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Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

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30 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 1080.00*
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Mefenamic Acid(250.0 Mg) + Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine(10.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-SPASMODICS

Medical Description

Meftal-Spas tablet is an anti-spasmodic medicine used for the treatment of spasms and pain in the abdomen during or before menses. Meftal-Spas tablet is a combination medicine containing dicyclomine a...
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uses

Uses of Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

Meftal-Spas tablet is used for relieving stomach cramps and painful menstruation (Dysmenorrhea)
contraindications

Contraindications of Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to mefenamic acid, dicyclomine or any other ingredients of the Meftal-Spas tablet.
  • If you have inflammatory bowel disease, bleeding in your stomach and intestines or obstruction in the intestine.
  • If you have severe liver, kidney or heart function problems.
  • If you have experienced an asthmatic attack due to painkillers.
  • If you have a problem in passing urine or obstruction or blockage in the bladder and kidney.
  • If you a condition of weakness in muscles (Myasthenia gravis).
  • If you have an eye condition of increased eye pressure (Glaucoma).
  • Meftal-Spas tablet should not be used in the last trimester of pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Meftal-Spas tablet should not be used for managing pain before, during and after coronary bypass surgery.
sideEffects

Side effects of Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Weakness
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Meftal-Spas tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Meftal-Spas tablet should not be used in a pregnant woman as it can cause abnormalities in the growing foetus. It can also delay labour and can increase bleeding tendency in both mother and child if used during labour.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Meftal-Spas tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
You can take Meftal-Spas tablet while breastfeeding as it is usually safe.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Meftal-Spas tablet?
A:
You may experience dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness or visual disturbance after taking Meftal Spas. Be cautious while driving or operate any machinery.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Meftal-Spas tablet?
A:
Though there is no direct interaction of Meftal Forte tablet with alcohol. However, there is a risk of liver damage in chronic alcoholics and people with liver problems if you are taking this medicine and consume alcohol along.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from respiratory disorders like asthma and lung and throat-related disorders.
  • You may experience fluid retention and high blood pressure. It should be used cautiously in patients with existing conditions.
  • You are suffering from autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue of the body.
  • You experience diarrhoea, skin reactions or raised body temperature after taking the Meftal Spas.
  • You have existing liver and kidney function problems or bleeding disorders of the stomach or intestine.
  • You are suffering from fits, epilepsy and seizures.
  • You have a prostate-related disorder, ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) and megacolon (abnormal dilation of the colon).
  • Women can experience infertility with the use of this medicine and women who are trying to conceive should also avoid this medicine.
  • You experience some brain-related disorders like confusion, hallucinations, tiredness or aggression.
  • There is a risk of heart-related disorder, heart failure and stroke after prolonged use of this medicine. It should be used cautiously in patients with the risk of heart disorder.
  • Meftal-Spas tablet should not be used in infants or children below 6 months of age.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

How Does It Work?

  • Mefenamic acid works by blocking the action of an enzyme responsible for the production of prostaglandins responsible for the pain, swelling and inflammation.
  • Dicyclomine acts on smooth muscles of bile duct, uterus, intestine and aids in relieving pain.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

  • Meftal-Spas tablets should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or after food.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to thin blood such as Warfarin should be used with caution as there are chances of increased bleeding upon longterm use.
  • Anti-platelet medicines such as Aspirin or Clopidogrel, steroids and painkillers when taken along can induce stomach or intestinal bleeding.
  • Antidiabetic medicine if taken along with Meftal Spas can lead to low blood glucose.
  • Meftal-Spas tablet should not be taken for 8 to 12 days after taking a medicine called Mifepristone.
  • Digoxin used to treat heart failure should not be taken along with Meftal-Spas tablet.
  • Medicines used to lower blood pressure such as water pills, Captopril, Enalapril, immunomodulator medicines such as Tacrolimus, Ciclosporin and certain antibiotics should be used cautiously.
  • Medicines such as Methotrexate and Lithium if taken along with Meftal Spas can lead to toxicity of these medicines.
  • Medicines used to treat a bacterial infection like Tobramycin, Gentamicin, Chloramphenicol, Zidovudine and medicines to treat glaucoma should be used cautiously.

Interactions with food items

Your doctor may recommend for you to take Meftal-Spas tablet with or after having your meals.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

  • Store Meftal-Spas tablet below 25°C
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets
  • Do not use expired or damaged medicines
  • Discard unused medicine properly, do not flush it in the toilet or throw it into the drain
dosage

Dosage of Meftal Spas Strip Of 30 Tablets

Overdose

An overdose of the Meftal Spas may cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, excitation, coma, drowsiness, ringing sound in the ears, fainting, occasionally fits or convulsions....
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I use Meftal-Spas tablet in children?

A: No, it is advised that children under 12 years of age should use paediatric formulations of this medicine. Consult your doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q: Is Meftal-Spas tablet safe during periods?

A: Yes, this medicine is safe during periods. It is used for relieving pain and cramps during and before periods.

Q: Does Meftal-Spas tablet affect your blood count?

A: Yes, there can be variations in blood cell count after taking this medicine. You should tell your doctor before going for any blood tests as it may vary due to this medicine.

Q: How long does it take for Meftal-Spas tablet to show its actions?

A: Meftal-Spas tablet usually starts working within an hour. However, it can vary among individuals depending on their physiology and other biological parameters.

Q: Can we take Meftal-Spas tablet in an empty stomach?

A: No, you should take this medicine with food or after your meals to avoid any stomach discomforts.

Q: Can Meftal-Spas tablet be used for headache and toothache?

A: No, you should not use Meftal-Spas tablet for headache or toothache as it may not be effective in such pains.

Q: What does Meftal-Spas tablet contain?

A: Meftal-Spas tablets contain a combination of dicyclomine and mefenamic acid. It is used to relieve menstrual pain and cramps and is also helpful for treating stomach cramps.

Q: Can Meftal-Spas tablet be used for children?

A: It should not be used for children below 12 years old. Consult a doctor for more advice.

Q: Can I take Meftal-Spas tablets for a longer duration?

A: Meftal-Spas tablet should not be used for longer than 7 days. Take it as prescribed by the doctor for the recommended duration only.

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ContainsMefenamic Acid(250.0 Mg),Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine(10.0 Mg)
UsesMuscle cramps, stomach cramps, period pains, etc.
Side effectsDizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache
Last Updated on: 06 Oct 2021 | 05:05 PM (IST)
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