Rutin (bioflavonoids) are found in the rind of green citrus fruits and in rose hips and black currants.
Bioflavonoids have been used in alternative medicine as an aid to enhance the action of vitamin C, to support blood circulation, as an antioxidant, and to treat allergies, viruses, or arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Not all uses for bioflavonoids have been approved by the FDA. Bioflavonoids should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.
Bioflavonoids is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
Some side effects of Rutin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Applies to bioflavonoids: oral capsule
Some side effects of bioflavonoids (the active ingredient contained in Rutin) may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Blurred vision
- dull ache or feeling of pressure or heaviness in legs
- fluid accumulation in the knee
- itching skin near damaged veins
- pounding in the ears
- red, scaling, or cursed skin
- slow or fast heartbeat
- swollen feet and ankles