Papaverine HCL Injection (Papaverine Hydrochloride) is a medication used to treat many conditions that cause spasms in the smooth muscles of the body, including chest pain, circulation problems, heart attack, or disorders of the stomach or gallbladder. It is also used in the treatment of acute mesenteric ischemia, a condition where the intestines do not receive enough blood flow. Papaverine HCL Injection belongs to a class of medications called antispasmodics, and works to treat muscle spasms by relaxing the small muscles within the walls of blood vessels. It is thought to do this through its actions on calcium channels, and through its inhibition of phosphodiesterases. Papaverine is not for use in treating erectile dysfunction and should not be injected into the penis. This practice has resulted in painful or prolonged erection that may require surgery to correct.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Papaverine HCL Injection from Canada by Sandoz. The brand Papaverine HCL Injection is available in a dosage of 32.5 mg/ml, (10 x 2ml) packs. The generic alternative, Papaverine Hydrochloride Injection, is not currently available.
Common side effects of Papaverine HCL Injection may include nausea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, general ill feeling, headache, drowsiness, dizziness or spinning sensation, flushing, skin rash, increased sweating, or drowsiness. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice more serious side effects such as:
• Extreme drowsiness;
• Pain, swelling, or redness where the medication was injected;
• Severe headache, blurred vision, fast heart rate, pounding in your neck or ears, anxiety, shortness of breath;
• Signs of liver problems (upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, jaundice);
• Skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
• Vision changes
If you experience any severe side effects or signs of an allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to papaverine, or if you have a serious heart condition such as “AV Block”. To make sure Papaverine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma, or liver disease. It is unknown whether Papaverine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. It is not known whether Papaverine passes into breast milk, or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby. Papaverine may impair your thinking or reactions. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how this medication will affect you. Limit alcohol consumption while using this medication, as it may increase certain side effects. Papaverine may interact with several medications, especially sleeping pills, narcotic pain medications, muscle relaxants, or medications for anxiety, depression, or seizures. This is not a complete list of interactions and other may occur. Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are currently taking or have recently taken in order to reduce the risk of any possible interactions. Always consult with a doctor be using this medication in children.
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