DICYCLOVERINE HCL Spasmed 10 milligrams
Generic Name: DICYCLOVERINE HCL
Brand Name: Spasmed
Dosage Strength: 10 milligrams
Dosage Form: Tablet
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication) For the treatment of functional disturbances of gastrointestinal motility eg, irritable bowel syndrome and renal and biliary colic. As with other antispasmodics, dicycloverine has limited efficacy in the treatment of these disorders and should be used only if other measures (eg, diet) have been of little or no benefit.
Dicycloverine has been used alone or in combination with phenobarbital in the treatment of infant colic and acute enterocolitis but lacks substantial evidence of efficacy in these conditions. Infant colic is considered a benign and self-limiting condition.
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
(Dosage) Childn 6 mth-2 yr 5-10 mg tid-qid.
(Contraindications) Prostatic enlargement, paralytic ileus or pyloric stenosis.
(Precautions) HAngle-closure glaucoma. Infants <6 mth.
(Side Effects) Dryness of mouth w/ difficulty in swallowing & talking, thirst, reduced bronchial secretions, mydriasis w/ cycloplegia & photophobia, flushing & dryness of the skin, transient bradycardia w/ palpitations & arrhythmias, difficulty in micturition, constipation.
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