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Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection

Manufactured byBlue Cross Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsDicyclomine
Description
Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection is an anticholinergic medicine, which is used to relieve muscle spasms in the gastrointestinal tract. It is not recommended in patients with gastrointestinal and urinary tract obstruction disorders. This medicine should be used with caution due to an increase in the risk of dizziness.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection

Spasmo Proxyvon 10 mg Injection
Wockhardt Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection

  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Nervousness
  • Skin rash

Uses of Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, jaundice, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during 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 receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken 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 dicyclomine, or any other inactive ingredient present in the formulation.

Obstructive conditions

This medicine is not recommended for use in obstructive conditions like obstructive uropathy is a blockage of urinary flow, which can affect one or both kidneys depending on the level of obstruction and obstructive gastrointestinal diseases, due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.

Gastrointestinal disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in gastrointestinal conditions like severe ulcerative colitis and reflux esophagitis conditions.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.

Acute hemorrhage

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with unstable cardiovascular diseases such as acute hemorrhage conditions due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.

Glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.

Infants less than 6 months of age

This medicine is not recommended for use in infants under 6 months of age due to the increased risk of worsening 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 receiving 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

Increase in the blood pressure

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of high blood pressure due to an increase in the risk of very high blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Infectious diarrhea

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with infectious diarrhea due to the risk of worsening of symptoms. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Tardive dyskinesia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with Tardive dyskinesia characterized by involuntary movement of the tongue, lips, and face. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any antipsychotic medications before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in elderly

This medicine should be administered with caution in elderly patients since the risk of severe adverse effects is significantly high. Suitable adjustments in dose quantity and safety monitoring may be required in such cases.

Driving or Operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness, fainting, and drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, jaundice, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Atenolol

Ipratropium

Potassium Chloride

Doxepin

Ziprasidone

Amitriptyline

Aripiprazole

Disease interactions

Arrhythmias

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to an increase in the risk of irregular heartbeats. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with obstructive diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as esophageal stricture or stenosis, peptic ulcer, and pyloric obstruction due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the conditions. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Prostatic Hypertrophy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with urinary tract obstruction disorders like prostatic hypertrophy due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Inform the doctor if you have any urinary tract disorders before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
It works by blocking the action of a chemical substance in the body and relieves the symptoms like the stomach and intestinal cramping.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anticholinergics/antispasmodics

Schedule

Schedule H

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