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Pinaverium is used for the treatment and relief of symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (bowel disorder causing abdominal pain, loose motion or constipation associated with anxiety or depression). It is also used for certain functional disorders of biliary tract.

How it works

Pinaverium belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It acts on smooth muscle cells of intestines to restore normal contraction and also relaxes the muscles in the walls of the gut.

Common side effects

Nausea, Rash, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Hard stool, Headache, Indigestion, Insomnia


Expert advice

  • Always take pinaverium along with food.
  • Avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)