In order to relieve your muscle pain, take one or two Alverine capsules up to three times a day.
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Maximum per order: 2
Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
Alverine is a smooth muscle relaxant that can be used for intestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As an antispasmodic treatment, Alverine is effective at relaxing the muscles surrounding your intestines and uterus — reducing stomach cramping (a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome). You can also get Alverine Forte capsules at 120 mg.
IBS is a common intestinal condition causes your abdominal muscles to spasm when food passes through.
With IBS, the usual functioning of the gut muscle is lost, and can lead to painful intestinal symptoms such as intense bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation. IBS can be a very distressing disease to have that disrupts your quality of life and makes everyday things like eating and going to the loo painful.
IBS can be worsened by stress, diet, and lifestyle.
Here are some common IBS symptoms:
Alverine citrate (the active ingredient) relaxes the gut muscles that are spasming out of control, helping you regain control of your gut.
Alverine can also be used to treat diverticular disease of the colon, relieving the symptoms of the painful intestinal condition. This condition causes small pouches to form within the colon wall due to a weakness of muscle layers surrounding the colon. These pouches can become inflamed and painful if particles of food become trapped within the gastrointestinal tract.
Smooth muscles are muscles in our body that we cannot voluntarily control like the ones in our gut and intestines.
Alverine citrate works to effectively relax the smooth muscles associated with the gut (and around the womb for women), relieving the painful symptoms that come with muscle spasms and constrictions. For this reason Alverine citrate can also be used as a treatment for painful menstrual cramps which are caused by muscle contractions in the uterus (dysmenorrhea).
If using Alverine it is recommended that you avoid driving or operating any machinery as it may cause dizziness. If you are concerned about this, consult your doctor for more information.
Medicines and their side effects can affect individual people in different ways. When taking Alverine, there aren’t that many side effects to look out for, but here are a few you may experience:
If you notice yellowing of the skin, or have a severe allergic reaction to the medication, you must notify a doctor immediately
Alverine should not be used without first consulting your doctor if any of the following apply to you:
If new symptoms develop after taking Alverine, if your symptoms become worse, or if they do not improve after two weeks, cease usage and consult with your doctor.
Alverine should be taken orally up to three times a day. In order to get maximum benefit, it is recommended that this medication is taken as regularly as possible. Alverine should be taken at the same time every day unless your doctor has given you alternate information.
You may not feel the benefit of Alverine immediately, and it may take a few days to feel the full effects. Other concurrent medical conditions may require different doses at different times and this can be discussed with your doctor.
As well as IBS treatments, try some of the following measures to help relieve symptoms:
You may also benefit from an anti-flatulence treatment like Simeticone.
In order to relieve your muscle pain, take one or two Alverine capsules up to three times a day.
Side effects are uncommon when using Alverine, however there is a small chance that you may encounter any of the following:
• Feelings of sickness of dizziness
• Allergic reactions (itching or rashes)
If you have any further concerns or experience any side effects not listed above, cease usage and consult with your doctor immediately.
There is one active ingredient contained in Alverine capsules:
• Alverine citrate
There are also two inactive ingredients contained in Alverine capsules:
• Pregelatinised starch
• Magnesium stearate
As well as inactive ingredients contained within the capsule itself:
• Titanium dioxide (E171)
Before using Alverine capsules for the first time it is important to read the following warnings carefully in order to make sure you are making a fully informed decision.
Alverine capsules should not be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed above. They should also be avoided if you have been told by a medical professional that you have an obstruction within the gut, or a malfunctioning small bowel.
Alverine might not be the right treatment for you if any of the following apply:
• You are aged 40 years or over
• You have passed blood in your stools
• You are feeling sick or vomiting
• You have lost your appetite or lost weight
• You are suffering from severe constipation
• You are looking pale and feeling tired
• You have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
• You have a fever
• You have difficulty or pain passing urine
• You have recently travelled abroad
Always read all available packaging and product information before using any new medication and if you have any concerns, consult your doctor.
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Alverine citrate is used for treating IBS, but it can also be used for treating intense period pain and diverticular disease of the colon. It’s a capsule that you take three times a day on a regular basis to help control involuntary muscle spasms.
A feeling of nausea or dizziness, headaches, and minor allergic reactions are possible side effects; but they are not necessarily that common.
It depends on the individual. You should speak to a doctor if you feel no improvements within a few weeks, or your symptoms seem to be getting worse.
Yes, if your doctor prescribes it to you.
There are two dosages: 60mg and Alverine Forte at 120mg. Forte tends to be prescribed by the doctor if the 60mg capsules taken a few times a day have had no effect.
Yes, in moderation.
Speak to your doctor first before taking Alverine while pregnant or breastfeeding.
It’s safe to take alverine citrate alongside other popular IBS medicines. You can continue to take medicines like Buscopan, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, Fybogel, and Pepto Bismol while on Alverine, but always discuss with with your doctor first.
Alverine tends to be well-reviewed, but it can take a while for people to find the ideal IBS treatment for them. It’s important to consider how lifestyle changes may improve your condition, as tablets can help relieve symptoms, but not ‘cure’ the condition. Speak to a doctor to see what treatment they would recommend for you individually.
For IBS relief, small packs of Buscopan IBS and Buscopan Cramps can be bought over the counter — it’s also an antispasmodic. You may also want to try natural remedies like peppermint oil. Fybogel Mebeverine may also help. Remember that persistent symptoms should always be checked by a doctor. IBS should be diagnosed to check symptoms are not caused by other conditions.
Alverine isn't normally used for period cramps although some doctors may prescribe it. Speak to your GP to find the best treatment for you.
No, it’s a prescription-only IBS treatment. It can be purchased online using our Online Doctor service without the need for a prescription from your GP.
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