Dicycloverin review

Dicycloverin 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 Dicycloverin, tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications: antacids, antidepressants, antihistamines, diet pills, asthma medicine, wound 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 Dicycloverin. Medications like Propulsid or Reglan can reverse the effects of Dicycloverin. When these are taken together the body is actually stimulated to be more active and the stomach is tenser and tighter.

Another precaution that all patients should take before taking a new medication is to disclose all previous diseases to the doctor. In this case the medication Dicycloverin affects the stomach so patients should tell the doctor about any recent operations or problems with the stomach. Also inform your doctor if you have had glaucoma, have difficulty urinating, an enlarged prostate, hyperthyroidism, liver or kidney disease, and heart disease. All this information will help your doctor make the topper decisions he can for your unique case.

Remember that this medication causes drowsiness in most people, so patients being treated by it should not operate heavy machinery or drive. It might be dangerous for them and for others. Taking this medication as well as other medications that cause sleepiness, like anti histamines or the anti-anxiety medications (Valium, Ativan, Xanax) can increase the level of sleepiness. Patients taking both kinds of medications should watch out for that double effect. Also note that Dicylomine prevents the body from cooling off by sweating, so in various hot temperatures people might be more prone to heat stroke and pyrexia if they are taking this medication.

Some side effects are: stomach ache, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, weakness, vision problems, loss of appetite, bloating, urination problems and gas problems. These side effects are harmless and easily manageable. However, there are some side effects that are early warning signs for an allergic reaction to the medication. These are: confusion, hallucination (very rare cases), unexplained and radical mood swings, fainting, rashes, swelling, and itching. If any of these symptoms arise, go to the doctor immediately.

Dicycloverin is usually marketed under the name Bentyl and it comes as a pill and syrup. The pills range from 10mg – 20mg. Patients usually start out taking 20mg four times a day but the doctor might increase the dosage as time goes by. This medication works topper when it is taken at the same time everyday.

Dicycloverin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Dicycloverin

• Molecular formula of Dicycloverin is C19H35NO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-diethylaminoethyl1-cyclohexylcyclohexane-1-carboxylate
• Molecular weight is 309.487 g/mol
Dicycloverin available : 10mg capsules, 20mg tablets

Generic name: Dicyclomine

Brand name(s): Atumin, Bentomine, Bentyl, Bentylol, Dicicloverina, Dicycloverine, Dicycloverinum, Diocyl, Dyspas, Formulex, Kolantyl Hydrochloride, Mamiesan, Merbentyl, Oxityl-P, Procyclomin, Sawamin, Spasmoban, Wyovin

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