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    Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Alverine Citrate
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    Alverine Citrate

    Alverine Citrate is an antispasmodic drug used for bowel and abdomen spasms and cramps, bloating related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticular illness, and severe periods. 

    How Effective Is Alverine Citrate?

    Alverine Citrate is an antispasmodic with a direct action on the smooth muscle of the intestines and uterus. It is selective towards the smooth muscle of the alimentary tract and uterus without affecting the heart, blood vessels, and tracheal muscle at the indicated therapeutic doses. After oral administration alverine is converted immediately into its primary active form, with a peak level reached within 60-90 minutes of ingestion. Alverine Citrate is used to help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The symptoms of IBS can include diarrhoea or constipation, the feeling of fullness and bloating, the sense of needing to go to the toilet urgently, as well as intermittent abdominal cramping. It is also used in a condition of the large intestine called the diverticular disease of the colon.  It may also be used to relieve period pain which presents with cramping.To help the condition, the patient needs to adopt certain lifestyle changes to improve the quality of life. For example, altering the diet to avoid certain foods that aggravate the IBS may already make a marked improvement to the symptoms. In some patients, dairy products may produce a flare-up, but this may be different in others. Exercise is also thought to relieve some symptoms of IBS, such as stomach or bowel cramps. Many IBS sufferers benefit from regular aerobic exercises such as brisk walks or cycling. Bringing stress levels down through exercise, meditation techniques, and behavioural changes, can also help to ease some of the symptoms of IBS.

    Can I buy Alverine Citrate online?

    Alverine Citrate 60mg Hard Capsules is a prescription only medication. Therefore you will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire so our prescriber can assess whether this treatment is safe and appropriate for you, You are also welcome to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how best to use this product. Alverine citrate comes in boxes of 60 or 100 hard capsules, and will be sent directly to you by Next Day Delivery.

    What dose should I choose?

    Alverine Citrate is available in 60mg capsules to be taken orally. The usual dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is 1-2 capsules taken a maximum of three times a day. The frequency of intake depends on the severity of the symptoms.
    Alverine Citrate is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. 

    How should I take Alverine Citrate?

    Alverine Citrate is available in 60mg capsules to be taken orally. The usual dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is 1-2 capsules taken a maximum of three times a day, approximately every 8 hours. 

    Alverine Citrate is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

    It does not matter whether Alverine Citrate is taken with food or on an empty stomach.

    The dose is taken and the frequency of intake depends on the severity of the symptoms. It is best to take Alverine Citrate only when necessary and not in the form of a course. The capsules should be started when symptoms of IBS or period pain flare-up. Once the symptoms settle down or subside completely, it is not necessary to keep taking Alverine Citrate.

    Patients should seek medical advice if new symptoms appear or if the symptoms get worse.

    How does Alverine Citrate work?

    Alverine Citrate is a spasmolytic medicine with a direct action on the smooth muscle of the intestines and uterus. When reaching this smooth muscle which is contracting, irritated, and producing the sensation of pain, Alverine Citrate acts on it to cause it to relax.

    It is selective towards the smooth muscle of the alimentary tract and uterus without affecting the heart, blood vessels, and tracheal muscle at the indicated therapeutic doses.

    How long do I take Alverine Citrate for before I notice a difference?

    The dose is taken, and the frequency of intake depends on the severity of the symptoms. It is best to take Alverine Citrate only when necessary and not in the form of a course. If one capsule every 8 hours has not been enough to help the pain and cramps subside, the dose may be increased to two capsules every 8 hours. The capsules should be started when symptoms of IBS or period pain flare-up. Once the symptoms settle down or subside completely, it is not necessary to keep taking Alverine Citrate.

    In order to help the condition, the patient needs to adopt specific lifestyle changes to improve the quality of life. For example, altering the diet to avoid certain foods that aggravate the IBS and inflammation of the bowel may already make a marked improvement to the symptoms. In some patients, dairy products may produce a flare-up, but this may be different in others. 

    Exercise is also thought to relieve some symptoms of IBS, such as stomach or bowel cramps. Many IBS sufferers benefit from regular aerobic exercises such as brisk walks or cycling. 

    Bringing stress levels down through exercise, meditation techniques, and behavioural changes, can also help to ease some of the symptoms of IBS.

    What are the side effects of Alverine Citrate?

    As with all other medicines, Alverine Citrate may have side effects. 

    These may include:

    • Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions

    • Dizziness and headache

    • Shortness of breath or wheezing

    • Nausea

    • Jaundice due to hepatitis or abnormal liver function tests

    • Rash and/or itching

    Doctors or specialists at Click Pharmacy are available should any further advice be required.

    In case of overdose, the patient should be taken immediately to the emergency department. There have been fatalities following overdose with very high doses.

    When shouldn’t I take Alverine Citrate?

    Alverine Citrate should not be taken where there is paralytic ileus, intestinal obstruction or allergy to any of its ingredients.

    Special care should be taken in the following cases:

    • The patient is aged over 40 and is appearing with symptoms for the first time or has not had symptoms for a while

    • Blood has been passed from the bowel

    • There are symptoms of nausea and vomiting

    • The patient is pale and feeling tired

    • There is severe constipation

    • There is fever

    • The patient has recently travelled abroad

    • The patient is or may be pregnant

    • There is abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge

    • The patient has difficulty or pain while passing urine

    A doctor should also be consulted if the symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment, if new symptoms appear, or if the symptoms get worse.

    Patient Information Leaflet

    Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be found here.

    Content reviewed 06 April 2020, Last updated 06 April 2020

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