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Clidinium, an Anticholinergic Drug

Uses

Taking this medication can reduce the abdominal pain associated with peptic ulcers, caused by the excessive production of gastric juices in the stomach.  

IUPAC Name: (1-methyl-1-azonia bicyclo [2.2.2] octan-3-yl) 2-hydroxy-2,2-diphenyl acetate; bromide

Drug Class: Anticholinergics

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Route of administration: Oral

This is a prescribed drug, not an OTC drug

Drug Action Mechanism 

Clidinium, an anticholinergic medication, works by inhibiting acetylcholine, a chemical messenger present in the body, to reduce the gastric juices, present in the stomach. It alleviates cramps, pain and discomfort. 

Precautions

It is advisable to consult a doctor or physician before taking this medication. 

  •   If the person is allergic to the drug or other medications or has any other allergies. 
  •   If the person is taking any prescribed, non-prescribed or herbal medications. 
  •  If the person is suffering from myasthenia gravis, blockage in the stomach or the intestines, glaucoma, bowel obstruction, ulcerative colitis, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), hepatic illness (liver disease), kidney disease, hypertension, cardiac disease, nervous disorders, diarrhoea, asthma.
  • Limit the usage of alcohol since it increases the chances of developing blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness. It may also cause a loss of alertness.
  • Consult a doctor if the person is pregnant or breastfeeding,
  • If the patient has undergone any type of surgery i.e., eye or dental surgery. 

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