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    What is Generic for Drotaverine used for?

    Drotaverine is an antispasmodic medication used to treat pain caused by smooth muscle spasm. It is indicated in the treatment of uterine spasms, irritable bowel syndrome, as well as biliary, intestinal and renal colic. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Drotaverine?

    The dosage of Drotaverine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Drotaverine may be taken with or without food.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Drotaverine?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Drotaverine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Drotaverine?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Drotaverine, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Drotaverine?

    • Levodopa

    It may be noted that drug other than that listed above may also interact with Drotaverine.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Drotaverine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Drotaverine?

    Like other medicines, Drotaverine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Drotaverine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Drotaverine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Drotaverine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Drotaverine can cause side effects such as headache, dry mouth, vertigo, nausea, and vomiting. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Drotaverine.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Drotaverine?

    Is it possible for me to take Drotaverine with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Drotaverine?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Drotaverine?
    How will Drotaverine work in my body?
    How should Drotaverine be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Drotaverine drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Drotaverine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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