Diocyl 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 medications are taken together they counteract each other or produce negative effects. Before taking Diocyl, tell your physician if you are taking any of these medications: antacids, antidepressants, antihistamines, diet pills, asthma medicine, strain 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 medications counter the effects of Diocyl. Medications like Propulsid or Reglan can reverse the effects of Diocyl. When these are taken together the body 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 illnesses to their physician. This medication affects the stomach so patients should tell the physician about any recent operations or problems with the stomach. Also tell your physician if you have had glaucoma, have difficulty urinating, an enlarged prostate, hyperthyroidism, liver or kidney illness, and heart illness. All this information will help your physician make the topper decisions for your unique case.
This medication causes somnolence, 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 medications that cause sleepiness, like anti histamines or anti-anxiety medications (Valium, Ativan, Xanax) can increase the patient’s level of sleepiness. Patients taking both medications should watch out for the double effect. Dicylomine prevents the body from cooling off by sweating, so in hot temperatures people might be more prone to heat stroke and pyrexia if they are taking this medication.
Some side effects include stomach ache, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, weakness, vision problems, loss of appetite, bloating, urination 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 pruritus. If you experience any of these symptoms, go to the physician immediately.
Diocyl is marketed under the name Bentyl and comes as a pill and syrup. The pills range from 10mg – 20mg. Patients start out taking 20mg four times a day but the physician might increase the dose as time goes by. This medication works topper when taken at the same time everyday.
Diocyl has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of Diocyl is C19H35NO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-diethylaminoethyl1-cyclohexylcyclohexane-1-carboxylate
• Molecular weight is 309.487 g/mol
• Diocyl available : 10mg capsules, 20mg tablets
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