Dicyclomine + Simethicone is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine + Simethicone1 and Dicyclomine + Simethicone2. Dicyclomine + Simethicone1 is an antispasmodic which works by relaxing the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving abdominal cramps and pain. Dicyclomine + Simethicone2 is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.
Colip Suspension is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine is an antispasmodic and anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) agent that are indicated for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. On the other hand, Simethicone is a defoaming agent which helps to relieve gas-related symptoms.
Q. Can the use of Colip Suspension cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Colip Suspension can cause nausea and vomiting. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Colip Suspension cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Colip Suspension can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
Q. Can the use of Colip Suspension cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Colip Suspension can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water 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 Colip Suspension?
The use of Colip Suspension is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. It is also considered harmful for infants less than 6 months of age and in patients of Glaucoma (eye disorder) and myasthenia gravis (abnormal weakness of muscles).
Q. What is the storage condition for the Colip Suspension?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.