Colofac Dosage

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Dosage of Colofac in details

The dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.
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Adults: 1 capsule twice daily (1 in the morning and 1 in the evening).

Special Populations: Elderly, Renal and Hepatic Impairment: No posology studies in elderly, renal and/or hepatically impaired patients have been performed. However, no specific risk for elderly, renal and/or hepatically impaired patients could be identified from available post-marketing data. No dosage adjustment is deemed necessary in these patients.

Missed Dose: In case of ≥1 doses missed, continue with the next dose as prescribed; the missed doses are not to be taken in addition to the regular dose.

Administration: The capsules should be swallowed with a sufficient amount of water (at least 100 mL of water).

It should not be chewed because the coating is intended to ensure a prolonged release mechanism.

Colofac interactions

Interactions are the effects that happen when the drug is taken along with the food or when taken with other medications. Suppose if you are taking a drug Colofac, it may have interactions with specific foods and specific medications. It will not interact with all foods and medications. The interactions vary from drug to drug. You need to be aware of interactions of the medicine you take. Most medications may interact with alcohol, tobacco, so be cautious.

No interaction studies have been performed except with alcohol. In vitro and in vivo studies in animals have demonstrated the absence of any interaction between Colofac and ethanol.

Incompatibilities: Not applicable.


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References

  1. MeSH. "Parasympatholytics". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. European Chemicals Agency - ECHA. "mebeverine: The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is an agency of the European Union which is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness.". https://echa.europa.eu/ (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. Wikipedia. "mebeverine: Link to the compound information in Wikipedia.". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mebeve... (accessed September 17, 2018).

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Colofac are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Colofac. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

2 consumers reported frequency of use

How frequently do I need to take Colofac?
It was reported by ndrugs.com website users that Colofac should ideally be taken 3 times in a day as the most common frequency of the Colofac. You should you adhere strictly to the instructions and guidelines provided by your doctor on how frequently this Colofac should be taken. Get another patient's view on how frequent the capsule should be used by clicking here.
Users%
3 times in a day1
50.0%
Twice in a day1
50.0%


1 consumer reported doses

What doses of Colofac drug you have used?
The drug can be in various doses. Most anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive drugs, pain killers, or antibiotics are in different low and high doses and prescribed by the doctors depending on the severity and demand of the condition suffered by the patient. In our reports, ndrugs.com website users used these doses of Colofac drug in following percentages. Very few drugs come in a fixed dose or a single dose. Common conditions, like fever, have almost the same doses, e.g., [acetaminophen, 500mg] of drug used by the patient, even though it is available in various doses.
Users%
201-500mg1
100.0%


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