What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Dicetel (Pinaverium)


Dicetel (Pinaverium)

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  • Product Details


    What is Dicetel?

    • Dicetel (Pinaverium) is a medication used to treat the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and disorders of the biliary tract.

    How does it work?

    • Dicetel blocks the activity of calcium ions in the muscles of your intestines. The blockade results in decreased muscle contraction of your smooth intestinal muscle, including your colon.

    How should I store it?

    • Store your Dicetel at room temperature and keep it out of reach of children.

    Fact Table




    less than 1%



    Legal status

    RX Only

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    approximately equal to 1.5 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    100 mg (100 tablets)


    Consult a doctor



    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    By mouth (tablets)


    Should I take Dicetel with food?

    • You should take Dicetel with a meal.

    Are there any special instructions?

    • Swallow your Dicetel tablets whole.
    • Take your Dicetel exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
    • Avoid taking Dicetel right before bedtime.

    What is the usual dose?

    • Take 50mg-100mg by mouth three times daily.


    What is the active ingredient in Dicetel?

    • Pinaverium bromide

    What are the inactive ingredients?

    • For a complete list of inactive ingredients, click here or check the product packaging.


    The following medications could interact with Dicetel:

    • Anticholinergic drugs


    Who should avoid taking Dicetel?

    • Do not use Dicetel if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients.

    What are the risks?

    • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or considering becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor about the risks of using Dicetel.
    • Dicetel can irritate the lining of your esophagus and should be swallowed whole with a meal or snack.
    • Dicetel contains lactose. Avoid this medication if you have any of the following conditions:
      • Galactose intolerance
      • Lapp lactase deficiency
      • Glucose-galactose malabsorption

    Side Effects

    What are the potential side effects of Dicetel 100mg?

    • Epigastric pain or fullness
    • Nausea
    • Constipation
    • Heartburn
    • Distension
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Dryness of mouth
    • Drowsiness
    • Vertigo
    • Skin allergy
    • Abdominal pain
    • Dysphagia
    • Vomiting
    • Esophageal lesions
    • Rash
    • Pruritus
    • Urticaria
    • Erythema
    • Angioedema
    • Anaphylactic shock


    Other Considerations

    • Compare our Dicetel price at Canada Pharmacy to your local drug store when you buy Dicetel 100.


    1. Dicetel information for patients. (2016). Retrieved May 25, 2020.
    2. Dicetel Product Monograph. (2016). Retrieved May 25, 2020.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Dicetel (Pinaverium)

    What is Dicetel (Pinaverium)?

    Dicetel is a brand name for the medication Pinaverium, which is an antispasmodic drug used to treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other related conditions.

    How does Dicetel work?

    Dicetel (Pinaverium) works by relaxing the smooth muscles of the intestines, reducing spasms and relieving pain and discomfort.

    How should I take Dicetel?

    Always take Dicetel as prescribed by your doctor. Typically, it is taken before meals. However, it's essential to follow the specific dosing instructions provided.

    Are there any side effects of Dicetel?

    Some common side effects include headache, dizziness, and abdominal pain. If you experience any severe or unusual side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

    Can I take Dicetel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

    If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking Dicetel.

    Can I drink alcohol while taking Dicetel?

    It's best to avoid alcohol while taking Dicetel as it may exacerbate some of its side effects.

    What should I do if I miss a dose?

    If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it's close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.

    Can I take Dicetel with other medications?

    Always inform your doctor of all medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements. Some medications may interact with Dicetel.

    How should I store Dicetel?

    Store Dicetel in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.

    Is there a generic version of Dicetel available?

    Yes, the generic name for Dicetel is Pinaverium. However, always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before switching to a generic version.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 11508

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