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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.

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Substitutes

List of substitutes for Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection

Spasmo Proxyvon 10 mg Injection
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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 effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of fewer than 4 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Alcohol should not be consumed while receiving Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection due to an increase in the risk of drowsiness and dizziness. Inform the doctor on priority if you experience any such symptoms. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if alcohol and Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection are consumed together.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women due to the risk of undesired side effects in the breastfeeding infants. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or discontinue breastfeeding based on the clinical condition.

Obstructive conditions

This medicine is not recommended for use in conditions like obstructive uropathy and obstructive gastrointestinal diseases.

Gastrointestinal disease

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

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women due to the risk of undesired side effects in the breastfeeding infants. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or discontinue breastfeeding based on the clinical condition.
General warnings

Increase in the blood pressure

Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection 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. An alternate treatment option or dose adjustments should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Infectious diarrhea

Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection is not recommended for use in patients with infectious diarrhea due to the risk of worsening of symptoms. An alternate treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Tardive dyskinesia

Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection 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 alternate treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost the time for the next 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

Consumption of alcohol with Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection is not recommended due to additive depressant effects on the central nervous system.

Instructions

Alcohol should not be consumed while receiving Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection due to an increase in the risk of drowsiness and dizziness. Inform the doctor on priority if you experience any such symptoms. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if alcohol and Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection are consumed together.
Interaction with Medicine

Atenolol

Ipratropium

Potassium Chloride

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 alternate treatment option should be considered 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, stenosing 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. Inform the doctor if you have any urinary tract disorders before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Meftal Spas 10 mg Injection as advised by the doctor. Do not take larger quantities than prescribed. It should be taken on an empty stomach. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery while taking this medicine due to the risk of dizziness.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

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 stomach and intestinal cramping.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Anticholinergics/antispasmodics

Schedule

Schedule H

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