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Alverine Citrate 60mg Capsules

*The brand supplied may vary. Please contact us if you require a specific brand.

Alverine Citrate 60mg Capsules (100 Capsules)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Tue. 22 Jun and Wed. 23 Jun.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    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.


Treating IBS & colon diseases with Alverine citrate

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:

  • Intestinal pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Consistent diarrhoea, needing to go to the loo suddenly
  • Periods of constipation
  • Increased wind and flatulence.

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. 


Generic Spasmonal — a smooth muscle relaxant

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.


Taking alverine citrate and its side effects

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:

  • Dizziness or feeling sick or nauseous
  • Headaches
  • Allergic reactions (itching or rash)

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:

  • This is the first time you have suffered from symptoms associated with IBS
  • You are over the age of 40
  • You have found blood in your stools
  • You have severe constipation
  • You feel sick or have been vomiting
  • You are eating less or have lost weight
  • You look pale and feel lethargic
  • You are having trouble urinating
  • You have abnormal vaginal bleeding/discharge
  • You are or might be pregnant
  • You have been abroad recently

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.


How to take Alverine

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.


Managing IBS symptoms

As well as IBS treatments, try some of the following measures to help relieve symptoms:

  1. Try to manage stress levels
  2. Don’t rush meals
  3. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of high fibre foods and leafy greens
  4. Try to keep a food journal tracking your symptoms, and avoid the ones that make your IBS worse.

You may also benefit from an anti-flatulence treatment like Simeticone.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

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
• Headaches
• 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:

• Gelatin
• 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.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about IBS?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Published on: 15-09-2016

Last modified on: 15-09-2018

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Reviewed on: 15-09-2020

Next review date: 15-09-2022

Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.

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