Meftal Spas tablet contains a combination of two medicines, Dicyclomine and Mefenamic acid. It is an anti-inflammatory painkiller and a muscle relaxant. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic that 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) that works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling). Together, they relieve menstrual cramps and stomach cramps. Meftal spas is manufactured by Blue Cross Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Uses and benefits of Meftal Spas tablets-
Meftal Spas Tablet is primarily used to treat abdominal pains. Apart from that, it is also consumed to prevent and cure conditions such as:
- In Menstrual pain – Menstruation cramps are cramping and throbbing pains in the lower abdomen. Many women experience menstrual cramps just before or during their menstrual periods. The tablet helps in relieving cramps.
- Heavy bleeding during periods
- Muscle pain
- Stomach and abdominal pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Based on the condition of the patient this medicine may also be prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain.
NOTE- A doctor may prescribe the Tablet for other purposes as well.
Side effects of Meftal Spas tablet:
No common side effects seen and most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, in rare cases you may experience:
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
Apart from the listed side effects of the medicine, patients may also experience some other adverse reactions. Consult your doctor if any person finds any severe side effects and do not go away with time.
Dosage of Meftal Spas tablet:
Please remember that every patient and their cases are different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient’s age and medical history. 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.
What if you forget to take Meftal Spas (missed dosage)?
Since this medicine is provided as and when required, the chances of missing a dose are very low. However, the skipped dose of Meftal Spas should be taken as soon as possible. If it is time for the next dose, the missed tablet should be skipped. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one and do not stop taking this tablet on your own.
What if we take excess dose of the tablet (Overdose)?
Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor if taken higher than the recommended dosage in a short period of time as it can cause severe damage to your body and health.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY IN INDIA:
Meftal Spas is available in most of the medical stores in India and is priced at ₹ 42 for the strip of 10 tablets.
When not to use Meftal Spas tablet (Contradiction)?
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Dicyclomine, Mefenamic acid, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.
· Gastrointestinal disease-
This medicine is not recommended for use in gastrointestinal conditions such as severe ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and reflux esophagitis due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
· This medicine should not be used for managing pain before, during, and after coronary bypass surgery.
Storage and disposal of Meftal Spas Tablet-
Meftal Spas tablet must be Stored at room temperature (10-30°C), kept away from the reach of pets and children, and do not kept under direct heat or sunlight.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s) ABOUT MEFTAL SPAS TABLETS:
Q) Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
A) Patients are advised not to drink alcohol as it may induce excessive sleepiness and chances of getting side effects like drowsiness and dizziness. No specific counter-effects are noted, but it is wiser to refrain from alcohol when taking this medicine. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Q) Can I take Meftal Spas Tablet while breastfeeding?
A) No, it should not be consumed during breastfeeding as Meftal spas ingredients can be transferred to the baby through breast milk.
Q) What is Meftal Spas Tablet used to treat?
A) Meftal Spas Tablet is primarily used to treat abdominal pains, menstrual pain heavy bleeding during periods, and muscle pain.
Q) What are the side effects of Meftal Spas Tablet?
A) Some side effects of the Meftal Spas Medicine are as follows;
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
Q) Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
A) This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
Q) Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming Meftal Spas tablet?
A) 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.
Q) What is the composition on Meftal Spas tablet?
A) Meftal Spas tablet contains a combination of two medicines, Dicyclomine and Mefenamic acid.
Q) Does Meftal Spas cause any allergic reactions?
A) If some patient is already allergic to Dicyclomine or Mefenamic acid, they are at a higher risk of developing allergic reactions.
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