Pinaverium

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Pinaverium
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Formula C26H41BrNO4
Molar mass 511.51 g/mol
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Pinaverium is a drug used for functional gastrointestinal disorders. It belongs to a drug group call antispasmodic and acts as a calcium channel blocker in helping to restore the normal contraction process of the bowel. It is most effective when taken for a full course of treatment and is not designed for immediate symptom relief or sporadic, intermittent use.

Pinaverium was first registered in 1975 by Solvay Pharmaceuticals (now a division of Abbott Laboratories), and marketed globally using the brand names Dicetel and Eldicet. Generic pinaverium is available in South Korea under a trade name of Disten[1], and in Argentina as Nulite[2].

Indications[edit]

It is indicated for the treatment and relief of symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): abdominal pain, bowel disturbances and intestinal discomfort; and treatment of symptoms related to functional disorders of biliary tract.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KMLE 약품/의약품 정보: 디스텐정 (Disten Tab.) Hangul
  2. ^ http://www.labdominguez.com.ar/es/productos/28-nulite
  3. ^ Abbott Laboratories (Feb 2012). Dicetel Product Insert/Information Malaysia.