Clidinium

Description

Clidinium is used in combination with other medicines to relieve cramps and abdominal pain associated with the gastrointestinal (the stomach and intestines) disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, etc. It is also used to treat peptic ulcer disease characterized by abdominal pain, burning stomach pain, nausea, feeling fullness, bloating, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Clidinium

  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin

Uses of Clidinium

What is it prescribed for?

  • Muscle spasm of gastrointestinal tract
  • Peptic Ulcer
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to clidinium or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Kidney Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Prostatic enlargement

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from an enlarged prostate due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms or worsening of condition to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Other medicines

Since this medicine may interact with other medicines and cause severe adverse effects, you are advised to report all your current medicines, including any herbs and supplements, to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Topiramate

Zonisamide

Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal obstruction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with gastrointestinal obstruction diseases such as paralytic ileus due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with glaucoma due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Prostatic Hypertrophy

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from an enlarged prostate due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms or worsening of condition to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Infectious Diarrhea

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with infectious diarrhea due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Hypertension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
This medicine relaxes the smooth muscles of the stomach and intestines and relieves muscle spasms and cramps.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anticholinergics/antispasmodics

Schedule

Schedule H

Clidinium - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 20 November 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00771

Clidinium bromide [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 21 November 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/clidinium_bromide

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Information on this page was last updated on 24 May 2019

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