It is a drug that is made up of two crucial chemical complexes, which are simethicone and alverine citrate.
Meteospasmyl is a recommended treatment for intestinal disorders, generally of gaseous origin. Thanks to its active molecules, simethicone, and alverine, a better evacuation of intestinal gas are produced, thus reducing discomfort and abdominal pain.
This treatment is recommended only for adults.
Alverine is present in the drug as alverine citrate in a proportion of 60mg for each capsule and is the component that is responsible for calming the pains that occur in the stomach due to stomach disorders.
On the other hand, simethicone is an antiflatulent responsible for eliminating gases and preventing air bubbles that lodge in the stomach and that later will form uncomfortable gases in the intestines.
It is also known as an antifoam agent.
It is present in a proportion of 300mg for each capsule, the main component of the drug.
- Alverina C20H27N.
- Simeticona C6H18O3Si3.
Meteospasmyl comes in the form of soft capsules to take by mouth, and its formula is Alverine 60 mg and Simethicone 300 mg.
Meteospasmyl is an antispasmodic treatment used for gastrointestinal cramps, bloating in the abdomen, painful periods, dysmenorrhea, painful pressure, hiccups, and other conditions.
Mechanism of action
Meteospasmyl is a treatment that acts on intestinal bloating through a digestive tract recovery mechanism in the form of a bandage.
The intestinal wall is covered with a thin layer of silicone that protects it.
Its active ingredients relax the intestinal muscles and reduce abdominal spasms generated by the accumulation of intestinal gases.
Meteospasmyl improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
- Relaxing the muscles in the intestine and uterus.
- Acting on the intestine’s inner lining and allowing gas bubbles to coalesce.
In case of intestinal gas accumulation, it is advisable to take 2 to 3 capsules of 360 mg of meteospasmyl per day, at the beginning of the meal or at the time of pain.
Side effects don’t happen very often. However, they are quite possible. Some side effects are infrequent.
See your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects, especially if they don’t disappear.
- Trouble breathing
- Short of breath.
- Swelling of the face
- Inflammation of the liver
Alverine can cause some allergic reactions in people with intolerance to the molecule.
Meteospasmyl should not be taken by patients allergic to alverine.
Side effects are generally in the form of skin reactions, including hives.
In rare cases, problems in the liver system have been observed at the time of Meteospasmyl discontinuation.
Contact your doctor if you notice other side effects such as:
Warnings and Contraindications
In the absence of studies on the effects of alverine on the fetus or infant, pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised not to take Meteospasmyl as a precautionary measure.
There are essential points to consider when administering meteospasmyl, such as:
- Do not allow the liquid form of this medicine to freeze.
- Do not drive vehicles, operate machinery, or perform activities that require alertness.
- Do not administer to children under 12 years of age.
- Do not administer in cases of hypersensitivity to the drug (allergic reactions).
- Do not administer in case of intestinal obstruction.
Side effects may change if meteospasmyl is mixed with other over-the-counter medications concomitantly.
This can increase your risk of side effects or make your medicine not work correctly.
The physician should be informed of all medications being taken, including vitamins, supplements, and herbal compounds so that the physician can help prevent or control drug interactions.
Meteospasmyl can interact with the following medications: