Mebeverine

Description

Mebeverine is used to treat the symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramps, flatulence, persistent, nonspecific diarrhea, etc. associated with irritable bowel syndrome. It is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mebeverine

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness

Uses of Mebeverine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to mebeverine or any other inactive ingredient present along with it.

Paralytic ileus

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a paralytic ileus since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Kidney Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Acute Porphyria

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from acute porphyria due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Orlistat

Mefloquine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor; you are recommended to take it 20 minutes before food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It relaxes the muscles in the walls of the intestines. This relieves the symptoms such as spasms, pain, cramps, etc. associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Antispasmodics

Schedule

Schedule H

Mebeverine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 31 July 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/mebeverine#section=Top

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 31 July 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8896.pdf

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 31 July 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2315.pdf

[Internet]. Tevauk.com. 2018 [cited 31 July 2018]. Available from:

http://www.tevauk.com/mediafile/id/43004.pdf

Mebeverine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 31 July 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12554

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Information on this page was last updated on 17 Aug 2018

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