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Rutin

What is it?

Rutin is a supplement used to treat poor blood circulation, hemorrhoids, and Meniere's disease. It may also be used to treat varicose veins or skin bruising.

Other names for Rutin include: Bioflavonoid, Citrus bioflavonoid, Oxerutin, and Rutoside

Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

Before Using:

Tell your doctor if you

  • are taking medicine or are allergic to any medicine (prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) or dietary supplement)
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine
  • are breastfeeding
  • have other health problems, such as high blood pressure or heart or blood vessel disease

Dosage:

Talk with your caregiver about how much Rutin you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Rutin. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.

To store this medicine:

Keep all medicine locked up and away from children. Store medicine away from heat and direct light. Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work. Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need. Never share your medicine with others.

Warnings:

  • Before taking Rutin, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Side Effects:

Stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects. Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it.

  • Breathing problems or tightness in your throat or chest
  • Chest pain
  • Skin hives, rash, or itchy or swollen skin

Other Side Effects:

You may have the following side effects, but this medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.

  • Dizziness, belly pain, or feeling that your heart is pounding and racing (2)
  • Headache, hair loss, leg or finger swelling, muscle stiffness (3)
  • Tiredness, dry mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation (4)
  • Light-headedness, upset stomach (fullness, heartburn, bloating, nausea) (5)

References:

1. Anon: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 4th ed. Therapeutic Research Faculty, Stockton, CA; 2002.

2. Wijayanegara H, Mose JC, Achmad L et al: A clinical trial of hydroxyethylrutosides in the treatment of haemorrhoids of pregnancy. J Int Med Res 1992; 20(1):54-60.

3. De Jongste AB, Jonker JJ, Huisman MV et al: A double-blind three center clinical trial on the short-term efficacy of O-(B-hydroxyethyl)-rutosides in patients with post-thrombotic syndrome. Thromb Haemost 1989; 62(3):826-829.

4. Bergqvist D, Hallbook T, Lindblad B et al: A double-blind trial of O-(B-hydroxyethyl)-rutoside in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. VASA 1981; 10(3):253-260.

5. Mann RJ: A double-blind trial of O.B-hydroxyethyl rutosides for stasis leg ulcers. Br J Clin Pract 1981; 35(2):79-81.


Last Updated: 11/4/2014

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