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Meva-C Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Meva-C Capsule is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation). It prevents the sudden spasm of muscles to relieve stomach pain and cramps. It also promotes easy passage of gas to reduce stomach discomfort.

Meva-C Capsule is taken without 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 fatigue, confusion, uncoordinated body movements, skin rash, and slurred speech. 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 dizziness and 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.

Lifestyle modifications like having fiber-rich diet, avoiding foods that trigger your symptoms, increasing fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Meva-C Capsule

Side effects of Meva-C Capsule

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 Meva-C

  • Sleepiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Skin rash
  • Slurred speech

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Sleepiness and Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Fatigue
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Confusion
    If this medicine makes you feel this way, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. If the feeling does not go away or troubles you, do not take any more medicine and speak to a pharmacist or your doctor.
  • Coping with Skin rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Meva-C Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Meva-C Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Meva-C Capsule works

Meva-C Capsule 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Meva-C Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Meva-C Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Meva-C Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Meva-C Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Meva-C Capsule may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meva-C Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Meva-C Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meva-C Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Meva-C Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Caution is advised in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Meva-C Capsule
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Fact Box

Habit Forming
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Patient Concerns

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Problem of bloating stomach and frequent heavy belching.improper digestion Presently taking following medicines on doctor consultation. 1.Rifagut 400 2.Neopride 3 Meva c
Dr. Pawan Rawal
Gastroenterology
Good physical activity if no contraindications Avoid stress Less Tea, coffee and milk More curd and butter milk Should meet a gastroenterologist and physician definitely
Restless leg syndrome with irritable bowel syndrome
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take cobadex czs once daily for 1 monthevion 400 mg once daily for 1 month
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FAQs

Q. Can Meva-C cause withdrawal symptoms?

Yes, Meva-C may cause withdrawal symptoms. Do not stop taking Meva-C all of a sudden. Stopping Meva-C suddenly can cause seizures, shaking, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting and sweating. Consult with your doctor before stopping Meva-C.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Meva-C?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking Meva-C. Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of side effects like drowsiness or sleepiness.

Q. Can the use of Meva-C cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Meva-C may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating any machines, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the start of your treatment. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Meva-C?

Meva-C should not be taken along with opioid-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 Meva-C.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Meva-C?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Meva-C?

Both Mebeverine and Chlordiazepoxide show different symptoms of overdose. Chlordiazepoxide can cause sleepiness, reflexes, confusion and coma. Whereas, Mebeverine can cause CNS excitability which is mild and reversible. Inform the doctor in case you take a higher dose and any of these symptoms appear.

Q. Can the use of Meva-C cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Meva-C can cause constipation. Eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly by engaging in activities like swimming, jogging or taking a walk. Consult a doctor if the constipation persists for a long duration.

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References

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