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Meftal Spas Strip Of 10 Tablets

Meftal Spas Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medical Description

Meftal Spas tablet is an antispasmodic medicine. It contains a combination of dicyclomine and mefenamic acid. This medicine is used for relieving pain and spasms in the abdomen and during or before menses (periods). Meftal Spas work by blocking the action of certain chemicals responsible for pain and relaxing the smooth muscles.

The dose and duration of the Meftal Spas tablet are decided by your doctor. Period pain is very common among women and it is also known as dysmenorrhea. Cyclopam MF tablet and Spasmonil Plus tablet also contain dicyclomine and mefenamic acid.

The pain is most often characterised by cramps, which are throbbing and can spread to the back and thigh. The pain can start a day or two before your period. It normally lasts for 2-3 days, but in some women, it can last longer.

You should not use this medicine for more than seven days. If the pain persists, consult your doctor. This medicine should preferably be taken with food or after food. Meftal Spas should not be given to children below 12 years of age. It is advised to give them the paediatric formulations of this combination under medical supervision.

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Product Summary

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ContainsMefenamic Acid(250.0 Mg) + Dicycloverine / Dicyclomine(10.0 Mg)
UsesAbdominal pain, period related pain
Side effectsDizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache
TherapyANTI-SPASMODICS
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uses

Uses of MEFTAL SPAS STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

Meftal Spas tablet is used for the treatment of abdominal (stomach) pain and dysmenorrhea, a condition in women who experience severe and frequent cramps and pain during menses.
contraindications

Contraindications of MEFTAL SPAS STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

  • If you are allergic to mefenamic acid, dicyclomine or any ingredient of the Meftal Spas tablet.
  • If you have inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal bleeding or obstruction in the intestine.
  • If you have severe kidney, liver or heart function problems.
  • If you have asthma or experienced an asthmatic attack due to painkillers.
  • If you have a problem in passing urine or obstruction in the bladder and kidney.
  • If you have a condition of weakness in muscles(Myasthenia gravis).
  • If you have a condition of increased eye pressure(Glaucoma).
  • It should not be used in infants below 6 months of age.
  • Meftal Spas 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 10 TABLETS

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of MEFTAL SPAS STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Meftal-Spas tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Meftal-Spas tablet should not be used in a pregnant woman due to lack of safety information, especially in last trimester of pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Meftal-Spas tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Breast-feeding must be discontinued during treatment with Meftal-Spas tablet.
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-Spas 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 an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
  • You experience diarrhoea, skin reactions or overheating of the body after taking Meftal Spas.
  • You have an existing liver and kidney function problem or bleeding disorder of the stomach or intestine.
  • You are suffering from fits, epilepsy and seizures.
  • You have a prostate-related disorder, ulcerative colitis and megacolon.
  • You experience some related brain disorders like confusion, hallucinations, tiredness or aggression.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of MEFTAL SPAS STRIP OF 10 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 more than that prescribed by your doctor.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of MEFTAL SPAS STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

  • Store Meftal-Spas tablet below 25°C
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets
quickTips

Quick Tips of MEFTAL SPAS STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

  • Meftal Spas is an antispasmodic medication. It is composed of dicyclomine and mefenamic acid. This medication is used to treat pain and spasms in the abdomen, as well as during or before menstruation ...
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  • This medication should ideally be taken with or after food. Meftal Spas should not be given to children under the age of 12.
  • Meftal Spas dosage and frequency vary by individual, depending on the condition being treated. You should not exceed your doctor's recommended daily dose.
  • Meftal Spas tablets should not be used to manage pain before, during or following coronary bypass surgery.
  • You may experience nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, weakness and other side effects after taking this medication. If you experience any of these symptoms regularly, consult your doctor right away.
dosage

Dosage of MEFTAL SPAS STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

Overdose

The symptoms of an overdose of Meftal Spas include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, rarely diarrhoea, excitation, coma, drowsiness, ringing sound in ears, fainting, and occas...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Meftal Spas tablet, 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...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of MEFTAL SPAS STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

How Does It Work?

  • Meftal Spas is a combination of medicine containing mefenamic acid and dicyclomine.
  • Mefenamic acid works by blocking the action of an enzyme responsible for the production of prostaglandins responsible for pain, swelling and inflammation.
  • Dicyclomine acts on smooth muscles of the bile duct, uterus and intestine and aids in relieving pain.
interactions

Interactions of MEFTAL SPAS STRIP OF 10 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 long-term use.
  • Anti-platelet medicines such as aspirin or clopidogrel, steroids and painkillers when taken along can induce stomach or intestinal bleeding, thus should be avoided.
  • Antidiabetic medicine if taken along with Meftal Spas may 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.
  • Other medicines, such as blood pressure lowering medicine, immunomodulators, lithium-containing medicine and anti-infective medicines, should be used cautiously.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Meftal is a painkiller?

A: Yes, Meftal Spas is a painkiller medicine containing a combination of dicyclomine and mefenamic acid. Mefenamic acid acts by inhibiting the action of an enzyme that produces prostaglandins, which cause pain, swelling, and inflammation. Dicyclomine relieves pain by acting on the smooth muscles of the bile duct, uterus, and gut.

Q: Can Meftal spas be taken by males?

