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CLISTAR RT TABLET

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Clistar rt tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Clistar rt tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Clistar rt tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for CLISTAR RT

Clidinium(2.5 mg)

Uses

Clidinium is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome.

How it works

Clidinium belongs to a class of medication call anticholinergics. It works by reducing the secretion of gastric acid  and by relieving cramps and spasms in the stomach and intestine.

Common side effects

Altered libido, Altered taste, Change in appetite, Altered sexual function, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Excitement, Abdominal bloating, Heartburn, Insomnia, Stomach upset, Weakness
Chlordiazepoxide(5 mg)

Uses

Chlordiazepoxide is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.

How it works

Chlordiazepoxide induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Loss of appetite, Stomach upset, Weakness, Fatigue
Dicyclomine(10 mg)

Uses

Dicyclomine is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome.

How it works

Dicyclomine belongs to antispasmodic and anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) class of medicines that act by relieving the smooth muscle tightening (contraction) of the gastrointestinal tract via dual action: (i) by a specific action (anticholinergic), which reduces muscle contractions and (ii) by a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine (musculotropic) leading to muscle relaxations, and decrease in contraction and pain.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Blurred vision, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Weakness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Headache, Loss of appetite, Stomach pain, Vomiting
Ranitidine(150 mg)

Uses

Ranitidine is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Ranitidine lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Chest pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache, Increased creatinine level in blood, Sudden decrease in blood pressure

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Expert advice for CLISTAR RT

  • It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to clidinium.
  • Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather. Clidinium increases the risk of heat stroke because it decreases sweating.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as clidinium in combination with other medicines may cause drowsiness and blurring of vision. 

Frequently asked questions for CLISTAR RT

Clidinium

Q.What is clidinium-chlordiazepoxide/clidinium CDP/clidinium bromide?
Clidinium and chlordiazepoxide is generally given in a combination. CDP stands for chlordiazepoxide. Clidinium bromide is a salt of clidinium which is used in the medication

Q.Is clidinium-chlordiazepoxide safe?
Clidinium-chlordiazepoxide is safe, if strictly used only as per doctor's instructions

Q.Is clidinium a controlled drug or a narcotic?
Clidinium is not a controlled drug or narcotic. However, it is always given in combination with chlordiazepoxide which is a controlled drug

Q.How does clidinium work?
Clidinium belongs to a class of medication call anticholinergics. It works by reducing the secretion of acids and relieving cramps and spasms in the stomach and intestine.

Chlordiazepoxide

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide work and what does chlordiazepoxide treat?
Chlordiazepoxide is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?
Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide a benzodiazepine?
Chlordiazepoxide belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide addictive?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?
No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide stronger than Xanax?
Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as chlordiazepoxide called benzodiazepines. Chlordiazepoxide used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression

Q.Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?
Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide make you sleepy?
Yes, chlordiazepoxide may make you sleepy

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide cause weight gain/constipation?
Chlordiazepoxide is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide get you high?
Chlordiazepoxide does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide expire?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.

Dicyclomine

Q.Is Dicyclomine safe?
Dicyclomine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is Dicyclomine gluten free?
Dicyclomine active drug does not contain gluten. Read the label instruction of the brands your doctor prescribes you, for gluten content

Q.Is Dicyclomine an over-the-counter medicine?
Dicyclomine is available over-the-counter. However, always consult your doctor before taking dicyclomine for your disease

Q.Does dicyclomine help nausea?
Dicyclomine is not known to relieve nausea. Nausea is a common side effect of dicyclomine.

Q.Does dicyclomine help constipation or trigger constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

Q.Is dicyclomine an opiate/steroid/antacid/NSAID/benzodiazepine?
Dicyclomine is not an opiate, steroid, or an antacid. It is neither a NSAID not a benzodiazepine

Q.Is dicyclomine a muscle relaxer?
Yes, dicyclomine is a smooth muscle relaxant. It has a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine. It does not relax the skeletal/voluntary muscles

Q.Can I take dicyclomine for diarrhea?
Dicyclomine has no known effects in treating diarrhea

Q.Can I take dicyclomine for menstrual cramps?
Dicyclomine mainly acts on the smooth muscles of the intestine. Hence, it is used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestines (gut). It is not known whether it can be used for menstrual cramps

Q.Does dicyclomine cause constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

Q.Does dicyclomine make you drowsy?
Dicyclomine may cause drowsiness and make you feel sleepy

Q.Does dicyclomine cause hair loss?
Dicyclomine does not have hair loss as a known side-effect

Q.Can I take dicyclomine with Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between dicyclomine and Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ Tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol). Dicyclomine is often available in combination with pain killers like paracetamol Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on dicyclomine.

Ranitidine

Q.Is ranitidine safe?
Yes. Ranitidine (also available as rantac/ aciloc 150/ aciloc 300/ zantac) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is ranitidine/rantac an antacid?
No. Ranitidine does not neutralize stomach acids

Q.Is ranitidine a PPI?
No. Ranitidine reduces acid production in the stomach and intestine by blocking H2 receptors and has no known inhibitory effect proton pumps. It is a H2 receptor antagonist, and not a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)

Q.Is ranitidine the same as omeprazole?
No. Ranitidine and omeprazole are two different drugs with similar uses but different mechanism of action. Ranitidine reduces acid production in the stomach and intestine by blocking H2 receptors; whereas, omeprazole blocks proton pumps to curb acid production

Q.Is ranitidine better than omeprazole?
Ranitidine and omeprazole are two different drugs with similar uses but different mechanism of action and so cannot be compared

Q.Is ranitidine over the counter?
No. Ranitidine is not an over the counter (OTC) drug. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs

Q.What is Rantac-D plus?
Rantac-D plus is a trade name for combination of active drugs ranitidine, omeprazole and domperidone. It is used to prevent excess acid production in the stomach and small intestine and to treat vomiting or urge to vomit (nausea) caused due to indigestion, diseases or drugs

Q.Is ranitidine gluten free?
Yes. Ranitidine is a synthetic drug and free from any protein source that can contain gluten. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)