Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Colospa X Tablet is to be taken empty stomach. Take it preferably 20 minutes before food.
Colospa X Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Mebeverine and Chlordiazepoxide. Mebeverine is an antispasmodic medicine which relaxes the muscles of the intestine and relieves spasm. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Colospa X Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Colospa X Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Colospa X Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. As Colospa X Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Colospa X Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Colospa X Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor. Caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Colospa X Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Colospa X Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor. Caution is advised in patients with severe liver disease.
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Q. Can the use of Colospa cause physical dependence?
Yes, Colospa may cause physical dependence as it contains Chlordiazepoxide as one of the ingredients. Physical dependence is defined as the occurrence of a withdrawal reaction following sudden stoppage of the drug or a decrease in dose. Consult with your doctor before taking this medicine or if you need to make any change in the dose.
Q. Can Colospa cause withdrawal symptoms?
Yes, Colospa may cause withdrawal symptoms. Do not stop taking Colospa all of a sudden. Stopping Colospa suddenly can cause seizures, shaking, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting and sweating. Consult with your doctor before stopping Colospa.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Colospa?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking Colospa. Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of side effects like drowsiness or sleepiness.
Q. Can the use of Colospa cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Colospa may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Do not drive, operate any machines, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the start of your treatment. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.
Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Colospa?
Colospa should not be taken along with opioids like substances as it contains chlordiazepoxide. Use of opioids along with chlordiazepoxide may cause excessive sedation (state of calm or sleep), respiratory depression and eventually coma or death. Inform your doctor about all the medicines that you are taking if you are advised to take Colospa.
Q. Are there any special instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Store your medicines in a cool dry place and keep them in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store them out of sight and out of reach from children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them.
Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Colospa?
Symptoms with an overdose of Mebeverine+Chlordiazepoxide can be either due to Mebeverine or Chlordiazepoxide. Chlordiazepoxide can cause sleepiness, reflexes, confusion, and coma. Mebeverine can cause CNS excitability which is mild and reversible. Inform the doctor in case the patient takes a higher dose and any of these symptoms appear.
Q. Can the use of Colospa cause constipation?
Yes, the use of Colospa can cause constipation. Eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, and cereals and drink plenty of water. Do regular exercises that you enjoy like swimming, jogging or can go for a walk. Consult a doctor if the constipation persists for a long duration.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Jul 2018.