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Drotin Plus Tablet

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Introduction of Drotaverine

Drotin Plus 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 fever.

Drotin Plus Tablet can be taken with or without food, but better to take it at the same time every day for better results. The dose and how often you take it depend on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and dryness in the mouth. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. It may also make you feel dizzy due to low blood pressure, if that happens take precautions while driving.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had severe heart disease or have blood pressure issues, or you have liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Your doctor may check blood pressure regularly while taking this medicine.

Introduction of Paracetamol

Drotin Plus 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 fever.

Drotin Plus Tablet may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. It is usually best taken with food otherwise it may upset your stomach. Do not take more or use it for longer than recommended.

Side effects are rare if this medicine is used correctly but this medicine may cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting in some people. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

This medicine is widely prescribed and considered safe but is not suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems or are using blood-thinning medicines. It may affect the dose or suitability of this medicine. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Uses of Drotaverine

Benefits of Drotaverine

In Pain relief

Drotin Plus Tablet effectively relieves sudden muscle spasms or contractions in the stomach and intestine (gut), thereby improving the pain. This helps to treat abdominal pain (or stomach pain) as well as cramps, bloating and discomfort associated with menstrual cycles or kidney stones also. Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Eventually, it will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Benefits of Paracetamol

In Pain relief

Drotin Plus Tablet is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, and muscle aches. This medicine is very widely used and very rarely causes side effects if taken at the right dosage. Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. It is also the first choice of painkiller during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

In Treatment of Fever

Drotin Plus Tablet is also used to reduce a high temperature (fever). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor.

Side effects of Drotaverine

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 Plus

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Vertigo
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Fast heart rate
  • Sweating

Side effects of Paracetamol

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 Plus

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Itching

How Drotaverine works

Drotin Plus Tablet is an anti-spasmodic medicine which relieves contractions (spasms) associated with smooth muscles in the abdomen.

How Paracetamol works

Drotin Plus Tablet is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Drotin Plus Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Drotin Plus Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Drotin Plus Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Drotin Plus Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Drotin Plus Tablet may cause vertigo.
Kidney
CAUTION
Drotin Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Drotin Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Drotin Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Drotin Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Drotin Plus Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Quick tips

Drotaverine

  • Drotaverine helps relieve pain due to smooth muscle spasms such as menstrual pain, pain due to kidney stone, and colicky pain.
  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor.
  • It may cause a drop in your blood pressure. Monitor your blood pressure regularly and inform your doctor if you have a history of low blood pressure.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Drotaverine may cause dizziness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have severe kidney, liver, or heart disease.

Paracetamol

  • Paracetamol should be taken with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within 2 hours of taking Paracetamol.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver disease as your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

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Patient concerns

Patient concerns

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Severe abdominal pain & back pain due to mensuration.
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Take meftal spas or drotin
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Paracetamol

Q. What if I vomit after taking Paracetamol?

If you vomit in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Paracetamol tablets or syrup, retake the same dose again. If you vomit after 30 minutes of a dose, you do not need to take another one until the next standard dose.

Q. When will I feel better after taking the Paracetamol?

Usually, you will start feeling better after about half an hour of taking a Paracetamol.

Q. How often can I take the Paracetamol?

You should only take four doses of Paracetamol in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not take Paracetamol for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor first.

Q. Does Paracetamol make babies sleepy?

No, Paracetamol does not make babies sleepy. It is a pain-relieving medicine that is also used to control high fever.

Q. Is Paracetamol safe for children?

Paracetamol is considered safe for children only when used as directed by the doctor.

Q. Is Paracetamol an antibiotic?

No, Paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and fever-reducing medicine.

Q. Can I take Paracetamol and ibuprofen together?

Ibuprofen and Paracetamol are safe medicines, but both should not be used together. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. How long does a Paracetamol take to work?

Paracetamol takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects. It is advised to take this medicine for the duration suggested by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience any bothersome side effects.

Q. What are the serious side effects of taking an excess of the Paracetamol?

Overdose of Paracetamole may cause severe life-threatening liver injury. Taking more than the prescribed dose may also cause kidney injury, decreased platelet count, and even coma. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of a suspected overdose.

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Country of origin: India
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