- dicycloverine hydrochloride
POM: Prescription only medicine
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Dicycloverine Hydrochloride 20 mg Tablets
Each tablet contains 20 mg of Dicycloverine hydrochloride.
Excipient(s) with known effect:
Each tablet contains 134.00 mg lactose monohydrate.
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
White to off white, circular, flat beveled edge uncoated tablet debossed with “S” and “20” separated by break-line on one side and plain on other side.
The score line is only to facilitate breaking for ease of swallowing and not to divide into equal doses.
Smooth muscle antispasmodic primarily indicated for treatment of functional conditions involving smooth muscle spasm of the gastrointestinal tract.
Adults and children over 12 years:
1 tablet three times a day before or after meals
Method of administration
Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1.
Products containing dicycloverine hydrochloride should be used with caution in any patient with or suspected of having glaucoma or prostatic hypertrophy.
Use with care in patients with hiatus hernia associated with reflux oesophagitis because anticholinergic drugs may aggravate the condition.
Dicycloverine hydrochloride 20 mg Tablets contains lactose monohydrate. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.
Epidemiological studies in pregnant women with products containing dicycloverine hydrochloride (at doses up to 40 mg/day) have not shown that dicycloverine hydrochloride increases the risk of foetal abnormalities if administered during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Reproduction studies have been performed in rats and rabbits at doses of up to 100 times the maximum recommended dose (based on 60 mg per day for an adult person) and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the foetus due to dicycloverine. Since the risk of teratogenicity cannot be excluded with absolute certainty for any product, the drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
It is not known whether dicycloverine is secreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when dicycloverine is administered to a nursing mother.
Side-effects seldom occur with dicycloverine tablets. However, in susceptible individuals, dry mouth, thirst and dizziness may occur. On rare occasions, fatigue, sedation, blurred vision, rash, constipation, anorexia, nausea and vomiting, headache and dysuria have also been reported.
Reporting of Suspected Adverse Reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
Symptoms of Dicycloverine overdosage are headache, dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing, dilated pupils and hot dry skin. Treatment may include emetics, gastric lavage and symptomatic therapy if indicated.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders; Synthetic anticholinergics, esters with tertiary amino group,
ATC code: A03AA07
Dicycloverine hydrochloride relieves smooth muscle spasm of the gastrointestinal tract.
Animal studies indicate that this action is achieved via a dual mechanism;
(1) a specific anticholinergic effect (antimuscarinic at the ACh-receptor sites) and
(2) a direct effect upon smooth muscle (musculotropic)
After a single oral 20 mg dose of dicycloverine hydrochloride in volunteers, peak plasma concentration reached a mean value of 58ng/ml in 1 to 1.5 hours. 14C labelled studies demonstrated comparable bioavailability from oral and intravenous administration. The principal route of elimination is via the urine.
Colloidal anhydrous silica
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Dicycloverine Hydrochloride 20 mg Tablets are available in cartons containing Aluminium-PVC/PVDC White opaque blister packs of 84's, 100's along with a leaflet inside.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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