Drotaverine + Mefenamic Acid is a combination of two medicines: Drotaverine + Mefenamic Acid1 and Drotaverine + Mefenamic Acid2, which relieves abdominal pain and cramps. Drotaverine + Mefenamic Acid1 is an anti-spasmodic medicine which relieves contractions (spasms) associated with smooth muscles in the abdomen. Drotaverine + Mefenamic Acid2 is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling).
Tame D is a combination of two medicines: Drotaverine and Mefenamic acid. This medication helps to relieve abdominal pain. Drotaverine relieves muscle spasms associated with smooth muscles in the abdomen. Mefenamic Acid works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (swelling).
Q. Is it safe to use Tame D?
Yes, Tame D is safe for most of the patients with abdominal pain. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, dryness in the mouth, weakness, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Q. Can I stop taking Tame D when my pain is relieved?
Tame D is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Tame D should be continued if your physician has advised you to do so.
Q. Can the use of Tame D cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Tame D can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small and frequent sips. Also, avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with the medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have vomiting persists and you notice any signs of dehydration like less urination with dark coloured and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q. Can the use of Tame D cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Tame D can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Avoid spicy, salty and acidic foods (like lemons).
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?
No, do not take a higher than the recommended dose of Tame D as it can increase the risks of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Tame D?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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 22nd Oct 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.