What is Mebeverine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Colofac Mylan-Mebeverine Bevispas

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Mebeverine is a gastrointestinal antispasmodic agent used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Irritable bowel syndrome 49 13
Bowel irritability 16 6
Abdominal cramps 4 1
Diverticulitis 3 0
Support digestive health 3 0
Diarrhea 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mebeverine

Side effect Patients
Alternating constipation and diarrhea 1
Constipation 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1
Indigestion 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Mebeverine

Dosage Patients
135 mg three times daily 2
405 mg daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
135 mg daily 1
135mg as needed 1
2tablet(s) as needed 1
3other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Mebeverine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Mebeverine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Mebeverine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 4
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 15

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Mebeverine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hyoscine - metamizol (Buscopan Compositum) 1
Lactulose (Generlac) 1

Patients stopped taking Mebeverine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Scopolamine (Buscopan) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Mebeverine

Feb 9, 2013 (Started Jan 31, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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