Colospa is used in a number of bowel problems such as abdominal pain and disorders, discomfort and related abdominal cramps. It is also useful in preventing the contraction of gastrointestinal muscles.
Colospa is generally available in the form of tablets and suspension. The normal recommended dose for adults diagnosed with GI spasm tract and irritable bowel syndrome is 100 or 135 mg taken three times a day. Extended release tablets should be taken as 200 mg two times a day. Colospa should be taken 20 minutes before the meal.
The dose should be taken according to the prescription of the doctor. Your doctor will tell you the appropriate dose to be taken according to the condition. Instructions on the prescription label should be followed. The tablets should be taken with a glass full of water.
Overdose of Colospa should be avoided as it may cause symptoms like dizziness, headaches, vomiting, restlessness etc. You should seek medical attention is such circumstances.
You should not consume alcohol during the medication as it can cause intoxication and reactions. Colospa can disturb your ability to think so you should be careful while driving a vehicle or indulging in any other activity that requires you to be conscious. The drug is contradicted in patients suffering from paralytic ileus. You should consult the doctor if you tend to develop any allergic symptoms or in case you are using other drug including drugs used without prescription.
The safety of Colospa if taken during pregnancy women has not been estimated. Therefore pregnant women should consult the doctor before start taking Colospa.