Relieving decreased blood flow to the brain and body due to spasms in blood vessels. It is also used to relieve decreased blood flow to the heart complicated by irregular heartbeat. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Papaverine Capsules are a vasodilating agent. It works by dilating (widening) blood vessels, which helps increase blood flow. It also works on the heart to decrease irregular heartbeats.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Papaverine Capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Papaverine Capsules. However, no specific interactions with Papaverine Capsules are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Papaverine Capsules may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Papaverine Capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Papaverine Capsules.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); prolonged or severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include anxiety; blurred vision; breathing difficulty; coma; depression; loss of coordination or unsteady movement; severe or prolonged headache or stomach upset; skin rash; uncontrolled eye movement; unusual drowsiness; vision changes; weakness.Proper storage of Papaverine Capsules:
Store Papaverine Capsules at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tight, light resistant container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Papaverine Capsules out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Papaverine Capsules. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.