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Din 40 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Mapra Laboratories Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Drotaverine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: May 14, 2019

Drotaverine effectively treats twitches or spasm of the smooth muscles generally found in the stomach and heart. It is effective in relieving pain triggered due to irritable bowel syndrome, headache, menstrual periods and cervical spasm during labor. It is also effective in abdominal pain, chest pain, gallstones pain in the kidneys, pain in renal colic and a few other conditions.

The possible side-effects that may occur on using this medicine are nausea, vomiting, fainting, dry mouth, sleep disorders, constipation, flushing, allergic dermatitis, swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet, falling of blood pressure and change in pulse rate.

Din 40 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe heart, liver, and kidney disease. This drug should be used with caution in patients suffering from a genetic disorder of the skin and blood. People who have allergic reactions, are pregnant or are breastfeeding are also advised to avoid taking this medicine. This medicine may interact with a few other drugs like atropine, diclofenac, levodopa and diazepam. Inform your doctor about taking any other medications, before starting the course of this medicine.

Din 40 MG Tablet comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. The recommended dose for adults is usually 40-80 mg, three times a day but it can vary depending on your condition. If taken orally as an antispasmodic by children between the age of 1 to 6, the recommended dose is 20 mg, three to four time daily. In children older than 6 years of age, the dosage is generally increased to 40 mg.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Smooth muscle spasm

This medicine is used to relieve smooth muscle spasms of the gastrointestinal tract, heart, and other organs associated with various diseases.
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.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a disease of the heart characterized by insufficient pumping of blood.
In addition to its intended effect, Din 40 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Nausea and Vomiting

Moderate Less Common

Dry mouth

Minor Rare

Change in pulse rate

Moderate Rare


Moderate Less Common


Minor Less Common

Difficulty in breathing

Moderate Rare

Allergic skin reaction

Minor Common

Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

Moderate Rare

Fall in blood pressure

Major Rare

How long is the duration of effect?

The duration of time for which this medicine remains effective is not established clinically.

What is the onset of action?

The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is not established clinically.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

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.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Din 40 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Sanofi India Ltd
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Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd

Missed Dose instructions

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 instructions

In case of an overdose, doctor should be consulted immediately. The overdose symptoms are restlessness, confusion and dizziness. As per the severity of the symptoms, the supportive measures like gastric lavage are initiated.


Din 40 MG Tablet works by inhibiting the phosphodiesterase-IV enzymes and helping in restoring the balance of cyclic AMP and calcium ions at the site of spasm at smooth muscles.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease


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.

Interaction with Alcohol


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

Interaction with Lab Test


Information not available.

Interaction with Food


Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine


Report the use of any medicine taken for pain to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to use these medicines together.


Report the use of any medicine taken for pain to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to use these medicines together.


Use of this medicine in a patient taking levodopa should be avoided. The risk of adverse effects are significantly high and the symptoms might worsen after taking these medicines together. Use of an alternative medicine that is safer for use is recommended in such cases.


Report the use of any medicine taken for pain to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to use these medicines together Report any incidence of adverse effects to the doctor on priority.

Ques: What is Din 40 MG Tablet?

Ans: Drotaverine is a medication which has Drotaverine as an active ingredient present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome. Drotaverine is also used to avoid muscle spasms. Drotaverine is used to treat conditions such as twitches and cervical spasms.

Ques: What are the uses of Din 40 MG Tablet?

Ans: Drotaverine is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like muscle twitches and cervical spasms. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like smooth muscle spasms, headache and menstrual cramps. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Drotaverine to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Din 40 MG Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Drotaverine. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include nausea, vomiting, breathing difficulty, allergic reactions on skin and dizziness. Apart from these, using Drotaverine may further lead to dryness in mouth, changed pulse rates and swollen eyes, tongue, hands and face. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Din 40 MG Tablet?

Ans: Drotaverine should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Drotaverine. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: Should I use Din 40 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication, work properly on an empty stomach. It is advised to consume this medication, 30 minutes before having food. Taking it with food may upset your stomach. Please consult the doctor before use.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: The diet should be normal, there is nothing as such to avoid. However, eating healthy, doing physical exercises and avoiding any kind of harmful practice like smoking or drinking can uplift your health.

Ques: Will Din 40 MG Tablet be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

Ans: There is no need to take this medication more than its recommended doses. Taking over dosage of this medication may trigger side effects. If the severity of the condition is not reducing with the recommended doses, then consult your doctor for re-examining your condition.
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