Colofac (Mebeverine HCL)
What is Colofac (Mebeverine HCL) used for?
Colofac (Mebeverine HCL) is an oral antispasmodic medication prescribed to patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The medication operates by preventing muscle spasms in the digestive tract to stop diarrhoea, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or the frequent need to use the restroom. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Colofac (Mebeverine HCL)?
Colofac (Mebeverine HCL) is normally prescribed to be taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Colofac (Mebeverine HCL)?
Colofac (Mebeverine HCL) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms such as faintness, severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced administration frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Colofac (Mebeverine) should not be administered to patients who are under ten years old or who are allergic to meberine. Also inform your doctor if you have hereditary blood disorders as these may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Colofac (Mebeverine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Colofac (Mebeverine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.