is an antispasmodic medication prescribed for patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
. Mebeverine works directly with the muscles in the gut. It helps relax the muscles of the gut and help restore the normal movement of the bowel.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition whose symptoms are similar to many other gastrointestinal diseases. So, before Mebeverine is prescribed, it is best to first know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This way, the patient can be certain that he is taking the proper medication.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition that affects many Americans. In fact, there are studies that suggest that almost one in every five Americans is experiencing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not a disease. Rather, it is a disorder which means that the colon
is unable to perform its function properly.
IBS common symptoms include feelings of gas and bloating. The person may also feel pain in the abdominal area. In some cases, the patient may alternately switch from diarrhea
Once a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome has been confirmed, the patient can then consider taking Mebeverine. Mebeverine will then work on a cellular level, reducing the spasms in the smooth mucles of the intestine.
Mebeverine is usually administered as a tablet, a capsule or as an oral suspension. The patient is usually advised to the medication 20 minutes prior to meals. Typically, Mebeverine is taken thrice each day. However, your dosage may vary according to your condition. Also, do not stop taking Meverine abruptly. Take the number of tablets that were required by your doctor. This way, you are certain that Mebeverine is able to address your problem completely. Consult with your doctor regularly in order to track your progress.
Mebeverine is a drug that is generally safe for a lot of people. However, it would be beneficial to inform your doctor about any part of your medical situation that can interact negatively with Mebeverine. This includes informing your doctor about whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Doing this will ensure that your doctor has evaluated Mebeverine’s effects on your baby.
Patients with porphyria should also be very careful. The porphyria of the nervous system or the acute porphyria has symptoms very similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Acute porphyria also has symptoms of abdominal pain, vomiting
and diarrhea. You may mistakenly address porphyria’s symptoms with Meberverine so be very careful. If possible, take necessary laboratory tests that will correctly diagnose your condition.
In addition, if you have existing allergies
, do inform your doctor. This is a very simple precaution that will help prevent more serious cases of allergic reactions
Once you have started taking Mebeverine, there are several side effects which you may experience. This includes rashes or any form of redness in the skin and itching
Lastly, Mebeverine is not completely effective on its own. To achieve greater results, the patient must also improve his diet. Mebeverine is most effective when the patient has a healthier lifestyle and is aware of the types of food that may contribute to the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Mebeverine is sold under brand names like Colofac and Colofac MR.
Mebeverine has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of mebeverine is C25H36NO5
• Molecular weight is 430.5595 g/mol
• Mebeverine available : 135mg tablets