The generic name of this drug is Isoxsuprine. The brand name is Vasodilan. Vasodilan is a vasodilating agent. Vasodilan relaxes and widens the blood vessels in muscles and other tissues. This improves blood circulation to these muscles and tissues. Vasodilan is a blood disorder relief and is used mainly to treat poor blood flow.

The injection is used when the veins and arteries have reduced blood flow. It is also used to treat diseases of the blood vessels, threatened abortion, labor pain that is premature, cramps in the night among other similar conditions.

How to Use Vasodilan

Vasodilan can be taken with or without food. If a dose of Vasodilan is missed then it should be taken as soon as possible. If the time is almost right for the next dose and you haven’t taken the previous one then skip the previous one and take the next dose. Two doses of Vasodilan shouldn’t be taken at the same time.

When consuming this medication, make sure that you are consuming the correct dose. It is not safe to increase or decrease the dose without consulting your physician.

Increasing the dose does not enhance the effectiveness of the medication. Instead, it will only make you more susceptible to the side effects.

How It Works

Vasodilan may cause dizziness. It is advisable not to drive, operate machinery or do anything else dangerous until you find out how you react to Vasodilan. It works by improving blood flow to certain parts of the body such as the hands, feet and brain. This medication relaxes the veins and arteries. Vasodilan makes the blood pass through the vessels easily and is sometimes used to treat painful periods.


Vasodilan is a medication that is used for the treatment of blood vessel diseases such as arteriosclerosis obliterans, Raynaud’s disease, Buerger’s disease and cerebrovascular insufficiency.


Vasodilan should be taken orally. Consume this medication 10 to 20 mg three or four times daily.

Composition of Vasodilan

Active ingredient is 10/20 mg of isoxsuprine HCL
Inactive ingredients are
Dibasic Calcium Phosphate
Magnesium Stearate
Corn starch

Side Effects

Vasodilan almost has no side effects when taken in small doses. The active ingredient in Vasodilan is Isoxsuprine. Common side effects are:

Stomach upset

The severe side effects include the following:

Allergic reactions which are severe such as rash or hives
Difficulty breathing
Constriction/tight feeling in the chest
Swollen mouth, face, lips or tounge
A pain in the chest
Fast or irregular heart beat
Severe or persistent dizziness

The less common side effects for Vasodilan are nausea and vomiting, which is more common for the injection.


Vasodilan should not be used if

You are allergic to any ingredient in Vasodilan
You have bleeding of the arteries
You are in labor or have just given birth to a child

You should inform the doctor that you are taking Vasodilan if you

Are about to take any dental or medical treatment
Are admitted to emergency care
Are about to undergo surgery
Pregnant or breastfeeding


This should not be given immediately after child birth or when there is arterial bleeding.


Vasodilan should be used as directed by the medical practitioner.

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