Flexura 400 mg Tablet

  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Itching
  • Cough
  • Bleeding gums

Uses of Flexura 400 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Muscle spasm
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 6 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to metaxalone or any other components present along with it.

Drug-induced hemolytic anemia

Flexura 400 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with drug induced hemolytic anemia or other anemias due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Pediatric use

Safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been clinically established in children under the age of 12 years.

Renal disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with mild to moderate renal impairment due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe renal impairment.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment.

Sedation

Use of this medicine may cause moderate to severe sedation. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery while using this medicine.

Missed Dose

If a dose of Flexura 400 mg Tablet is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Fluvoxamine

Tramadol

Sodium oxybate

Meprobamate

Disease interactions

Anemia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with drug induced hemolytic anemia or other anemias due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Flexura 400 mg Tablet exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe adverse effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
Flexura 400 mg Tablet blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Skeletal muscle relaxants

Schedule

Schedule H

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