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food interaction for DVN IBS

alcohol interaction for DVN IBS

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lactation interaction for DVN IBS

food
alcohol
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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Dvn ibs tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Dvn ibs tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR DVN IBS

Drotaverine(80mg)

Uses

Drotaverine is used in abdominal pain and menstrual pain

How it works

Drotaverine is an antispasmodic. It increases the levels of chemical messengers that relieves the pain due to muscle spasm or tightness.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Decreased blood pressure, Nausea, Vomiting
Clidinium(2.5mg)

Uses

Clidinium is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome

How it works

Clidinium belongs to a class of medication call anticholinergics. It works by reducing the secretion of gastric acid  and by relieving cramps and spasms in the stomach and intestine.

Common side effects

Altered libido, Altered taste, Change in appetite, Altered sexual function, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Excitement, Abdominal bloating, Heartburn, Insomnia, Stomach upset, Weakness
Chlordiazepoxide(5mg)

Uses

Chlordiazepoxide is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and alcohol withdrawal

How it works

Chlordiazepoxide induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Loss of appetite, Stomach upset, Weakness, Fatigue

SUBSTITUTES FOR DVN IBS

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR DVN IBS

  • 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 DVN IBS

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).

Clidinium

Q. What is clidinium-chlordiazepoxide/clidinium CDP/clidinium bromide?
Clidinium and chlordiazepoxide is generally given in a combination. CDP stands for chlordiazepoxide. Clidinium bromide is a salt of clidinium which is used in the medication

Q. Is clidinium-chlordiazepoxide safe?
Clidinium-chlordiazepoxide is safe, if strictly used only as per doctor's instructions

Q. Is clidinium a controlled drug or a narcotic?
Clidinium is not a controlled drug or narcotic. However, it is always given in combination with chlordiazepoxide which is a controlled drug

Q. How does clidinium work?
Clidinium belongs to a class of medication call anticholinergics. It works by reducing the secretion of acids and relieving cramps and spasms in the stomach and intestine.

Chlordiazepoxide

Q. Does chlordiazepoxide work and what does chlordiazepoxide treat?
Chlordiazepoxide is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Q. Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?
Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase

Q. Is chlordiazepoxide a benzodiazepine?
Chlordiazepoxide belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines

Q. Is chlordiazepoxide addictive?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence

Q. Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?
No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines

Q. Is chlordiazepoxide stronger than Xanax?
Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as chlordiazepoxide called benzodiazepines. Chlordiazepoxide used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression

Q. Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?
Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does chlordiazepoxide make you sleepy?
Yes, chlordiazepoxide may make you sleepy

Q. Does chlordiazepoxide cause weight gain/constipation?
Chlordiazepoxide is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation

Q. Does chlordiazepoxide get you high?
Chlordiazepoxide does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high

Q. Does chlordiazepoxide expire?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)