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MEFTAL SPAS 2ML INJ

Meftal Spas Injection 2ml
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Meftal Spas Injection is used as an antispasmodic medicine to relieve severe colicky conditions such asĀ  intestinal, renal, or biliary colic associated with vomiting and also relieves from menstrual pain, pain in the stomach, and abdomen pain. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Meftal Spas injection is Dicyclomine (or Dicycloverine) 10mg/5ml.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Dicyclomine

Dicyclomine (or Dicycloverine) is an anticholinergic drug that reduces muscle spasms in the intestinal tract through a process of nonselective smooth muscle relaxation. An anticholinergic agent is basically a substance which blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in both central and peripheral nervous systems. It inhibits the parasympathetic nerve impulses by selectively blocking the binding of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to its receptor in nerve cells.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking Meftal Spas injection 2ml:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the drugs used in the Meftal Spas injection 2ml such as
  • Dicyclomine.
  • Glaucoma
  • Caution:
  • Renal impairment
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Psychosis
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Prostat hypertrophy
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Meftal Spas injection 2ml. It is generally well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Asthenia
  • Palpitation

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Psychosis
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Paralytic ileus
How to Use

How to Use

This medication is usually administered through parenteral route in a clinic or a hospital setting under the supervision of a nurse or a physician. If self-administered, take the injection at prescribed dose and time.
Sterilize the area before taking the shot with an antiseptic swab.
Remove the needle cap by pulling it straight, take the liquid from the vial into a syringe.
Spread the skin at the site of injection need to be given by using your hand, slowly dart the needle into the muscle, inhale by slowly pulling back of the plunger, inject the solution slowly, remove the needle quickly, press gently the injection site with an alcohol swab.
The usual dosage in adults is 20mg intra-muscularly every 6 hours or as prescribed by the physician. The maximum dose is 80mg daily.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental over dose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Hot dry skin
  • Dilated pupil
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Meftal Spas injection 2ml only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Liver:

Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the using Meftal Spas Injection 2ml.

Pregnancy:

Based on human data, no known risk of fetal harm – may be used during pregnancy.

Lactation:

Do not breast-feed while using this medicine – Possible risk of infant apnea based on limited human data. No human studies are available to estimate the effects on milk production.

Alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol may increase the risk of certain side effects

Driving:

Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may need your alertness.

Precautions
  • Keep Meftal Spas injection 2ml out of sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use Meftal Spas injection 2ml beyond its expiry date.
  • Do not use the medicine if any particles are floating in the liquid.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is Dicyclomine for:

This medication is an anticholinergic, prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome. It blocks a chemical in the smooth muscle of the stomach and intestines.

How does Dicyclomine work:

Dicyclomine slows movement in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract, lowering the number of spasms.

How should Dicyclomine be used:

Adult: PO- 10-20 mg 3 timesday. IM- 20 mg 4 timesday for 1-2 days. Replace with oral therapy as soon as possible. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with or without food.

Common side effects of Dicyclomine :

Hard stools (constipation). Drinking more liquids, working out, or adding fiber to your diet may help. Talk with your doctor about a stool softener or laxative. - Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Dicyclomine :

Do not give this drug to an infant younger than 6 months of age. If you have an allergy to dicyclomine or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Enlarged prostate, glaucoma, bowel block, myasthenia gravis, or trouble passing urine. If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Not able to pass urine. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Dicyclomine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Dicyclomine :

Store it at room temperature. Keep this medication in the container it came in and out of the reach of children. Protect it from light and heat.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification

Antispasmodics , GIT Regulators & Anti-Inflammatories

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BLUE CROSS LABORATORIES PVT LTD

peninsula corporate park, peninsula chambers, g.k marg, lower parel west, lower parel, mumbai, maharashtra 400013,

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BLUE CROSS LABORATORIES PVT LTD

peninsula corporate park, peninsula chambers, g.k marg, lower parel west, lower parel, mumbai, maharashtra 400013,

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