Drotin Ds 80mg Tablets

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Drotin Ds 80 MG Description

Drotin DS tablet is used to relieve stomach and abdominal pain, cramps, spasms and menstrual pain. It contains drotaverine, as the active ingredient. This medicine helps in pain relief due to spasms. ...
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ContainsDrotaverine(80.0 Mg)
UsesAbdominal pain, cramps, menstrual pain
Side effectsSpinning of head, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth
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Uses of Drotin Ds 80 MG

Drotin DS tablet is used to relieve stomach and abdominal pain, cramps, spasms and menstrual pain.

Contraindications of Drotin Ds 80 MG

  • If you are allergic to drotaverine or any of the ingredients of Drotin DS tablet.
  • If you have liver, kidney or heart-related problems.
  • If you are suffering from a blood disorder called porphyria.
  • If you are breastfeeding a baby.
  • Drotin DS is not recommended to be used in children below 12 years of age.

Side effects of Drotin Ds 80 MG

  • Spinning of head
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth

Precautions and Warnings of Drotin Ds 80 MG


Can I take Drotin DS tablet tablet during pregnancy?
Drotin DS should not be used by pregnant women as there is limited information available on its safety during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Drotin DS tablet while breastfeeding?
Drotin DS tablet is not recommended for breastfeeding women.


Can I drive if I have consumed Drotin DS tablet?
After taking tab Drotin DS, you may feel dizzy. So, it is advised to be cautious before driving or operating any machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with Drotin DS tablet?
There is limited information on the interaction of this medicine with alcohol. Yet, it is advised not to consume alcohol during the treatment as it can worsen the side effects of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Your liver and kidneys are not functioning properly.
  • You have any heart-related disease.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have a low blood pressure problem.

Mode of Action of Drotin Ds 80 MG

How Does It Work?

Drotaverine in Drotin DS tablet works by inhibiting the action of an enzyme phosphodiesterase. This leads to relaxation of smooth muscle and dilation of blood vessels. Therefore, it provides relief fr...
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Directions for Use of Drotin Ds 80 MG

Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Drotin Ds 80 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way Drotin Ds tablet works and Drotin Ds tablet itself can affect the action of certain medicines when taken together.
  • Medicines used to treat Parkinson's disease like levodopa may not work properly if taken along with this medicine and you may experience shakiness, disbalance and rigidity.
  • Other medicines like pain killers, medicines used to treat bladder problems and medicines used to calm the mind or relax the body like Alprazolam and Diazepam in mental disorders should be used cautio...
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Storage and disposal of Drotin Ds 80 MG

  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Store below 30°C protected from light and moisture.

Dosage of Drotin Ds 80 MG


You may experience weakness, malaise, dizziness, vomiting, headache, a drop in blood pressure and sleepiness if consumed in excess. Contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. This ...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Drotin DS tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a d...
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Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How long should I take this medicine?

A: You should take this medicine for the treatment as prescribed by the doctor. However, if there is no improvement in pain after seven days, consult your doctor.

Q: Any special warning of this medicine I should be aware of?

A: This medicine should not be used by a patient with any kind of heart blockage (AV block)

Q: How long does it takes for this medicine to start working?

A: It usually starts showing it antispasmodic action within an hour. However, it also depends on the dose you are taking and how often you take this medicine.

Q: Is Crocin DS substitute of Drotin DS tablet?

A: No, it is not a substitute for Drotin DS tablet. Crocin DS contains paracetamol, used to treat pain and fever as the active ingredient while Drotin DS has drotaverine used to treat muscle spasms, as the active ingredient.

Q: Drotin DS tablet can be use for tooth pain?

A: No , it is not meant to be used for tooth pain.

Q: Is Drotin DS tablet good for period pain?

A: Yes it is reommended for period pain. However it should not be self medicated. If you experience period pain very often, kindly consult your gynaecologist to find out the cause of period pain.

Q: Is Drotin DS tablet is painkiller?

A: Yes, it is a pain killer, but effective only in specific types of pains. It is not to be taken for any pain and never without doctor's prescription.

Q: What is difference between tab Drotin DS tablet and Drotin M?

A: Drotin DS tablet contains only drotaverine, while Drotin M contains drotaverine and mefenamic acid. Based on your spasm and associated pain your doctor will prescribe you either of the medicine.

Q: Can Drotin DS tablet be taken for vomiting?

A: No it is not meant for vomiting.

Q: How long does it take for the Drotin DS tablet to show its actions?

A: This medicine usually starts working within an hour. However, it can vary among individuals depending on their physiology and other biological parameters.

Q: Is Drotin DS tablet safe during periods?

A: Yes, Drotin DS is safe during periods. It is used for relieving pain and cramps during and before periods.

Q: What is Drotin DS used for?

A: Drotin DS tablet is used to relieve stomach and abdominal pain, cramps, spasms and menstrual pain. It contains drotaverine as its active medicine.

Q: When should I take Drotin DS?

A: Drotin DS tablet should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more than prescribed by your doctor.
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