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Mebeverine is an anticholinergic medicine used to treat irritable colons.

Pronunciation: me-BEV-e-reen

What are mebeverine’s uses?

Mebeverine is used to treat conditions where the intestinal muscles go into spasm including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic irritable colon, spastic constipation, mucous colitis and spastic colitis.

What dosage should you take?

The dosage for adults is 135mg three times daily – preferably take it 30 minutes before meals.

It is generally not recommended for use by children younger than 10, so first consult with your Clicks pharmacist.

What special precautions should you take?

During pregnancy or while breastfeeding, first consult with your doctor or Clicks pharmacist before using mebeverine because it could be unsafe for use.

Mebeverine should be avoided if you suffer from an intestinal obstruction.

Mebeverine should be used with caution if you suffer from the following conditions:

What drug interactions could you experience?

Mebeverine has no known drug interactions. However, to avoid potential adverse drug interactions, always inform your doctor or Clicks pharmacist what prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbal products you are taking or planning to take.

What are mebeverine’s side effects?

Side effects are rare but they could include:

This is not a complete list of side effects. It’s essential that you call your doctor should you notice any severe or odd side effects, particularly allergic reactions including a rash and hives.

The accuracy of this information was checked and approved by Clicks' pharmacist Waheed Abdurahman in April 2015