Doverin (Drotaverine HCL)
What is Doverin (Drotaverine HCL) used for?
Doverin (Drotaverine HCL) is an oral antispasmodic medication used to treat abdominal pain caused by kidney stones. It operates by increasing circulation to reduce discomfort. The medication may also be prescribed for other unlisted conditions such as accelerating labor or relief of pain during medical procedures such as endometrial or hysteroscopy biopsy.
How should I use Doverin (Drotaverine HCL)?
Doverin (Drotaverine HCL) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken one to three times each day depending on the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Doverin (Drotaverine HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Doverin (Drotaverine HCL) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician if you experience any intense or worrying side effects being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Doverin (Drotaverine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.