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Drotin 40 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Walter Bushnell
Medicine composition: Drotaverine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 21, 2019

This medication 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.

The injection is not recommended in patients with severe heart, liver, and kidney disease. It should be used with caution in patients suffering from a genetic disorder of the skin and blood. 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.

The most common use of this medication is:

  • Smooth Muscle Spasm

Some of the side effects that may be observed in patients are:

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Dry Mouth

  • Change In Pulse Rate

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Difficulty In Breathing

  • 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?

    The medication should not be consumed by breastfeeding mothers as there is a higher risk of side-effects on the infant. You are suggested to consult your doctor to discuss the potential benefits and risks before taking this medicine

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Drotin 40 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any 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.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    In case of an overdose, doctor should be consulted immediately.

It 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 medication should not be used by those who suffer from low cardiac output and porphyria.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication interacts with atropine, diclofenac, levodopa and diazepam.

Ques: What is Drotin 40 MG Injection?

Ans: Drotin injection is a medication which has Drotaverine as an active element present in it.

Ques: What are the uses of Drotin 40 MG Injection?

Ans: Drotin 40 MG is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Pain in renal colic, Functional bowel disorders, Abdominal pain, Labor pain, Gallstones pain in the kidneys, Chest pain, and Pain in stomach.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Drotin 40 MG Injection?

Ans: Dry mouth, Change in pulse rate, Dizziness, Headache, Difficulty in breathing, Allergic skin reaction, Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet, and Fall in blood pressure are possible side-effects which may occur.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Drotin 40 MG Injection?

Ans: Drotin should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

Ques: How long do I need to use Drotin 40 MG Injection before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medication will take around 2 hours to 1 day of a time range to improve patients condition. The time will vary according to the severity of the condition.

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

Ans: There is no specific food product to avoid, under usage of this medication.

Ques: Will Drotin 40 MG Injection be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: Excess usage of this medication can trigger side effects.
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