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Composition for COLICARE

Dicyclomine(10 mg),Dimethicone(10 mg)

food interaction for COLICARE

alcohol interaction for COLICARE

pregnancy interaction for COLICARE

lactation interaction for COLICARE

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Colicare 10mg/10mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Dicyclomine(10 mg)


Dicyclomine is used to treat periodic spasms and pain in abdomen and stomach, intestinal cramps, irritable bowel syndrome (disorder of the intestines that leads to cramps in the abdomen, gas, bloating and changes in bowel habits) and inability to control urine (urinary incontinence).

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
Dimethicone(10 mg)


Dimethicone or dimeticone is used to treat dry, itchy skin or minor skin irritations, to relieve stomach pain, bloating and indigestion, hiccups, and infection of the scalp hair by the head louse.

How it works

Dimethicone belongs to class of medications called surface active substances. Dimethicone works by helping to release trapped wind by acting on inner lining of intestine; helps dry and itching skin by moisturizing the skin and kills the lice by affecting its physiological activity or by disrupting bodily water balance of lice.

Common side effects

Flakes on scalp, Irritation around eyes, Itchy scalp, Rash, Headache, Skin irritation, Shortness of breath, Skin redness, Stomach upset, Hair loss, Diarrhoea


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Expert advice for COLICARE

  • This medication may impair your thinking or alertness. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
  • Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Dicyclomine can decrease your sweating, which can lead to heat stroke in a hot environment.
  • Avoid taking alcohol as it can increase certain side effects of dicyclomine.
  • Stop using dicyclomine and call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects such as confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, fast or uneven heart rate, or if you urinate less than usual or not at all.

Frequently asked questions for COLICARE


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.


Q. Does dimethicone kill lice, pubic lice, nits and scabies?
Dimethicone may kills lice, pubic lice and scabies. Dimethicone does not kill nits. 
Q. Is dimethicone safe?
Dimethicone is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is dimethicone safe for natural hair or does it dry out hair? 
Dimethicone is safe and does not dry out natural hair, if used as recommended. However, it may occasionally cause hair loss. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is dimethicone good for skin?
Dimethicone is not toxic for skin.

Q. Is dimethicone toxic?
Dimethicone is not toxic.

Q. Does dimethicone cause acne, cancer?
 and does not cause cancer. It may cause acne after very long term use.
Q. Is dimethicone the same as silicone?
Dimethicone belongs to group of compound known as silicone.
Q. Does dimethicone cause milia?
Dimethicone may cause milia.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)