Spaslin 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 Spaslin?
Yes, Spaslin is safe to use in most patients. However, in some patients, it may cause some unwanted common side effects like nausea, dryness of mouth, blurred vision, sleepiness, weakness, and nervousness. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.
Q. Can I stop taking Spaslin when my pain is relieved?
Spaslin 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 physician to do so.
Q. Can the use of Spaslin cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Spaslin can cause diarrhea. In case, you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Also, avoid taking fatty or fried foods. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea and signs of dehydration like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Spaslin cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Spaslin 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 Spaslin?
The use of Spaslin is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component 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 Spaslin cause damage to liver?
Spaslin is usually safe to use in the dose as recommended by the doctor. However, an overdose of Spaslin 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 Spaslin can lead to increased chances of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Yes, Spaslin does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine. Do not use Spaslin after the expiry date.