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Drotaverine + Nimesulide

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Drotaverine + Nimesulide Uses

Drotaverine+Nimesulide is used in the treatment of abdominal pain.

How Drotaverine + Nimesulide works

Drotaverine + Nimesulide is a combination of two medicines: Drotaverine and Nimesulide, which relieves abdominal pain. Drotaverine is an anti-spasmodic medicine which relieves spasms associated with smooth muscles. Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects of Drotaverine + Nimesulide

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dryness in mouth, Feeling thirsty, Dizziness, Increased liver enzymes
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Frequently asked questions for Drotaverine + Nimesulide

Drotaverine + Nimesulide

Q. Can I stop taking Drotaverine+Nimesulide when my pain is relieved?

Drotaverine+Nimesulide is usually used for short term and can be discontinued if there is no pain. However, it should be continued if your doctor told you to do so.

Q. Can the use of Drotaverine+Nimesulide cause damage to the liver?

Drotaverine+Nimesulide contains nimesulide. This medicine is known to cause harm to the liver especially in the doses above the recommended level. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. The symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes, and abnormal liver enzymes.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Drotaverine+Nimesulide?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Drotaverine+Nimesulide can lead to increased chances of side effects. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Drotaverine+Nimesulide?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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.

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