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Drotaverine hydrochloride is a selective phosphodiesterase – 4 enzyme inhibitor and helps in relieving muscular pain and colic pain. It relives pain, swelling, tenderness and redness. It is one of the most recommended antispasmodic drugs given in the pain associated with kidney stones and minor dental procedures.
The ailments it is used for:
Drotaverine hydrochloride is antispasmodic drug given in the below listed conditions such as:
- Biliary and renal colic
- Spastic constriction
- Peptic ulcers
- Uterine irritability
- Controls and avoids the pain induced by smooth muscle spasms
Understanding the drug Drotaverine hydrochloride:
Drotaverine hydrochloride is a potent synthetic anti spasmodic drug and is given in various ailments as it relieves pain, swelling and redness like conditions.
How it works?
Drotaverine hydrochloride is a drug that works by inhibiting the phosphodiesterase enzyme activity i.e. (PDE -4). Active inhibition of this enzyme results in reduction of calcium uptake by the cells and increases cAMP concentration that causes smooth muscle relaxation.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Drotaverine hydrochloride if you:
- Are allergic to Drotaverine hydrochloride
- Are prone to allergies
- Have heart associated problems like heart attack, stroke and hypertension
- Have stomach ulcers
- Have acute abdomen or bowel obstruction
- are suffering from hepatic problems
- have renal related problems
- have cardiac insufficiency
- have atrial hypotension
- are pregnant or planning to become a pregnant
- are breast feeding
How much to take?
The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as age, gender and body weight. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient and is purely dependent on the disease condition. The usual recommended dose intake ranges from 40 mg to 80 mg and it can be increased or decreased depending upon the patient’s response. Take the dose as prescribed by the Doctor.
What are the strengths available?
Drotaverine hydrochloride is available in following strength preparations on our website:
- Drotin 40 mg
- Dotra 80 mg
Who is the manufacturer?
Drotin is manufactured by a well renowned pharmaceutical company, Walter Bushnell and is available on our website in the pack of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.
Dotra is manufactured by Dynamic labs, a popular pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the packs of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.
How to take?
Drotaverine hydrochloride is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet with full glass of water. Don’t crush or chew the medicine. Take the medicine at same time daily as it reduces the chances of missing a dose.
When to take?
It’s better to take the medicine with food or milk in order to avoid stomach upset. The intake of dosage depends upon your condition. Always take the medicine as per prescription.
For how long should it be taken?
Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the intake of the drug.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible if you encounter below stated symptoms:
What if you miss the dose?
Try to take the medicine at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing dose. Talk to your Doctor if you miss the dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to compensate with the previous one.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also have some undesired effects with it. Drotaverine hydrochloride shows common and serious side effects such as:
- Dryness of mouth
- Blood disorders
- Gastric irritation
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Drotaverine hydrochloride. Following are the drugs that may interact with the drugs:
- Tricyclic antidepressants
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Always take the medicine as per prescription
- Don’t use the expired drug
- Avoid consumption of alcohol while using this drug as it increases
- Don’t share your medicine with anybody, even if they have the same symptoms
- Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
- Consult with your pharmacist about the proper and correct way of disposing a drug
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine