Drotin DS Tablet : 1 Best for Kidney Stone Pain

Abdominal pain is a common complaint in most of the patients. Drotin DS is one of the useful medicine to relieve abdominal pain. There are a lot of causative factors for abdominal pain. So lets understand the details of the drotin ds tablet.

What is a Drotin DS tablet ?

Drotin DS is an antispasmodic tablet which helps to relieve spasm in the smooth muscles of the body.

Drotin DS manufactured by which company ?

Drotin DS tablet is manufactured by Walter Bushnell Company.

What is the content of the Drotin DS Tablet ?

Drotin DS tablet contains 80 mg of drotaverine.

What is the action of the Drotin DS Tablet ?

Drotin DS tablet contains drotaverine which acts on the smooth muscles in the body to relieve spasm means it reduces the contractions of the smooth muscles which causes pain in your body.

It acts by inhibiting phosphodiesterase 4 enzyme which causes degradation of cyclic AMP. Cyclic AMP helps in smooth muscle relaxation.

Drotaverine is primarily metabolised by liver and gallbladder. Most of drotaverine metabolites are excreted in the faeces while rest is eliminated through urine.

Smooth muscles are mainly present in the gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, uterus and urinary tract.

What are Drotin DS tablet uses ?

Drotin DS tablet is mainly used for pain associated with gastrointestinal or genitourinary tract.

  • GallStones Pain : Patient with cholecystitis suffers from severe abdominal pain due to gallstones in the gallbladder. So the Drotin tablet helps to relieve pain associated with gallstones.
  • Kidney Stones Pain : Kidney stones are the most painful condition. Most of the time when kidney stone displaces its position it causes pain. Ureteric stones are very painful. Drinking plenty of water is very essential in such cases.
  • Cystitis : Cystitis ( Urinary Bladder Infection)  is an inflammation of the urinary bladder which is also a painful condition.
  • Cholecystitis : Cholecystitis (Gall bladder infection) is an inflammation of the gallbladder which causes abdominal pain.
  • Constipation Related Pain : Constipation causes abdominal pain due to presence of hard stool in the intestine.
  • Period Cramps : Women suffer from severe pain while having their periods. Drotaverine helps to relax smooth muscles of the uterus and reduces pain as well as bleeding.

Drotin DS tablet helps to reduce smooth muscle contractions in all of the above conditions which ultimately helps to reduce the pain of the associated conditions.

How to take a Drotin DS tablet ?

  • Always swallow the whole tablet with drinking water.
  • Do not chew or crush the tablet.
  • Take the drotin tablet after lunch.

If you are suffering from severe abdominal pain then you can take a drotin tablet immediately.

How to store a Drotin DS tablet ?

Drotin tablets must be stored in a cool place and away from the sunlight.

What precautions to take while taking a Drotin tablet ?

  • During Pregnancy : Always consult your treating doctor before taking a tablet as it is not recommended to use a drotin tablet in pregnancy unless there is a strong reason to use.
  • During Breastfeeding : It is always better to consult your doctor before taking a tablet.
  • Alcohol Consumption : Drotin tablet cause dizziness so it must have to be avoided.
  • During Driving : Drotin tablet cause dizziness so it is better to avoid taking tablets if you are going to drive.
  • Kidney Disease : Consult your doctor before taking a tablet if you are suffering from kidney disease.
  • Liver Disease : Consult your doctor before taking a tablet if you are suffering from Liver disease.

What are the side effects of the Drotin DS tablet ?

The side effects of the Drotin DS tablet are as follow

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness

Rather the chance of side effects are very much low. If you suffer from any of these side effects then you must stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor urgently.

