Medicine Overview of Efespas Tablet
Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of abdominal pain.
Side Effects of Efespas are Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Dryness in mouth, Loss of appetite, Sleepiness, Weakness, Nervousness, Blurred vision, Heartburn.
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.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.
Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Mefenamic Acid which relieve abdominal pain and cramps. 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).
In Depth Information on Efespas Tablet
Efespas Tablet related warnings
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Efespas 10 mg/250 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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.
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.
Questions Related to Efespas
Sir,as soon as I eat something I have a tendency to go to toilet and gas passes following food,stool is semi solid,mild abdominal pain,what may be the problem sir?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Bandy plus once daily in night for 3 night onlyAlso take omez d once daily empty stomach for 5 days in morning
Sir i have an endoscopy 10 days ago,now i am prescribed with razo 20mg and oxydol m for 60 days after being diagnosed with antral erosions in stomach when i will get relief from mild abdominal pain
Dr. Waseem Mirza
You will feel symptomatic relief within days and complete healing may take 4-6 weeks depending on severity of diseaseContinue medications as advised and follow up. Avoid smoking, alcohol, hot and spicy foods, excessive tea and coffee, acidic foods, fatty foods, milk, etc and foods you find hard to digest like rajma, potatoes etc
Persistent abdominal pain from last one week. Feeling a bit nauseated with signs of frequent diarrhea.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Drotin once daily for 1 weekmetron forte 400 mg twice daily for 3 daysrabekind DSR once daily in empty stomach for 1 week
Sir i was suffering from lower abdominal pain i treat it and found mild thikning of proximal sigmoid colon,now i have very very less pain, and i take the medicine Rabekind d, imubless, febutaz 40mg, rifastop 400mg, looz 15ml, and i feel better now, but dr. say to do colonoscopic, i am very fear and do not want it. Sir i want to know that without colonoscopic treatment is possible with medicine. Sir i have upload my CT report, pls suggest me. Thank you sir.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Colonoscopy is needed to understand the pathology behind the disease
I have a loose motions from yesterday night 7-8 times in a night also abdominal pain and nausea and vomating after eating headache
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Econorm Sachet Twice daily for 3 daysOndem 4mg three times daily for 3 daysOFLAX OZ twice daily for 3 daysDrotin DS once daily for 3 days
I am.preganant with 15 weeks , I have pain at lower belly part ,,, more painful while I sit ,, pain is little re leaved if I lay down pls advise me ,, back ache also there ,, this is my second pregnancy ,, the first one is section
Dr. Megha Tuli
Hi PATIENT amount of pain is common in pregnancy. However if you feel that it's bothersome it possible that you might have UTI as that too causes abdominal pain and backache. It's best to get your urine tested for infections in that case
I got food poison and have been having acidity and a feeling of having omits what should i do
Dr. Ankur Gupta
Take 1. Nexpro RD once daily 1 hr before breakfast for 5 to 7 days . if u are having loose motion and abdominal pain then I suppose u may also need to take an antibiotic.
Frequently asked questions about Efespas Tablet
Efespas is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Mefenamic acid. This medication helps in relieving stomach pain. It works by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and intestine by decreasing the levels of certain chemical substances in the body that cause pain.
Q. Is it safe to use Efespas?
Yes, Efespas is safe to use in most of the patients, however, in some, it may cause some common unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dryness in mouth, weakness, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effect. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. Can I stop taking Efespas when my pain is relieved?
Efespas is usually used for short-term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Efespas should be continued if you are advised by your physician to do so.
Q. Can the use of Efespas cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Efespas can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Efespas cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Efespas can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water; Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Efespas?
The use of Efespas is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine or in patients with known allergy to other painkillers (NSAIDs). The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of or active, recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding and in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
Q. Can the use of Efespas cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long-term use of Efespas can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protect the kidneys from damage. Use of painkillers lower the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Efespas can lead to increased chances of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Yes, Efespas does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Efespas after the expiry date.
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