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Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that helps to provide symptomatic relief from menstrual (period-related) pain and cramps. It is also used to treat abdominal pain by relieving spasms of the muscles in the stomach and intestines.

Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. The dose and duration will depend on what you are using it for and how well it helps your symptoms. Use it regularly and do not discontinue using it until the doctor tells you.

It may cause some common side effects like dizziness, dryness in the mouth, blurred vision, nausea, and sleepiness. If you experience any of such side effects that do not go away or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the side effects. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms.

Before using the medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems, or if you are taking any other medicines. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also consult their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of Efespas Tablet

  • Menstrual pain

Benefits of Efespas Tablet

In Menstrual pain

Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet is a combination medicine that helps reduce pain and cramps during periods. It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms) and blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation, thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. This medicine does not affect the amount or the duration of menstrual bleeding. Take this medicine as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

Side effects of Efespas Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Efespas

  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness

How to use Efespas Tablet

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. Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Efespas Tablet works

Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Mefenamic Acid. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic which works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling). Together, they relieve menstrual cramps and stomach cramps.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet to relieve menstrual pain (cramps) and abdominal pain.
  • Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet should preferably be taken with food.
  • If you get diarrhea while taking this medicine, stop taking it and consult your doctor.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet be taken with food?

It is advisable to take Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet with food or immediately after food since this medicine may cause stomach upset.

Q. Can Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet stop menstruation?

No, Mefspas does not have any effect on menstrual bleeding, neither does it affect the amount nor the duration of bleeding. It does not affect the menstrual cycle and helps relieve the pain caused due to menstrual cramps.

Q. How long should I take Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet?

Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet is not prescribed to be taken on a regular basis. Therefore, it is advised to take Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet for the shortest possible time advised by the doctor or only when you experience menstrual pain.

Q. Is there any harm if I drive after taking the medicine?

Yes, you should try to avoid driving after taking Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet as this medicine may cause dizziness or sleepiness. These side effects get worse with the consumption of alcohol. Hence, better to avoid driving or any attention-seeking activity until you know how the medicine affects you.

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References

  1. Dicyclomine. Birmingham, Alabama: Axcan Scandipharm Inc.; 2005. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Mefenamic Acid. 2008 [revised Mar. 2007]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Dicyclomine. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Mefenamic Acid. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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