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Drotavin 40 MG Injection

Manufactured bySynokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsDrotaverine
Description
Drotavin 40 MG Injection is an antispasmodic medicine which relaxes the muscle gives and effective relief from pain, 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 may also be used to relieve cervical spasm during labour.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Drotavin 40 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
  • Hypoesthesia (Decreased sense of touch or sensation)
  • Anemia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Frequent acid reflexes from stomach)
  • Decreased urine output

Uses of Drotavin 40 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Smooth muscle spasm (Rigid and painful smooth muscles)
  • Functional bowel disorder (Difficulty in movement of bowels in intestine)
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required by this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to drotaverine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Sever liver/kidney damage

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe impairment of kidney/liver function due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Heart Failure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from heart failure, a condition characterized by insufficient pumping of blood, since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from kidney function impairment or active kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hypotension

Use of this medicine may cause a fall in blood pressure levels. This risk is especially higher in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases. Close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you report all your current medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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 extreme caution in patients with a known history of Porphyria due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate corrective measures or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Low cardiac output

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of low cardiac output, a condition characterized by insufficient pumping of blood, since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

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
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Information on this page was last updated on 14 Apr 2020

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