Alverine Citrate 60mg Capsules
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Alverine citrate is an anti-spasmodic medicine which relaxes the muscles in the intestine (gut) and uterus (womb). Easing the symptoms help people of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
What is Alverine Citrate 60mg?
Alverine citrate 60mg is an anti-spasmodic and relaxes the muscles in the intestine (gut) and uterus (womb). This helps stop the pain you feel when the muscles become tense.
Alverine citrate 60mg is used:
– to help people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Some of the symptoms of IBS are:
– abdominal pains like cramp which come and go
‐ feeling full and bloated
‐ wanting to go to the toilet urgently.
Sometimes these symptoms are worse if you are worried or under stress.
Alverine citrate 60mg is also used for a condition of the large intestine called painful diverticular disease of the colon. It is also used to relieve period pains.
How to take Alverine Citrate 60mg
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
The usual dose is 1 or 2 capsules taken up to 3 times a day.
In order to get maximum benefit, it is recommended that this medication is taken as regularly as possible. Alverine should be taken at the same time every day unless your doctor has given you alternate information. You may not feel the benefit of Alverine Citrate 60mg immediately, and it may take a few days to feel the full effects.
Use in children
Alverine citrate 60mg is not suitable for children under 12 years old.
Method of administration
Swallow the capsule with a glass of water.
Duration of treatment: Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after2 weeks treatment.
Managing IBS symptoms
As well as IBS treatments, try some of the following measures to help relieve symptoms:
- Try to manage stress levels
- Don’t rush meals
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of high fibre foods and leafy greens
- Try to keep a food journal tracking your symptoms, and avoid the ones that make your IBS worse.
You may also benefit from an anti-flatulence treatment like Simeticone.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you’ll need to manage long term.
Only a small number of people with IBS have severe signs and symptoms. Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle and stress. More-severe symptoms can be treated with medication and counseling.
IBS doesn’t cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of colorectal cancer.
The signs and symptoms of IBS vary. The most common include:
– Abdominal pain, cramping or bloating that is typically relieved or partially relieved by passing a bowel movement
– Excess gas
– Diarrhea or constipation — sometimes alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation
– Mucus in the stool
Most people with IBS experience times when the signs and symptoms are worse and times when they improve or even disappear completely.
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you have a persistent change in bowel habits or other signs or symptoms of IBS. They may indicate a more serious condition, such as colon cancer. More-serious signs and symptoms include:
– Weight loss
– Diarrhea at night
– Rectal bleeding
– Iron deficiency anemia
– Unexplained vomiting
– Difficulty swallowing
– Persistent pain that isn’t relieved by passing gas or a bowel movement
Medicines and their side effects can affect individual people in different ways. When taking Alverine, there aren’t that many side effects to look out for, but here are a few you may experience:
– Dizziness or feeling sick or nauseous
– Allergic reactions (itching or rash)
If you notice yellowing of the skin, or have a severe allergic reaction to the medication, you must notify a doctor immediately
Alverine should not be used without first consulting your doctor if any of the following apply to you:
– This is the first time you have suffered from symptoms associated with IBS
– You are over the age of 40
– You have found blood in your stools
– You have severe constipation
– You feel sick or have been vomiting
– You are eating less or have lost weight
– You look pale and feel lethargic
– You are having trouble urinating
– You have abnormal vaginal bleeding/discharge
– You are or might be pregnant
– You have been abroad recently
If new symptoms develop after taking Alverine, if your symptoms become worse, or if they do not improve after two weeks, cease usage and consult with your doctor.