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    Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid

    Information about Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid

    Dicyclomine + mefenamic acid uses

    Dicyclomine+Mefenamic Acid is used in the treatment of menstrual pain and colicky pain. It relieves colicky pain associated with intestinal, biliary, and ureteric colic.

    How dicyclomine + mefenamic acid works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of dicyclomine + mefenamic acid

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Dryness in mouth, Loss of appetite, Sleepiness, Weakness, Nervousness, Blurred vision, Heartburn
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Last updated on:
    25 Feb 2019 | 05:50 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid

    • You have been prescribed Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid 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 Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid

    Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid

    Q. Can Dicyclomine+Mefenamic Acid stop menstruation?

    No, Dicyclomine+Mefenamic Acid does not have any effect on menstrual bleeding, neither the amount nor duration of bleeding. It does not affect the menstrual cycle.

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

    Yes, you should try to avoid driving after taking the medicine since Dicyclomine+Mefenamic Acid may cause sleepiness, drowsiness or visual disturbances.

    Q. How long should I take Dicyclomine+Mefenamic Acid?

    Dicyclomine+Mefenamic Acid should be taken for the shortest possible time as prescribed by the doctor.

    Q. Can Dicyclomine+Mefenamic Acid be taken with food?

    It is advisable to take Dicyclomine+Mefenamic Acid with food or immediately after food since this medicine may cause stomach upset.

    Content on this page was last updated on 25 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)