Lipoflavonoid is an over-the-counter nutritional supplement manufactured for use in treating Meniere's disease. It is exclusively manufactured by Numark Laboratories in Edison, New Jersey, according to the Arches Tinnitus Formulas website. In addition to a lemon bioflavanoid complex, Lipoflavanoid also contains vitamin C, as ascorbic acid, and a B vitamin complex. Like other multivitamins, Lipoflavonoid is designed to correct vitamin deficiencies caused by diet, improper absorption of vitamins and minerals and other factors. The lemon bioflavonoid complex is the active ingredient mix responsible for alleviating the symptoms associated with Meniere's disease.
Lipoflavonoid is primarily marketed as a remedy for tinnitus, a chronic ringing in the ears associated with Meniere's disease and other conditions, according to the Arches Tinnitus Formulas website. While the exact nature of how Lipoflavonoid affects tinnitus is unknown, this supplement is thought to act on histamine, which plays a role in the circulation of blood in the ear canal tissues. This may help reduce the frequency and severity of ringing in the ears. Lipoflavonoid is thought to be most effective for tinnitus sufferers whose conditions result from Meniere's disease and vertigo.
You should not take Lipoflavonoid with dairy products such as milk or yogurt. These products may impede the body's ability to absorb the vitamins provided by this supplement.
While Lipoflavonoid may be helpful for some patients with tinnitus, it may also cause some side effects, notes the Revolution Health website. These side effects include hives, breathing difficulties and facial swelling. There are also a few less serious side effects, including upset stomach, unpleasant taste in the mouth and headaches.
While these are not the only possible side effects, they are the ones most commonly observed in the small number of people who do experience negative effects from taking Lipoflavonoid.
Side effects are uncommon--people who take Lipoflavonoid or any other multivitamin typically do not experience any side effects at all.
Lipoflavonoid is generally considered safe, but it may have negative interactions with certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The most common drugs that may interact with Lipoflavonoid are non-steroidal inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen and naproxen. It may also impact the effectiveness of diuretics and heart or blood pressure medications.
Before you begin taking Lipflavonoid, you should tell your doctor about all supplements, medications and herbs you are currently taking. Also, if you start taking a supplement or prescription drug after starting Lipoflavonoid, you should check with your doctor.