Effectively used to treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and similar problems such as chronic irritable colon, spastic constipation, mucous colitis and spastic colitis.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common condition which causes spasm and pain in the gut or intestine.
The intestine is a long muscular tube which food passes down so it can be digested. If the intestine goes into spasm and squeezes too tightly, you get pain. The way this medicine works is by relieving the spasm, pain and other symptoms of IBS.
You can read the patient information leaflet for this medication online, at medicines.org.uk
What is Mebeverine?
Mebeverine is an antispasmodic drug used to treat the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
How do you take Mebeverine?
Take one tablet three times a day. Try to take at least 20 minutes before food as symptoms of IBS often start after food. The tablets should be swallowed whole with water. You can lower the dose if your symptoms get better.
What are the side effects of Mebeverine?
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some side effects (unwanted effects or reactions).
If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking the tablets. See a doctor at once:
- Difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, neck, tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)
These other effects are less serious. If they bother you talk to a pharmacist:
- Skin rash, red itchy skin
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the United Kingdom national reporting system The Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Can Mebeverine help constipation?
Mebeverine doesn’t help constipation specifically. It helps with the symptoms of spasms in the stomach.
As with all medications, there are some side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some of the sides effects associated with Mebeverine are hypersensitivity reactions, swelling, and rashes.
If you drop any of these stop taking Mebeverine and seek medical advice immediately.
A full list of side effects can be seen in the patient information leaflet and it is always advised you read this prior to taking any medication.
Each tablet contains 135 mg mebeverine hydrochloride. The tablets also contain lactose, starch (potato), povidone, talc, magnesium stearate, sucrose, gelatin, acacia and carnauba wax.