MEFTAL SPAS TAB

42.00

10 tablets in 1 strip
Prescription Required
MANUFACTURER
Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Dicyclomine (10mg) + Mefenamic Acid (250mg)
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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Meftal-Spas Tablet is a prescription medicine that helps to provide symptomatic relief from menstrual (period-related) pain and cramps. It is also used to treat abdominal pain by relieving spasms of the muscles in the stomach and intestines.

Meftal-Spas Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. The dose and duration will depend on what you are using it for and how well it helps your symptoms. Use it regularly and do not discontinue using it until the doctor tells you.

It may cause some common side effects like dizziness, dryness in mouth, blurred vission, nausea, and sleepiness. If you experience any of such side effects that does not go away or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the side effects. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms.

Before using the medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems, or if you are taking any other medicines. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also consult their doctors before using the medicine.

USES OF MEFTAL-SPAS TABLET

  • Menstrual pain

SIDE EFFECTS OF MEFTAL-SPAS TABLET

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

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

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 Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Blurred vision
    You can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Nervousness
    This often disappears when the condition you are being treated for is managed. You could ask your doctor about changing the dose of your medicine or alternatives if it is affecting your daily life or causing you distress. Psychological treatments may be available. Some things you can do to help yourself include stopping smoking, cutting down the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink, and doing regular exercise. You should also eat a healthy diet and find out how to get sleep if you are having trouble. Try talking to a friend or family member. Calming breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques may also help.

HOW TO USE MEFTAL-SPAS TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Meftal-Spas Tablet is to be taken with food.

HOW MEFTAL-SPAS TABLET WORKS

Meftal-Spas Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Mefenamic Acid. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic which works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling). Together, they relieve menstrual cramps and stomach cramps.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Meftal-Spas Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Meftal-Spas Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Meftal-Spas Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving

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

CAUTION
Meftal-Spas Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Meftal-Spas Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Meftal-Spas Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver

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

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