What is Valethamate used for?
Valethamate is commonly used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Gastrointestinal tract spasm
- Cervical dilation
How should I take Valethamate?
Consult your doctor for further information.
How do I store Valethamate?
Valethamate is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Valethamate in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Valethamate that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Valethamate down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Valethamate?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Valethamate or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Do not drive or operate machinery while using this drug.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Valethamate during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Valethamate.
What side effects can occur from Valethamate?
Side effects may occur while using this drug, such as:
- Increased heartbeat
- Mild increase in the body temperature
- Dryness of mouth
- Blurred vision
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Valethamate?
Valethamate may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products that may interact with this drug are:
- Phenothiazine antipsychotics
Does food or alcohol interact with Valethamate?
Valethamate may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Valethamate?
Valethamate may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Narrow angle glaucoma
- Paralytic ileus
- Pyloric stenosis
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Valethamate.
What is the dose of Valethamate for an adult?
Consult your doctor for further information.
What is the dose of Valethamate for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Valethamate available?
Valethamate is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Valethamate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: November 23, 2017 | Last Modified: November 23, 2017