WATSON 794 10 mg also know as Dicyclomine is Blue, Capsule-shape prescription medicine used to treat a certain type of intestinal problem called irritable bowel syndrome. It helps to reduce the symptoms of stomach and intestinal cramping. This medication works by slowing the natural movements of the gut and by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and intestines. This medication must not be used in children younger than 6 months old because of the risk of serious side effects.
Dosage and Administration
Usual Adult Dose for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Initial dose: 20 mg orally four times a day
Maintenance dose: Up to 40 mg orally four times a day, after one week with initial dose
-Discontinue this drug if efficacy is not achieved within 2 weeks or side effects require doses below 80 mg per day.
-Documented safety data are not available for doses above 80 mg daily for periods longer than 2 weeks.
10 to 20 mg four times a day
Duration of therapy: 1 or 2 weeks, when patient cannot take oral form.
Comments: Administer injection via IM only.
Side Effects of Use
Common side effects of WATSON 794 10 mg include; dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, weakness, blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea and constipation. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To relieve dry mouth, suck (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.
To prevent constipation, eat dietary fiber, drink enough water, and exercise. You may also need to take a laxative. Ask your pharmacist which type of laxative is right for you.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.