Asic Tablets is a common medication used in the management of pregnancy complications, Irritable bowel syndrome, Occasional sleeplessness, Neurological disturbances, Mental problems, Anemia, and other conditions. Asic Tablet contains the following active ingredients:
Dicyclomine Hcl: Dicyclomine belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics/antispasmodics. Dicyclomine is used to treat a certain type of intestinal problem called irritable bowel syndrome. It helps to reduce the symptoms of stomach and intestinal cramping. This medication works by slowing the natural movements of the gut and by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and intestines.
Doxylamine Succinate: Doxylamine is an antihistamine, used to relieve symptoms of allergy, hay fever, and the common cold. This medication works by blocking certain natural substances (histamine, acetylcholine) that your body makes. This effect helps to relieve allergy/cold symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. This medication is used as a nighttime sleep aid or to treat insomnia, as well as treatment for upper respiratory tract allergies. It helps reduce difficulty in falling asleep.
Vitamin B6: Vitamin B₆ is one of the B vitamins, and thus an essential nutrient that plays an important role in mood regulation. This is partly because this vitamin is necessary for creating neurotransmitters that regulate emotions, including serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Vitamin B6 may also play a role in decreasing high blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which have been linked to depression and other psychiatric issues.
Asic Tablet works by relieving the muscle contraction of the gastrointestinal tract; blocking the effects of the chemical histamine and a few others in the body; producing antibodies and hemoglobin by keeping blood sugar levels in the normal range.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take Asic tablets if you:
• are allergic to any ingredients of the medication
• have a blockage of the urinary tract
• have a blockage of the gastrointestinal tract
• have paralytic ileus (decreased movement of material through the digestive system) or intestinal atony (paralysis of the intestines)
• have severe ulcerative colitis
• have myasthenia gravis
• have esophagus irritation caused by acid reflux from the stomach
• have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
• have constantly changing blood pressure and heart function due to bleeding
• are currently breastfeeding
How should Asic Tablet be taken?
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 4 times a day. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
Antacids lower the absorption of Asic Tablet. Do not take this medication at the same time as antacids. If you are taking an antacid, take it after meals and take Asic Tablet before meals.
The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment.
Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often without your doctor’s approval. Your condition will not improve any faster and the risk of serious side effects may increase. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
What are the side effects of Asic Tablet?
Asic Tablets may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
• dry mouth
• upset stomach
• stomach pain
• gas or bloating
• loss of appetite
• blurred vision
• double vision
• difficulty urinating
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
• hot, flushed, dry skin
• seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist (hallucinating)
• excessive tiredness
• difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
• inappropriate mood
• muscle weakness
• rapid or pounding heartbeat
• skin rash
• difficulty breathing or swallowing
Asic Tablets may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
What drugs can interact with Asic tablets?
Asic oral tablets can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Drugs that should not be used with Asic tablets
Glaucoma drugs, such as travoprost, latanoprost, acetazolamide, and timolol. Taking Asic tablets with these drugs can reduce or block the effects of these drugs. You shouldn’t take Asic if you take these drugs.
Interactions that can increase the risk of side effects
Taking Asic tablets with certain drugs may raise your risk of side effects such as increased drowsiness, dry mouth, and blurred vision. Examples of these drugs include:
- benzodiazepines (clonazepam, diazepam, and lorazepam)
- antipsychotic agents (chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, perphenazine)
- antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants such as selegiline, rasagiline, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, amitriptyline, nortriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, protriptyline, trimipramine
Narcotic pain medications such as meperidine
Nitrates and nitrites
Antihistamines such as cetirizine, levocetirizine, loratadine, fexofenadine
Taking Asic tablets with digoxin can lead to more side effects from digoxin, including confusion, irregular heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and blurry or cloudy vision.
Interactions that can make drugs less effective
You should avoid taking over-the-counter antacids together with Asic tablets. Doing so may reduce the amount of Asic tablets that is absorbed by your body. This could make Asic tablets less effective.
Asic tablets can reduce or even cancel the effects of metoclopramide, which is used to increase or ease the movement of food down the digestive tract (stomach and intestines).