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Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Freephone: 0808 808 2234
Or text DAN to: 81066


Diconal, dikes, pinkies.

What does Diconal look like?

Tablets 10mg (containing 30mg Cyclizine hydrochloride), pink, marked Wellcome F3A.

Diconal in tablet form

Scientific Names

Dipipanone Hydrochloride

Generic Name


Effects Of Diconal

Desired Effects:

Intense exhilaration or Rush when injected, euphoria, reduced anxiety.


Drowsiness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, constipation.



High potential for Overdose, Tolerance, accidents.


Compulsive use, Dependence. If injected it is very dangerous as it contains silicon which causes damage to circulation, blocked veins, ulcers, gangrene (often leading to amputations).

Reducing Harm

Please view our Reducing Harm page for more information.

How does Diconal work?

Central nervous system Depressant, Analgesic.

Legal status of Diconal

Class A, under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

How Is Diconal Taken?

Orally, or the Tablets are crushed and injected.


If injected: Needles and Syringes, water, matches or lighter, spoon, Tourniquet.

Medical uses of Diconal

To control moderate to severe pain.

Where does it come from?

This is a pharmaceutical drug which is sometimes diverted from manufacturers, pharmacies, and GPs prescriptions.

Helping services

'Street agencies' or projects, sometimes called community drug services or community drug teams, offer a range of services including information and advice, counselling, detoxification and prescribing for opiate / opioid users, support groups and other services such as acupuncture. Some may have extended opening hours and may be open at weekends. GPs and hospitals can make referrals to specialist drug services like Drug Dependency Units (DDUs). These are usually located in or adjacent to a hospital and specialise in helping problem drug users, especially people who are dependent on opiate / opioid drugs. They provide counselling, detoxification, substitute prescribing and other treatments. Residential services offer treatment programmes for heavily dependent drug users who are trying to give up. Residents must usually be drug free on admission which means they usually have to undergo detoxification before entry. Programmes usually last 3-6 months, but some 12 steps programmes last longer. The types of programmes vary. Self help groups like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) co-ordinate local support groups for problem drug users around the country. Families Anonymous run similar groups for the families of drug users.

Parents & other relatives

Many drug agencies also provide lots of advice and support to parents, family members and partners of people using drugs. They may provide relative support groups or advice, guidance and counselling on a one to one basis.

You can view a list of National Drug Agencies.

If you would like to talk about Diconal problems then please call the DAN 24/7 Helpline on:

0808 808 2234
Last updated: 31 December 2012