Treats blood flow disorders (such as heart disease) by relaxing blood vessels. Belongs to a class of drugs called vasodilators.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to papaverine.
How to Use This Medicine
Long Acting Capsule
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
- Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
- Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver or kidney disease, heart disease, or glaucoma.
- Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Chest pain.
- Skin or whites of your eyes turn yellow.
- Skin rash, or blisters.
- Stomach pain.
- Unusual bruising or bleeding.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Appetite loss, nausea, or vomiting.
- Diarrhea or constipation.
- Dizziness, drowsiness, or light-headedness.
- Facial flushing (redness), or sweating.