By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Dicynone Brand Name(s): Dicynone.


What is Dicynone® (etamsylate) used for?

Dicynone® is commonly used for:

  • Unusually heavy bleeding during a menstrual period (menorrhagia)
  • Unusually heavy bleeding caused by an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) such as the coil

How should I take Dicynone® (etamsylate)?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Dicynone® bymouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using Dicynone®.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Dicynone® (etamsylate)?

Dicynone® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Dicynone® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Dicynone® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Dicynone® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Dicynone® (etamsylate)?

Before using Dicynone®, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing Dicynone®.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Dicynone®.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Dicynone® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Dicynone®. Dicynone® is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Dicynone® (etamsylate)?

As taking others medicines, taking Dicynone® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects are listed below:

  • A rash
  • Swallowing or breathing problems
  • Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Skin rashes
  • Feeling sick or being sick
  • Diarrhea

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with Dicynone® (etamsylate)?

Dicynone® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Dicynone® (etamsylate)?

Dicynone® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Dicynone® (etamsylate)?

Dicynone® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

These health conditions are:


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Dicynone® (etamsylate).

What is the dose of Dicynone® (etamsylate) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Dicynone®.

Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:

  • Menorrhagia: 500 mg 4 times daily during menstruation.
  • Control of hemorrhage after surgery: 250-500 mg every 4-6 hours as needed.

What is the dose of Dicynone® (etamsylate) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Dicynone® (etamsylate) available?

Dicynone® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet 500 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Dicynone®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.



Review Date: January 7, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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