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
Can dicyclomine be used daily to prevent stomach cramps?
Question posted by Hollyrheidt on 20 May 2016
Last updated on 20 May 2016 by Lisa01
He is 16 years old and is currently on pentasa
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.
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