Drotaverine

Information about Drotaverine

Drotaverine Uses

Drotaverine is used for menstrual pain and abdominal pain. It relieves pain due to smooth muscle spasm like menstrual pain, pain due to kidney stone, pain due to biliary stone and gastro-intestinal colicky pain.

How Drotaverine works

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

Common side effects of Drotaverine

Nausea, Vomiting, Dryness in mouth, Vertigo
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Expert advice for 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.

Frequently asked questions for Drotaverine

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).

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