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).
Q. Can I stop taking Dotrasulide 40mg/100mg Tablet when my pain is relieved?
Dotrasulide 40mg/100mg Tablet 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 Dotrasulide 40mg/100mg Tablet cause damage to the liver?
Dotrasulide 40mg/100mg Tablet 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 Dotrasulide 40mg/100mg Tablet?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Dotrasulide 40mg/100mg Tablet 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 Dotrasulide 40mg/100mg Tablet?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.