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Composition for ETHAMAX TD

Drotaverine(NA),Ethamsylate(NA),Tranexamic Acid(NA)

food interaction for ETHAMAX TD

alcohol interaction for ETHAMAX TD

pregnancy interaction for ETHAMAX TD

lactation interaction for ETHAMAX TD

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ethamax td 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ETHAMAX TD

Drotaverine(NA)

Uses

Drotaverine is used in abdominal pain and menstrual pain.

How it works

Drotaverine belongs to a group of medicines called antispasmodics. Drotaverine decreases the tone of smooth muscles, reduces intestinal peristalsis and dilates blood vessels. It thereby acts as a direct relaxant of the smooth muscles of the gut and relieves painful contractions called as spasms.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Decreased blood pressure, Nausea, Vomiting
Ethamsylate(NA)

Uses

Ethamsylate is used in the treatment of bleeding.

How it works

Ethamsylate is a checmical which fastens the process of blood clotting and stops bleeding.

Common side effects

Nausea, Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Diarrhoea, Fever, Headache, Rash, Vomiting
Tranexamic Acid(NA)

Uses

Tranexamic Acid is used in the treatment of bleeding.

How it works

Tranexamic Acid prevents the breakdown of clots and stops bleeding

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Pale colored skin, Abdominal pain, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Back pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Bone pain, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Sinus pain

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Expert advice for ETHAMAX TD

  • 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 ETHAMAX TD

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).

Ethamsylate

Q.How does ethamsylate work?
Ethamsylate belongs to a class of medications called hemostatic agent. It acts by stopping bleeding from small blood vessels by stabilizing the wall of these blood vessels and improving platelet (blood cells that help in clotting)function.

Tranexamic Acid

Q.Is tranexamic acid a NSAID/steroid/a blood thinner/painkiller?
No, tranexamic acid belongs to a class of medications called antifibrinolytic, which are used to prevent the breakdown of blood clots in the body, thereby reducing bleeding. It is not an NSAID, steroid, blood thinner, or pain-killer

Q.Is tranexamic acid an over the counter drug?
No, it is available as a prescription drug

Q.Is tranexamic acid FDA approved?
Yes, tranexamic acid is approved by FDA, and marketed in most countries

Q.Can I take tranexamic acid with ibuprofen/ paracetamol/ Cerazette (progesterone alone contraceptive pill)/ norethisterone/ mefanamic acid/ diclofenac/ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) /antibiotics?
Cerazette (progesterone alone contraceptive pill)/ norethisterone/ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) are contraindicated with tranexamic acid. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with paracetamol, ibuprofen or diclofenac. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly

Q.How long can I take Tranexamic acid?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor

Q.Does tranexamic acid stop period/ period pain?
Tranexamic acid helps to reduce excessive bleeding during heavy menstrual cycle. It may not reduce the pain associated with periods

Q.Does tranexamic acid affect ovulation/fertility/ heels cramp/cause a blood clot/ stop bleeding?
Tranexamic acid helps to reduce excessive bleeding during heavy menstrual cycle. It does not reduce fertility or ovulation, and is not known to cause leg cramps or, blood clot. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 21 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)