Drotin A Tablet

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Introduction

Drotin A Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of abdominal pain. It works effectively to reduce abdominal pain, bloating, discomfort and cramps by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and gut. It also blocks certain chemical messengers that cause pain and discomfort.

Drotin A Tablet is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dryness in the mouth, feeling thirsty, and heartburn. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your dizziness.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Drotin A Tablet

Benefits of Drotin A Tablet

In Abdominal pain

Drotin A Tablet effectively relieves sudden muscle spasms or contractions in the stomach and intestine (gut), thereby relaxing the muscles and improving movement of food. It also blocks chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain sensation. This helps to treat abdominal pain (or stomach pain) as well as cramps, bloating and discomfort. Take Drotin A Tablet as prescribed by the doctor. Eventually, it will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Drotin A Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Drotin A

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

How to use Drotin A 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. Drotin A Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Drotin A Tablet works

Drotin A Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Drotaverine and Aceclofenac, which relieves abdominal pain and cramps. Drotaverine is an anti-spasmodic medicine which relieves contractions (spasms) associated with smooth muscles in the abdomen. Aceclofenac 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).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Drotin A Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Drotin A 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Drotin A Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Drotin A Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Drotin A Tablet may cause vertigo.
Kidney
CAUTION
Drotin A Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Drotin A Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Drotin A Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Drotin A Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Drotin A Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Drotin A Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable while the patient is taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Drotin A Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Drotin A Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Drotin A Tablet helps relieve abdominal pain and cramps.
  • Take it with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. 
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Drotin A Tablet as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • It may cause a drop in your blood pressure. Monitor your blood pressure regularly and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Inform your doctor if you have severe kidney, liver, or heart disease.

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Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Drotin A Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Drotin A Tablet 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. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Can the use of Drotin A Tablet cause damage to kidneys?

Yes, long-term use of Drotin A Tablet can cause damage to the kidneys. Use of Drotin A Tablet is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Drotin A Tablet?

No, taking a higher than recommended dose of Drotin A Tablet can lead to increased chances of side effects. If the recommended doses do not relieve your pain or you continue experiencing increased severity of pain, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Drotin A Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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.

Q. Can I stop taking Drotin A Tablet when my pain is relieved?

Drotin A Tablet is usually used for short term and can be discontinued if there is no pain. However, it should be continued if your doctor told you to do so.

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Walter Bushnell, Unit No. 6, LSC, S-Block, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi – 110017
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: July, 2022

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