Mebeverine helps in treating symptoms of intestinal disorders and irritable bowel problems, such as spastic colitis, spastic constipation, colon irritation and mucous colitis. The drug belong to the group of medicines called anti-spasmodics.
It helps relax intestinal muscles, which in turn reduces pain and irritability. This drug can only be prescribed to children who are above the age of 10 years. The drug can only be prescribed to children below the age of 10 if absolutely necessary.
Although Mebeverine acts as an over-the counter drug, it is always best that you take it after consulting your medical provider. This is primarily because you may experience certain side effects or even an allergic reaction in some cases, once you start taking this drug.
Seek immediate medical help in case. You are allowed to drives as well as consume alcohol while taking this medicine. The drug is meant for oral consumption and should be taken about half an hour before a meal. Regular use of this drug makes it more effective.
The medication can treat the below provided problem:
Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:
Itching Or Rash
Is It safe with alcohol?You can consume alcohol but it is advised to consult the doctor before drinking.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Women who are pregnant should consult doctor before using this medication.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Breastfeeding women should take proper care before consuming this medication.
What is the onset of action?The action of this medication is produced within 30 min after the administration.
How long is the duration of effect?The medicine produce its action for about 8 to hours after its administration.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming ability is found.
Does this affect liver function?Limited information is available and thus, this medicine is assumed to be safe if used in patients with liver disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Does this affect kidney function?Limited information is available and thus, this medicine is assumed to be safe if used in patients with kidney disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Yes, it does not affect the CNS of the patient, hence didn't effect the consciousness as well. Thus it is said to be safe to drive after the intake of this medicine.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Mebeverine as ingredient
This medication is an anticholinergic. The exact mechanism for this medication is yet to be identified. But it is assumed that it might cause an anaesthetic effect by working directly on the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract. It is prescribed to cope with the clinical condition of irritable bowel syndrome.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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