Colospa is a musculotropic antispasmodic drug used to treat irritable bowel syndrome.
This is a type of medicine that works by directly impacting the smooth muscles in the gut, forcing them to relax.
Colospa also stops impulses sent from the brain from reaching the muscles in the intestine.
This can lead to enhanced muscle relaxation, which can result in the prevention of spasms in the muscles that can be quite painful.
In addition to this, it doesn’t typically affect the uterus in women, nor does it have an effect on the bronchial muscles.
When compared to most other drugs, this medication didn’t affect the gastric and intestinal processes nearly as much.
It can be used without worrying about the prevention of normal peristalsis (the process of muscular contractions in the form of waves which cause ingested food to move through the digestive tract smoothly).
It is used in the treatment of conditions such as primary irritable colon. This is a condition with symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, severe abdominal pain, and a distended intestine.
Secondary irritable colon can also be treated with Colospa. Symptoms of this condition include lesions and other inflammatory conditions in the digestive system.
If you have a condition called paralytic ileus, in which a part of the gut collapses in functionality and causes a blockage, you should exercise caution.
Talk to a doctor if you have any inherited chronic blood conditions like anaemia. A family medical history should be provided to the doctor to be sure of no interactions.
If you are pregnant or you plan on becoming pregnant at some point during the course of your treatment with
Colospa, you should inform your doctor of this.
Do not take it without a doctor’s advice if you are a pregnant mother. The effect of this drug on an unborn child is currently unknown.
The tendency of Colospa to pass into breast milk of a recently pregnant woman is unknown. It is not expected to harm a nursing child.
The 135mg form of the pill should be taken as follows: one tablet thrice daily. Take the medicine before mealtimes if that is possible.
It is highly likely that your dosage will gradually be reduced and stopped as soon as your symptoms fade. Wait for your doctor to alter your prescription; do not do it on your own.
Missed doses should not have an effect on you, but try not to take extra doses to make up for missed ones. An overdose is unlikely with Colospa, but it might be best to call an emergency number in the case of one.
Common side effects include:
There are no severe side effects that have been documented due to this medication. If you experience the common side effects above, there is no need to be alarmed. Call your doctor if the symptoms don’t go away after a while.
It is possible that some medicines may interact with this one. This can result in harmful side effects. Make sure you let your doctor know about any and all other medication courses that you are on, whether they are prescription or OTC.