Drotin-M Tablet

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Introduction

Drotin-M 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-M 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, dryness in mouth, loss of appetite, 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 and drowsiness, 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-M Tablet

Benefits of Drotin-M Tablet

In Abdominal pain

Drotin-M 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-M 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-M 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-M

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

How to use Drotin-M 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-M Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Drotin-M Tablet works

Drotin-M 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).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Drotin-M Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Drotin-M 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-M Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Drotin-M Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Drotin-M Tablet may cause vertigo.
Kidney
CAUTION
Drotin-M Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Drotin-M Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Drotin-M Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Drotin-M Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Drotin-M Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Drotin-M 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 Drotin-M 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.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

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Q. What is Drotin-M Tablet?

Drotin-M Tablet 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 Drotin-M Tablet?

Yes, Drotin-M Tablet 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 Drotin-M Tablet when my pain is relieved?

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

Q. Can the use of Drotin-M Tablet cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Drotin-M Tablet 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 Drotin-M Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Drotin-M 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. 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 Drotin-M Tablet 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 Drotin-M Tablet?

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

Expires on or after: June, 2022

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