EVALUATION OF HYPOTENSION AND ALLERGIC REACTION WITH PARENTERAL DROTAVERINE IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Sidrah Andleeb, Eman Tahir, Omar Akhlaq Bhutta, Shahbaz Ahmad Khan, Saba Mazhar
Department of pharmaceutical services, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center (SKMCH&RC). 7 A Block R3 Johar Town Lahore, Pakistan.
Keywords: : Drotaverine, visceral pain, hypotension
Background: Drotaverine is an excellent anti-spasmodic and a vital drug for relieving spastic visceral pain. However, the incidence of hypotension and allergic skin reactions is a concern with drotaverin’es use.
Aim: This study was intended to evaluate the risk of adverse effects with drotaverine in hospital patients.
Method: It was a retrospective cross-sectional study for the total cases on drotaverine inj. for the year 2017. Data collection form was used.
Results: 1 out of a total of 62 patients suffered hypotension after administration of drotaverine injection (0.016%). Patient suffering hypotension was on dimenhydrinate injection q8hrs. regularly. There was no case of allergic skin reaction with the use.
Conclusion: Use of drotaverine is safe with due consideration to mild risk of hypotension. Regular use of hypotensive drugs should be watched for while using drotaverine.
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