Cystex Dragee

Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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What is Cystex?

Cystex Dragee is used for Lower urinary tract infections, Microbial infections, Methemoglobinemia, Urinary tract infections and other conditions.
Cystex Dragee contains Acriflavine Hydrochloride, Methenamine, and Methylthioninium Chloride as active ingredients.
Cystex Dragee works by slowly hydrolyzing acidic urine to ammonia; inhibiting the bacterial and viral replication; converting methemoglobin into a more efficient type of hemoglobin to better carry oxygen throughout the body;
Detailed information related to Cystex Dragee's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Cystex Dragee Uses

Cystex Dragee is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Cystex Dragee Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Cystex Dragee improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 1, 2

Cystex Dragee - Composition and Active Ingredients

Cystex Dragee is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Cystex Dragee - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Cystex Dragee. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
  • Inflammation of the lining of the stomach
  • Chemical cystitis
  • Blood in urine
  • Central nervous system symptoms
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Cystex Dragee - Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Acid pH of urine
  • Aspirin hypersensitivity
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Take this medicine after a meal
  • Take this medicine with a full glass of water
  • do not swallow
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Where to Buy Cystex Dragee

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Cystex Dragee - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Cystex Dragee may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Cystex Dragee may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Acetazolamide
  • Antacids
  • Diuretic
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Interfere with certain laboratory tests
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
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Cystex Dragee - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Cystex Dragee is a contraindication. In addition, Cystex Dragee should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver diseases
  • Loss of body water
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
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Cystex Dragee - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Cystex Dragee safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Methenamine: No
    • Acriflavine Hydrochloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Methylthioninium Chloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Cystex Dragee safe while breastfeeding?
    • Methenamine: No
    • Acriflavine Hydrochloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Methylthioninium Chloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Cystex Dragee medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Cystex Dragee. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Cystex Dragee

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
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Overdosage of Cystex Dragee

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Cystex Dragee, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 8, 9, 10

Storage of Cystex Dragee

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Cystex Dragee.
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Expired Cystex Dragee

  • Taking a single dose of expired Cystex Dragee is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
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Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Cystex Dragee - Packages and Strengths

Cystex Dragee is available in the following packages and strengths
Cystex Dragee - Packages: 15MG+250MG+20MG+15MG DRG CT BL AL PLAS INC X 24

Cystex Dragee - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies
  • Ems S/A

Cystex Dragee - Demographic Information

References

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  2. Pubchem Acriflavine https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compoun... - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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  4. NHS Choices. What should I do if I miss a dose of antibiotics? - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  5. Ever Miss a Dose of Your Medicine? - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  6. Cancer.Net (2014). The Importance of Taking Your Medication Correctly - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  7. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). Missed Medicines. Epilepsy Foundation - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  8. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). Prescription Drugs: Abuse and Addiction. Report Research Series - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  9. eMedicinehealth (2016). Drug Overdose Overview - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). Unintentional drug poisoning in the United States - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. Put your medicines up and away and out of sight - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. The quick scoop: medicines and your family: safely storing and disposing of medicines - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  13. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. How to dispose of unused medications - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  14. World Health Organization: Information sheet: Pharmaceuticals in drinking-water - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  15. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  16. Harvard Medical School (2016). Drug Expiration Dates - Do They Mean Anything? - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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