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Overview

Introduction

Synospas Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat stomach pain. It is a combination of two medicines that 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.

Synospas Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. You can take it with or without food, but take it at a fixed time each day. You should follow the prescription strictly and never take the medicine for longer than recommended.

Sometimes, dry mouth may occur while you are on this medication. Frequent mouth rinsing, good oral hygiene, and proper fluid intake may help overcome this. Avoid alcohol consumption while you are on this medication, as this may affect your liver functioning. You should avoid driving if you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must consult your doctor if your stomach pain aggravates. If you have any kidney or liver disease, consult your doctor before you take this medicine.

Uses of Synospas Tablet

Side effects of Synospas Tablet

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

How to use Synospas 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. Synospas Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Synospas Tablet works

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

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Quick Tips

  • Synospas Tablet 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. 

Patient Concerns

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Sir my problem produce abdominal pain after 2 to 3 day also I take meal after some time imedataly create problem of stool plz sugest solutions
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Gastroenterologist
Try tablet pantoprazole 40 mg once daily for 2 weeks
I am having upper abdominal pain since 3 weeks. Recent ultra sound shows ad fatty liver van u help to get ayurvedic treatment
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take cytozen 2 capsule twice with water, aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice with water, fat restricted diet
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FAQs

Q. What is Synospas?

Synospas 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 Synospas?

Synospas 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 Synospas when my pain is relieved?

Synospas 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 Synospas cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Synospas 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 Synospas cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Synospas 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 Synospas?

The use of Synospas 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 Synospas cause damage to liver?

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

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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