Consumer Medication Information Leaflet(RiMUP)
Dicyclomine hydrochloride (20mg)
What is in this leaflet
1. What Spasmin is used for
2. How Spasmin works
3. Before you use Spasmin
4. How to use Spasmin
5. While you are using it
6. Side effects
7. Storage and Disposal of Spasmin
8. Product description
9. Manufacturer and Product Registration
10.Date of revision
What Spasmin is used for
For treatment of irritable bowel syndrome,
spasm related constipation, colon
inflammation, pyloric sphincter and biliary
How Spasmin works
Dicyclomine is a medicine which has a
direct action in reducing spasm and pain of
the gastrointestinal tract.
Before you use Spasmin
- When you must not use it
- Do not take Spasmin if allergic to
dicyclomine or to other ingredients in
- Not recommended for use in:
- enlargement of the prostate gland
- intestinal obstruction due to paralysis of
the intestinal muscles
- pyloric stenosis (blockage of stomach to
- in infants under the age of six months.
- Before you start to use it
Be careful when using:
- in the elderly
- glaucoma (increased eye pressure)
- urinary retention, obstructive uropathy
(blocking of normal urine flow)
- heart disease, increased heart rate
- over active thyroid gland
- histal hernia (displacement of stomach)
with back flow of stomach contents into
the esophagus, intestinal obstruction
- acute bleeding with unstable heart and
- kidney or liver function impairment
- myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness)
- colon ulcer and inflammation
- Taking other medicines
Tell the doctor if you are taking:
- narcotic analgesics (for pain)
- antimuscarinic medicine
- amantadine (antiviral)
- monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors
- phenothiazines or tricyclic antidepressant
- antacid or antidiarrhoeal
How to use Spasmin
- How much to use
Adults: oral, 10 – 20mg
the dosage being
adjusted as needed and tolerated up to
Children over 2 years: oral, 10mg, the
dosage being adjusted as needed and
tolerated, or as directed by physician.
Follow all directions given by your doctor
and pharmacist carefully. They may differ
from the information contained in this
leaflet. If you do not understand the
instructions on the label, ask your doctor
or pharmacist for help.
- When to use it
Use three or four times a day or as directed
by the doctor or pharmacist.
- How long to use it
Continue medication as directed by doctor.
- If you forget to use it
Consult your doctor or pharmacist on
what you should do if you forget to use it.
Take the missed dose as soon as you
remember. If it is almost time for your
next dose, wait until then to take the
medicine and skip the missed dose. Do
not take a double dose to make up for
the missed dose.
- If you use too much (overdose)
Contact your doctor immediately or go
to the Emergency Department of your
nearest hospital, if you think you or
anyone else may have taken too much
of this medicine. Do this even if there
are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
You may need urgent medical attention.
Signs of overdose include increased heart
rate, rapid breathing, increased body
temperature, restlessness, confusion and
excitement, hallucinations (hear, smell,
taste or feel things that do not exist)
leading to delirium (confused state), rash
on face and upper body, central nervous
system depression and circulatory failure.
While you are using Spasmin
- Things you must do
Take your medicine exactly as the doctor
has told you.
Tell the doctor, dentist and pharmacist
treating you that you are taking Spasmin.
Tell the doctor immediately if you are
pregnant while taking this medication.
- Things you must not do
Do not stop taking the medicine unless
advised by your doctor.
Do not take any new medicines without
consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not give Spasmin to anyone else,
even if they have the same symptoms
or condition as you.
- Things to be careful of
Safety for use in pregnancy and breast
feeding has not been established.
Spasmin can cause side effects. Visit your
doctor or pharmacist immediately if you
experience dryness of mouth, thirst,
dilatation of the eye pupils, flushing and
dryness of skin, feeling pounding of
heartbeats, difficulty urinating, constipation,
vomiting, blurred vision, giddiness and
You may report any side effects or adverse
drug reactions directly to the National
Centre for Adverse Drug Reaction
Monitoring by calling Tel: 03-78835550, or
visiting the website npra.moh.gov.my
Reporting Medicinal Problems /
Side Effects / AEFI / Vaccine Safety).
Storage and Disposal of Spasmin
Store in a cool, dry place below 30
Protect from light. Keep out of reach of
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
- What it looks like
Blue, oblong and top-scored tablet.
- Active ingredient: dicyclomine
- Inactive ingredients: lactose monohydrate,
cornstarch, indigo carmine lake,
polyvinylpyrrolidone and magnesium
- MAL number:
Manufacturer and Product Registration
Prime Pharmaceutical Sdn. Bhd.
1505, Lorong Perusahaan Utama 1
Taman Perindustrian Bukit Tengah
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.
Date of revision