Colospa Retard Capsule is a prescription medicine used to treat and relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome such as stomach pain and spasm, cramps in the abdomen, gas, bloating and changes in bowel habits. This medicine relaxes muscles of the intestine and relieves spasm.
Colospa Retard Capsule should be taken in a dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is swallowed whole with a drink of water preferably 20 minutes before a meal to relieve or reduce post meal symptoms. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this 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. Remember following lifestyle modifications like having fiber rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results.
This medicine has very less or minimal side effects but it may cause skin rash sometimes. Be cautious as it is important to stop the medication and inform the doctor if you encounter difficulty in breathing or swelling of face, neck, tongue or throat.
Before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have liver and kindly problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
USES OF COLOSPA CAPSULE
- Irritable bowel syndrome
SIDE EFFECTS OF COLOSPA CAPSULE
Common side effects of Colospa
- Skin rash
HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?
The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.
Coping with Skin rashThere are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
HOW TO USE COLOSPA CAPSULE
HOW COLOSPA CAPSULE WORKS
Caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Caution is advised in patients with severe liver disease.