Valethamate

Latest prescription information about Valethamate. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Valethamate

Pronunciation : vă-leth′ă-māt brō′mīd

Therapeutic Classification : Antispasmodics

ICD Code : Y55.1

Trade Name(s): 
India- Epidosin, Osdil, Valemide –8, Valthamet Bromide, Valosin, Valamate, Epidosin (1 ml).
International- Colwen, Epidosin.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is an antispasmodic agent; prescribed for dysmenorrhea, GI spasm, post-operation pain, tenesmus (incomplete defecation), urinary tract and bile stone colic.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Increased eye pressure, benign prostatic hyperplasia, intestinal obstruction, ulcer, and hypersensitivity.

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult- PO- Per tab contains valethamate bromide 10 mg and paracetamol 325 mg: 1 tab 3 times/day.
IV/IM- 8-16 mg/day.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the veon or muscle.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of severe liver or kidney disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Dry mouth, blurred vision, difficulty in swallowing and talking, constipation, urinary retention, dilatation of pupil, and abnormal heart rhythm.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature.