Mebeverine is a medicine used for the relief of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS and related intestinal disorders caused by spasms in the muscles of the intestines, including chronic irritable colon, mucous colitis, spastic constipation, and spastic colitis.
Mebeverine is to be used by adults and children over 10 years of age. However, specialists at times prescribe mebeverine for intestinal spasms in younger children.
Mebeverine is for use by those who have been previously diagnosed with IBS by a doctor.
Mebeverine hydrochloride is an antispasmodic medicine. It works by relaxing the muscle in the walls of the intestines, relieving painful muscle spasms in the gut and reduces related symptoms like colicky abdominal cramps and pain, wind, bloating, and diarrhoea alternating with constipation.
Mebeverine is effective in providing relief to the painful muscle spasms in the gut. It effectively reduces the symptoms that are associated with irritable bowel syndrome and related intestinal disorders.
Mebeverine should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. It is important to read the information leaflet that comes with the product package as it provides other information about the medication and its possible side effects.
Mebeverine should be taken one tablet three times a day, 20 minutes before your three main meals. Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water. Do not chew the tablets because they have an unpleasant taste.
Do not take more three tablets of Mebeverine in a 24-hour period.
The usual dose of Mebeverine is one tablet taken three times a day, 20 minutes before your three main meals.
Mebeverine should be taken for as long as recommended by your doctor. Do not increase your dose or your course of treatment without the approval of your doctor.
Medicines and their side effects affect individual users in different ways. Not everyone who uses Mebeverine will experience the possible side effects.
Mebeverine has a very few reported side effects. The following are the common side effects of Mebeverine:
If you have concerns about the safety of the product and its side effects, consult first with your doctor before you start using the medication.
If this is the first time that you experience IBS symptoms or symptoms of other intestinal disorders, talk first with your doctor before you start using Mebeverine.
Do not use Mebeverine without first consulting with your doctor if you have any of the following:
Consult with your doctor if you get new symptoms, your symptoms get worse, or if your symptoms did not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.
Mebeverine is not known to affect your ability to drive a vehicle or operate a machine while you are taking the medication.
Consumption of alcohol within the recommended amount does not affect Mebeverine.
There are very limited amounts of data from the use of Mebeverine in pregnant women. Mebeverine, however, is not recommended for use by a pregnant woman.
It is not known if Mebeverine or its metabolites are excreted in human milk. Mebeverine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding mothers.
No interaction studies have been performed, except with alcohol. In vitro and in vivo studies in animals have demonstrated the absence of any interaction between Mebeverine hydrochloride and ethanol.
Still, it is important that you share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are taking before you start using Mebeverine.
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