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Brand & Generic Names

Vasodilan Vasoprine

Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? Yes
  • Available as generic? Yes
  • Drug class: Vasodilator


  • May improve poor blood circulation.
  • Management of premature labor.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to take:
Tablet--Swallow with liquid or food to lessen stomach irritation. If you can't swallow whole, crumble tablet and take with liquid or food.

When to take:
At the same times each day.

If you forget a dose:
Take as soon as you remember up to 2 hours late. If more than 2 hours, wait for next scheduled dose (don't double this dose).

What drug does:
Expands blood vessels, increasing flow and permitting distribution of oxygen and nutrients.

Time lapse before drug works:
1 hour.

Don't take with:
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


Headache, dizziness, flush, vomiting, weakness, sweating, fainting, shortness of breath, coma.


  • Dial 911 (emergency) or O (operator) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately.
  • If patient is unconscious and not breathing, give mouth-to- mouth breathing. If there is no heartbeat, use cardiac massage and mouth-to-mouth breathing (CPR). Don't try to make patient vomit. If you can't get help quickly, take patient to nearest emergency facility.
  • See EMERGENCY Information.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    In case of overdose, see Overdose section.


  • Appetite loss, nausea, vomiting.
  • Dizziness, faintness, flushing.
  • Weakness, lethargy.


    Rash, chest pain, shortness of breath.


    Rapid or irregular heartbeat.

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:

  • You are allergic to any vasodilator.
  • You have any bleeding disease.

Before you start, consult your doctor:

  • If you have high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries or heart disease.
  • If you plan to become pregnant within medication period.
  • If you have glaucoma.

Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and severe than in younger persons.

Studies inconclusive on harm to unborn child. Decide with your doctor whether drug benefits justify risk to unborn child.

No problems expected, but consult doctor.

Infants & children:
Not recommended.

Prolonged use:
Talk to your doctor about the need for follow-up medical examinations or laboratory studies.

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
Avoid if you feel dizzy or faint. Otherwise, no problems expected.

Don't discontinue without doctor's advice until you complete prescribed dose, even though symptoms diminish or disappear.


  • Be cautious when arising from lying or sitting position, when climbing stairs, or if dizziness occurs.
  • May interfere with the accuracy of some medical tests.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

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Possible Interaction with Other Substances

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Alcohol: None expected.
Milk. Decreased stomach irritation.
Cocaine: Decreased blood circulation to
extremities. Avoid.
Foods: None expected.
Marijuana: Rapid heartbeat.
Tobacco: Decreased isoxsuprine effect;
nicotine constricts blood vessels.

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