Mebeverine HCl Actions

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Actions of Mebeverine HCl in details

infoThe action of the drug on the human body is called Pharmacodynamics in Medical terminology. To produce its effect and to change the pathological process that is happening the body and to reduce the symptom or cure the disease, the medicine has to function in a specific way. The changes it does to the body at cellular level gives the desired result of treating a disease. Drugs act by stimulating or inhibiting a receptor or an enzyme or a protein most of the times. Medications are produced in such a way that the ingredients target the specific site and bring about chemical changes in the body that can stop or reverse the chemical reaction which is causing the disease.
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Pharmacotherapeutic Group: Synthetic musculotropic antispasmodic with no anticholinergic activity, esters with tertiary amino group.

Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics: Musculotropic antispasmodic with a direct action on the smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract, relieving spasm without affecting normal gut motility. Since this action is not mediated by the autonomic nervous system, the usual anticholinergic side effects are absent.

Mebeverine HCl Retard is suitable for patients with prostatic hypertrophy and glaucoma.

Clinical Efficacy and Safety: Mebeverine HCl: The clinical efficacy and safety of different formulations of mebeverine were evaluated in >1500 patients. Considerable improvements in the predominant symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (eg, abdominal pain, stool characteristics) were generally observed in reference or baseline-controlled clinical studies.

All formulations of mebeverine were generally safe and well tolerated in the recommended dose regimen.

Pharmacokinetics: The prolonged-release formulation permits a twice daily dosing scheme.

Mebeverine HCl: Absorption: Mebeverine is rapidly and completely absorbed after oral administration of tablets.

Distribution: No significant accumulation occurs after multiple doses.

Biotransformation: Mebeverine hydrochloride is mainly metabolized by esterases, which initially split the ester bonds into veratric acid and mebeverine alcohol.

The main metabolite in plasma is demethylated carboxylic acid (DMAC). The steady state elimination half-life of DMAC is 2.45 hrs. During multiple dosing, the peak plasma concentration (Cmax) of DMAC for the coated tablets with 135 mg is 1670 ng/mL and time to reach the peak plasma concentration (tmax) is 1 hr.

Mebeverine HCl: Elimination: Mebeverine is not excreted as such, but metabolized completely; the metabolites are excreted nearly completely. Veratric acid is excreted into the urine, mebeverine alcohol is also excreted into the urine, partly as the corresponding carboxylic acid (MAC) and partly as the DMAC.

Mebeverine HCl pharmacology

infoPharmacokinetics of a drug can be defined as what body does to the drug after it is taken. The therapeutic result of the medicine depends upon the Pharmacokinetics of the drug. It deals with the time taken for the drug to be absorbed, metabolized, the process and chemical reactions involved in metabolism and about the excretion of the drug. All these factors are essential to deciding on the efficacy of the drug. Based on these pharmacokinetic principles, the ingredients, the Pharmaceutical company decides dose and route of administration. The concentration of the drug at the site of action which is proportional to therapeutic result inside the body depends on various pharmacokinetic reactions that occur in the body.
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References

  1. EPA DSStox. "Mebeverine: DSSTox provides a high quality public chemistry resource for supporting improved predictive toxicology.". https://comptox.epa.gov/dashboard/ds... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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When best can I take Mebeverine HCl, on an empty stomach, before or after food?
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