Colofac (Mebeverine HCL)
What is Colofac (Mebeverine HCL) used for?
Colofac (Mebeverine HCL) is an oral antispasmodic medication used to treat patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It operates by acting on the smooth muscle of the stomach to stop spasms that cause the pain and diarrhea associated with this condition. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Colofac (Mebeverine HCL)?
Colofac (Mebeverine HCL) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical regimen is one tablet taken two to four times each day depending on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water on an empty stomach. It is suggested to take the dose one hour before a meal or two hours following a meal to ensure the stomach's contents have emptied. Never split, crush, or chew the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Colofac (Mebeverine HCL)?
Colofac (Mebeverine HCL) will not cause side effects in most patients when used correctly. Some patients have reported experiencing fever, flu symptoms, or decreased platelet count in the blood. Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms being especially cautious about signs of an allergic reaction as these conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of application to prevent more complications from occurring.
Inform your physician if you have porphyrias before using Colofac (Mebeverine HCL) as this condition may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Colofac (Mebeverine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.