Drot Tablet

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Drot Tablet Information

Drot Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Abdominal Pain. Other than this, Drot Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Drot Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

While these are the most often observed Drot Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Drot Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Drot Tablet's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Drot Tablet related warnings talks about Drot Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Drot Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Drot Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Drot Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Drot Tablet Benefits & Uses

Drot Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

  • Abdominal Pain

Other Benefits

Drot Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Abdominal Pain
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 80 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
Geriatric
  • Disease: Abdominal Pain
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 80 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Abdominal Pain
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 80 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Abdominal Pain
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice

Drot Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Drot Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Drot may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Drot, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Drot Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Drot. If you see any side effects, stop taking Drot immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Drot again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Drot Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Drot can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Drot Tablet on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Drot. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Drot Tablet on the Heart?


    Drot may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate


Drot Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Drot Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Drot Tablet

  • Is this Drot Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Drot Tablet has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Drot Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Drot Tablet only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Drot Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Drot Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Drot Tablet


    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Drot Tablet with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Drot Tablet


    Information about the interaction of Drot Tablet and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Drot Tablet

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Drot with diclofenac?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Drot can be taken with diclofenac. No drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Drot cause dry mouth?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Yes, Drot can cause dry mouth because it decreases the saliva secretion in your mouth. It is a common side effect of this drug. If you experience excessive dry mouth after taking this drug, keep yourself hydrated with juices, shakes, and ample water.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Drot?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Drot is a brand name of drotaverine and it comes in the form of a tablet, injection, and oral suspension. It is a spasmolytic agent that has anti-spasmodic and analgesic (pain-killer) properties. It is a prescription drug that is used to provide relief from abdominal spasm, cramps, and menstrual pain. It is used in the treatment of functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It also used to accelerate labor because it enhances cervical dilation.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Drot on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, Drot should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Drot without consulting a doctor?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, Drot is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 118

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