Drotaverine hydrochloride 80 mg mefenamic acid 250 mg is a type of combination medicine used to treat pain related to migraines, muscle, and bowel disorders, menstrual cramps, and post-operative issues. It belongs to the category of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Pain can be acute caused by temporary medical conditions or chronic as in the case of arthritis and muscle tear.
Indications for Use
Take this medication with food to prevent an upset stomach. Swallow it as a whole with water or any other miscible liquid. Do not crush or chew the tablets. This may disrupt the content of the drug.
Take this medicine according to the duration and dose as prescribed by your doctor. Do not exceed the prescribed required dosage. Complete the full dose as told by your doctor and do not discontinue its use without informing your doctor.
General Drug Warnings
There are some precautions associated with the use of this medicine. They are as follows:
- Liver disease
Use Drotaverine hydrochloride 80 mg mefenamic acid 250 mg tablets precautiously if you have liver ailments. Consult your doctor about the proper dose and duration of the medicine with the required alterations.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
It is not recommended to use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Contact your doctor for further details about the safe and efficient use of this medicine in pregnancy and post-natal care.
- Kidney ailment
Prolonged use of this medicine may lead to accumulation in the kidneys if you already have kidney problems. Inform your doctor beforehand to avoid any complications
- Heart disease or low blood pressure.
Drotaverine hydrochloride+mefenamic acid tablets may cause a drop in blood pressure levels. This medication may raise the risk of heart attack or stroke. Do not use this medicine if you had severe cardiac failure without medical supervision.
- Alcohol Consumption
Avoid the use of alcoholic beverages as they can make you drowsy and sleepy. Do not perform any activity such as driving or working with heavy machinery which requires alertness.
- Safe administration
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any of the contents present in this medicine. This may cause severe allergic reactions. Also, tell your doctor if you have asthma, peptic ulcers, stomach bleeding or other intestinal issues. The doctor will clearly examine your health condition before prescribing you this medicine.
- Missed dose or overdose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it but do not take it near the next dose or double the dosage. In case of a drug overdose, seek medical attention right away if you experience trouble breathing or extreme dizziness.
Side Effects of Drotaverine Hydrochloride 80 mg Mefenamic Acid 250 mg Tablets.
Some common side effects of this medicine include
- Dry and saliva-lacking mouth
- Stomach pain
Seek medical attention if you experience the following serious side effects:
- Fall in blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeats
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face or limbs
- Extreme fatigue and tiredness
The common side effects usually self-resolve as the body adjusts to the medicine but the serious ones require medical attention. Consult your doctor promptly if you experience any of the serious side effects listed above.
- Drug-Disease interactions: inform the doctor if you have hypotension, irregular bowel movements, Crohn’s disease, or heart, kidney, or liver ailments.
- Drug-Food interactions: Avoid the use of alcohol or cannabis while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of abdominal bleeding.
- Drug-Drug interactions: This medication is known to interact with anticoagulants(warfarin), antidepressants (lithium), immune suppressants( cyclosporine A), and other painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Consult your doctor for further details.
Frequently Asked Queries
Question: Can we take this medicine with food?
Answer: Yes you can take this medicine with food to prevent upset stomach issues. Contact your doctor for more information.
Question: It is used to treat menstrual pain?
Answer; This medicine is generally used to treat dysmenorrhea and painful period cramps.
Question: Can we give this Drotaverine hydrochloride 80 mg mefenamic acid 250 mg tablets to children?
Answer: It is not recommended to use this medicine in children without the proper consultation of a doctor.