Colospa Product Description
Colospa is a musculotropic antispasmodic, providing a nonspecific relaxant effect on the smooth muscles of the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT). Antispasmodic Colospa provides a local anesthetic effect and blocks the reuptake of noradrenaline in the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system.
Colospa eliminates painful muscle spasms without affecting the intestinal peristalsis. It is well-tolerated by patients, as it does not provide anticholinergic actions. The antispasmodic is indicated to teenagers from 18 years and above and to adults (including the elderly) for the symptomatic treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, which includes:
- diarrhea or constipation
- painful cramps and abdominal discomfort
- changes in stool consistency (hard, pellet stool)
- flatulence (excessive gases in the bowel)
Therapy of irritable bowel syndrome is normally started with application of one 200mg capsule of Colospa twice a day (one in the morning and one in the evening). Duration of Colospa application is not limited. Once the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are relieved, a dose of antispasmodic drug Colospa can be reduced.
If you’ve forgotten to take a capsule of Colospa, and remembered about it at the time for your next dose of the antispasmodic, just miss the dose of Colospa, and take the next one on the next day as prescribed.
When using high doses of antispasmodic drug Colospa, the risk of serious CNS side effects increases. If high doses of Colospa cause serious symptoms due to stimulation of the central nervous system, you must stop taking the tablets, see the doctor, and, if prescribed, start the symptomatic treatment.
Keep Colospa in a safe place out of reach of children and away from pets. It isrecommended to protect Colospa tablets from heat and to store them at room temperature of 15° to 30°C.
Colospa Safety Information
Colospa is excreted mainly through the kidneys. It may increase the risk of jaundice, or cause an irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia). Therefore, the patients with advanced renal disease, hepatic dysfunction, angina, or severe ischemic heart disease should take caution while applying Colospa.
This review about Colospa contains general information on gastrointestinal disorders, which should not be used instead of qualified help or advice of the healthcare specialist. The online pharmacy disclaims any liability for any kind of loss and damage, caused due to incorrect use of the information on musculotropic antispasmodic Colospa.
Colospa Side Effects
Adverse reactions of Colospa are normally insignificant and poorly observed. Clinical trials have demonstrated that the antispasmodic drug may cause: indigestion, heartburn, dizziness, insomnia, anorexia, headache, decreased pulse rate, constipation, and general malaise. In rare cases, Colospa may cause allergic reactions (including urticaria, angioedema, face oedema and exanthema).