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Megaspas Tablet

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Introduction

Megaspas Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of abdominal cramps. It works effectively to reduce abdominal pain and cramps by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and gut. It also blocks certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Megaspas Tablet is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, indigestion, dryness in mouth, blurred vision, weakness, diarrhea, and nervousness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may also cause sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Megaspas Tablet

Side effects of Megaspas 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 Megaspas

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Heartburn

How to use Megaspas 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. Megaspas Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Megaspas Tablet works

Megaspas Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Dicyclomine, Paracetamol and Mefenamic Acid which relieve abdominal pain. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic. It works by relaxing the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms). By doing this, it relieves cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Paracetamol is an antipyretic (fever reducer) and mefenamic acid is a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID). They work by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Megaspas Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Megaspas Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Megaspas Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Megaspas Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Megaspas Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Megaspas Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Megaspas Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Megaspas Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Megaspas Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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Is megaspas suitable for 6 months old baby.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, you can use it occasionally for stomach cramps and colic pain. Also burp the child after every feed. Continue breast feeding.
Abdominal pain and cramp like pain on right side all abdominal pain started after eating nuts yesterday
Dr. Pawan Rawal
Gastroenterology
Should see a doctor for evaluation
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References

  1. NHS. Paracetamol for adults. [Accessed 14 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Dicyclomine. Birmingham, Alabama: Axcan Scandipharm Inc.; 2005. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Paracetamol. Barnstaple, Devon: Actavis UK Limited; 1980 [revised 23 Dec. 2016]. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Mefenamic Acid. 2008 [revised Mar. 2007]. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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