Mebeverine is a musculotropic antispasmodic agent used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestine (gut). It is particularly useful in
treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and similar conditions. It works by relaxing the muscles and helping to restore the normal movement of the
For the symptomatic treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other conditions include:
Chronic irritable colon
Colicky abdominal pain
Persistent non-specific diarrhoea
Dosage & Administration
For adults, elderly and children over 10 years:
MevinTM Tablet: 1 tablet 03 times daily.
MevinTM 200 SR Capsule: 1 capsule 02 times daily.
MevinTM is most effective when taken 20 minutes before meals. After several weeks when the desired effect has been obtained, the dosage may be
Missed dose: If a dose of this medicine is missed, it should be taken as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the
missed dose and the regular dosing schedule should be maintained. Dose should not be doubled at the same time to compensate the missed dose.
Generally Mebeverine is well tolerated. However, few side-effects like skin rash, urticaria and angioedema may appear.
Caution should be exercised in porphyria or allergic reaction to this or any other medicine of this group.
Use in Pregnancy & Lactation
No teratogenicity has been shown in animal experiments. However, the usual precautions concerning the administration of any drug during
pregnancy should be exercised.
Mebeverine does not excrete in the breast milk after administering the therapeutic dose.
Use in Children
Mebeverine is not recommended in children under 10 years.
On theoretical grounds it may be predicted that CNS excitability will occur in case of overdose. No specific antidote is known gastric lavage and
symptomatic treatment is recommended.
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