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2ml Injection in Ampoule
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Drotin Injection contains Drotaverine, an antispasmodic medicine used to provide relief from painful conditions such as menstrual pain, abdominal pain or any other pain related to smooth muscle. It will be given to you in a hospital or clinic by a doctor or nurse as an injection. You should avoid self-injecting. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting this medicine.
Uses of Drotin Injection
This medicine is used in stomach and abdominal pain, cramps, spasms and menstrual pain.
Contraindications of Drotin Injection
- If you are allergic to this medicine or any of the ingredient of this medicine
- If you have liver, kidney or heart-related problem
- If you are suffering from a blood disorder called porphyria
- If you are breastfeeding a baby
- This medicine is not recommended to be used in children below 12 years of age
Side effects of Drotin Injection
- Spinning of head
- Dry mouth
- Pain and swelling at the injection site
Precautions and Warnings of Drotin Injection
Can I take Dortin injection during pregnancy?
This injection should not be given to pregnant women as there is limited information available on its safety during pregnancy.
Can I take Dortin Injection while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not recommended to be used by breastfeeding women.
Can I drive if I have taken Dortin Injection?
After taking this medicine, you may feel dizziness. So, it is advised to be cautious before driving or operating any machinery.
Can I consume alcohol with Dortin Injection?
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
- If your liver and kidneys are not functioning properly
- If you have any heart-related disease or heart blockage
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you have a low blood pressure problem
Mode of Action of Drotin Injection
How Does It Work?
This medicine 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 from spasm and pain.
Directions for Use of Drotin Injection
- This injection will be given to you in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection.
- Follow any instructions suggested by doctor or nurse during the procedure or for after care.
Interactions of Drotin Injection
Interactions with other medicines
- 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 cautiously.read less
Storage and disposal of Drotin Injection
- Keep this medicine out of the reach of children
- Store it under the conditions mentioned on the pack
Dosage of Drotin Injection
This injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse. Therefore, it is less likely to get an overdose of this medicine. If you experience any symptoms right after taking this injection, seek medical help.
Missed a Dose
You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse as to when the medicine should be given to you. It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long should I take this injection?
A: You should take this medicine for the treatment as prescribed by the 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 heart blockage (AV block), liver or kidney disease.
Q: When is this injection given?
A: It is given if the patient is not able to take medicines by oral route or in case of severe pain when immediate relief is needed.
Q: What to do when stomach pains even after taking this injection?
A: Consult your doctor to find out the cause of your stomach pain. There can be several reasons for stomach pain ranging from infections, food poisoning, menses, allergies, ulcer etc. Your doctor may evaluate and treat you accordingly. Do not self-medicate.
Q: What is the use of Drotin injection?
A: Drotin injection is used as a pain reliever mainly due to spasms and other severe painful conditions.
Q: Does Drotin injection help relieve pain due to kidney stones?
A: Yes, Drotin injection helps to treat pain associated with kidney stones.
Q: Is Drotin injection safe during pregnancy?
A: There is limited information regarding the use of Drotin Injection during pregnancy. Your doctor may prescribe you if it is necessary.
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Last Updated on: 08 Apr 2021 | 11:02 AM (IST)
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