Doverin (Drotaverine HCL)
What is Doverin (Drotaverine HCL) used for?
Doverin (Drotaverine HCL) is a muscle relaxant typically prescribed to treat renal colic. It blocks the bonding of certain enzymes in the muscles to relax them and allow easier passing of stones. It may also be prescribed to pregnant women to accelerate labour. Its antispasmodic effects make it useful for treating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or pain during endometrial or hysteroscopy biopsy. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Doverin (Drotaverine HCL)?
Always use Doverin (Drotaverine HCL) exactly as prescribed to your doctor to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Your exactly dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Avoid chewing, splitting, or crushing the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Doverin (Drotaverine HCL)?
Side effects associated with the use of Doverin (Drotaverine HCL) include:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any worrying or intense side effects such as severe headaches, faintness, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Before beginning the use of Doverin (Drotaverine HCL), consult your doctor so that a health check can be performed to identify any conditions you have that may cause complications with treatment. Do not use the medication if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, allergic to drotaverine, if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or if you have porphyrias, as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Doverin (Drotaverine HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Doverin (Drotaverine Hydrochloride) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.