Colinorm Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Clidinium, Chlordiazepoxide and Dicyclomine. Clidinium and Dicyclomine are antispasmodics which work by relaxing the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine). They stop sudden muscle contractions (spasms). In doing this, they relieve cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Colinorm Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Colinorm 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.
Colinorm Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. As Colinorm Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Colinorm Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Colinorm Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Colinorm Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Colinorm Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Colinorm is a combination of three medicines: Clidinium, Chlordiazepoxide, and Dicyclomine. It is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Clidinium and Dicyclomine are antispasmodics. They relax the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine) and stop sudden muscle contractions (spasms). This helps in relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine. It increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Q. Is it safe to use Colinorm?
Colinorm is safe in most of the patients when taken as per the doctor's advice. However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, constipation, nervousness, dryness in the mouth, difficulty in urination, confusion, sleepiness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, impaired coordination and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Colinorm cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Colinorm can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Colinorm cause dryness in mouth?
Yes, the use of Colinorm can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water on your bedside at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can the use of Colinorm cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Colinorm can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for some time or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Does Colinorm expire?
Yes, Colinorm does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Colinorm after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.