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Elspas-Plus Tablet

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Introduction

Elspas-Plus Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of abdominal pain. It works effectively to reduce abdominal pain and cramps by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and gut. It also blocks certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Elspas-Plus Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is better to take it with food to avoid stomach upset. 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 nausea, dryness in the mouth, blurred vision, weakness, and nervousness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may also cause sleepiness, 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 sleepiness.

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

Uses of Elspas-Plus Tablet

Benefits of Elspas-Plus Tablet

In Abdominal pain

Elspas-Plus Tablet effectively relieves sudden muscle spasms or contractions in the stomach and intestine (gut), thereby relaxing the muscles and improving the movement of food. It also blocks chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain sensation. This helps to treat abdominal pain (or stomach pain) as well as cramps, bloating, and discomfort. Take Elspas-Plus Tablet as prescribed to get maximum benefit. Eventually, it will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a more active and better quality of life.

Side effects of Elspas-Plus 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 Elspas-Plus

  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness

How to use Elspas-Plus 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. Elspas-Plus Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Elspas-Plus Tablet works

Elspas-Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines: dicyclomine and paracetamol, which relieves abdominal pain and cramps. Dicyclomine is an anti-cholinergic which relaxes the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Elspas-Plus Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Elspas-Plus Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Elspas-Plus Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Elspas-Plus Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Elspas-Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elspas-Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Elspas-Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Elspas-Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Elspas-Plus Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Elspas-Plus Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Elspas-Plus Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Elspas-Plus Tablet helps relieve stomach pain.
  • Take it with food to prevent an upset stomach.
  • If you get diarrhea while taking this medicine you should stop taking it and consult your doctor.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 

Fact Box

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Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient concerns

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Excessive naussea during pregnancy (last period 19th august) and 1-2 vomit per day. Pain in middle of upper abdomen what to do to subside naussea and vomit for abdomen pain DIOVOL Forte plus syrup can be given?
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Take antacid for abdominal pain. Med can be taken for vomiting. Consult your Gynae
for body pain relief i taking dolokind - plus tablet I asking advise sir which is best for long time
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
for long time no pain killer is goodfirst need to diagnose the reason of pain
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FAQs

Q. What is Elspas-Plus Tablet?

Elspas-Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Paracetamol. This medication helps in relieving stomach pain. It works by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and intestine by decreasing the levels of chemical substances in the body that cause pain.

Q. Is it safe to use Elspas-Plus Tablet?

Elspas-Plus Tablet is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted common side effects like nausea, dryness of mouth, blurred vision, sleepiness, weakness and nervousness. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can I stop taking Elspas-Plus Tablet when my pain is relieved?

Elspas-Plus Tablet is usually used for short-term and can be discontinued if there is no pain. However, it should be continued if you are advised by your doctor to do so.

Q. Can the use of Elspas-Plus Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Elspas-Plus Tablet can cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Also, avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Elspas-Plus Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Elspas-Plus Tablet can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips of water during the day and keep some by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Elspas-Plus Tablet?

The use of Elspas-Plus 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 Elspas-Plus Tablet cause damage to liver?

Elspas-Plus Tablet is usually safe to use in the dose as recommended by the doctor. However, an overdose of Elspas-Plus Tablet can cause damage to the liver. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase the risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?

No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Elspas-Plus Tablet can lead to increased chances of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or if the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Elspas-Plus Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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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