Meftal-Spas Injection

Introduction

Meftal-Spas Injection is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and functional irritable bowel syndrome (symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation). It helps to control sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby reduces abdominal cramps.

Meftal-Spas Injection is given by your doctor or nurse. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, weakness and nervousness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness. This medicine may also cause diarrhea, so its better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Meftal-Spas Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver and kidney disease or alcohol abuse. It should not be used in infants less than six months of age.

Uses of Meftal-Spas Injection

Side effects of Meftal-Spas Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Meftal-Spas

  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nervousness
  • Weakness

How to use Meftal-Spas Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Meftal-Spas Injection works

Meftal-Spas Injection is an anticholinergic medication. It works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Meftal-Spas Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meftal-Spas Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Meftal-Spas Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Meftal-Spas Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

CAUTION
Meftal-Spas Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Meftal-Spas Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Meftal-Spas Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Meftal-Spas Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Meftal-Spas Injection?

If you miss a dose of Meftal-Spas Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.