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Drotanic 20 MG Injection

Manufactured byAlkem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsDrotaverine
Description

Drotanic 20 MG Injection is an effective medicine to treat spasm or twitches of the smooth muscles in the stomach and heart. It is used to relieve pain caused due to irritable bowel syndrome, headache, menstrual periods, and is also used to relieve cervical spasm during labor.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Drotanic 20 MG Injection

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Change in pulse rate
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Fall in blood pressure

Uses of Drotanic 20 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Smooth muscle spasm
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is not established clinically.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of time for which this medicine remains effective is not established clinically.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use if you are breastfeeding as the risks of adverse effects on the infant are significantly high. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks associated with the use of this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to the active component or any other ingredient present with it.

Sever liver/kidney damage

This medicine is not recommended for use if you a severe impairment of liver or kidney function.

Heart Failure

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a disease of the heart characterized by insufficient pumping of blood.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are breastfeeding as the risks of adverse effects on the infant are significantly high. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks associated with the use of this medicine.
General warnings

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a liver function impairment. Appropriate dose adjustments and safety monitoring are advised if the impairment is severe.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a kidney function impairment. Appropriate dose adjustments and safety monitoring are advised if the impairment is severe.

Hypotension

Use of this medicine can cause a fall in blood pressure levels and hence should be used with caution in patients having a disease of the heart and blood vessels.

Other medicines

This medicine is known to interact with many other medicines that you might be consuming. Report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, increased heart rate, fall in blood pressure etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Atropine

Diclofenac

Levodopa

Diazepam

Disease interactions

Porphyria

This medicine should be used with caution in a patient suffering from this genetic disorder of the blood and skin.

Low cardiac output

This medicine is not recommended for use if you suffer from a condition that impairs the normal blood pumping ability of the heart.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Drotanic 20 MG Injection as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the instructions mentioned on the label. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. This medicine can be taken with or without food. An adequate amount of water should be consumed while taking this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine acts on the smooth muscles to relieve pain and spasms.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anticholinergics/antispasmodics

Schedule

Schedule H

Drotaverine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 22 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06751

Drotaverine | C24H31NO4 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 22 May 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/1712095#section=Top

[Internet]. Toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2/f?./temp/~qH354U:1
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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Nov 2017

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