Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Take medication before meals.1
• Avoid alcohol with dicyclomine.2
• Drink plenty of fluids, the drug can cause dry mouth.3
• Avoid antacids within 2 hours of the drug. Dicyclomine's effects may be decreased if taken with antacids.4
• Avoid large doses of vitamin C with this drug. The effect of dicyclomine may be reduced.5
• The following herbs have sedative qualities and could intensify the effects of dicyclomine: calamus, calendula, chamomile, California poppy, catnip, couch grass, elecampane, ginseng Siberian, goldenseal, gotu kola, hops, Jamaican dogwood, kava, lemon balm, sage, St. John's wort, sassafras, scullcap, shepherd's purse, stinging nettle, valerian, withania root, and yerba mansa.6
• Anticholinergic side effects and adverse reactions may increase if henbane and thorn apple are used with anticholinergic drugs like dicyclomine.7
References1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Facts and Comparisons, Patient Information, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
4 McKevoy GK, ed. AHFS Drug Information. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2000.
6 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
6 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
6 The Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
6 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
7 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.
7 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
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