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Diconal 10 mg + 30 mg Tablets
Diconal TM 10 mg + 30 mg Tablets
Dipipanone hydrochloride 10 mg and Cyclizine hydrochloride 30 mg
The name of your medicine is Diconal 10 mg + 30 mg Tablets. It will be referred to as Diconal Tablets for ease hereafter.
1. What Diconal Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Diconal Tablets
3. How to take Diconal Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Diconal Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
This medicine contains dipipanone which is an opioid, which can cause addiction. You can get withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly.
Diconal Tablets contain the active ingredients dipipanone hydrochloride and cyclizine hydrochloride. Dipipanone hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics. This medicine has been prescribed for you for pain relief. It contains the dipipanone which belongs to a class of medicines called opioids, which are ‘pain relievers’. This medicine has been prescribed to you and should not be given to anyone else. Opioids can cause addiction and you may get withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly. Your prescriber should have explained how long you will be taking it for and when it is appropriate to stop, how to do this safely. Cyclizine hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called anti-emetics which reduce any nausea and vomiting that may occur. Diconal Tablets are used to relieve moderate to severe pain and nausea in certain medical or surgical situations.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Diconal Tablets if you:
Talk to your prescriber before taking this medicine if you:
Taking this medicine regularly, particularly for a long time, can lead to addiction. Your prescriber should have explained how long you will be taking it for and when it is appropriate to stop, how to do this safely.
Rarely, increasing the dose of this medicine can make you more sensitive to pain. If this happens, you need to speak to your prescriber about your treatment.
Addiction can cause withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking this medicine. Withdrawal symptoms can include restlessness, difficulty sleeping, irritability, agitation, anxiety, feeling your heartbeat (palpitations), increased blood pressure, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, shaking, shivering or sweating. Your prescriber will discuss with you how to gradually reduce your dose before stopping the medicine. It is important that you do not stop taking the medicine suddenly as you will be more likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.
Opioids should only be used by those they are prescribed for. Do not give your medicine to anyone else.
Taking higher doses or more frequent doses of opioid, may increase the risk of addiction. Overuse and misuse can lead to overdose and/or death.
If any of these apply to you, or if you are not sure, tell your doctor before taking Diconal Tablets.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
This is especially important if you are taking:
Diconal Tablets may also interfere with some laboratory tests performed by your doctor.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Diconal Tablets, as the tablets can increase the effects of alcohol.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before you are given this medicine.
Do not take Diconal tablets if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant unless you have discussed this with your prescriber and the benefits of treatment are considered to outweigh the potential harm to the baby.
If you use Diconal tablets during pregnancy, your baby may become dependent and experience withdrawal symptoms after the birth which may need to be treated.
Do not take Diconal tablets while you are breastfeeding as dipipanone passes into breast milk and will affect your baby.
Diconal Tablets may make you feel dizzy or drowsy. If they affect you in this way, do not drive or operate any machinery.
The medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure whether it is safe for you to drive while taking this medicine.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Your prescriber should have discussed with you, how long the course of tablets will last. They will arrange a plan for stopping treatment. This will outline how to gradually reduce the dose and stop taking the medicine.
The recommended dosage for adults is one tablet taken every 6 hours.
Swallow your tablets whole with water.
Your doctor may change your dose depending on your response and how severe your pain is.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Treatment with Diconal should not be withdrawn suddenly, particularly if the medicine has been used by the patient for a long time. The use of the drug should be gradually withdrawn to avoid unnecessary side effects.
Diconal Tablets are rarely used in children. No guidelines can be given on the recommended dose for children.
Diconal Tablets may cause confusion in this age group. Careful monitoring is advised.
Symptoms of overdose include difficulty breathing, slower or faster heartbeat, pin point pupils, low blood pressure, drowsiness, dry mouth, nose and throat, blurred vision, difficulty passing urine, dizziness, lack of balance and coordination, weakness, excitability, disorientation, impaired judgment, hallucinations, muscle spasms, involuntary movements, fits, and high temperature. If you take more Diconal Tablets than you should, contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department immediately. Take the container and any remaining tablets with you.
If you forget to take a dose, just take the next dose at the usual time, DO NOT take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. If you want to stop taking this medicine, discuss this with your prescriber first. They will tell you how to do this, usually by reducing the dose gradually so that any unpleasant withdrawal effects are kept to a minimum. Withdrawal symptoms such as yawning, dilated pupils, tears, a runny nose, sneezing, muscle tremors, weakness, anxiety, irritability, agitation, feeling your heartbeat (palpitations), increased blood pressure, difficulty sleeping, shaking, restlessness, decreased appetite, weight loss, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, dehydration, an increase in white blood cells, bone pain, stomach pain and cramps, "goose pimples", increased heart rate, breathing rate and temperature, shivering or sweating may occur if you suddenly stop taking this medicine.
Like all medicines this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
tell your doctor immediately. These may be signs of an allergic reaction.
The following side effects are reported with:
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
When you stop taking Diconal tablets, you may experience drug withdrawal symptoms, which include restlessness, difficulty sleeping, irritability, agitation, anxiety, feeling your heartbeat (palpitations), increased blood pressure, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, shaking, shivering or sweating.
Not known frequency (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
Some people may become tolerant of, or addicted to, this medicine when treatment continues for a long time.
If you notice any of the following signs whilst taking Diconal tablets, it could be a sign that you have become addicted.
If you notice any of these signs, it is important you talk to your prescriber
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme, website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the foil and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Store in a dry, safe place below 25°C. Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
The active substances are dipipanone hydrochloride 10 mg and cyclizine hydrochloride 30 mg.
The other ingredients are lactose, starches, erythrosine (E127), gelatin and magnesium stearate.
Diconal Tablets are deep pink in colour, scored, coded F3A and are supplied in blister packs containing 50 tablets.
This leaflet was last revised in January 2024.
Amdipharm is licensed to use the trademark.