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. Meftal-Spas DS Tablet is to be taken with food. This will help to avoid stomach upset.
Meftal-Spas DS Tablet is a combination of two medicines: dicyclomine and mefenamic acid which relieve abdominal pain. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic which works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms). By doing this, it relieves 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 pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Meftal-Spas DS 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.
Meftal-Spas DS Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Meftal-Spas DS Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Meftal-Spas DS Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Meftal-Spas DS Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Meftal-Spas DS Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Meftal-Spas DS Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Meftal-Spas DS Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What were the side-effects while using Meftal-Spas DS Tablet?
No Side Effect
How do you take Meftal-Spas Tablet?
With or without food
How much was the improvement?
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What are you using Meftal-Spas Tablet for?
Irritable bowel syndrome
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 2nd Jan 2018.