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Drotaverin 40mg #50

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Drotaverin instructionYou can buy Drotaverin hereThe drug Drotaverin belongs to the group of myotropic antispasmodics and is prescribed for the removal of spasms of various origin.Form of formulation and composition of the prepara..

Drotaverin instruction

You can buy Drotaverin here

The drug Drotaverin belongs to the group of myotropic antispasmodics and is prescribed for the removal of spasms of various origin.

Form of formulation and composition of the preparation

The drug Drotaverin is available in the form of tablets intended for oral administration. Tablets of small size, round, with a horizontal strip on one side of light yellow color with a light greenish tinge. The drug is sold in blisters for 10 and 25 pieces in a cardboard bundle, as well as in plastic cans of 20 or 50 pieces with the attached detailed description.
The main active ingredient of the drug is drotaverina hydrochloride, which in 1 tablet contains 40 mg. One of the auxiliary components is lactose monohydrate, which should be taken into account in patients with lactase deficiency.

Pharmacological properties of the drug

The drug Drotaverin belongs to the group of myotropic antispasmodics. By its structure and effect on smooth muscles, the drug is similar to papaverine, but it has a more pronounced therapeutic effect. When the pill is taken orally, the patient has a decrease in smooth muscle tone, which is lined with the bladder, intestine, stomach, uterus and other organs. Under the influence of the drug, blood vessels expand, the medicine does not directly affect the autonomic nervous system.
Due to its therapeutic effect, the drug Drotaverin can be prescribed to patients as an analgesic and antispasmodic if there are contraindications to the use of drugs from the group of anticholinergic drugs (for example, patients with closed-angle glaucoma, prostate adenoma and other conditions).

Indications for use

Drotaverin tablets are administered to patients for treatment of the following conditions:
    Renal and hepatic colic;
    Intestinal colic caused by spasm of smooth muscles;
    Spasm of cerebral vessels and coronary arteries;
    Tenesmus - false urges to act of defecation;
    Spastic constipation;
    A threatening spontaneous abortion against the background of hypertension of the uterus;
    Spasm of the throat of the uterus during childbirth;
    To facilitate postpartum uterine contractions;
    Before conducting diagnostic studies (cholecystography, urography, cystoscopy and others).

Contraindications to use

Before starting the use of Drotaverin tablets, the patient should carefully read the attached instructions, since the drug has the following limitations and contraindications:
    Severe violations of liver and kidney function, hepatic and renal insufficiency;
    Acute myocardial infarction, accompanied by cardiogenic shock;
    Suspicion of appendicitis;
    Sharp abdomen;
    Individual intolerance to the drug;
    The period of breastfeeding;
    Age of children under 3 years;
    Low blood pressure.

Dosing and Administration

Drotaverin tablets are for oral use. The daily dose of the drug and the duration of the course of treatment is determined by the doctor individually for each individual patient. It depends on the age, body weight, individual tolerability, severity of clinical symptoms of the disease. According to the instructions Drotaverin prescribed 1-2 tablets up to 3 times a day. Children the maximum daily dose of the drug is not more than 3 tablets, divided into 3-4 doses.
The tablet should be swallowed immediately, without chewing, washing down with the necessary amount of liquid. When the product is crushed, the patient may experience numbness of the tongue and short-term loss of sensation of the papillae.
In the absence of the expected therapeutic effect against the background of the use of the drug for more than 3 days, the patient should repeatedly consult a doctor to clarify the diagnosis and correct treatment if necessary.

Use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation

The drug Drotaverin can be prescribed for the treatment of pathologies associated with an increased tone of smooth muscles in pregnant women. The medical studies carried out did not reveal the teratogenic and toxic effect of drotaverin on intrauterine development of the fetus.
With caution pills Drotaverine should be taken to women in the 3 trimester of pregnancy, because the effect of the drug helps soften the cervix, which can lead to the risk of premature birth.
It is not known whether the drug penetrates into breast milk, and how it can affect the baby's body, so Drotaverin is not prescribed to women during the period of breastfeeding. If therapy is necessary, the question of cessation of lactation should be resolved.

Side effects

Against the background of treatment with Drotaverin, patients sometimes develop the following side effects:
    Decrease in blood pressure;
    Increased heart rate;
    Nausea and heaviness in the stomach;
    Numbness of the tip of the tongue;
    Allergic skin reactions.

An overdose of the drug

With prolonged use of the drug in a large dose, patients develop symptoms of overdose, which consist in enhancing the manifestation of the above-described side effects. In severe cases, in the absence of adequate medical care, the patient experiences respiratory depression, impaired conduction of the heart muscle, paralysis of the respiratory center.
When ingesting a large dose of the drug should be called vomiting, rinse the stomach, give a drink of activated charcoal or other enterosorbents. If necessary, the patient is symptomatically treated.

Interaction of the drug with other drugs

With the simultaneous use of the drug drotaverin with barbiturates, sedatives and antihypertensive drugs, the mutual enhancement of the therapeutic effect is possible.
It is not recommended to combine drotaverine with other antispasmodics, as this leads to a risk of side effects and signs of overdose.
The drug Phenobarbital enhances the spasmolytic properties of drotaverin.

special instructions

Since against the background of treatment with the drug it is possible to reduce blood pressure and cut blood vessel enlargement, Drotaverin tablets are prescribed with special care to persons with arterial hypotension and patients older than 65 years.
During the period of drug use, it is recommended to avoid driving the car and controlling complex mechanisms that require increased concentration of attention from the patient.

Conditions of storage and leave

Drotaverin tablets are sold without a doctor's prescription. Store the drug in a place inaccessible to children, at a temperature of not more than 25 degrees. Shelf life is indicated on a cardboard pack, at the end of the drug should be discarded.

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