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Composition for DROT

Drotaverine(40 mg)

food interaction for DROT

alcohol interaction for DROT

pregnancy interaction for DROT

lactation interaction for DROT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Drot 40mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DROT

Drotaverine(40 mg)

Uses

Drot 40mg tablet is used in abdominal pain and menstrual pain.

How it works

Drot 40mg tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antispasmodics. Drot 40mg tablet decreases the tone of smooth muscles, reduces intestinal peristalsis and dilates blood vessels. It thereby acts as a direct relaxant of the smooth muscles of the gut and relieves painful contractions called as spasms.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Decreased blood pressure, Nausea, Vomiting

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Expert advice for DROT

  • Take drotaverine tablets 20 minutes before a meal to relieve or reduce post meal symptoms.
  • Consult your doctor before you start drotaverine if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • Stop taking drotaverine and consult a doctor, if experience severe allergic reactions.
  • Due to possible side effects such as dizziness and vertigo resulting from hypotension, you should avoid driving or using machines.

Frequently asked questions for DROT

Drotaverine

Q.What is drotaverine used for/ What does drotaverine treat?
Drotaverine is used to treat spasm of smooth muscles in organs such as stomach and heart. Drotaverine is mainly used to relieve painful spasms associated with chronic gastroduodenitis (inflammation of the stomach and the duodenum of the small intestine), gastric and duodenal ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (disorder of the intestines that leads to cramps in the abdomen) and many more conditions of the stomach and intestine that are associated with painful spasm. It may also be used to relieve pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhea).

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)