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By Medicover Hospitals / 25 Feb 2021
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What is Dicycloverine?

  • Dicycloverine is an antispasmodic drug that is used in the stomach and intestines to alleviate cramps. This helps to alleviate the bloating and spasm-type pain that may be associated with diverticular disease and irritable bowel syndrome. This works by allowing the gastrointestinal system's muscles to relax.
    1. Dicycloverine Uses
    2. Dicycloverine Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Warnings
    6. Interactions
    7. Storage
    8. Dicycloverine vs Mebeverine
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Citations

    Dicycloverine Uses:

  • Dicycloverine is mainly used for treating the type of intestinal problems which is called irritable bowel syndrome. This helps by reducing the symptoms of stomach and intestinal cramp. The medication works by slowing down the natural movements of the gut and by relaxing muscles in the stomach and intestines. Dicycloverine belongs to the class of medication called anticholinergics. The drugs should not be used in younger children who are 6 months old because there is a higher risk of getting some side effects.
  • Dicycloverine Side effects:

  • Some of the common side effects of Dicycloverine are:
    • Drowsiness
    • Dizziness
    • Lightheadedness
    • Weakness
    • Blurred vision
    • Dry eyes
    • Dry mouth
    • Nausea
    • Constipation
    • Abdominal bloating
  • Some of the serious side effects of Dicycloverine are:
    • Decreased Sweating
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Slurred speech
    • Agitation
    • Difficulty while urinating
  • Mostly, the doctor will provide medicines looking at the benefit and their side effects. Many people who are using this medication won’t show any serious side effects. Consult with your doctor if you are having any of the above mentioned serious side effects
  • Precautions:

  • Before taking Dicycloverine talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some serious allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Before using Dicycloverine talk with your doctor if you are having any serious medical history such as Glaucoma, enlarged prostate, blocked urinary tract, other stomach problems, overactive thyroid, heart problems, high blood pressure, heartburn problems, Myasthenia gravis, liver problems and kidney problems.
  • How to take Dicycloverine?

  • Dicycloverine should be taken orally with or without food as directed by the doctor or pharmacist. For reducing the risk of side effects the doctor may direct you to start the medication initially at a lower dose. Dicycloverine is available as 10 mg & 20 mg tablets. The medication is also available in the form of Dicycloverine liquid (10mg/ 5 ml).
  • As prescribed on the bottle, take dicycloverine. The normal adult dosage of dicycloverine three times a day is one 10 mg tablet or one 5 ml liquid medicine spoonful. If a doctor has prescribed dicycloverine for you, the dosage could be different, in which case you should take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the whole dicycloverine tablet with a full glass of water.
  • Dosage

    Missed Dose:

  • If you are missing a dose of Dicycloverine take the medication as soon as remember. If it is the time for the next dose then try to skip the missed dose. Try to take your dosage at a regular time. Avoid taking 2 doses at the same time.
  • Overdose:

  • Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed Dicycloverine tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.
  • Warnings for some Serious Health Conditions

    Pregnancy

  • Talk with your doctor if you are pregnant and want to take Dicycloverine. The medication can some serious side effects on you and your baby. Also, if you planning for pregnancy talk with your doctor about the drugs you are taking.
  • Breastfeeding

  • Talk with your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Dicycloverine can pass into the breast and can cause some serious problems. So before taking Dicycloverine tablets talk with your doctor once.
  • Interactions:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. The exposure of medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach. Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Dicycloverine vs Mebeverine

    Dicycloverine
    Mebeverine
    Dicycloverine is an antispasmodic drug that is used in the stomach and intestines to alleviate cramps. Mebeverine hydrochloride is classified as an antispasmodic type of medication. With muscle spasms, it helps.
    Dicycloverine is mainly used for treating the type of intestinal problems which is called irritable bowel syndrome. This helps by reducing the symptoms of stomach and intestinal cramp. Mebeverine can be used to ease painful stomach cramps and also helps to cure any irritable bowel syndrome.
    Some of the common side effects of Dicycloverine are:
    • -Drowsiness
    • -Dizziness
    • -Lightheadedness
    • -Weakness
    • -Blurred vision
    • -Dry eyes
    Some of the common side effects of Mebeverine are:
    • -Skin rash
    • -Swelling
    • -Dizziness
    • -Drowsiness
    • -Headache

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Dicycloverine tablets work by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut. The medication stops sudden muscle contractions. Doing this relieves cramps, pain, bloating, wind and discomfort.
    Dicycloverine tablets are used for treating the symptoms of any irritable bowel syndrome, specifically hypermotility in adults. The medications are used as a first-line treatment for diarrhea.
    Dicycloverine is a tertiary amine antimuscarinic that relieves gastrointestinal smooth muscle spam by blocking the action of acetylcholine at parasympathetic sites in the smooth muscle.
    Dicycloverine is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Dicycloverine belongs to a class of medicines called anticholinergics. In the gastrointestinal tract, it relieves muscle spasms by preventing the action of certain natural material in the body.
    Try to swallow the tablets with a full glass of water. You can take Dicycloverine tablets before or after meals. If you forget to take a dose avoid taking two doses together.
    Some of the common side effects of Dicycloverine are:
  • -Dizziness
  • -Drowsiness
  • -Lightheadedness
  • -Weakness
  • -Blurred vision
  • -Dry eyes
  • Citations:

  • Dicycloverine, https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00128415-201013110-00070
  • Dicycloverine side effects , https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/014107680009300903