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Mebeverine

INFORMATION

Uses

Mebeverine is used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

How it works

Mebeverine relaxes the muscles of the intestine and relieves spasm.

Common side effects

Urticaria, Hypersensitivity reaction, Allergic reaction, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Exanthema, Facial swelling

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

Expert advice

Take mebeverine tablets 20 minutes before a meal to relive or reduce post meal symptoms.Consult your doctor before you start Mebeverine.
  • if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • if you have had any diseases of the bowel, apart from irritable bowel syndrome.
  • if you have liver or kidney problems.
Stop taking mebeverine and consult a doctor if experience severe allergic reactions (difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, neck, tongue or throat).

Frequently asked questions

Mebeverine

Q.What is mebeverine/Colospa/Colospa retard/ Mebaspa/Mebiz-SR/Morease used for?
Colospa/Colospa retard/ Mebaspa/Mebiz-SR/Morease are all trade name for the active medicine mebeverine. It is mainly used to treat and relieve symptoms of inflammatory bowel syndrome such as cramps in the abdomen, pain, gas, bloating and changes in bowel habits

Q.Can mebeverine be used for period pain?
Mebeverine mainly acts on the smooth muscles of the intestine. Hence, it is used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestines (gut). It is particularly useful in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and similar conditions. It is not known whether it can be used for period pain

Q.Can I take mebeverine with buscopan?
Buscopan contains butylscopolamine which is also an antispasmodic like mebeverine. Taking mebeverine and buscopan together will provide added effect, but can cause additive side-effects. Consult your doctor before taking mebeverine and buscopan together

Q.Can I take mebeverine with Omeprazole/Lansoprazole?
There are no known serious drug interactions between mebeverine and omeprazole/lansoprazole. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on mebeverine

Q.Can I take mebeverine with Imodium/Loperamide?
There are no known serious drug interactions between mebeverine and Imodium/ Loperamide. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on mebeverine

Q.Can I take mebeverine with paracetamol/ Co codamol?
There are no known serious drug interactions between mebeverine and paracetamol and co codamol preparation which contains codeine with paracetamol. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on mebeverine

Q.Can I take mebeverine with antibiotics?
There are no known serious drug interactions between mebeverine and antibiotics. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on mebeverine

Q.Is mebeverine a laxative?
No, mebeverine is not a laxative; it belongs to a group of medicines called antispasmodics. It acts as a direct relaxant of the smooth muscles of the gut and relieves painfull contractions

Q.Does mebeverine help constipation or stop diarrhea?
Mebeverine may cause constipation; however, it has no known effects on stopping diarrhea

Q.Does mebeverine reduce bloating?
Yes, mebeverine reduces all symptoms of inflammatory bowel syndrome such as abdominal cramps, pain, gas, and bloating

Q.Does mebeverine affect pill/contraceptive pill?
No, there are no known interactions between mebeverine and contraceptive pills. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on mebeverine

Q.Is mebeverine anticholinergic?
Yes, mebeverine is a synthetic anticholinergic agent

Q.Is mebeverine a prescription /over the counter medicine?
Mebeverine is available over the counter. However, do not self-medicate and consult your doctor about your symptoms before taking mebeverine

Q.How long can I take mebeverine for?
Take mebeverine as directed by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)