Meftal-Spas Suspension

Introduction

Meftal-Spas Suspension is a combination medicine used in the treatment of abdominal pain. It works effectively to reduce abdominal pain, bloating, discomfort and cramps by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and gut. It also helps in easy passage of gas.

Meftal-Spas Suspension is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. 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 healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, dryness in mouth, blurred vision, 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 also 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 dizziness.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney, stomach or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Meftal-Spas Oral Suspension

Benefits of Meftal-Spas Oral Suspension

In Abdominal pain

Meftal-Spas Suspension effectively relieves sudden muscle spasms or contractions in the stomach and intestine (gut), thereby relaxing the muscles and improving movement of food. It also blocks chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain sensation. This helps to treat abdominal pain (or stomach pain) as well as cramps, bloating and discomfort. It also helps you to pass gas easily and relieves flatulence. Take Meftal-Spas Suspension as prescribed to get maximum benefit. Eventually, it will enhance your daily activities and you will have an improved quality of life.

Side effects of Meftal-Spas Oral Suspension

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

How to use Meftal-Spas Oral Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Meftal-Spas Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Meftal-Spas Oral Suspension works

Meftal-Spas Suspension is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Simethicone. Dicyclomine is an antispasmodic which works by relaxing the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving abdominal cramps and pain. Simethicone is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

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

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meftal-Spas Suspension 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 Suspension 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 Suspension 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 Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Meftal-Spas Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

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