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Composition for PAREXEL

Diazepam(20 mg),Dicyclomine(2 mg)

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alcohol interaction for PAREXEL

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Parexel 20mg/2mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Parexel 20mg/2mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Parexel 20mg/2mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for PAREXEL

Diazepam(20 mg)

Uses

Diazepam is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and epilepsy.

How it works

Diazepam induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Altered libido, Blurred vision, Change in appetite, Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Epileptic convulsion, Fatigue, Restlessness, Weakness
Dicyclomine(2 mg)

Uses

Dicyclomine is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome.

How it works

Dicyclomine belongs to antispasmodic and anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) class of medicines that act by relieving the smooth muscle tightening (contraction) of the gastrointestinal tract via dual action: (i) by a specific action (anticholinergic), which reduces muscle contractions and (ii) by a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine (musculotropic) leading to muscle relaxations, and decrease in contraction and pain.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Blurred vision, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Weakness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Headache, Loss of appetite, Stomach pain, Vomiting

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Expert advice for PAREXEL

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
     
  • Diazepam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Diazepam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Diazepam may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
  • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
  • Avoid driving after taking Diazepam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Diazepam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Frequently asked questions for PAREXEL

Diazepam

Q.Is diazepam an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?
Diazepam belongs to a class of medication called as benzodiazepine. It produces sedation and also causes muscle relaxation. It is not a barbiturate, and does not relieve pain

Q.Is diazepam a sleeping pill?
Diazepam is used as sedative drug which induces sleep

Q.Is diazepam a narcotic/controlled drug?
Diazepam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor

Q.How long can I take diazepam for?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor

Q.Can I take diazepam for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?
Diazepam is used in the treatment of short-term relief (2-4 weeks) of severe anxiety. It is not a pain-relieving medication, and cannot be used to relieve pain. It does not relieve hangover

Q.Does diazepam help with opioid withdrawal?
Diazepam is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs

Q.Does diazepam cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of diazepam. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood

Q.Does diazepam show on blood test?
Yes, diazepam can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses

Q.Does diazepam make you high?
Diazepam is a benzodiazepine, which calms down the brain to relieve symptoms of brain hyperactivity. This effect may be perceived by some as pleasant, or ‘getting high'. Diazepam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor.

Dicyclomine

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.Is Dicyclomine an over-the-counter medicine?
Dicyclomine is available over-the-counter. However, always consult your doctor before taking dicyclomine for your disease

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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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)