What is Colofac For IBS Relief 135mg Tablets?
Colofac is a treatment to be used as a treatment for relief of the effects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These tablets contain the active ingredient mebeverine. Mebeverine belongs to a group of drugs known as antispasmodics. Antispasmodics are medicines that treat involuntary muscle movements and spasms. Muscle spasms in the intestine can cause pain and are caused by the intestine squeezing too tightly when food moves through it.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
IBS is a condition that can affect anyone and no known cure. IBS is characterised by several symptoms, including stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation. These symptoms will come and go but can last for some time. There is no way to get rid of the symptoms completely, but with the right treatment and diet, they can be reduced. The cause of IBS is unknown, but it is said to be linked by a family history of the condition, stress, and nerves in the gut.
Who are these tablets suitable for?
Colofac is suitable to be used by adults aged 18 and over only. Anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients contained in these tablets should not use them. Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using if:
- Have not suffered from IBS before
- Have new or worse symptoms
- Have kidney or liver problem
- You are 40 or over and not had IBS for some time
- You have blood in the stools
- Feeling nauseous or vomiting
- Looking pale and feeling tired
- Have constipation
- Have a fever
You should consult the advice of a medical professional before using if you are using any medication for another condition.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these tablets?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using these tablets.
How should Colofac For IBS Relief 135mg Tablets be used?
The recommended time to take Colofac is around 20 minutes before a meal. Swallow the tablet whole when using, with a glass of water if needed but do not chew the tablets. The recommended dosage is 1 tablet 3 times a day. This can be reduced if symptoms do improve.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects. These side effects could be:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling in the face, lips, mouth, or throat
- Red itchy skin, or a skin rash
If you notice any side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Colofac IBS Tablets, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Colofac is the best choice for you.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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