Pinaverium bromide

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Pinaverium bromide
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Molar mass591.425 g·mol−1
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Pinaverium bromide (INN) is a medication used for functional gastrointestinal disorders. It belongs to a drug group called antispasmodics 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 bromide 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]


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


  1. ^ KMLE 약품/의약품 정보: 디스텐정 (Disten Tab.) (in Korean)
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  3. ^ Abbott Laboratories (Feb 2012). Dicetel Product Insert/Information Malaysia.