Papverine

*** PLEASE NOTE***
The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.


Papverine causes the blood vessels in the heart, brain and lungs to expand. It is an opium alkaloid antispasmodic drug.

Do not use when

  • Your child is allergic to any of the ingredients in the medication

Consult your doctor when

  • Your child is suffering or has suffered in the past from cardiac problems, glaucoma or Parkinson’s Disease
  • Your child is taking other medication or has known allergies

How should I store the medication?
Store the medication at room temperature in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use past the expiration date.

Administering the Medication
Administer the medication at the times instructed by your physician. Medication should be given in specific intervals during the day.

What should I do if I forget to administer the medication on time?
Administer the medication immediately after you remember. Do not give the forgotten dose if the next one is soon. Do not give two doses at once.

When can I stop giving the medication?
Complete the round as instructed by your physician. Do not end treatment without consulting with your doctor – even if your child is feeling better.

Side Effects
While using Papaverine, your child may experience side effects which include an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, depression, confusion, headaches, dizziness, nausea, jaundice, vomiting, constipation, and/or anorexia.

Call your doctor when

  • Your child’s condition worsens
  • Your child experiences an allergic reaction to the medication
  • Your child experiences severe side effects such as sweating, headaches, drowsiness, jaundice, rashes, anorexia, stomach aches, diarrhea, and/or constipation.

If your child suffers from glaucoma, he must undergo an eye exam. If your child smokes, he must avoid smoking while taking this medication. To avoid orthostatic hypotension, your child should avoid making sudden movements.