Colospa (Mebeverine 135 mg)
€39.80 – €132.90
The brand Colospa is registered for antispasmodic medication called Mebeverine. The generic versions of it are identical to the branded medication but are cheaper because they are less known. The tablets are used in adults and children older than three years for the relief of various gastrointestinal disorders symptoms such as pain in the abdomen caused by spasms, pain syndrome in irritable bowel syndrome, and so on. It can be used also in pregnant women if the risk for the fetus is considered lower than the potential benefit of the medication use. Find out how to use the tablets properly and what adverse effects can their use cause and how to avoid them from our medication guide we prepared based on the official instruction and patient’s FAQ.
What is the medication marketed as Colospa?
Colospa is one of the trade names used for the world-known medication Mebeverine. It is owned by a certain pharmaceutical company and cannot be used by its competitors yet other drug makers are also able to make the same medication because the original formula was discovered back in the 1960s and is no longer protected by an exclusive copyright. Under the other names, less known and advertised ones, the medication can be found cheaper. For instance, you can buy Colospa under the names Duspatalin, Sparex, Niaspasm, and others and get the same effect but pay several times less money for the pills.
Mebeverine is an anti-spastic that acts on the digestive system exclusively. It is used for various illnesses and symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal colic, biliary colic, and others.
How does Colospa render its effect?
Colospa or Mebeverine is a myotropic spasmolytic with selective impact on the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract. The preparation blocks sodium channels of smooth muscle cell’ membranes, prevents the entry of sodium ions into the cell and the spasm of the smooth muscles of the internal organs. Though this, it eliminates spasms without exercising influence on the normal intestinal peristalsis. Unlike cholinolytic drugs, this compound does not act on M-cholinoreceptors and does not exhibit the characteristic of anesthetics with M-choliniblocking effects and such negative reactions as the sensation of dry mouth, visual impairment, urinary retention, which allows it to be used in patients with hypertrophy of the prostate gland or glaucoma. The use of the preparation is not followed by the onset of intestinal reflux hypotension.
When taken orally, the pills are quickly absorbed and due to the delayed release of the active compound, it can be taken only twice a day. The medication isn’t accumulated in the body tissues and is washed out completely. Colospa is mainly metabolized by certain enzymes, which in the first stage of metabolism cleave ester bonds with the formation of veratric acid and Mebeverine alcohol.
The medication is excreted from the body in a form of its metabolites in the urine.
When specifically Colospa can be used?
The medication can be appointed for adults in spasms of the alimentary organs including the one caused by the organic diseases such as intestinal colic, irritable bowel syndrome (symptomatic treatment of the pain syndrome and discomfort), and biliary colic.
Colospa and its generics can also be used in children older than ten years for functional gastrointestinal tract disorders accompanied by pain in the abdomen.
If you think that you may use the tablets for your illness based on the symptoms described, please consult your doctor first even though you can buy Generic Colospa without a prescription from our pharmacy to be sure that you don’t have any other serious conditions that caused these symptoms and require different treatment rather than the suppression of the symptoms.
Can you buy Generic Colospa to replace the brand-name drug in the therapy?
You can without any hesitation order Mebeverine in a so-called generic form from our online pharmacy and here is why – it is the same medication as the branded drug Colospa which is just made by another company. We guarantee the highest quality of the medications we sell as well as their conformity with the original formula as they are all thoroughly tested before they hit the market. But if you choose to buy the drug from another online drugstore, we want to warn you not to fall for extremely low prices as they mean that you are about to purchase an inferior medication, either a placebo, a non-approved medication or a normal medication but with expired shelf life.
When you opt to purchase a generic instead of the branded medication, keep in mind that the active substances and their amount per pill should always correspond to your doctor’s recommendations. Otherwise, you buy another medication. Fortunately, it is easy to check these two parameters as they are always indicated on the package of the preparation.
When is Colospa or Mebeverine contraindicated to be used?
Colospa or Mebeverine is contraindicated to be used if you are allergic to the drug’s components. The preparation can be used during pregnancy if the anticipated benefit outweighs the possible risks.
If you have any other conditions or are allergic to any medications, inform your doctor about them before you order Colospa.
How does the tablet interact with other substances?
There are no significant interactions of this medication with other drugs or substances. However, due to your personal features or conditions, the use of the medication with some other medicines that you use can cause negative effects. Therefore, you need to discuss with your doctor the possibility of these drugs combination.
What negative reactions can Generic Colospa use cause?
As any other medication or substance, Generic Colospa or its branded analog can cause adverse reactions such as allergic skin reactions, urticaria, angioedema, edema of the face, anaphylaxis, constipation, and others. Although these are the reactions that have been registered, they are extremely rare and occur in less than 1% of people who use the medication. Nevertheless, if after you started taking the pills you experience any malaise, especially if it looks like an allergic reaction, inform your physician right away.
How to use Generic Colospa?
Before you order Generic Colospa, it is better to get a consultation of a specialist who will appoint you this medication and establish the underlying problem that caused the negative symptoms you want to relieve with this medication. Here we provide the regular recommendations provided on the official label for information only.
The pills should be taken orally with sufficient amount of water (not less than a half of a glass). The tablets must not be chewed or their effect will be lowered.
Adults and children older than ten years are usually prescribed to take one capsule twice a day – one in the morning and another in the evening.
The duration of the therapy is not limited in time, i.e. you can use the pills continuously if you don’t suffer from any side effects.
If you miss a single or more doses, you should take the next dosage as usual, i.e. without taking the missed pills with the next dose.
There are no data on the risk of the medication use in people of old age and people with liver or kidney dysfunction. Therefore, they do not require dosage adjustments.
The medication can be administered to children older than three years of age. There are no sufficient studies and data on the safety of the drug in younger patients. Give the medication to children only if the pediatrician who knows their health history approves the drug use and gives precise instructions on how to use it.
Precautions when taking
When you order Generic Mebeverine, keep in mind that the medication can cause mild to severe dizziness. Therefore, it is advised to avoid driving or operating any machinery during the first days of the therapy to see how your body reacts to the medication and if you do suffer from dizziness from it, you should refrain from driving/operating machinery for the entire therapy course.
What should you do if you overdose?
The cases of the overdose of the drug are extremely rare. Therefore, there are not sufficient practical data but more of theoretical ones. In theory, if you severely overdose, you can start suffering from the excitation of the central nervous system or certain short-living cardiovascular disorders.
In cases of an overdose, the symptoms usually either do not develop at all or are mild and quickly disappear. The specific antidote for the drug is unknown. If you have any negative symptoms, intake of sorbents and therapy to relieve symptoms are recommended. Gastric lavage is advised to be used only in case of severe intoxication with numerous drugs along with Colospa, which is diagnosed within one hour from the moment of overdose. Measures to reduce absorption are not necessary.
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