Alverine citrate 60mg is a medicine used to treat the symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is an anti-spasmodic which works by relaxing the muscles in the intestine (gut) and uterus (womb) to help alleviate the pain experienced when the muscles become tense.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition which affects many people, it causes discomfort and spasms in the gut or intestine.
IBS creates the following symptoms:
- stomach pain and spasm
- feeling bloated and having wind
- having diarrhoea (with or without constipation)
- small, hard, pellet-like or ribbon-like stools (faeces)
Alverine citrate works by relieving the spasms and pain associated with IBS.It can also be used for a condition of the large intestine called painful diverticular disease of the colon and be used to relieve menstrual pain/cramps.
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How to take Alverine Citrate 60mg
You should always take this medicine as prescribed in the accompanying leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has directed.
the recommended dose for adults is:
- 1 or 2 capsules- taken up to 3 times a day.
To achieve the maximum benefit of this medication it is advised to take this as regularly as possible. Alverine should be taken at the same time each day unless your doctor has prescribed a different course. Please note that it may take a few days to feel the full effects and benefits of Alverine Citrate (60mg)
Alverine citrate 60mg is not suitable for children under 12 years old.
How to take Alverine Citrate
- Swallow the capsule with a glass of water.
You should consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after2 weeks of treatment.
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine causing diarrhoea, abdominal pain, cramps, bloating and gas. It is a common condition that affects many people and can be something that occurs intermittently, lasting for days, weeks or months at a time. For many sufferers it can become a lifelong problem.
The causes of IBS are unclear, but it has been linked to various factors such as food passing through the gut either too slowly or too quickly, highly sensitive nerves within the gut, stress and if there is a family history of IBS. Whilst there is no cure for the condition, there are medicines that can help alleviate and control the symptoms and alterations that can be made to your diet to manage it.
The most common symptoms of IBS include:
- stomach pain
Other symptoms of IBS can include flatulence, passing mucus from your bottom, tiredness, a lack of energy, nausea, and backache.
Lifestyle choices to help IBS
There are ways to help minimise the symptoms of IBS through diet and lifestyle
- cook homemade meals using fresh ingredients when you can
- keep a diary of what you eat and any symptoms you get – try to avoid things that trigger your IBS
- try to find ways to relax
- get plenty of exercise
- try probiotics for a month to see if they help
Things to avoid which may make your IBS worse:
- do not delay or skip meals
- do not eat too quickly
- do not eat lots of fatty, spicy or processed foods
- do not eat more than 3 portions of fresh fruit a day (a portion is 80g)
- do not drink more than 3 cups of tea or coffee a day
- do not drink lots of alcohol or fizzy drinks
Consult your doctor or ask a pharmacist about medicines that can help with your IBS symptoms.
If you find that medicines and lifestyle changes are still not improving your symptoms, you will need to see your doctor to discuss alternative treatments.