Dicycloverinum is used to treat stomach and intestinal disorders, including Irritable Bowl Syndrome colic spasms, diverticulosis and bladder spasms. It reduces the contractions of the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract and the stomach acid being produced to relieve stress from the gastrointestinal tract.
Medications interact in different ways. Sometimes when two medicaments are taken together they counteract each other or produce negative effects. Before taking Dicycloverinum, tell your medico if you are taking any of these medicaments: antacids, antidepressants, antihistamines, diet pills, asthma medicine, ache relievers (such as Demerol), monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, amitriptyline also known as Elavil, and doxepin more commonly known as Adapin or Sinequan. Disclose all the medication that you are taking to your treating physician. Some medicaments counter the effects of Dicycloverinum. Medications like Propulsid or Reglan can reverse the effects of Dicycloverinum. When these are taken together the physical structure is actually stimulated to be more active and the stomach is tenser and tighter.
Another precaution that patients should take before taking a new medication is to disclose all previous diseasees to their medico. This medication affects the stomach so patients should tell the medico about any recent operations or problems with the stomach. Also tell your medico if you have had glaucoma, have hardy urinating, an enlarged prostate, hyperthyroidism, liver or kidney disease, and heart disease. All this information will help your medico make the best decisions for your unique case.
This medication causes drowsiness, so patients being treated by it should not operate heavy machinery or drive as it can be dangerous for them and for others. Taking this medication and other medicaments that cause sleepiness, like anti histamines or anti-anxiety medicaments (Valium, Ativan, Xanax) can increase the patient’s level of sleepiness. Patients taking both medicaments should watch out for the double effect. Dicylomine prevents the physical structure from cooling off by sweating, so in hot temperatures people might be more prone to heat stroke and fever if they are taking this medication.
Some side effects include stomach ache, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, weakness, vision problems, loss of appetite, bloating, voiding problems and gas problems. These side effects are easily manageable. There are some side effects that are early warning signs for an allergic reaction to the medication. These include confusion, hallucination (very rare cases), unexplained and radical mood swings, fainting, rashes, swelling, and itching. If you experience any of these symptoms, go to the medico immediately.
Dicycloverinum is marketed under the name Bentyl and it comes as a tablet and syrup. The tablets range from 10mg – 20mg. Patients usually start out taking 20mg four times a day but the medico might increase the dose as time goes by. This medication works best when it is taken at the same time everyday.
Dicycloverinum has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of Dicycloverinum is C19H35NO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-diethylaminoethyl1-cyclohexylcyclohexane-1-carboxylate
• Molecular weight is 309.487 g/mol
• Dicycloverinum available : 10mg capsules, 20mg tablets
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