Cyclospas – M – Description
Cyclospas – M is used in the treatment of menstrual pain and colicky pain. It relieves colicky pain associated with intestinal, biliary, and ureteric colic. It may also be used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain.
It is a composition of Dicyclomine 10 MG + Mefenamic Acid 250 MG. Dicyclomine is in the drug class anticholinergics/antispasmodic and Mefenamic acid is in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
It’s a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic properties. It is an inhibitor of cyclooxygenase.
How Cyclospas – M works
Cyclospas – M is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Mefenamic Acid. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic which works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Dicyclomine is used to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Noninfectious Colitis. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling). Together, they relieve menstrual cramps and colicky pain. Mefenamic acid is used to treat Pain and Period Pain.
Side effects of Cyclospas – M
Blurred vision, Sleepiness, Dryness in mouth, Nausea, Weakness, Nervousness, Light-headedness, Dizziness, Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, Heartburn, Indigestion, Vomiting and Constipation
Hypersensitivity (Allergy): Use of Cyclospas – M must be avoided in patients who are allergic to dicyclomine and mefenamic acid or any other active constituents present along with it.
Inflammation in the GI tract: Use of Cyclospas – M is contraindicated to use in the individuals with the indication- inflammation in the GI tract as it may worsen the condition of the patient.
Peri-Operative time: This medicine is contraindicated to use in the patients who are in the peri-operative time as this may worsen the condition of the patient.
Cardiovascular risk: This medicine is contraindicated to use in patients who have unstable cardiovascular status as this medicine may worsen the condition of the patient.
CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting): This medicine is contraindicated to use in the patients who underwent the surgery as the use of this medicine may worsen the condition of the patient.
Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy: Cyclospas – M is NOT recommended for pregnant women unless discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
Breastfeeding: Cyclospas – M is NOT recommended in the breastfeeding women unless discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
Interactions with other drugs
The use of Cyclospas – M should be avoided with Glimepiride, Glipizide, Ramipril, and Atenolol as it may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, sweating, irregular heart rhythms, vomiting, and loss of appetite due to the reduction of blood sugar level when interacted with these drugs.