Colospa is the brand formulation of Mebeverine and it is an antimuscarinic. Meberverine belongs to a class of drugs called as antispasmodics. This drug is available in tablet form and in different dosages like 50 mg, 135 mg and 300 mg.
Colospa is used in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as in gastrointestinal spasm caused by a primal organic disorder. Mebeverine helps a patient by relieving spasms or cramps in the stomach and guts. Pills should be stored at room temperature between 59-77 F or 15-25 C away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Colospa can be taken by mouth approximately 20 minutes before a meal. It is usually taken three times in a day. This medication is not for children under 10 years of age. Take the pills according to the doctor’s advice.
Dosage strength of Colospa would vary from person to person. It is very essential to act responsible by not sharing pills with another person even with those who experience similar symptoms. It would take several weeks of time for the condition to improve.
The physician may alter the dose of Colospa after the symptoms are improved.
Colospa is available as an extended-release capsule, hence do not break, crush, snort or chew the drug. Older patients should have utmost care while taking pills as they are very sensitive to the medication.
Dizziness, head ache, constipation, heart burn, indigestion, insomnia, loss of appetite, tiredness, change in heart rate, skin rash, itching, trouble breathing, swelling in throat, tongue or face and nausea are a few side effects.
To avoid certain effects on an individual, consult with the medical practitioner regarding any health issues like heart problems, gastrointestinal disturbances, renal impairment, and stomach ulcer.
Drugs that may cause interactions with Colospa include herbal products, prescription drugs, over-the-counter as well as vitamin medications.
It is required to let your doctor know about the type of food that you consume as food interactions may occur while taking Colospa.
Alcohol interacts with the active as well as inactive ingredients in Colospa and can lead to serious ill effects.
If the patient is pregnant, planning to become pregnant or nursing a baby, it is important to consult a medical practitioner before taking Colospa.