After my colonoscopy my surgeon prescribed an antispasmodic medication called Dicetel(pinaverium bromide). It's designed to relax the smooth muscles of the colon. I'm prescribed one 50mg tablet 3 times a day. I take it with food and lots of water. Because it can irritate the throat and esophagus I can't lay down for 10 minutes after taking it. Not that I lay down after eating anyway. So far it has really helped. No more cramping or spasms. I am still boated but I think that might be due to the metamucil. I'm trying one tablespoon a day for a while since I had so many problems with it the last time. I think the Dicetel may have made me a little sleepy. The earlier dose didn't but I'm tired all the time regardless. Has anyone else taken Dicetel? What are or were your experiences with it?
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured!