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NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET is helps in relieving menstrual pain. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation and abdominal pain. It stops sudden muscle contractions by relaxing the muscles in your stomach or intestines and relieves cramps and pain.

NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide precise dose. It may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, loss of appetite, dryness in mouth, and blurred vision in some patients. Inform your doctor immediately if any rash or allergic reaction is observed while taking this medicine.

Uses of Novigan M Tablet

Novigan M Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Blurred vision
  • Heartburn

How to use Novigan M 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. NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Novigan M Tablet works

NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Mefenamic Acid. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic which works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling). Together, they relieve menstrual cramps and colicky pain.

Novigan M Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG 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
UNSAFE
NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET to relieve menstrual pain (cramps) and colicky pain.
  • It should preferably be taken with food.
  • If you get diarrhea while taking this medicine, 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 NOVIGAN M 100 MG/5 MG TABLET as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Novigan M

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Menstrual camps and heavy menstrual periods
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Get an ultrasound done to rule out any pathology in the uterus or ovaries. You can take med for pain. Consult a gynae nearby
Pain during urination often commig
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
get urine R/M
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FAQs

Q. Can Novigan M be taken with food?

It is advisable to take Novigan M with food or immediately after food since this medicine may cause stomach upset.

Q. Can Novigan M stop menstruation?

No, Novigan M does not have any effect on menstrual bleeding, neither the amount nor duration of bleeding. It does not affect the menstrual cycle.

Q. How long should I take Novigan M?

Novigan M should be taken for the shortest possible time as prescribed by the doctor.

Q. Is there any harm if I drive after taking the medicine?

Yes, you should try to avoid driving after taking the medicine since Novigan M may cause sleepiness, drowsiness or visual disturbances.

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References
  1. Dicyclomine. Birmingham, Alabama: Axcan Scandipharm Inc.; 2005. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Mefenamic Acid. 2008 [revised Mar. 2007]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Dicyclomine. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Mefenamic Acid. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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