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Drofem Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Drofem Tablet is a combination of two pain-relieving medicines. It is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and discomfort. It relaxes the stomach muscles to reduce pain and cramps. It also prevents pain signals to reach the brain to eliminate stomach pain.

Drofem Tablet is to be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. The medicine is to be taken by mouth. You can take it with or without food. An overdose or high dose may have harmful effects on your health, so do not consume more than the recommended dose. The course of the medicine should be completed even if you feel better.

This medicine is generally well tolerated by patients. However, a few side effects such as nausea, metallic taste, weakness, fatigue, etc., may be experienced. Before taking the medicine always consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are suffering from any severe stomach, liver, kidney disease or any known disease. Immediately consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reactions such as skin rash, swelling, and itching.

Uses of Drofem Tablet

Drofem Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Heartburn

How to use Drofem Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Drofem Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Drofem Tablet works

Drofem Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Drotaverine and Mefenamic Acid, which relieves abdominal pain and cramps. Drotaverine is an anti-spasmodic medicine which relieves contractions (spasms) associated with smooth muscles in the abdomen. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling).

Drofem Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Drofem Tablet Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Drofem Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Drofem Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Drofem Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Drofem Tablet may cause vertigo.
Kidney
CAUTION
Drofem Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Drofem Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Drofem Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Drofem Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Drofem Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Drofem Tablet helps relieve abdominal pain.
  • Take it with food to prevent an upset stomach.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Drofem Tablet as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • If you get diarrhea while taking this medicine, you should stop taking it and consult your doctor.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney and liver function if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Drofem

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Sir my problem produce abdominal pain after 2 to 3 day also I take meal after some time imedataly create problem of stool plz sugest solutions
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Gastroenterologist
Try tablet pantoprazole 40 mg once daily for 2 weeks
I am having upper abdominal pain since 3 weeks. Recent ultra sound shows ad fatty liver van u help to get ayurvedic treatment
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take cytozen 2 capsule twice with water, aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice with water, fat restricted diet
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FAQs

Q. What is Drofem?

Drofem is a combination of two medicines: Drotaverine and Mefenamic acid. This medication helps to relieve abdominal pain. Drotaverine relieves muscle spasms associated with smooth muscles in the abdomen. Mefenamic Acid works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (swelling).

Q. Is it safe to use Drofem?

Yes, Drofem is safe for most of the patients with abdominal pain. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, dryness in the mouth, weakness, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can I stop taking Drofem when my pain is relieved?

Drofem is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Drofem should be continued if your physician has advised you to do so.

Q. Can the use of Drofem cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Drofem can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small and frequent sips. Also, avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with the medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have vomiting persists and you notice any signs of dehydration like less urination with dark coloured and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Drofem cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Drofem can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Avoid spicy, salty and acidic foods (like lemons).

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, do not take a higher than the recommended dose of Drofem as it can increase the risks of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Drofem?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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