Drotaverine - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Drotaverine

Latest prescription information about Drotaverine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antispasmodics

Trade Names/Brand Names : 

India : 

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International : 

Dot, Dotarin, Dover, Drovin, Endospazminas, Espa, Span, Spasmol, Taverin, Bezpa, Deolin, Desparin, Doverine, Dro Spaz, Drotaverina Hidrohlorids, Drotaverine Chinoin, Drotaverine Grindeks, Drotaverini Hydrochloridum, Galospa, Nosh-Arpi, No-Spa Forte, No-Spa, Pyme No-Spain, Spablock, Spacovin, Sparax, Sparta, Spasmocalm, Spazgan, Spazoverin, Taverin, Toverine

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is an antispasmodic, prescribed for pain and dysfunction caused by smooth muscle spasm. 

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with severe heart, liver, and kidney disease.

Pregnancy Category :


A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 40-80 mg 3 times/day.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with heart/liver/kidney disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Side Effects : 

Fainting, nausea, vomiting and dry mouth.


Other Precautions : 

Take full course of treatment.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature.


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PritamRoy 

Hi, I am suffering from stomach pain and my doctor prescribed me this medicine [Drotin DS] twice daily. I have been taking this medicine for 2 days. when can i start to see some effects of this medicine? Thanks

venky873 

I came to know drotaverin is mostly prescribe for ladies only

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