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Drug Information

What is Pinaverium Bromide used for?

Pinaverium Bromide is used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal discomfort, severe abdominal pain and other intestinal disorders.

Pinaverium Bromide may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Pinaverium Bromide work?

Pinaverium Bromide belongs to the class of drugs called as anti-spasmodics. This drug acts by inhibiting calcium influx in the intestinal smooth muscle through voltage-dependent calcium channels. Inhibition of calcium influx promotes relaxation of smooth muscle. Thus, it helps in relieving abdominal discomfort.

How to take Pinaverium Bromide?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Pinaverium Bromide as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Pinaverium Bromide, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Pinaverium Bromide?

Drugs that interact with Pinaverium Bromide include the following:

  • Acarbose
  • Digoxin
  • Glimepiride
  • Heparin
  • Insulin
  • Metformin
  • Pioglitazone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Pinaverium Bromide?

The following are the most common side effects of Pinaverium Bromide:

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Skin allergy

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Constipation
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling of fullness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Pinaverium Bromide?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Pinaverium Bromide or similar drugs.
  • Be cautious while taking Pinaverium Bromide if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.

You are advised not to take Pinaverium Bromide if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Pinaverium Bromide?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of inflammatory bowel disease, kidney and liver disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently asked questions about Pinaverium Bromide

  1. What are the overdose symptoms of Pinaverium Bromide?
  2. Overdose symptoms of Pinaverium Bromide include persistent diarrhoea and vomiting. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.

  3. Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking Pinaverium Bromide?
  4. No. It is not recommended to consume alcohol while taking Pinaverium Bromide, as it may increase the risk of side effects.

  5. How should Pinaverium Bromide be stored?
  6. Pinaverium Bromide must be stored at room temperature.

  7. What is the maximum daily dose of Pinaverium Bromide for irritable bowel syndrome?
  8. The recommended maximum daily dose of Pinaverium Bromide for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome is 300 mg. Consult your doctor for further information.


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