molecule

Mefenamic Acid+Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine

Molecule Description

Mefenamic Acid+Dicyclomine is combination medicine. It is an anti-spasmodic medi...
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uses

Uses of Mefenamic Acid+Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine

Mefenamic Acid+Dicyclomine is used to relieve stomach cramps and painful menstruation (Dysmenorrhea)
contraindications

Contraindications of Mefenamic Acid+Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine

When should one not use Mefenamic Acid+Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine

  • If you are allergic to mefenamic acid, dicyclomine or similar medicines
  • If you have problems with your heart, liver or kidney
  • If you have a problem in passing urine or obstruction or blockage in the bladder and kidney
  • If you have an eye condition of increased eye pressure (glaucoma)
  • If you have inflammatory bowel disease, bleeding in your stomach and intestines or obstruction in the intestine
  • If you had an asthmatic attack due to painkillers
  • If you have a condition of weakness in muscles (myasthenia gravis)
  • It should not be used for managing pain before, during and after coronary bypass surgery
  • Mefenamic Acid+Dicyclomine should not be used in the last trimester of pregnancy while breastfeeding and in infants below 6 months of age
sideEffects

Side effects of Mefenamic Acid+Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Mefenamic Acid+Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take mefenamic acid+dicyclomine during pregnancy?
A:
Mefenamic Acid+Dicyclomine should not be used during pregnancy (especially in the third trimester of pregnancy), consult your doctor before using it.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take mefenamic acid+dicyclomine while breastfeeding?
A:
Mefenamic Acid+Dicyclomine should not be used while breastfeeding as its components may pass into breast milk.
driving

Driving

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

Alcohol

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

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from any respiratory disorders like asthma and lung and throat related disorder
  • You have existing liver and kidney function problem or bleeding disorder of stomach or intestine
  • You experience some related brain disorders like confusion, hallucinations, tiredness or aggression
  • You are suffering from fits, epilepsy and seizures
  • You have fluid retention and high blood pressure
  • You have a prostate-related disorder, ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) and megacolon (abnormal dilation of the colon)
  • You are suffering from autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue of the body
  • You experience diarrhoea, skin reactions or raised body temperature after taking this medicine
  • Women can experience infertility with the use of this medicine and woman should also avoid she is planning to conceive.
  • Mefenamic Acid+Dicyclomine should be used cautiously in patients with risk of heart disorder.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Mefenamic Acid+Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine

How Does It Work?

  • Mefenamic acid works by blocking the action of an enzyme responsible for the production of prostaglandin. Prostaglandin is an inflammatory mediator which is produced in conditions of pain, swelling an...
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  • Dicyclomine (also called dicycloverine) is an antispasmodic agent which acts on smooth muscles of the bile duct, uterus, intestine and aids in relieving pain.
interactions

Interactions of Mefenamic Acid+Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way mefenamic acid+dicyclomine 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.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma or are taking blood thinners, antibiotics.
  • Mefenamic Acid+Dicyclomine should not be taken for 8 to 12 days after taking a medicine called Mifepristone.

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 forms is mefenamic acid+dicyclomine available?

A: Mefenamic Acid+Dicyclomine is available in the form of tablet

Q: What are the side effects of mefenamic acid+dicyclomine?

A: You may experience side effects like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain after taking mefenamic acid+dicyclomine.
Last Updated on: 22 Dec 2021 | 10:51 AM (IST)
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