Colospa is a musculotropic antispasmodic medication used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It is also indicated for treatment of gastrointestinal spasm caused by a primal organic disorder. Mechanism of its action consists in relaxing of gut muscles at the cellular level. Colospa blocks transfer of Na+ through fast channels of myocyte into th cell and also inhibits calcium-depot replenishment, thus it performs a dual effect on bowels causing them to relax. It does not affect muscles of bronchi or uterus. No significant inhibition of normal peristalsis has been observed. This drug is used to treat a spasm of gastrointestinal organs (including due to organic disease), intestinal colic, biliary colic, irritable bowel syndrome (symptomatic treatment of pain and cramps, and intestinal disorders and discomfort) in adults.
Dosage and directions
Recommended daily dose of Colospa is 135 mg (1 tablet) 3 times daily, preferably before meals. Gradually the dosage may be reduced when the desired effect has been obtained.
In pregnant patients Colospa is possible to use when expected benefit of treatment exceeds potential risk for the unborn baby. Avoid driving or be specially cautious when you need to drive or operate any machinery and mechanisms due to the possible dizziness caused by Colospa. Carefulness should be exercised in patients with paralytic ileus which is obstruction caused by failure of function of the intestine. This medicine is not recommended to treat children under 10 years of age. Discuss with your doctor if you suffer from inactivity of the bowel or allergic to any sugars before to take Colospa.
Possible side effect
Any medication may affect different people individually, symptoms of allergy (hives, rash, swelling of face) may appear. If you need more information about any other possible risks associated with Colospa, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is not known to interact with other medication.
If you missed a dose take the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time of your next dose just skip its intake and return to your regular schedule.
Overdose symptoms are unknown or may appear as over excitation of the central nervous system. Anyway if consider that you took too much of this medication consult your doctor, as you may need medical help.
Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets.
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