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Dicyclomine - Drug Information

Generic Name : Dicyclomine | Pronunciation : dye sye' kloe meen

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Latest prescription information about Dicyclomine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antispasmodics / Gi Motility
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Trade Name(s): 


India : 

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International : 

Bentyl

Other Name : 

Dicycloverine

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 


This medication is an anticholinergic, prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome.  It blocks a chemical in the smooth muscle of the stomach and intestines.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 


Contraindicated in patients with urinary obstruction, gastrointestinal tract obstruction, reflux, increased eye pressure, unstable angina, myasthenia gravis, infants less than 6 months and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.


Dosage & When it is to be taken : 


Adult: PO- 10-20 mg 3 times/day. IM- 20 mg 4 times/day for 1-2 days. Replace with oral therapy as soon as possible.

How it should be taken : 


It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of chronic inflammation or ulcers, diarrhea, enlargement of the prostrate, hiatal hernia, kidney or liver disease, nerve disease, overactive thyroid, urinary blockage or retention, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid becoming overheated; otherwise heatstroke may occur.

Side Effects : 


   Gastrointestinal
- Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, bloated feeling, abdominal pain, loss of taste and appetite.

   Central Nervous System
- Dizziness, light-headedness, tingling, headache, drowsiness, weakness, nervousness, numbness, mental confusion and/or excitement lethargy, fainting, speech disturbances, sleeplessness, amnesia, agitation, delusion, disorientation, hallucination.

   Eye
- Blurred vision, double vision, dilatation of blood vessels and increased eye pressure.

   Skin
- Rash, hives, itching and other dermal manifestations.

   Genitourinary
- Urinary hesitancy and urinary retention.

   Heart
- Fast heart rate and palpitations.

   Respiratory
- Difficulty in breathing.

   Miscellaneous
- Decreased sweating, nasal stuffiness or congestion, sneezing, throat congestion, impotence and suppression of milk secretion.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature. Keep this medication in the container it came in and out of the reach of children. Protect it from light and heat. ♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA

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manikandanm
WHAT TAB COLICURE
manikandanm  Tuesday, December 10, 2013
sweety10
is there any marketed formulation which is having combination of Dicyclomine and Dexketoprofen?
sweety10  Friday, October 12, 2012
kaalu
i have been using spasmid pain killer nearly 20 years cas i used to get severe stomach pain and back pain during my periods. Now i want to conceive. but iam failing every month. but my periods are regular but no sign of conceiving. i want to clarify that whether my continuous intake of spasmid could be the cause of my infertility. Please advise me
kaalu  Saturday, May 12, 2012
asudra
i heard that spasmo is banned by govt. regulatory authority. in market now its not easily available. Whetther this is true ? i got this news from some friends who are MRs.
asudra  Saturday, March 12, 2011
kamurbey
I used to tk 4 strips a day n this continued for good 3 yrs time...i lost weight,lost my sex drive and lost quite a bit of memory...nothing beats the high though..
Now i m stuck in a place wer u cant find it in any medical shops and trust me its been more than 18 months....alcohol does the trick!
But the best way to quit is move away to a place for a yr wer u dont get it ...u will be irritated initially but doses of alcohol n good food will do wonders..
Darshan
kamurbey  Saturday, March 05, 2011
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