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Drotin-M Tablet


Overview

Uses of Drotin-M Tablet

Drotin-M Tablet is used in the treatment of abdominal pain.

Drotin-M Tablet side effects

Common
  • 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.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

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).

Drotin-M Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Drotin-M Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Drotin-M Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
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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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Drotin-M

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I had a natural miscarriage (after taking aspirin),now I have foul smelling discharges.Can I take Azithromycin 250 mg?Also I have severe abdominal pain from 3 days which has been decreased for now.I was prescribed to take DROTIN-M tablets.Can I take this with Azithromycin?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Yes Drotin M can be taken with Azithro. However Azithro may not help you with vaginal discharge. For discharge it is best to take ofloxacin tablets
I get extreme pain in my stomach, back and thighs during my periods, to the extent that I am bedridden and unable to do anything. Combiflam and Flexon don't have any effect on me and sometimes I'm in pain for 3 days at a stretch, non-stop. A friend with a similar problem advised Drotin M tablet. Is that a painkiller and is it safe to take? What should be its dosage?
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Yes, it's a pain killer and it can be taken during periods. It can be taken twice daily
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FAQs

Q. What is Drotin-M?

Drotin-M 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?

Yes, Drotin-M 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 when my pain is relieved?

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

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

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

Yes, the use of Drotin-M 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 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?

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.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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