On the box it says: "For the treatment and relief of symtoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): abdominal pain, bowel disturbances, and intestinal discomfort. For the treatment of symtoms related to functional disorders of the biliary tract."From www.badgut.com
Quote "As IBS is primarily a motility disorder, the use of motility regulators is indicated. These agents - pinaverium bromide (Dicetelï¿½) and trimebutine (Modulonï¿½) - help to restore the normal contraction process of the bowel.Dicetelï¿½, the most commonly prescribed medication in Canada for IBS, is a gastrointestinal specific calcium antagonist that works by blocking calcium uptake and regulating the muscle contractions in the bowel." I have been taking Dicetel since March 2000. I also changed to a low carbs diet and eliminated caffeine. It is working for me. I started with 1/2 tablet 3 times a day and am now down to 1/2 tablet in the a.m. (maintenance) I sometimes take a second 1/2 tablet if I eat something I think I will react to. I do have to watch what I eat though, and if I eat something bad, I will still get an IBS attack. But if I avoid my trigger foods, no problems.