Dactil Ob is a drug of the antispasmodic type, that is, it serves in the treatment of spasms and is also uterorelaxant. This makes it especially useful for treating and preventing threats of miscarriage and premature birth. It is also useful in treating dysmenorrhea.
This medicine is used mainly in cases of threats of premature births and to combat the threats of abortion due to its relaxing action on the uterus. It works by inhibiting prematurely produced uterine contractions by decreasing smooth muscle motility. Thus, the relaxation tone is returned to the uterus during pregnancy. This medicine is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.
Dactil Ob comes as compressed tablets, usually in a box of 30 tablets. Each contains the active substance piperidolate hydrochloride (100 mg), hesperidin (50 mg), and ascorbic acid or vitamin C (50 mg).
What is Dactil Ob for in pregnancy?
The Dactil Ob is especially useful during pregnancies with threatened abortions that begin to present uterine contractions or the initiation of labor before 37 weeks of gestation. That is, before the normal duration of a pregnancy.
So if it is not the right time of pregnancy for delivery to occur, Dactil Ob can decrease uterine muscle spasm and prevent preterm labor.
Dactil ob is one of the most effective anticholinergics (that is, it inhibits the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine) that can prevent premature contractions of the uterus. The active substance in this drug, piperidolate, helps decrease involuntary muscle spasms or contractions, which in turn inhibits parasympathetic post-ganglionic nerve impulses.
In this way, it is quite effective in preventing the onset of labor when there is dilation and laying of the cervix or cervix.
The administration of Dactil Ob during pregnancy should only be done under prescription and medical observation. In addition, this drug is an adjunct to the threat of abortion, it must be complemented with other therapies in addition to absolute rest.
After terminating the pregnancy, the drug should be discontinued and not used during lactation. The strict recommendations of the doctor should always be followed in case of using this drug during pregnancy.
Dactile Ob indications
Dactil OB has a spasmolytic function that helps to relax the muscles of the uterus, so it is indicated in cases of threatened abortion and is a good treatment in cases of dysmenorrhea.
As mentioned above, Dactil Ob is a treatment used in cases of threatened abortion and premature birth, for which it must be administered under medical supervision from the signs of abortion and continue treatment until the 39th week of pregnancy or until the day of childbirth.
The doctor’s instructions should always be followed and the treatment accompanied with complete rest. This medication should not be administered or ingested without first consulting a physician, as unwanted results may be obtained.
Dysmenorrhea is colic or abdominal pain that occurs in women before or during menstruation. Sometimes they occur in the first two days and in some women they can last for more than 3 days.
In cases where the pain is so intense that it restricts daily activities, treatment is required to reduce the spasms of the uterus that cause the pain. In this case, Dactil Ob is usually prescribed for its relaxing function of the smooth muscle of the uterus that will help eliminate pain.
This medicine is usually taken before menstruation and used for the days your period lasts. It should be taken as directed by the doctor.
How to take the Dactil Ob?
Dactil Ob should be started as treatment as soon as threatened abortion or premature delivery has been diagnosed. Both the drug and the dose must be prescribed by the doctor exclusively.
Usually one Dactil Ob tablet is prescribed every 6 hours until the contractions are controlled or until the stipulated date for delivery. Treatment is suspended according to the analysis and treatment recommended by the doctor. Discontinuation of this drug should not be done before week 38 of pregnancy.
In addition, this treatment must be accompanied by other measures such as hormone therapy, antibiotics, sedation and complete rest following the specialist’s instructions.
For cases of dysmenorrhea, one tablet is recommended every 8 hours when menstrual cramps appear until they disappear. The treatment should not be interrupted if the doctor has not indicated it.
What is Dactil Ob tablets for?
Dactil Ob tablets are used to inhibit the postganglionic parasympathetic nerve impulse. This reduces smooth muscle motility, giving it a powerful spasmolytic action. Thus, this drug in tablets serves to inhibit uterine contractions that increase prematurely.
The tablets should be taken with oral liquid. The frequency and dose will depend on what the specialist stipulates. As already mentioned, it is usually prescribed every six hours, but this interval is a reference. It is important that you consult your doctor about the dose that your case requires.
Dactil Ob tablets contain 100 mg of piperidolate hydrochloride (equivalent to 89.8 mg of piperidolate), 50 mg of complex hesperidin and 50 mg of coated ascorbic acid.
In addition, they contain: silicon dioxide, povidone K 30, cornstarch, magnesium stearate, talc, shellac, sucrose, acacia, carmellose sodium, polysorbate 80, titanium dioxide, tartrazine yellow dye and macrogol 6000.
Dactil Ob side effects
Dactil Ob usually presents side effects very similar to those that occur with other anticholinergic drugs such as atropine. There are some frequent ones and others that may or may not occur, but of which you must be aware and inform the doctor.
Among the most frequent side effects that usually occur are constipation, urgency, mydriasis, dry skin and mouth, constipation, erythema or flushing.
Possibly, but less frequently, fever, ocular hypertension, bronchial, tear, and nasal hyposecretion, acute glaucoma crisis, atrioventricular block, and delirium may occur.
Less common adverse effects include tachycardia, dysuria, arrhythmia, erythema, speech and balance disorders with vertigo and vomiting. When there are very high doses of the drug, hallucinations, disorientation, photophobia, hypotension, cyclopegia, agitation, drowsiness may occur.
Contraindications of Dactil Ob
Dactil Ob has a contraindication in people with intolerance or allergy to some of the components of the formula. This medicine contains tartrazine, a yellow dye that can cause allergic reactions that consequently cause bronchial asthma.
Special care should be taken in people allergic to acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin). In addition, you should inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications to avoid any unwanted drug interactions.
Dactil Ob is contraindicated in patients with Glaucoma (ocular hypertension), like all anticholinergic drugs.
Unless the doctor considers it strictly advisable, this medicine should not be used in patients with the following cases:
- Acute Pulmonary Edema.
- Narrow-angle glaucoma.
- Paralytic ileus.
- Pyloric stenosis, due to the risk of producing complete occlusion.
- Myocardial infarction.
- It can cause increase and prolongation of the effects in cases of severe hepatic insufficiency.
- It can cause increase and prolongation of the effects in cases severe renal insufficiency.
- Down syndrome.
- There may be a risk of acute urinary retention in cases of prostatic adenoma.
- Elderly people.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.