molecule

Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Molecule Description

Dicyclomine+Paracetamol is a combination medicine. It is a pain-relieving medici...
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uses

Uses of Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Dicyclomine+Paracetamol is used to relieve spasmodic pain and cramps and painful menstruation.
contraindications

Contraindications of Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

When should one not use Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

  • If you are allergic to paracetamol, dicyclomine or similar medicines
  • If you have any heart-related problems or bleeding disorders
  • If you have urinary tract disorder, obstruction in the urethra or ureter.
  • If you have urinary tract disorder, stomach or intestinal ulcers
  • If you have a muscle-related disorder called myasthenia gravis
  • If you have an eye disorder called glaucoma
  • If you are a breastfeeding mother
  • If you are taking any other medicine that contains paracetamol or dicyclomine
  • Dicyclomine+Paracetamol should not be given to children below 12 years of age.
sideEffects

Side effects of Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Injection site reactions
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take dicyclomine+paracetamol during pregnancy?
A:
Dicyclomine+Paracetamol can be taken during pregnancy if considered essential by your doctor after assessing the benefits over risks.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take dicyclomine+paracetamol while breastfeeding?
A:
Dicyclomine+Paracetamol should not be used while breastfeeding as it passes into breastmilk, consult a doctor before using it.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken dicyclomine+paracetamol?
A:
Avoid driving if you experience drowsiness or dizziness after taking dicyclomine+paracetamol
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with dicyclomine+paracetamol?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol with dicyclomine+paracetamol as it may worsen the side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are taking other medicines containing paracetamol
  • You have any heart diseases or high blood pressure
  • You have problems with your intestines, liver or kidney
  • You have a prostate disorder or enlarged prostate gland
  • You have muscle weakness or glaucoma
  • You have indigestion or heartburn due to hiatus hernia
  • You have a fever because you need to be cautious while consuming this medicine
  • You are allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs used to treat pain
  • You are above 60 years old
  • Dicyclomine+Paracetamol should not be used in children below 12 years of age
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

How Does It Work?

  • Dicyclomine (also called dicycloverine) is an antispasmodic agent that acts on smooth muscles of the uterus, urethra, intestine and bile duct and helps in relieving pain. It relaxes the muscles and im...
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  • Paracetamol (also called acetaminophen) works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandin by blocking an enzyme responsible for prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandin is an inflammatory mediator tha...
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interactions

Interactions of Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way dicyclomine+paracetamol works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • You may experience increased side effects along with medicines to treat irregular heartbeats like quinidine, anti-allergy medicines like Phenothiazines, pain relief medicines like Meperidine.
  • Concurrent use of this medicine along with blood thinners like warfarin and with antivitamin K can increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Concurrent use of dicyclomine+paracetamol is not recommended along with medicines to treat glaucoma like timolol, bimatoprost, latanoprost and medicine to reduce cholesterol like cholestyramine.
  • Medicines like Metoclopramide and Domperidone, Chloramphenicol, Loperamide, Neostigmine, Digoxin, certain antacids should be used cautiously with this combination.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: In which all dosage form is Dicyclomine+Paracetamol available?

A: Dicyclomine+Paracetamol is available in the form of tablet, capsule, syrup, oral drops, injection.

Q: Is Dicyclomine+Paracetamol an antibiotic?

A: No, Dicyclomine+Paracetamol is not an antibiotic, it is a pain-relieving medicine.
Last Updated on: 22 Dec 2021 | 10:51 AM (IST)
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