April 19, 2014
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Dicetel

(pinaverium bromide)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02230684 DICETEL 100MG TABLET
01950592 DICETEL 50MG TABLET

How does Dicetel work? What will it do for me?

Other medications like this

Pinaverium belongs to the class of medications called gastrointestinal calcium antagonists. This medication is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It helps relieve the symptoms of abdominal pain, bowel disturbances, and intestinal discomfort. It acts by relaxing the smooth muscle of the bowel.

Pinaverium is also used to help relieve symptoms caused by certain disorders of the gallbladder associated with secretion of bile.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Dicetel?

The usual starting adult dose of pinaverium is 50 mg, taken 3 times a day with a glass of water during meals or snacks. Your doctor may increase the dose to 100 mg 3 times daily if adequate relief is not obtained with the lower dose. The tablet should not be swallowed when in the lying position or just before bedtime. The recommended maximum (total) daily dose of pinaverium is 300 mg. The length of treatment with this medication depends on the reason for use.

Swallow this medication whole. Do not suck or chew the tablets.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Dicetel come in?

50 mg
Each orange-coloured, circular-shaped, film-coated tablet, with a slightly convex surface, engraved with "S" on one side and "50" on the reverse side, contains pinaverium bromide 50 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hydrophobic anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, modified cornstarch, modified lactose, and talc; film coating: basic butylated methacrylate copolymer, Sepisperse Dry 3203 (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, anatase titanium dioxide, and sunset yellow (aluminium lake)), sodium laurylsulfate, stearic acid, and talc.

100 mg
Each orange-coloured, circular-shaped, film-coated tablet, with a slightly convex surface, engraved with "S" on one side and "100" on the reverse side, contains pinaverium bromide 100 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hydrophobic anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, modified cornstarch, modified lactose, and talc; film coating: basic butylated methacrylate copolymer, Sepisperse Dry 3203 (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, anatase titanium dioxide, and sunset yellow (aluminium lake)), sodium laurylsulfate, stearic acid, and talc.

Who should NOT take Dicetel?

Pinaverium should not be taken by anyone who is allergic to pinaverium or to any of the ingredients of the medication.

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