Spasmak Tablet

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Spasmak (Alkem) Information

Spasmak (Alkem) is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Secondary and off-label uses of Spasmak (Alkem) have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Spasmak (Alkem). Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Spasmak (Alkem) also has some side effects, the most common being Nausea or vomiting, Dry Mouth, Blurred vision. Usually, these side effects of Spasmak (Alkem) go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Spasmak (Alkem) has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Spasmak (Alkem)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Spasmak (Alkem) related warnings section.

Spasmak (Alkem) is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Stomach Disease, Alcoholism as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Spasmak (Alkem) contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Spasmak (Alkem) have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Spasmak (Alkem) is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Spasmak (Alkem) Benefits & Uses

Spasmak (Alkem) is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Spasmak (Alkem) 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: After 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) Paracetamol (500 mg)/Tablet
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Dicyclomine (20 mg) Paracetamol (500 mg)/Tablet
Adult
  • Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Before or After Meal: After 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) Paracetamol (500 mg)/Tablet
Geriatric
  • Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Before or After Meal: After 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) Paracetamol (500 mg)/Tablet

Spasmak (Alkem) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Spasmak (Alkem) safe for pregnant women?


    Spasmak can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Spasmak right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Spasmak (Alkem) safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Spasmak. If you see any side effects, stop taking Spasmak immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Spasmak again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Spasmak (Alkem) on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Spasmak. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Spasmak (Alkem) on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Spasmak. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Spasmak (Alkem) on the Heart?


    No research work has been carried out till date on effects of Spasmak on heart. So it is not known whether taking Spasmak will cause side effects on heart or not.

    Unknown


Severe Interaction of Spasmak (Alkem) with Other Drugs

Spasmak (Alkem) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Spasmak (Alkem) Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Spasmak (Alkem)

  • Is this Spasmak (Alkem) habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Spasmak (Alkem) is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Spasmak (Alkem) does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Spasmak (Alkem) only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Spasmak (Alkem) cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Spasmak (Alkem) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Spasmak (Alkem)


    Taking Spasmak (Alkem) with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Spasmak (Alkem)


    Consuming Spasmak (Alkem) with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Spasmak (Alkem)

Question over 5 years ago

Is Spasmak an antibiotic?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Spasmak is not an antibiotic. It is an anticholinergic agent with an antispasmodic activity which is used for the management of irritable bowel syndrome. 

Question over 5 years ago

Is Spasmak a painkiller?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Yes, Spasmak can be called a painkiller since it alleviates abdominal spams and provides relief from cramping in irritable bowel syndrome. 

Question over 4 years ago

Can Spasmak cause allergy?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Spasmak can cause serious allergic reaction like difficulty in breathing, swelling on lips, mouth, throat or tongue, etc. Please speak to you doctor as soon as you develop these symptoms.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Spasmak cause drowsiness?

Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Spasmak 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 about 5 years ago

Does Spasmak cause nausea?

Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

Yes, Spasmak causes nausea and vomiting as side effects. Nausea and vomiting can be prevented and managed by trying deep breathing, trying wrist acupressure, being in well ventilated space, drinking more fluids, taking ginger, fennel or cloves, and trying aromatherapy. 



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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)

KD Tripathi. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 206-207

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

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

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