Treating certain conditions that are accompanied by smooth muscle spasms (eg, blood vessel, urinary, gallbladder, or intestinal spasm). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Papaverine is a vasodilating agent. It works by relaxing certain muscles (smooth muscle).
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Papaverine . 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 . However, no specific interactions with Papaverine 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 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 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 .
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, some people develop a need to continue taking Papaverine . This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction. Do not exceed the recommended dose or use Papaverine for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; loss of appetite; pain, swelling, or redness at injection site; stomach upset.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); excessive drowsiness; fast or irregular heartbeat; 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; fast or irregular heartbeat; loss of coordination or unsteady movement; seizures; severe or prolonged headache or stomach upset; skin rash; uncontrolled eye movement; unusual drowsiness; vision changes; weakness.Proper storage of Papaverine :
Papaverine is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Papaverine at home, store Papaverine as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Papaverine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Papaverine . 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.