Spasmol Tablet

Introduction

Spasmol Tablet is a combination medicine used as a pain reliever. It reduces abdominal pain and cramps by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and gut. It also relieves pain and fever.

Spasmol Tablet is taken with or 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, dryness in mouth, vomiting, weakness, nervousness, and blurred vision. 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 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.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Spasmol Tablet

  • Pain relief

Side effects of Spasmol Tablet

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 Spasmol

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Blurred vision

How to use Spasmol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Spasmol Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Spasmol Tablet works

Spasmol Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Dicyclomine, Dextropropoxyphene and Paracetamol. Dicyclomine is an anti-cholinergic which relaxes the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine) and stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms). By doing this, it relieves cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Dextropropoxyphene is a opioid analgesic (pain reliever). It works by decreasing the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever and pain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Spasmol Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Spasmol Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Spasmol Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Even small doses of Spasmol Tablet can cause infant sleepiness and decreased/altered brain function.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Spasmol Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

CAUTION
Spasmol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Spasmol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Spasmol Tablet is not recommended in patients with end stage kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Spasmol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Spasmol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Spasmol Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.