What is Watson 795?
Dicyclomine, sometimes known as Watson 795, is a drug used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Its main purpose is to reduce the symptoms related to stomach cramping. It does this by slowing down the speed at which the gut works. Watson 795 is one of the more commonly prescribed drugs for irritable bowel syndrome.
How to Take
How you take your Watson 795 will be dependent on your condition. It is important that you listen to what your doctor recommends. Generally speaking, it is a drug that you are going to need to take four times per day. It will be taken just before meals and when you fall asleep. The dosage will vary. It does take a while to get used to taking Watson 795. As a result, your doctor may start you on a smaller dosage and you will gradually work your way up from there.
You should never ‘up’ your dosage without telling your doctor first. If you feel as if the drug is not working, then tell your doctor and they will be able to provide you with a solution. This does, often, mean that your dosage will be upped, but it is still important that your doctor says that you do.
You should not take Watson 795 with
It is important that you do not take this medication alongside antacid. This is because antacids can drastically reduce how effective the Watson 795 is. When you are first prescribed this medication, it is important that you tell your doctor if you are taking any other forms of medication. It is rare for there to be any conflict with any other type of medicine, but it is probably still going to be worth talking to your doctor about, just to make ‘doubly sure’.
Medications which normally conflict with Watson 795 are those which require normal gut movement. This includes potassium tablets and pramlintide. You may still be able to take other drugs, but you may need to take them at slightly different times to reduce the chance of a conflict.
There are a few side effects related to Watson 795. It is important that you talk to your doctor if these symptoms persist or get worse. The most common ones are:
– Blurred vision
– Dry eyes
– Dry mouth
– Abdominal bloating
If you do suffer from side effects, then your doctor may suggest that you try and deal with them the best that you can, particularly if the side effects are minor e.g. if you are suffering from a dry mouth. However, as we stated previously, it is still important that you talk to your doctor as they will have the final say on how you should proceed.
If you have an allergic reaction which is, thankfully, very rare then it is important that you seek immediate medication attention. This includes rashes, itching and swelling, serious dizziness or trouble breathing.