Coliwin R Capsule

Introduction

Coliwin R Capsule is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation). It prevents the sudden spasm of muscles to relieve stomach pain and cramps. It also promotes easy passage of gas to reduce stomach discomfort.

Coliwin R Capsule is taken without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, constipation, stomach pain, diarrhea, flatulence, dryness in mouth, blurred vision, coordination impaired, confusion, headache, flu-like symptoms, weakness, and difficulty in urination. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Lifestyle modifications like having fiber-rich diet, avoiding foods that trigger your symptoms, increasing fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Coliwin R Capsule

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Benefits of Coliwin R Capsule

In Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease of the large intestine (colon) that usually needs long term management. This can lead to bleeding, frequent diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, cramps and stomach pain. Coliwin R Capsule relaxes the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine) and relieves these symptoms effectively. It also relieves excessive acidity in your stomach which prevents heartburn and indigestion. Usually, it is used along with other medicines for management of your condition.
Continue taking it for as long as the doctor may advise you to. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it. Take a fiber-rich diet, avoid oily or spicy food and drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Coliwin R Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Coliwin R

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Impaired coordination
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty in urination

How to use Coliwin R Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Coliwin R Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Coliwin R Capsule works

Coliwin R Capsule is a combination of four medicines: Chlordiazepoxide, Clidinium, Dicyclomine and Rabeprazole, which treats irritable bowel syndrome. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Clidinium and Dicyclomine are antispasmodic medicines which relax the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine). They stop sudden muscle contractions (spasms) which in turn relieves cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It reduces the amount of acid in the stomach which relieves acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Coliwin R Capsule.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Coliwin R Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Coliwin R Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Coliwin R Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Coliwin R Capsule may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Coliwin R Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Coliwin R Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Coliwin R Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Coliwin R Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.