This medicine contains the active ingredient Mebeverine which belongs to a group of medicines called antispasmodics. These medicines calm the muscles in the intestine or gut which prevents the compression of these muscles and stops the pain caused by the compression. Mebeverine is prescribed for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the most usual symptoms are pain, flautance and diarrhea.
Is Mebeverine suitable for me?
Mebeverine is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- If you are allergic to Mebeverine or other ingredients of this medicine
- If it is meant for person under 18 years of age
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding
- have kidney or liver problems
Mebeverine interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Mebeverine?
This medicine is available in form of prolonged-release capsule and film-coated tablet.
You should take Mebeverine exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. It is recommended to take this medicine 20 minutes before a meal.
- The usual dose is for tablet is one 135 mg tablet taken three times a day.
- The usual dose for capsule is one 200 mg capsule taken two times a day.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Mebeverine side effects?
Like all medicines Mebeverine can cause side effects, including:
- Skin rash
- Allergic reaction
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.