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Nirspas Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Nirspas Injection is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and functional irritable bowel syndrome (symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation). It helps to control sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby reduces abdominal cramps.

Nirspas Injection is given by your doctor or nurse. 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 doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, 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 cause dizziness and 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. This medicine may also cause diarrhea, so its better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Nirspas Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver and kidney disease or alcohol abuse. It should not be used in infants less than six months of age.

Side effects of Nirspas Injection

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

How to use Nirspas Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Nirspas Injection works

Nirspas Injection is an anticholinergic medication. It works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Nirspas Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nirspas Injection 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
Nirspas Injection 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 Nirspas Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nirspas Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nirspas Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nirspas Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nirspas Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Nirspas Injection?

If you miss a dose of Nirspas Injection, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • 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.

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FAQs

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. 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.

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References
  1. McQuaid KR. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 1082.
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