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Papaverine

Papaverine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Papaverine)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose (Papaverine)?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Symptoms of a papaverine overdose include drowsiness, weakness, double vision, poor coordination, headache, blue-colored lips or skin, and coma.

What should I avoid while taking papaverine (Papaverine)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Papaverine may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities.

If you experience dizziness, rise slowly from a sitting or lying position to avoid falling.

Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking papaverine.

Do not crush, chew, break, or open the timed-release tablets or capsules. Swallow them whole. These are specially formulated to release slowly in your body.

What other drugs will affect papaverine (Papaverine)?

Papaverine may decrease the effects of levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa) which is used to treat Parkinson's disease. You may need a change in your levodopa dosage if you are taking levodopa.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with papaverine or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about papaverine written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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