Alverine Citrate


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Alverine Citrate

Used for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Relaxes muscles in the gut
  • Helps to reduce pain
  • Relieves IBS symptoms
From £30.99

Alverine Citrate is a smooth muscle relaxant that is used for intestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Alverine Citrate, as an antispasmodic treatment, is effective at relaxing the muscles surrounding your intestine and uterus. Its use reduces stomach cramping, a common symptom of IBS.

Alverine Citrate is used to provide relief for irritable bowel syndrome, painful periods and diverticular disease of the colon.

Alverine Citrate is a type of medicine called smooth muscle relaxant.

Smooth muscle is a muscle type that is not under voluntary control. It is the muscle that is found in places like the walls of the intestines and the womb. Alverine Citrate directly acts on this type of muscle, causing it to relax.

Alverine Citrate stops the muscle spasms occurring in the gut in conditions such as IBS and diverticular disease. This relieves the pain that is associated with these conditions.

Alverine Citrate also provides relief to the muscle spasms occurring in the womb which cause painful periods.

Alverine Citrate is effective in reducing stomach cramping, a common symptom of IBS. It effectively provides relief for irritable bowel syndrome, painful diverticular disease of the colon, and for painful periods.

Follow the instructions of your doctor or read the patient information leaflet that comes with the product package.

To relieve muscle pain, take one or two Alverine Citrate capsules up to three times a day or as directed by your doctor.

The capsules are to be taken by mouth with a glass of water. The capsules may be taken with or without a meal.

The usual dosage of Alverine Citrate is one or two capsules taken up to three times a day or as directed by your doctor.

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual users in different ways. Not everyone who uses Alverine Citrate will experience the possible side effects.

The following are the common side effects of Alverine Citrate:

  • Dizziness
  • A headache
  • Rash
  • Feeling sick
  • Itching
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes due to inflammation of the live. If you notice these symptoms, stop using the medicine and consult your doctor.

If you experience other symptoms which you believe are associated with your use of Alverine Citrate, stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor.

You should not take Alverine Citrate without first discussing its use with your doctor if it is the first time that you have the symptoms. Do not take the medicine if any of the following applies to you:

  • You are aged 40 or over
  • You have recently passed blood from the bowel
  • You have severe constipation
  • You feel sick or are vomiting
  • You lost appetite or your weight
  • You are looking pale and feeling tired
  • You have difficulty passing urine
  • You have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • You have recently travelled to another country
  • You have high fever

Alverine Citrate should not be used in people with a complete or partial blockage in the bowel that prevents the passing of the bowel.

Alverine Citrate may cause dizziness. It is recommended that you should refrain from driving or operating machinery until you are sure that Alverine Citrate will not interfere with these functions.

Alverine Citrate is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Some medications should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be used safely in pregnancy or breastfeeding provider the benefits to the mother outweigh the risk of possible side effects. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before you start using Alverine Citrate.

The safety of Alverine Citrate is not established in pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is not recommended for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for advice.

Alverine Citrate is not known to affect other medicines. You should tell your doctor all medicines that you are taking before you start using Alverine Citrate. Ask your doctor for advice before you start taking another medication while you are taking Alverine Citrate.

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