GENERIC NAME: PINAVERIUM - ORAL (pin-uh-VARE-ee-um)
USES: This medication is used to treat irritable bowel problems and certain other intestinal disorders.
HOW TO USE: By mouth, one to two tablets three times a day or as directed with a glass of water and with food. Do not take the tablet while lying down or just before bedtime. The length of treatment depends on the condition being treated.
SIDE EFFECTS: These are generally infrequent and fairly mild. Stomach pain or fullness, nausea, constipation or diarrhea, heartburn, headache, dry mouth, very infrequent drowsiness, dizziness and skin rash. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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