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Logo BEVISPAS TABLETS

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S2

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

BEVISPAS TABLETS

COMPOSITION:
Each tablet contains: 135 mg
mebeverine hydrochloride.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 11.2: Gastro-intestinal antispasmodics and cholinolytics.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Bevispas is a musculotropic spasmolytic agent with a selective action especially on smooth muscle spasms of the gastro-intestinal tract. No significant inhibition of normal peristalsis has been observed.

INDICATIONS:
Primary irritable colon characterised by persistent diarrhoea, alternating constipation and diarrhoea, abdominal pain and postprandial distension. Secondary irritable colon due to organic lesions such as diverticulitis, regional enteritis, specific and non-specific inflammatory conditions of the gastro-intestinal tract.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the product. Patients with porphyria.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
135 mg mebeverine hydrochloride (one tablet) three times daily, preferably before meals. After a period of a few weeks the dosage may be gradually reduced once the desired effect has been obtained. Mebeverine hydrochloride is not contra-indicated in patients with glaucoma or prostatic hypertrophy, as atropine-like effects are absent.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Depression, headache, diarrhoea, constipation and dizziness have been reported after administration of Bevispas.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
See Side Effects and Special Precautions. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
A white biconvex film coated tablet engraved with a mortar and pestle on one side.

PRESENTATION:
Securitainer packs of 100 tablets.
Securitainer packs of 20 tablets.
Securitainer packs of 500 tablets.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 30°C in tightly closed containers. Protect from light.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
29/11.2/0255

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Pharmacare Limited
7 Fairclough Road
PORT ELIZABETH
6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
02/12/1994.

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Current: April 2005
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