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Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of abdominal pain. It works effectively to reduce abdominal pain, bloating, discomfort and cramps by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and gut. It also blocks certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are dryness in mouth and feeling thirsty. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any side effects. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your dizziness.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Dicmin Tablet

Benefits of Dicmin Tablet

In Abdominal pain

Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet effectively relieves sudden muscle spasms or contractions in the stomach and intestine (gut), thereby relaxing the muscles and improving movement of food. This helps to treat abdominal pain (or stomach pain) as well as cramps, bloating and discomfort. Eventually, it will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Dicmin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dicmin

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Dizziness

How to use Dicmin Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dicmin Tablet works

Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Drotaverine and Paracetamol, which relieves abdominal pain. Drotaverine is an anti-spasmodic medicine which relieves spasms associated with smooth muscles. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet may cause vertigo.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

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Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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I have been suffering from high fever with cold n sneezing for 3 days. But today I see rash in my total body with temperature 100?C above n headache n body pain. And also I have been constipation and dry mouth. In few day ago I arrived contacted with some friends who have fever n i don't know what ever? Aslo I have eaten meat with outside junk foods. So which medicine should I take to cure measles??
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Internal Medicine
Tab sinarest 1BD Tab Pantop 40mg 1OD FOR 7 DAYS TAB Azee 500mg 1OD for 3 days
Actually i am surffering from kidney stone and because kidney stone i am suffering from stomache and also i am having pain in bladder
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Kidney stone cause sever abdominal pain. consult a Surgeon
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet when my pain is relieved?

Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet is usually used for short term and can be discontinued if there is no pain. However, it should be continued if advised by the doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet?

The use of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. It should be used carefully in patients with alcohol dependency, or with underlying kidney or liver damage.

Q. Can the use of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet cause damage to liver?

Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet contains paracetamol. This medicine is known to cause harm to the liver especially in the doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with the underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal liver enzymes.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet can lead to increased chances of side effects. If the recommended doses do not relieve your pain or you experience increased severity of pain, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Dicmin 40mg/500mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2021

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