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Dicyclomine (Dicyclomine Hydrochloride) - Summary

 
 



DICYCLOMINE SUMMARY

Dicyclomine hydrochloride is an antispasmodic and anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) agent. Dicyclomine hydrochloride occurs as a fine, white, crystalline, practically odorless powder with a bitter taste. It is soluble in water, freely soluble in alcohol and chloroform, and very slightly soluble in ether.

DICYCLOMINE is indicated for the following:

For the treatment of functional bowel/irritable bowel syndrome.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Dicyclomine

IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Symptoms, Diet, Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Diarrhea Specialty [2016.05.16]
Title: IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Symptoms, Diet, Treatment
Category: Slideshows
Created: 2/12/2010 11:58:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome
Source: Irritable Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2016.05.11]
There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and Prevention
Source: MedicineNet Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence) Specialty [2016.03.22]
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and Prevention
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/12/2011 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Source: MedicineNet Lactose Intolerance Specialty [2016.03.09]
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/25/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hay fever medicine reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Source: Irritable Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2016.01.15]
Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have identified the cause of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Clinical Trials Related to Dicyclomine

Ondansetron VS Doxylamine and Pyridoxine in Treating Nausea of Pregnancy [Completed]
Our purpose is to determine whether ondansetron, a commonly used antiemetic, is equivalent in efficacy to the combination of pyridoxine and doxylamine, the currently recommended first line therapy for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Since both treatments are safe in pregnancy, many physicians are using ondansetron as first line in practice. Despite this practice and the recommendations from ACOG, there is not data to suggest that ether practice is superior. This will be the first prospective, randomized, double blind, controlled trial comparing the two treatments. We hypothesize that ondansetron will be equally efficacious in reducing nausea and episodes of emesis. By alleviating nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy, patients will likely benefit from less Emergency Department visits, urgent clinic visits, and admissions for progression to hyperemesis gravidarum.

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Reports of Suspected Dicyclomine Side Effects

Weight Decreased (9)Confusional State (7)Constipation (7)Dehydration (7)Agitation (6)Fatigue (6)Delirium (6)Insomnia (5)Visual Impairment (5)Thrombosis (4)more >>


PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS

Based on a total of 2 ratings/reviews, Dicyclomine has an overall score of 7. The effectiveness score is 6 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
 

Dicyclomine review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ibs
Dosage & duration:   4xa day (dosage frequency: 1x a day) for the period of 4 months
Other conditions:   anxiety,panic, depression
Other drugs taken:   b/c pill, ritalin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   helps with ibs-c
Side effects:   slightly "drugged" feeling, went away after a few days
Comments:   supposed to take one tablet before each meal and one at bedtime. i take only one at bedtime and have still had considerable success w/ibs symptoms. i also supplement with acacia powder, apple cider vinegar, acidophilus supplements, and magnesium supplements.

 

Dicyclomine review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ibs
Dosage & duration:   4xa day (dosage frequency: 1x a day) for the period of 4 months
Other conditions:   anxiety,panic, depression
Other drugs taken:   b/c pill, ritalin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   helps with ibs-c
Side effects:   slightly "drugged" feeling, went away after a few days
Comments:   supposed to take one tablet before each meal and one at bedtime. i take only one at bedtime and have still had considerable success w/ibs symptoms. i also supplement with acacia powder, apple cider vinegar, acidophilus supplements, and magnesium supplements.

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Page last updated: 2016-05-16

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