|Category: Gastrointestinal | Product: Mebeverine / Generic Colospa
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Information about Mebeverine (Generic Colospa) :
This drugs influences directly on the smooth muscle in the gut and helps to relax it. Colospa prevents nerve signals passing through to the muscle in the intestines. It helps the muscle to relax, preventing painful spasm. A little or no antispasmodic on the uterus and the bronchial muscles may occur. Gastric emptying time and intestinal propulsion were affected much less than by papaverine. There is no reliable data about significant inhibition of normal peristalsis while taking Colospa.
You should take 135 mg Colospa hydrochloride (1 tablet) 3 times a day, before meals. After a few weeks of treatment when the health-giving effect has been obtained, the dosage may be gradually lowered.
Colospa 135 mg may be taken by patients with glaucoma or prostatic hypertrophy, as it has no atropine-like effects.
Colospa should be kept in a dry, dark place, at temperatures not exceeding 30°C, out of reach of children.
Use Colospa with caution in the following cases: failure of function of part of the gut causing an obstruction (paralytic ileus); life long inherited blood diseases which can cause a variety of symptoms, including mental health problems (porphyrias).
In case you become pregnant, consult with your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks of taking Colospa while pregnancy. The safety of Colospa 135 mg in pregnancy has not been proved. In case you are or will be breast-feeding a baby while you use Colospa, consult with your doctor and discuss any possible risks to your baby. The harmful effects are not known in case this medicine is used while breastfeeding a baby.
Possible side effects:
You should consult with your doctor in case you have any of side effects especially bothersome listed below: Constipation, confusion, agitation.
Ask your doctor for extra information about any possible risks associated with this medicine.
The symptoms of overdosage are not known.
Drug interactions can lead to unwanted side effects or prevent medicine efficiency. Some drugs or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all drugs that you are using.
What is the expiration date of the pills?:
This information is mentioned on each blister. The expiration date is 2 years from the date of manufacture. It may be different for various batches.