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DICYCLOVERINE HYDROCHLORIDE 20MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): DICYCLOVERINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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DICYCLOVERINE HYDROCHLORIDE 10MG & 20MG TABLETS
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
READ ALL OF THIS LEAFLET CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU START USING THIS
MEDICINE.





Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if
their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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What Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets are and what they are used for.
Before you take Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets
How to take Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets
Possible side effects
How to store Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets
Further Information

1. WHAT ARE DICYCLOVERINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS AND WHAT ARE THEY
USED FOR?
Dicycloverine hydrochloride, the active ingredient of Dicycloverine hydrochloride Tablets is one of a
group of medicines called anticholinergic antispasmodics. It is used to relieve painful bowel cramps. The
anticholinergic action helps to relax the muscles of the intestine and relieve the painful symptoms.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE DICYCLOVERINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS
You should not take Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets until you are sure it is safe for you to do so.
Do not take Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets
 If you are allergic to dicycloverine hydrochloride or any other ingredients in the products.
Take special care with Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets
Do not take Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets without discussing with your doctor if you:
 are pregnant or think that you may be pregnant
 are breast-feeding
 have glaucoma (an eye condition involving increased pressure with in the eye and resulting in poor
vision)
 have an enlarged prostate gland (this causes difficulty in passing urine)
 have a hiatus hernia (a condition with symptoms such as acid and food regurgitation and heartburn)
Taking other medicines.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines
including medicines obtained with out a prescription.
Taking Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets with food or drink
Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets may be taken before or after meals.

Pregnancy or breast-feeding
The safety of dicycloverine hydrochloride for use during pregnancy has not been fully established. Hence,
it should be taken only if there is a clear need for it.
As it has not been established that dicycloverine does not pass in the breast milk, it should be used with
caution in lactating mothers.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine
Driving and using machines:
The effects of dicycloverine hydrochloride on the ability to drive and operate machinery have not been
established. Hence do not drive or use machinery when you are on Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets
unless you are sure your judgement and co-ordination are not affected.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets
Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets contain Lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine
3. HOW TO TAKE DICYCLOVERINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS
Always take Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check
with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults and Children over 12 years old
10mg to 20mg three times a day. Your doctor will tell you which dose to use.
Children aged 2 - 12 years old
10mg three times a day
Take your tablets with water. Tablets may be taken before or after meals.
If you take more Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets than you should
It is important to stick to the dose on the label of the medicine. If you or someone else swallows several
of these tablets all together, contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department immediately.
Always take any tablets left over with you and also the box, as this will allow easier identification of the
tablets.
If you forget to take Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose do not
take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose, just carry on as before.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Dicyloverine Hydrochloride Tablets can cause side effects although not everybody
gets them. Some people may feel dizzy or thirsty or have a dry mouth.
Rarely the following may occur:
- drowsiness/tiredness
- blurred vision
- constipation
- sickness or lack of appetite
- headache
- rash
- difficulty in passing urine

If you experience any of the above problems or any other unwanted effects, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE DICYCLOVERINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS
 Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
 Do not use Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets after the expiry date, which is stated on the label and
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
 Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets contain
The name of this medicine is Dicycloverine Hydrochloride 10mg or 20mg Tablets.
The active substance in your tablet is dicycloverine hydrochloride. Each tablet contains 10mg or 20mg of
dicycloverine hydrochloride respectively. Other ingredients include Lactose monohydrate, maize starch,
povidone K-30, colloidal anhydrous silica, talc and magnesium stearate.
What Dicycloverine Hydrochloride Tablets look like and contents of the pack
Dicycloverine Hydrochloride 10mg Tablets are white to off-white, round flat bevelled edged tablets with
‘10’ embossed on one side.
Dicycloverine Hydrochloride 20mg Tablets are white to off-white, round flat bevelled edged tablets with
‘20’ embossed on one side and scoring on the other.
Dicycloverine Hydrochloride 10mg Tablets are supplied in blisters of 100 tablets.
Dicycloverine Hydrochloride 20mg Tablets are supplied in blisters of 84 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Focus Pharmaceuticals Limited
Capital House
85 King William Street
London
EC4N 7BL
UK
Manufacturer
PRIMEGEN Limited, Unit 15 Moorcroft Harlington Road, Uxbridge, UB8 3HD United Kingdom
This leaflet was prepared in January 2016

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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