Trimebutine

Description

Trimebutine is used to treat and relieve the symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramps associated with irritable bowel syndrome. It is also used in postoperative paralytic ileus (intestinal obstruction due to the weakness of the intestinal muscles) to stimulate the resumption of the intestinal transit following abdominal surgery. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Trimebutine

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Skin Rash
  • Itching

Uses of Trimebutine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Postoperative paralytic ileus
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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. 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. 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 Trimebutine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Use in elderly population

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in the elderly population due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or 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

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose 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

Aceclofenac

Alfuzosin

Abacavir

Albendazole

Allopurinol

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor. 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

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine relaxes the smooth muscles of the stomach and intestines and relieves muscle spasms and cramps.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antispasmodics, Gastrointestinal agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Trimebutine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09089

Trimebutine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/trimebutine

Debridat Tablet 100 mg [Internet]. myHealthbox. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://myhealthbox.eu/en/medicine/debridat/2655046

[Internet]. Aapharma.ca. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.aapharma.ca/downloads/en/PIL/2016/Trimebutine-PM.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 31 Jan 2019

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