Meftal Spas tablet is an antispasmodic medicine that is used to treat a certain type of intestinal problem like irritable bowels syndrome. This tablet also reduces the stomach and intestinal cramps. It slows down the natural movements of the gut by relaxing the intestine and gut muscles. A Doctor prescribes this medicine in any of the below mentioned conditions:
- To treat rheumatoid arthritis
- Mild to moderate pain
- Dental pain
Meftal Spas Composition: This non-steroid anti-inflammatory (NSAID) muscle relaxant and painkiller has two active ingredients – Mefenamic Acid 250 mg and Dicyclomine or Dicycloverine 10 mg.
The Dicyclomine present in Meftal Spas is an anticholinergic that helps in stopping the sudden contraction of muscles and gives relief in menstrual pain by relaxing the intestine and gut muscles. Another ingredient Mefenamic acid is the main NSAID that works as a painkiller to relieve mild to moderate pains. This second ingredient blocks the production of some chemical messengers that induce inflammation and pain in the body.
One should avoid the overdose of this medicine as it may cause serious side effects. However, the Doctor should be consulted immediately in any of the below cases of side effects occur:
- Abdominal pain
- Skin rash
- Increased sweating
- High blood pressure
- Visual disturbance
One must take the below precautionary measures while consuming Meftal Spas tablet:
- Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid using Meftal Spas. However, if it is necessary or unavoidable to take this medicine during this period, then one should consult the Doctor before consuming even a single dose.
- Patients suffering from peptic ulcers should avoid using this medicine.
- The consumption of this medicine should be stopped immediately if any sign of skin allergy is observed.
- If a patient has a history of aspirin sensitivity, then the acute attack of asthma may occur in him/her while using Meftal Spas.
- Use of Meftal Spas for a longer duration can result in fluid retention and heart failure. Therefore, this medicine must be given to the patients suffering from heart disease with caution.
One should take this medicine by mouth without or with food as prescribed by the Doctor. The dosage depends on the age of the patient, his/her medical condition, and the patient’s response to it.
Some food or beverages may encounter interaction issues with Meftal Spas. Sometimes, taking it with more than one medicines can also lead to drug interaction problems. Some drugs with which Meftal Spas has shown interaction issues are – Antacids, Antihistamines (such as Cetirizine), and Benzodiazepines. Therefore, it is recommended to inform Doctor about the other medicines that one is taking before staring Meftal Spas.
Some of the variants of Meftal Spas that are available in the market are:
- Meftal Spas drop
- Meftal Spas injection
- Meftal Spas Ds tablet
- Meftal Spas tablet
Few frequently asked questions about Meftal Spas are:
Question: Can Meftal Spas control heavy blood flow during periods?
Answer: Meftal Spas is recommended to reduce pain during periods and it can also control heavy bleeding. However, an overdose of this medicine can suddenly end the blood flow.
Question: What are the effects of Meftal Spas on fertility?
Answer: The Mefenamic Acid used in Meftal Spas can show adverse effects on the fertility of women and may cause a delay in ovulation as well. It also reduces the pain tolerance power of women during delivery.
Question: Does Meftal Spas delay periods?
Answer: If this medicine is used for a longer period of time, it may result in irregular periods; however, it does not affect the period cycle.
Question: What is the recommended quantity of Meftal Spas tablets?
Answer: It is safe to consume three tablets in a day.
Over to you:
So, it is safe to take Meftal Spas when you suffer from cramps of periods and other above-mentioned health conditions. However, never take it without consulting the doctor and letting him/her know about your current medical condition and the current medicines that you are taking.