Dicyclomine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Dicyclomine

Generic Name : Dicyclomine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Dicyclomine are provided here.

Pronunciation : dye sye' kloe meen

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Dicyclomine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y55.1 Therapeutic Classification : Antispasmodics / Gi Motility

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Other Name(s) of Dicyclomine


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 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.

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 for 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.