Colofac (Mebeverine Hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that is used to treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other similar conditions such as chronic irritable colon, spastic constipation, mucous colitis and spastic colitis. Mebeverine Hydrochloride belongs to the group of medications known as antispasmodic agents. This medication works by relaxing the muscles in the gut which relieves the symptoms of IBS. Colofac tablets are usually taken three times daily twenty minutes before each meal.
Our Canadian Pharmacy carries the brand Colofac from United Kingdom by Abbott and BGP Pharma (also called Colofac MR). The generic Mebeverine Hydrochloride is available from United Kingdom by a different manufacturer. Colofac is available in the strength of 135 mg tablets and 200 mg capsules.
The less serious side effects of Colofac include constipation, dizziness, headache, heartburn and indigestion, nausea, rash and vomiting.
Contact your doctor as soon as possible, if you get any of the serious side effects such as:
• Difficulty breathing;
• Severe allergic reaction such as swelling of face, neck, throat and tongue
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Colofac if you are allergic to Mebeverine Hydrochloride or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This medication should not be used if you are breast-feeding. Colofac contains lactose and sucrose, talk to your doctor if you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars.