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Koligesic Oral Suspension

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Koligesic Oral Suspension 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.

Koligesic Oral Suspension 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 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 Koligesic Oral Suspension

Side effects of Koligesic Oral Suspension

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 Koligesic

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Blurred vision
    You can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Nervousness
    This often disappears when the condition you are being treated for is managed. You could ask your doctor about changing the dose of your medicine or alternatives if it is affecting your daily life or causing you distress. Psychological treatments may be available. Some things you can do to help yourself include stopping smoking, cutting down the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink, and doing regular exercise. You should also eat a healthy diet and find out how to get sleep if you are having trouble. Try talking to a friend or family member. Calming breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques may also help.

How to use Koligesic Oral Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Koligesic Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Koligesic Oral Suspension works

Koligesic Oral Suspension 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 Koligesic Oral Suspension.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Koligesic Oral Suspension 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Koligesic Oral Suspension 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 Koligesic Oral Suspension alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Koligesic Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Koligesic Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Koligesic Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Koligesic Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Koligesic Oral Suspension is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Koligesic Oral Suspension 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. 

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Patient Concerns

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Throat pain resulted out of infection. Already given ebast suspension 1 tbspn, azilide (azithromycin oral suspension ) 1 tbspn. Should I give him drotin suspension as the kid is feeling pain in throat. ??? Doctor plz appreciate as the kid is in pain
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
My child was suffering cold and he doesn't eat daily please give me medicine to my child 05:48 PM 05:48 PM There are many causes of your problem. Exact cause has to be determined to give proper medicines. 07:12 PM 07:12 PM Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.There are many causes of your problem. Exact cause has to be determined to give proper medicines. Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
Abdominal pain, toilet with blood, frequent toilet
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Take oflox oz twice for 5days, oral rehydration therapy. Admission in hospital if weakness or frequency persosys
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FAQs

Q. What is Koligesic?

Koligesic 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 Koligesic?

Koligesic 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 Koligesic when my pain is relieved?

Koligesic 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 Koligesic cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Koligesic 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 Koligesic cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Koligesic 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 Koligesic?

The use of Koligesic 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 Koligesic cause damage to liver?

Koligesic is usually safe to use in the dose as recommended by the doctor. However, an overdose of Koligesic 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 Koligesic 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 Koligesic?

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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