Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Mebeverine
Last updated on 13/07/2021.
GENERIC NAME: Mebeverine
CHINESE NAME: 美貝維林
BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Duspatalin
DRUG CLASS: Antispasmodics
SUB CLASS: Anticholinergics
USED FOR: Stomach or intestinal spasms, Irritable bowel syndrome
AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 135mg (tablets)
– 200mg (prolonged-release capsules)
What is Mebeverine for?
Mebeverine belongs to a class of medications called anticholinergics. It is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome and stomach or intestinal spasms.
How to use it?
Mebeverine can be taken orally as conventional tablets or prolonged-release capsules. Swallow whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew them.
135 mg three times daily.
200 mg twice daily.
What are the side effects of Mebeverine?
Common side effects of Mebeverine include headache, dizziness, heartburn, angioedema, and skin rash.
Who should not take Mebeverine?
People who are allergic to Mebeverine or any component of the formulation.
Tell your doctor before using this drug if you have hereditary problems with certain sugars, such as lactose, glucose, or galactose.
Common dosing schedule:
Mebeverine tablets should be taken 20 minutes before meals, while capsules can be taken with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Mebeverine may interact with:
No known significant interactions.
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
Where to buy Mebeverine in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Mebeverine is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Mebeverine in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.