Meftal-Spas Tablet is a prescription medicine that helps to provide symptomatic relief from menstrual (period-related) pain and cramps. It is also used to treat abdominal pain by relieving spasms of the muscles in the stomach and intestines.
Meftal-Spas Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. The dose and duration will depend on what you are using it for and how well it helps your symptoms. Use it regularly and do not discontinue using it until the doctor tells you.
Before using the medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems, or if you are taking any other medicines. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also consult their doctors before using the medicine.
BENEFITS OF MEFTAL-SPAS TABLET
In Treatment of Menstrual pain
Meftal-Spas Tablet is a combination medicine that helps reduce pain and cramps during periods. It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms) and blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation, thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. This medicine does not affect the amount or the duration of menstrual bleeding. Take this medicine as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
In Treatment of Abdominal cramp
Meftal-Spas Tablet gives relief from abdominal pain and cramps. It works best if they are used when the first signs of pain occur. It relaxes the muscles in the stomach and intestine and stops sudden muscle contractions or spasms. Meftal-Spas Tablet also blocks the activity of certain chemicals that causes pain. Take it as prescribed by the doctor for maximum benefits.
HOW TO USE MEFTAL-SPAS TABLET
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. Meftal-Spas Tablet is to be taken with food.
HOW MEFTAL-SPAS TABLET WORKS
Meftal-Spas Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Mefenamic Acid. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic which 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) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling). Together, they relieve menstrual cramps and stomach cramps.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Meftal-Spas Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Meftal-Spas Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Meftal-Spas Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
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.
Meftal-Spas Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Meftal-Spas Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Meftal-Spas Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Meftal-Spas Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Meftal-Spas Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE MEFTAL-SPAS TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Meftal-Spas Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Meftal-Spas
- Dryness in mouth
- Blurred vision
Q. Can Meftal-Spas Tablet be taken with food?
It is advisable to take Meftal-Spas Tablet with food or immediately after food since this medicine may cause stomach upset.
Q. Can Meftal-Spas Tablet stop menstruation?
No, Mefspas does not have any effect on menstrual bleeding, neither does it affect the amount nor the duration of bleeding. It does not affect the menstrual cycle and helps relieve the pain caused due to menstrual cramps.
Q. How long should I take Meftal-Spas Tablet?
Meftal-Spas Tablet is not prescribed to be taken on a regular basis. Therefore, it is advised to take Meftal-Spas Tablet for the shortest possible time advised by the doctor or only when you experience menstrual pain.
Q. Is there any harm if I drive after taking the medicine?
Yes, you should try to avoid driving after taking Meftal-Spas Tablet as this medicine may cause dizziness or sleepiness. These side effects get worse with the consumption of alcohol. Hence, better to avoid driving or any attention-seeking activity until you know how the medicine affects you.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.