eneric Name : PAPAVERINE
Pronunciation : (pa pav' er een)
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Why it is prescribed: Papaverine is used to improve circulation i.e., blood flow in various parts of the body, including the heart.
When it is to be taken: Papaverine is usually taken two to five times a day. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part that you do not understand.
How it should be taken: Papaverine comes in the form of regular tablets and extended-release capsules. Your prescription label tells you how much to take at each dose.
Special Instruction :
1. This drug makes some people drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery until you know how it affects you.
2. If you forget to take a dose, take this missed dose as soon as you remember it and take any remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. However, if you remember a missed dose near the time you are scheduled to take your next dose of regular tablets, take it immediately and skip your next scheduled dose. Then, resume your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Side Effects : Flushing or reddening of the face, sweating, dry mouth or throat, itching, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, nausea, constipation, loss of appetite. Contact your doctor.
Other Precautions :
1. Before you take Papaverine, tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking, especially levodopa, and tell your doctor if you have heart disease, glaucoma, or Parkinson's disease.
2. Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.
Storage Conditions :
1. Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children.
2. Store it at room temperature.