Drotin Tablet

Drotin tablet contains 40 mg drotaverine. Drotin tablets are useful in children for the treatment of abdominal pain.

drotin tablet
Drotin Tablet containsDrotaverine 40 mg
Action Antispasmodic
Dose for Children above 6 year1 tablet Three times a day
UsesKidney stone pain, Gallstone pain, Abdominal colic
Side effectsNausea, Vomiting, Dry mouth

Drotin DS Suspension

Drotin DS Suspension contains 20 mg of drotaverine per 5 ml of the suspension. Drotin DS Suspension is useful in children below 6 years of age for abdominal pain.

drotin ds syrup
Drotin DS Suspension ContainsDrotaverine 20 mg per 5 ml
ActionAntispasmodic
Dose for children 1 to 6 year5 ml Three times a Day
UsesKidney stone pain, Gallstone pain, Abdominal colic
Side EffectsNausea, Vomiting, Dry mouth

Drotin Plus Tablet

Drotin Plus Tablet contains 80 mg Drotaverine and 500 mg Paracetamol. Drotin Plus Tablet is useful in patients with fever with abdominal pain.

drotin plus tablet
Drotin Plus Tablet containsDrotaverine 80 mg & Paracetamol 500 mg
ActionAntispasmodic and Antipyretic
Dose1 Tablet Three times a day in Adults
UsesAbdominal pain with Fever, Kidney Stone Pain
Side EffectsNausea, Vomiting, Dry mouth

Drotin M Tablet

Drotin M Tablet contains 80 mg drotaverine and 250 mg Mefenamic acid. Drotin M Tablet is useful in patients with fever with abdominal pain.

drotin m tablet
Drotin M Tablet containsDrotaverine 80 mg & Mefenamic acid 250 mg
ActionAntispasmodic and Antipyretic
Dose 1 Tablet Three times a day in Adults
UsesAbdominal pain with Fever, Kidney Stone Pain
Side EffectsNausea, Vomiting, Dry mouth

Drotin A Tablet

Drotin A Tablet contains 80 mg Drotaverine and 100 mg Aceclofenac. Drotin A Tablet is useful in patients abdominal pain.

drotin a tablet
Drotin A Tablet containsDrotaverine 80 mg & Aceclofenac 100 mg
ActionAntispasmodic
Dose 1 Tablet Three times a day in Adults
UsesKidney stone pain, Gallstone pain, Abdominal colic
Side EffectsNausea, Vomiting, Dry mouth

Drotin Injection

Drotin injection contains 40 mg drotaverine. Drotin injections help to quick relief of abdominal pain associated with kidney stones.

Drotin Injection containsDrotaverine 40 mg per 2 ml
ActionAntispasmodic
DoseAs directed by Doctor
Uses Kidney stone pain, Gallstone pain, Abdominal colic
Side EffectsNausea, Vomiting, Dry mouth

Frequently Asked Questions

Is drotin ds a pain killer ?

Drotin DS reduces abdominal pain in renal stone, gall stone, intestinal colic, menstrual cramps like conditions. So it acts as a painkiller for abdominal painful conditions.

How fast Drotin tablet act ?

Drotin tablet acts within half hour of the ingestion. Oral bioavailability of the drotaverine is variable. It gives quick relief in abdominal pain.

Is Drotin tablet harmful for low blood pressure patients?

Drotin causes low blood pressure in some patients. So avoid taking drotin if you are a low blood pressure patient. Consult your doctor before taking medicine.

Does Drotin cause sleep ?

Drotaverine causes dizziness in some people. So you must avoid taking drotin when you have to drive or do physical work or consume alcohol.

Is Drotin an antibiotic ?

Drotin is not an antibiotic, it is an antispasmodic drug used for painful abdominal conditions.

Can Drotin given intramuscularly or intravenously ?

Drotin can be given intramuscularly as well as intravenously only by doctor as per recommended dose according to your weight.

Can I use Drotin for kidney stone pain ?

Drotin tablet can be taken to relieve urinary tract spasm in kidney stone patients.

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Dr Nikhil Rane is Consultant pediatrician and neonatologist. He likes to provide proper care for children health. He is blogger since last 7 years

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