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Brand Names: Limbrel250, Limbrel500

Generic Name: bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate (Pronunciation: BYE oh FLAV oh noids and ZINK GLYE sin ate)

What is bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate (Limbrel250, Limbrel500)?

Bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate is a medical food. It works by reducing swelling and providing pain relief.

Bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate is used in the dietary management of osteoarthritis symptoms, such as swelling, stiffness, and joint discomfort.

Bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate (Limbrel250, Limbrel500)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • confusion, headache, anxiety, feeling restless;
  • fever, cough, rapid heart rate, feeling short of breath;
  • blue lips or fingernails, weak or shallow breathing;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; or
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate (Limbrel250, Limbrel500)?

You should not use bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate if you are allergic to any type of flavonoid or foods such as colored fruits and vegetables, dark chocolate, tea (especially green tea), red wine, or Brazil nuts.

Before taking bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Do not give this medication to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).

You must remain under the care of a doctor while you are using bioflavonoids and zinc glycinate. Visit your doctor regularly.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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