Canadian Journal of Applied Sciences

ISSN: 1925-7430
Short Key Title: Can J App Sci
Start Year: 2011

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.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:
First Page:01
Last Page:04
Publisher Id:Can J App Sci (2017 ). 7. 01-04
Article History:
Received:November 17, 2017
Accepted:December 13, 2017
Collection year:2017
First Published:December 19, 2017

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Xianghui Qi (PhD)
Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China


Dr. Xianghui Qi is working as Professor in the School of Food & Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, China. His research interests: Biosynthesis of high value-added chemicals by microbes and engineered strains; Discovery of novel genes, enzymes and new strains; Rational & Irrational design of microbial enzymes; Isolation, identification and evolution of microbes; Metabolic engineering & Pathway engineering of functional microbes, and biotransformation; Metabolic regulation based on the research of microbial omics; Application of high value-added products including functional sugar alcohols by biosynthesis and biotransformation based on microbial engineered strains.

Journal Highlights
Abbreviation: Can J Appl Sci
Frequency: Annual
Current Volume: 7 (2017)
Next scheduled volume: December, 2018  
Back volumes: 1-7
Starting year: 2011
Nature: Online
Submission: Online
Language: English

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