Colofac/Colofac Retard Uses

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Colofac/Colofac Retard indications

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Colofac/Colofac Retard is indicated for the symptomatic treatment

of irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions

usually included in this grouping, such as:

chronic irritable colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis

and spastic constipation.

Uses of Colofac/Colofac Retard in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Colofac/Colofac Retard is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (disorder of the intestines that leads to cramps in the abdomen, gas, bloating and changes in bowel habits). It is also used to treat other conditions that involve spasm and pain related to small and large bowel.

Colofac/Colofac Retard description

Each Colofac/Colofac Retard tablet also contains the following excipients: Tablet Core: Lactose monohydrate, starch (potato), povidone, talc, magnesium stearate. Tablet Coating: Talc, sucrose, gelatine, acacia, canuba wax.

Each Colofac/Colofac Retard Retard prolonged-release capsule also contains the following excipients: Magnesium stearate, copolymer of ethyl acrylate and methyl methacrylate, talc, methylhydroxypropylcellulose, methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1) and glycerol.

Colofac/Colofac Retard dosage

Adult: Colofac/Colofac Retard: 1 tablet thrice daily, taken approximately 20 min before meals.

The physician will advice the patient on the duration of use of Colofac/Colofac Retard. Duration of use is not limited, however, after a period of several weeks when the desired effect has been obtained, the dosage may be gradually reduced.

Missed Dose: If ≥1 dose is missed, continue with the next dose as prescribed. Do not take the missed dose(s) in addition to the regular dose.

Colofac/Colofac Retard Retard: 1 capsule twice daily, to be given in the morning and evening.

Administration: The tablet/capsule should be swallowed with at least 100 mL (Colofac/Colofac Retard) water and should not be chewed because of the unpleasant taste.

Colofac/Colofac Retard interactions

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Colofac/Colofac Retard: Tell the physician or pharmacist if taking or have recently taken any other medicines including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Interaction studies have only been performed with alcohol. In vitro and in vivo studies in animals have shown no significant interaction between Colofac/Colofac Retard and ethanol. No other interaction studies have been performed.

Incompatibilities: Not applicable.

Colofac/Colofac Retard side effects

In therapeutic doses, no adverse effects have

been reported. Rarely allergic reactions (including

rash, urticaria, angioedema), could be noticed.

USE DURING PREGNANCY AND LACTATION:

Animal experiments have failed to show any teratogenic

effects. However, administration of Colofac/Colofac Retard

is to be discouraged during pregnancy.

Colofac/Colofac Retard is not excreted in the milk of lactating

women after therapeutic doses.

For both cases, the medicine should be used with

physician advice.

Colofac/Colofac Retard contraindications

No contraindications have been reported.

Colofac/Colofac Retard does not provoke any atropinic effect and for this reason is not contraindicated in patients with glaucoma or prostatic hypertrophy.


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Active ingredient matches for Colofac/Colofac Retard:

Mebeverine HCl in Thailand.


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Colofac Retard PR cap 200 mg 30's (Abbott)
Colofac tab 135 mg 50's (Abbott)

List of Colofac/Colofac Retard substitutes (brand and generic names):

Mevrin 135 tab 40's (S.J. & G. Fazul Ellahie)
Vermeb 135 mg x 5 Blister x 10 Tablet

References

  1. PubChem. "mebeverine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "Mebeverine". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12554 (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Parasympatholytics". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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