Mebeverine - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Mebeverine: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Mebeverine?

Mebeverine is a type of drug that works as an antispasmodic. It helps in curing and treating muscle spasms, especially if you are down or plagued with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It comes in the form of a simple tablet or a slow-release capsule and can also be taken orally as a liquid if you have any trouble swallowing tablets.

What are the Uses of Mebeverine?

Mebeverine is used for the treatment of various types of digestive disorders and IBS symptoms such as spastic colitis, colon inflammation, and mucous colitis. All these conditions cause considerable muscular pain and cramps. The intake of Mebeverine can reduce the discomfort and irritability associated with the pain brought on by muscular contractions.

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What are the Side Effects of Mebeverine?

Like all medicines, Mebeverine can cause some side effects, although, everyone does not get them. Mostly the side effects are mild and can be easily tolerated by the patient. Some children are prone to itchy skin, rashes and swelling. A topical antihistamine, like an ointment, can be easily purchased from the store and applied in case of any skin irritations.


Frequently Asked Questions about Mebeverine

1. Does Mebeverine Cause Constipation?

Mebeverine is used to treat spasms caused by IBS or other intestinal conditions. In fact, it is not recommended for use in case the patient is suffering from constipation or an inactive gut as it can further aggravate the problem.

2. Does Mebeverine Cause Weight Gain?

No, Mebeverine does not necessarily cause weight gain. It is the underlying problem that can lead to weight gain. For instance, patients suffering from IBS may suffer from dysbiosis of gut microbiota, which can lead to gut distention and water retention. This may cause the patient to feel slightly bloated and overweight. However, this is not directly related to the intake of Mebeverine.

3. Does Mebeverine Help with Diarrhea?

Mebeverine is an effective drug for the treatment of colicky abdominal pain, cramps, and persistent diarrhea. Further, these symptoms may or may not be accompanied by flatulence. Some of these symptoms are also a direct fall out of IBS and should be treated accordingly with the help of Mebeverine.

4. How Long Can You Take Mebeverine for?

The medication is prescribed by the doctor for a particular duration depending on the severity of the symptoms. So, it is subjective and would differ from person to person. It is ideally eaten 20 minutes before meals and starts its work in reducing the symptoms or discomfort after an hour so take the medication accordingly.

5. Does Mebeverine Stop Bloating?

Mebeverine is an antispasmodic drug that reduces the discomfort and pain caused by muscular cramps and spasms. It is a prescription medication given to patients suffering from IBS or Colitis. It can alleviate symptoms of bloating or distention that is brought about by IBS.

6. How Long Does Mebeverine Stay in Your System?

This depends a lot on whether you take it in tablet or capsule form. The standard tablets, taken thrice a day, stay in the system for 6-8 hours whereas the slow release capsules stay in the system longer. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, space them out evenly throughout the day.

7. Can you take Mebeverine and Buscopan?

You cannot take Mebeverine and Buscopan simultaneously as they tend to have the same properties and are used to treat the same conditions. Both are used to remedy or treat spasms and muscular cramps and so both can be used depending on the

8. Can you take Mebeverine when Pregnant?

Mebeverine is not usually recommended to be taken during pregnancy. While there is no information available to say whether it is safe or not, most doctors exercise caution and do not prescribe it. If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and suffer from IBS, speak to your doctor about other alternative drugs that can be taken.

9. How Effective is Mebeverine?

Mebeverine is a common prescription drug that is given for the treatment of spasms and muscular contractions caused or bought on by IBS. It is highly effective as a long-term course of treatment and can be given to patients who chronically suffer from IBS.

10. Is Mebeverine Addictive?

Mebeverine is an antispasmodic drug and is not addictive. Even in the eventuality that you take the drug over a long period of time, it is highly unlikely to cause an addiction. However, if you do feel uncomfortable after having taken an excess of the medicine, do speak to your medical practitioner who can guide you.

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