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Valethamate

INFORMATION

Uses

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

How it works

Valethamate belongs to class of drugs called as anticholinergic agents. It restores the levels of certain chemicals, thereby relaxing the smooth muscles of cervix and intestine.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Blurred vision, Impaired concentration, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Dry skin, Flushing, Headache, Increased body temperature, Tachycardia, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Vomiting, Weakness

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Expert advice

  • Do not drive or operate machinery while taking valethamate as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking valethamate as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Take precautions while taking valethamate if you have thyrotoxicosis (excessive amount of thyroid hormone in the blood); cardiac insufficiency, cardiac failure and cardiac surgery as it may worsen the condition.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)