Colospa RETARD Uses

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Colospa RETARD indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Irritable bowel syndrome & allied conditions eg, chronic irritable colon, spastic constipation, mucous colitis and spastic colitis. Symptomatic treatment of abdominal pain, cramps, nonspecific diarrhoea & flatulence. GI spasm secondary to organic diseases eg, diverticulitis, gastritis, duodenitis, oesophagitis, cholecystitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, peptic ulcer, gallbladder disease, hiatus hernia, GIT inflammation.

Uses of Colospa RETARD in details

There 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.

Colospa 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.

Colospa RETARD description

Each capsule contains Mebeverine HCl 200 mg.

Colospa RETARD also contains the following excipients: Capsule Content (Granules): Magnesium stearate, polyacrylate dispersion 30%, talc, hypromellose, methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1) dispersion 30% and glycerol triacetate. Capsule Shell: Gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171). Printing Ink: Shellac (E904), black iron oxide (E172), propylene glycol, concentrated ammonia solution, potassium hydroxide.

Colospa RETARD dosage


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.

Colospa RETARD interactions

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 Colospa RETARD and ethanol.

Incompatibilities: Not applicable.

Colospa RETARD side effects


Although adverse effects appear rare, gastrointestinal disturbances, dizziness, headache, insomnia, anorexia and tachycardia have been reported in patients receiving Colospa RETARD.

Colospa RETARD contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Colospa RETARD HCl or to any of the excipients of Colospa RETARD.

Active ingredient matches for Colospa RETARD:

Mebeverine in Bosnia & Herzegowina, Croatia (Hrvatska), Serbia.

Mebeverine hydrochloride in India.

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
200 mg x 10's$ 1.81
Colospa Retard 20mg CAP / 10$ 1.81
Colospa Retard 200 mg Capsule$ 0.19
COLOSPA RETARD cap 200 mg x 10's (Solvay)$ 2.10
Colospa Retard 20mg CAP / 10$ 1.81

List of Colospa RETARD substitutes (brand and generic names):

Colospa X Tablet (Solvay Pharma India Pvt Ltd)$ 0.22
Colospas FC tab 135 mg 30's (Nabiqasim)
Tablet; Oral; Mebeverine Hydrochloride 135 mcg (Agis)
135 mg x 10's (Cubit (Cucard))
Cuspa 135mg TAB / 10 (Cubit (Cucard))
CUSPA tab 135 mg x 10's (Cubit (Cucard))
Cuspa 135mg TAB / 10 (Cubit (Cucard))
DESPAS 10 MG/250 MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Dew Drops Lab)$ 0.40
Dobecon 100 mg x 10 x 10's
Dobecon 100 mg x 1000's
Tablet, Prolonged Release; Oral; Mebeverine Hydrochloride 200 mg (Saval)
Capsule; Oral; Mebeverine Hydrochloride 200 mg (Grunenthal)
Dragee; Oral; Mebeverine Hydrochloride 135 mg (Grunenthal)
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Mebeverine Hydrochloride 100 mg (Grunenthal)
Capsule, Retard; Oral; Mebeverine Hydrochloride 200 mg
Capsule, Prolonged Release; Oral; Mebeverine Hydrochloride 200 mg (Abbott Products)
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Mebeverine Hydrochloride 100 mg (Abbott Products)
Duspatalin 200mg - 30 Capsule (Abbott Products)$ 26.00
Duspatalin 135 mg x 1's (Abbott Products)
Duspatalin 135 mg x 5 Blister x 10 Tablet (Abbott Products)
Duspatalin 135 mg x 50's (Abbott Products)$ 10.20
Duspatalin 200 mg x 30's (Abbott Products)
Duspatalin 100 mg x 50's (Abbott Products)
Duspatalin 100 mg x 100's (Abbott Products)$ 32.49
Duspatalin coated tab 135 mg 50's (Abbott Products)


  1. PubChem. "mebeverine". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "Mebeverine". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Parasympatholytics". (accessed September 17, 2018).


The results of a survey conducted on for Colospa RETARD 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 Colospa RETARD. 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

1 consumer reported useful

Was the Colospa RETARD drug useful in terms of decreasing the symptom or the disease?
According to the reports released by website users, the below mentioned percentages of users say the drug is useful / not useful to them in decreasing their symptoms/disease. The usefulness of the drug depends on many factors, like severity of the disease, perception of symptom, or disease by the patient, brand name used [matters only to a certain extent], other associated conditions of the patient. If the drug is not effective or useful in your case, you need to meet the doctor to get re-evaluated about your symptoms/disease, and he will prescribe an alternative drug.

1 consumer reported price estimates

Was the price you paid to purchase the drug reasonable? Did you feel it was expensive?
The below mentioned numbers have been reported by website users about whether the Colospa RETARD drug is expensive or inexpensive. There is a mixed opinion among users. The rating about the cost of the drug depends on factors like which brand drug the patient purchased, how effective it was for the price paid, the country or place the drug is marketed, and the economic condition of the patient. The users who feel the drug is expensive can look for an alternative brand drug or a generic drug to save the cost.

2 consumers reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Colospa RETARD before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by website users, it takes 3 month and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Colospa RETARD. To get the time effectiveness of using Colospa RETARD drug by other patients, please click here.
3 month1
2 weeks1

10 consumers reported age

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