Colofac IBS is one of a group of medicines called antispasmodics, which are used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This is a very common condition which causes spasm and pain in the gut or intestine.The intestine is a long muscular tube. The tube squeezes rhythmically so that food can pass down it to be digested. If the intestine goes into spasm and squeezes too tightly, you get pain, and that is called IBS.
The way antispasmodic medicines work is by relieving the spasm and pain.The main symptoms of IBS include :
Abdominal pain and spasm
A bloated feeling, or wind
Diarrhoea or constipation
Small, hard, pellet-like or ribbon-like stools
Mucus in the stools
You may also notice some changes in your bowel habit when you go to the lavatory.
Symptoms vary from person to person, and pain may be slight or very severe.
Adults (including the elderly) and Children over 10 years of age :
One tablet three times a day
Colofac IBS is not recommended for children under 10 years of age
Before you take Colofac IBS:-If you have not suffered from IBS before, or you have developed new symptoms, or your symptoms have got worse, please see your doctor before using any IBS treatment.
If you have had IBS before :Even if you have had IBS before, if any of the following apply this time,
please contact your doctor so that he can decide whether Colofac is the right treatment :You are 40 years of age or over, and your symptoms have changed, or it is some time since you last suffered from IBS :You have passed blood from the bowel
You are feeling sick or vomiting
You have lost your appetite, or lost weight, for no apparent reason
You are looking pale and feeling tiredYou are suffering from severe constipation
You have a feverYou have recently travelled abroad
You are pregnant
You have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
You have difficulty or pain when passing water
Questions you may have about Colofac IBS :
Can I continue to drink alcohol?
Will they make me drowsy? NO - your responses will not be affected - you may still drive or operate machinery
If you take too many tablets :If you, or someone else, takes too many Colofac IBS tablets, you should contact a doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital casualty department. Take the Colofac IBS pack with you.
After taking your medicine :Side effects with Colofac IBS are very rare. However, you should see your doctor or a pharmacist about any symptoms you think may be caused by your medication.
What else can you do to help?
Whether or not you restrict your diet depends on the way IBS affects you. If you find that certain things bring on the symptoms, then it makes sense to avoid them. A high fibre diet may help, but ask your pharmacist for more information.Some people find that learning to relax can help to reduce their symptoms of IBS. You may find it helpful to set aside a few moments each day to relax and gently unwind.
Caution :Do not exceed the stated dose
Keep all medicines where children cannot see or reach them
Store in a dry place, at room temperature, protect from light
Each tablet contains 135mg Mebeverine Hydrochloride
The tablets also contain Lactose, Starch (maize or potato), Povidone, Talc, Magnesium Stearate.
The sugar coating contains Talc, Sucrose, Gelatin, Acacia, Carnauba Wax