A: Under a doctor's guidance, men can take Meftal Spas for abdominal pain. This medication can also provide relief for severe pain caused by bladder, bile duct, or intestinal stones.

Q: Meftal 500 vs Meftal Spas, what are the differences?

A: Meftal 500 contains mefenamic acid and is used to relieve pain and reduce fever in a variety of conditions. Meftal Spas is a medication that contains mefenamic acid as well as dicyclomine hydrochloride. It is used to treat abdominal pain and spasms, focusing on both pain relief and muscle relaxation. You should only take the medicine prescribed by your doctor as the same shall be based on your diagnosis and medical history.

Q: Meftal Spas vs Drotin M, how do they differ?

A: Meftal Spas and Drotin-M are both combination medications used for the treatment of muscle spasms and pain. Meftal Spas contain mefenamic acid and dicyclomine hydrochloride, while Drotin-M combines drotaverine and mefenamic acid. The active ingredients in Meftal Spas target pain, inflammation, and smooth muscle relaxation, making it suitable for conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and menstrual cramps. Drotin-M, on the other hand, focuses on relieving muscle spasms and pain with the combination of drotaverine and mefenamic acid. The choice between the two medications depends on the specific symptoms and condition, and it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional for guidance.

Q: Do Meftal spas cause dryness in the mouth?

A: Yes, dryness in the mouth is a side effect of Meftal Spas tablet.

Q: Does Meftal-Spas stop bleeding or menstruation?

A: No, the Meftal-Spas does not stop bleeding, it only relieves pain and spasm before and during periods.

Q: Does Meftal Spas cause infertility?

A: No, this medicine does not affect your fertility. If you have fertility-related concerns seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

Q: What Meftal Spas is used for?

A: Meftal Spas is used to relieve spasms, pain and cramps during and before the menstrual cycle (periods). It also helps relieve abdominal pain.

Q: Can I take Meftal Spas for back pain?

A: No, you should not take this medicine for backache. It is an anti-spasmodic medicine that may not be effective for backache.

Q: Can I take 2 Meftal Spas in a day?

A: The dose and frequency of Meftal Spas vary among individuals depending on the condition it is being taken for. You should not consume more than the recommended daily dose by the doctor.

Q: Is Meftal Spas 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 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 to show its actions?

A: This medicine 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 on an empty stomach?

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

Q: Can Meftal Spas be used for headaches and toothache?

A: No, you should not use this medicine for headaches or toothache.

Q: Does Meftal-Spas stop bleeding?

A: No, the Meftal-Spas does not stop bleeding, it only relieves pain and spasm before and during periods.

Q: Does Meftal-Spas delay periods?

A: No, the Meftal-Spas do not delay your periods. It is an antispasmodic medicine and it only relieves period-related spasms and pain.

Q: Can Meftal Spas be taken for headaches?

A: No, the Meftal-Spas is not effective in relieving headaches. Do not take this medicine for any condition other than what it is prescribed for.

Q: How much time will the Meftal spas take to work?

A: Meftal spas tablet might take 60-90 minutes to show its effect after its consumption.

Q: Can Meftal spas be taken for muscle pain?

A: Meftal Spas is an antispasmodic medicine and it only relieves period-related spasms and pain. It is not effective in muscle pain.

Q: Can I drink after taking the Meftal spas?

A: Though there is no direct interaction of Meftal spas 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.

Q: How many Meftal spas can be taken in a day?

A: Usually, the Meftal spas can be taken as per the need. However, it is advised to take this medicine in the exact dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Overdosing of Meftal Spas includes nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, drowsiness, ringing sound in ears etc. Do not exceed the prescribed dose and duration.

Q: Does Meftal-spas affect pregnancy?

A: Meftal-Spas tablet should not be used in a pregnant woman due to lack of safety information, especially in he tlast trimester of pregnancy.

Q: Do Meftal spas induce sleep?

A: Dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision are some side effects that might occur in patients taking Meftal Spas. However, it does not induce sleep or impact the sleep cycle.

Q: Can we give Meftal spas for fever?

A: Meftal Spas is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Thus it might reduce fever in some of the patients. However, it is not intended to prescribe for this action.

Q: What are the side effects of Meftal spas?

A: Sometimes you may experience side effects after taking this medicine such as nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, weakness etc. If you feel any of these symptoms persistently, immediately talk to your doctor.

Q: Can I take Meftal spas with a PCO care tablet?

A: You must consult a doctor before taking Meftal spas during the treatment of PCO (Polycystic Ovarian) syndrome. Do not self-medicate.

Q: Can I use Meftal spas and rabemac tablets?

A: Meftal Spas are usually taken with food or after your meals to avoid any stomach discomforts. While Rabemac needs to be taken empty stomach. Hence, it is advised to consult a doctor if you have any doubts regarding this medicine and follow the dosage regimen.

Q: Can sugar or diabetic patients take Meftal spas tablets?

A: Diabetic patients should take this medicine only if prescribed by the doctor. Because antidiabetic medicine if taken along with Meftal Spas may lead to low blood glucose. Hence, caution is advised.

Q: Do Meftal spas reduce gas?

A: No, Meftal spas are not effective in reducing gas. It is anti-spasmodic medicine that is used for relieving pain and spasm in the abdomen and during or before menses.
Last Updated on: 26 February 2024 | 5:27 PM (IST)

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