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      FREEFLEX FORTE SOFLETS (NUTRACEUTICAL)

      Country of origin: INDIA

      15 Units/pack

      MRP 615

      Inclusive of all Taxes

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      Freeflex Forte softlet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Freeflex Forte softlet, a health supplement that is used to treat various bone related disorders. It enhances fluid activity at joints that help absorb shock. This medicine ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of all our connective tissues, including ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bones. The softlet helps boost immunity, prevent and manage calcium deficiencies. It is prescribed for the treatment of joint pains, osteomalacia, osteoarthritis, rickets, hypophosphatemia, hypoparathyroidism (causing low blood calcium). It prevents weakening of the bones and bone disease in people with kidney problems (renal osteodystrophy). However, the uses of the softlet mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      Freeflex Forte softlet is a combination of Chondroitin sulfate 400 MG and Glucosamine 500 MG

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Freeflex Forte softlet contains calcium supplements that regenerates and maintains mechanical properties of the cartilage and provide strength in load bearing bones, thereby improving flexibility in joints. It delivers essential nutrients to joint cartilage, acts as a lubricant and reduces the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Freeflex Forte softlet:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the softlet
      • History of renal calculi
      • Hypercalcaemia
      • Patients with suspected digoxin toxicity
      • Caution:
      • Ulcerative colitis
      • Blood clotting disorders
      • Renal impairment
      • Patient with gall stones
      • Hypo parathyroid disease
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Freeflex Forte softlet is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Musculoskeletal pain (bone, muscle or joint pain)
      • Headache
      • Back pain
      • Skin rashes
      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Dry mouth
      • Constipation
      • Diarrhea
      • Flushing
      • Itching

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Anorexia
      • Metallic taste in mouth
      • Difficult urination
      • Cholestatic jaundice
      • Hyperoxaluria
      • Milk alkali syndrome
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Freeflex Forte softlet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the softlet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the softlet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      The softlet can be taken with or without food. For better absorption, take the medicine with meals and avoid intake of large amounts of fibre-rich food. Take the softlet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
      Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested. even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. Overdose can lead to hypercalcaemia; extreme hypercalcaemia may lead to coma and death. Irreversible renal damage and soft tissue calcification may occur as a result of prolonged hypercalcaemia in some patients. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the softlet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Freeflex Forte softlet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Abdominal pain
      • Kidney stones
      • Muscle weakness
      • Bone pain
      • Mental disturbances
      • Cardiac arrhythmias (severe cases)
      • Impaired biliary secretion
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take Freeflex Forte softlet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this softlet.

      Liver:

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this medicine for hepatic patients, consult your doctor if you have hepatic problems and stay on the safe side.

      Pregnancy:

      Use of this softlet is not advised unless the clinical condition of the patient requires treatment. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      The medicine is passed to infants through mother’s milk. Infants should be closely monitored. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this softlet, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

      Alcohol:

      Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Driving:

      The softlet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Foods that are rich in oxalic acid (e.g., spinach) and phytic acid (e.g., whole cereals) may reduce calcium absorption by formation of insoluble calcium salts.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Freeflex Forte with aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin, Naprosyn, thiazide diuretics (decreases urinary excretion of calcium), antacids containing aluminium salts, nelfinavir, digoxin, levothyroxine, antibiotics (tetracyclines, quinolones), carbamazepine, thiazide diuretics, lithium, verapamil, ceftriaxone.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
      • Store at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius)
      • Keep the softlet out of reach of children
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Glucosamine for:

      This medication is a nutritional supplement, used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It stimulates the production of cartilage, which leads to joint repair.

      How does Glucosamine work:

      Maintains elasticity, strength, and resiliency of the cartilage in articular (movable) joints.

      How should Glucosamine be used:

      PO- The recommended dose is 500 mg 3-4 timesday. It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food.

      Common side effects of Glucosamine :

      Heart burn, epigastric paintenderness, diarrhoea, nausea, dyspepsia, constipation, abdominal pain, palpitations, drowsiness, skin reaction, headache, indigestion.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Call your doctor for an office visit.

      What precautions should I take when taking Glucosamine :

      Diabetic patients, patients on heparin. - Pregnancy and lactation.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Glucosamine with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Glucosamine :

      Store in cool place and in an airtight container.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Supplements & Adjuvant Therapy


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Freeflex Forte softlet?

      It a health supplement that is used to treat various bone related disorders. It enhances fluid activity at joints that help absorb shock. This medicine ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of all our connective tissues, including ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bones. The softlet helps boost immunity, prevent and manage calcium deficiencies. It is prescribed for the treatment of joint pains, osteomalacia, osteoarthritis, rickets, hypophosphatemia, hypoparathyroidism (causing low blood calcium). It prevents weakening of the bones and bone disease in people with kidney problems (renal osteodystrophy).

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Freeflex Forte softlet?

      The softlet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include musculoskeletal pain (bone, muscle or joint pain), headache, back pain, flushing, itching, diarrhoea, constipation, gastrointestinal discomfort, dry mouth, vomiting, skin rashes and nausea. Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as anorexia, taste disturbances, difficult urination, cholestatic jaundice, hyperoxaluria, milk alkali syndrome.

      Q3. Should we take Freeflex Forte softlet with food or without food?

      The softlet can be taken with or without food. For better absorption, take the medicine with meals and avoid intake of large amounts of fibre-rich food.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Freeflex Forte softlet?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with history of renal calculi, hypercalcaemia, iron metabolic disorders, ulcerative colitis, blood clotting disorders, renal impairment, patient with gall stones, hypo parathyroid disease, pregnancy and lactation.

      Q5. Does Freeflex Forte softlet make you sleepy?

      The softlet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the softlet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Freeflex Forte softlet harmful? What does an overdose of Freeflex Forte softlet lead to?

      The softlet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to abdominal pain, kidney stones, muscle weakness, bone pain, mental disturbances, impaired biliary secretion and cardiac arrhythmias in severe cases.

      Q7. Can I take Freeflex Forte softlet during pregnancy?

      The softlet should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q8. Can Freeflex Forte softlet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      Yes, you can take the medicine without doctor’s prescription but if you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the softlet, promptly seek medical attention.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Freeflex Forte softlet?

      Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Q10. How to store Freeflex Forte softlet?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the softlet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Freeflex Forte softlet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      This softlet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      Q12. Can we give Freeflex Forte softlet to children?

      The safety and efficacy of using this softlet in children has not been clinically determined.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Freeflex Forte softlet?

      The duration required for this medicine to show its effect in the body is not clinically determined.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Freeflex Forte softlet last?

      The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically determined.

      Q15. Can we take Freeflex Forte softlet daily? If yes, how many softlets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one softlet per day.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Freeflex Forte softlet?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take Freeflex Forte softlet?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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