Dicyclomine

Information about Dicyclomine

Dicyclomine Uses

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

How Dicyclomine works

Dicyclomine 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.

Common side effects of Dicyclomine

Nausea, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Dryness in mouth, Nervousness, Weakness
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Expert advice for Dicyclomine

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • It may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • It may make you sweat less. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat such as exercise.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Dicyclomine as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience severe or long-lasting pain in your stomach.

Frequently asked questions for Dicyclomine

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. 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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