Cataspa

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  • Manufactured by: Usv Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Dicyclomine (20 mg) + Diclofenac (50 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
    • This medicine is not available on Cash on Delivery(CoD)
    • Country of Origin: India

    Cataspa Information

    Cataspa is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Cataspa also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The correct dosage of Cataspa depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Some other side effects of Cataspa have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Cataspa are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    Cataspa's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. In addition, Cataspa's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Cataspa related warnings section.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Stomach Infection, Skin Rash must refrain from the use of Cataspa since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Cataspa contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Additionally, Cataspa may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Cataspa, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Cataspa Benefits & Uses

    Cataspa is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Cataspa Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Dicyclomine (20 mg) Diclofenac (50 mg)/Tablet, for course duration follow doctor's advice
    Adult
    • Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Dicyclomine (20 mg) Diclofenac (50 mg)/Tablet, for course duration follow doctor's advice
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Dicyclomine (20 mg) Diclofenac (50 mg)/Tablet, for course duration follow doctor's advice


    Cataspa Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Cataspa is used -

    Severe

    • Dizziness
    • Angioedema
    • Apnea (Absence of Breathing)
    • Nephrotoxic
    • Diarrhoea
    • Pancreatic inflammation
    • Liver Damage

    Moderate

    Mild

    Cataspa Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Cataspa safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Cataspa. If you are pregnant, do not take Cataspa without a doctor's advice.

    • Is the use of Cataspa safe during breastfeeding?


      Cataspa may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    • What is the effect of Cataspa on the Kidneys?


      Cataspa may have severe effects on your kidney, so do not take it without consulting your doctor.

    • What is the effect of Cataspa on the Liver?


      There may be severe side effects of Cataspa on your liver. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

    • What is the effect of Cataspa on the Heart?


      The heart can be affected by Cataspa. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.



    Severe Interaction of Cataspa with Other Drugs

    Cataspa should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Cataspa Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cataspa unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Cataspa

    • Is this Cataspa habit forming or addictive?


      Cataspa is not addictive in nature.

    Cataspa Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Cataspa


      Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Cataspa, due to a lack of research on this.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Cataspa


      Consuming Cataspa with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.



    Frequently asked Questions about Cataspa

    Question about 4 years ago

    What is Cataspa

    Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

    Cataspa is a brand name for a compound known as dicyclomine. It belongs to the class of compounds known as anticholinergics (a compound that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system) and antispasmodics. It is available as a tablet, capsule, syrup and an injection. Cataspa is used for the treatment of functional bowel / irritable bowel syndrome. It also has some local anesthetic properties and is used in biliary, gastrointestinal and urinary tract spasms. It has a mild effect on glandular secretion and cardiovascular system.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Cataspa cause drowsiness?

    Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Cataspa causes drowsiness. Drowsiness can be prevented or managed by eating a well-balanced breakfast loaded with medium carbs and high proteins, taking light lunch, drinking lots of water, listening to music, getting outside and breathing in some fresh air, eating gum, mints and candy, skipping sugar, going for some caffeine.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How to take Cataspa?

    Dr. OP Kholwad MBBS , General Physician

    Cataspa is available as a tablet, capsule, syrup and an injection. An oral dosage form is taken a few times a day. It is important to take Cataspa at the same time every day so that one doesn't forget the dose. One can take Cataspa with or without food. Taking it with food may avoid stomach upset. One must follow the recommendations of a doctor while taking Cataspa. In some people, it might cause some side effects like dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, etc.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Cataspa cause dry mouth?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

    Yes, Cataspa causes dry mouth as it is one of the side effects. It can be prevented or managed by drinking lot of water, eating sugar-free candies and gums, avoiding caffeine as it is dehydrating, breathing through the nose, using a humidifier, quitting smoking, using alcohol-free mouth wash, etc.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Does Cataspa cause hair loss?

    Dr. Ashish Mishra MBBS , Pathology

    No, Cataspa doesn't cause hair loss. Hair loss could be due to an underlying disease or even hormonal imbalance. It is therefore, important to investigate and rectify these conditions. Some of the tips that can be used for preventing or managing hair loss are taking nutritious diet, using oils for hair massage, getting less stressful in life, taking hair strengthening supplements, using less chemicals on hair, keeping the scalp clean, etc.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 117

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Bentyl (dicyclomine hydrochloride)

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 427-429

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 204

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Diclofenac (diclofenac sodium)

    Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Solaraze® (diclofenac sodium)



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