Dicyclomine - Drug Information

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General Information on Dicyclomine

Generic Name : Dicyclomine

Pronunciation : dye sye' kloe meen

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

Other Name(s) of Dicyclomine


Other Name : 

Dicycloverine

Why is Dicyclomine 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 should Dicyclomine 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 studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Dicyclomine?

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 should Dicyclomine be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Dicyclomine?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Dicyclomine?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Dicyclomine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Dicyclomine?

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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drobaida 

hi how r u i am dr obaida from iraq i want o know about u r product price may u sent to me ur price list i have shmalk medical company do u have distributer in iraq

manikandanm 

WHAT TAB COLICURE

sweety10 

is there any marketed formulation which is having combination of Dicyclomine and Dexketoprofen?

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

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.

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