Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid1 and Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid2. Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid1 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. Dicyclomine + Mefenamic Acid2 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.
It is advisable to take Cyclopam-MF with food or immediately after food since this medicine may cause stomach upset.
Q. Can Cyclopam-MF stop menstruation?
No, Mefspas does not have any effect on menstrual bleeding, neither does it affect the amount nor the duration of bleeding. It does not affect the menstrual cycle and helps relieve the pain caused due to menstrual cramps.
Q. How long should I take Cyclopam-MF?
Cyclopam-MF is not prescribed to be taken on a regular basis. Therefore, it is advised to take Cyclopam-MF for the shortest possible time advised by the doctor or only when you experience menstrual pain.
Q. Is there any harm if I drive after taking the medicine?
Yes, you should try to avoid driving after taking Cyclopam-MF as this medicine may cause dizziness or sleepiness. These side effects get worse with the consumption of alcohol. Hence, better to avoid driving or any attention-seeking activity until you know how the medicine affects you.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Mar 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.