Papaverine



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Papaverine Information



Papaverine Benefits & Uses

Papaverine is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Papaverine 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: Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 ml
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 doses may be given 10 minutes apart
Geriatric
  • Disease: Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 ml
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 doses may be given 10 minutes apart


Papaverine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Papaverine is used -

Papaverine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Papaverine safe for pregnant women?


    Papaverine can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Papaverine, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Papaverine safe during breastfeeding?


    There is no research available on the side effects of Papaverine in breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Papaverine on the Kidneys?


    Papaverine is completely safe for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Papaverine on the Liver?


    Papaverine is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Papaverine on the Heart?


    Papaverine is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Papaverine with Other Drugs

Papaverine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Papaverine Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Papaverine

  • Is this Papaverine habit forming or addictive?


    Papaverine can be addictive. You should not take it without medical advice.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Papaverine as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Papaverine only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, Papaverine cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Papaverine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Papaverine


    Taking Papaverine with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Papaverine


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Papaverine with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


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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 144

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