Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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  • Mebeverine


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Medication features

    Mebeverine is a medicine that is used as an antispasmodic. As a result of this action, mebeverine reduces the movement of muscles in the digestive system and uterus, which reduces cramps. This can lead to the alleviation of symptoms that are common in patients who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

    • Treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Relaxes the digestive tract muscles
    • Relieves cramps, bloating and wind


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Mebeverine is a smooth muscle relaxant; it relaxes the muscles in the walls of the stomach and the gut. This can help to reduce cramps, bloating, and constipation associated with IBS.


  • What is the standard Mebeverine dosage?

    The standard tablet dosage is 135mg, to be taken three times a day.

  • How long does it take to work?

    Mebeverine starts to work after 1 hour. You should feel better 1 to 3 hours after taking it

  • How long will I take it for?

    You will usually only take mebeverine when you have a flare-up of symptoms. You can stop taking mebeverine when you feel better. This may take up to 2 weeks.

  • Can I drink alcohol with it?

    Yes, you can drink alcohol with mebeverine, however it is recommended alcohol is consumed in moderation as this could flare up IBS symptoms.

  • Are there foods and drinks I should avoid?

    You can eat and drink normally while taking mebeverine.

Side Effects

There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking mebeverine.

Side effects can include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Skin irritation
  • Heartburn



Info Leaflet

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Patient Information Leaflet