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    Information about Pitofenone

    Pitofenone uses

    Pitofenone is used in the treatment of pain due to smooth muscle spasm.

    How pitofenone works

    Pitofenone hydrochloride belongs to the class of drugs called as antispasmodics. It works by suppressing muscle spasms thereby relaxing the muscles.

    Common side effects of pitofenone

    Slow heart rate, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Photophobia, Dilatation of pupil, Palpitations, Dryness in mouth, Arrhythmia, Increased heart rate, Constipation, Difficulty in urination, Dry skin, Excessive thirst, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Decreased white blood cell count, Loss of accommodation, Reduced bronchial secretions
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    Written By
    Dr. Radhika Dua
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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      Expert advice for Pitofenone

      • Exercise caution while using pitofenone hydrochloride in infants, small children or if you are suffering from abnormal formation of blood (dyshaematopoiesis) or with unstable circulatory conditions, as in the presence of these conditions, dose should be given under medical supervision.  
      • Take extreme care while using pitofenone hydrochloride in patients suffering from bronchial asthma or chronic respiratory infections and patients with a history of allergic reactions to painkiller medications as such patients may develop shock (analgesic intolerance).
      • Do not consume alcohol when on treatment with pitofenone hydrochloride, as it may worsen its side effects.
      • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
      • Do not take if allergic to pitofenone hydrochloride and any of its ingredients.
      • Do not take if suffering from kidney porphyria (disturbance of metabolism that can be seen as disorders of the skin or other organs), glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency present at birth, tachyarrythmias (exceeding heart rate), narrow-angle glaucoma (a condition where colored portion of the eye is pushed or pulled forward).

      Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)