My son has crohns and ibs - he gets bad cramps and I would like to give him dicyclomine daily to try to prevent the cramps rather than have him get a cramp and then take it - wondering if it's safe to do that
Dicyclomine can certainly be used on a daily basis as opposed to 'as needed". I take 20 mgs 4X daily for my IBS. As I don't have crohn's disease, I don't know whether that would make a difference to daily use or not. I would certainly talk to his Dr about making this a daily medication if it helps your son. I should tell you that I've been taking this for more than 20 years and definitely didn't start out at this dosage. As with most meds, your body becomes accustomed to a certain dose over time and the dose needs to be increased (or another med substituted) eventually. I hope this helps answer your question.
- Dicyclomine Information for Consumers
- Dicyclomine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dicyclomine (detailed)
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