Alverine Citrate is classified as an antispasmodic medicine used commonly for relaxation of near-intestinal muscles. As such, it is used to treat stomach cramps, one of the most common symptoms of IBS.
Alverine Citrate; what kind of medicine is it?
It is a smooth muscle relaxant used to treat chronic stomach conditions, such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). By its classification, an antispasmodic medicine; it’s primary use is to relax smooth muscles surrounding the intestines and uterus, thus alleviating stomach muscle cramps.
How does it work?
As an antispasmodic medicine, used for stopping muscle spasms (muscle cramps), it is primarily used for smooth muscle relaxation.
Smooth muscles in your body are the ones over which you have no direct control of. They are most commonly found in the intestinal walls and the uterus, and allow them to contract and perform their normal function.
In the situation of a stomach cramp, Alverine Citrate is used to immediately relax these types of muscles, giving you near instantaneous relief.
Alverine Citrate is used to stop the occurring muscle spasms in the abdomen that are caused by IBS or other disorders, such as diverticular disease.
It can be also used by women, during painful periods, to stop muscle cramps occurring in the womb.
What is it used for and what are the benefits?
As a smooth muscle relaxant, Alverine Citrate is used to lessen the pain from chronic intestinal muscle cramps that are usually associated with IBS or other chronic conditions.
It is also effective in providing relief during painful periods.
Proper way to use Alverine Citrate
The recommended dosage is 1-2 tablets, 3 times a day, taken in equal intervals.
Make sure to take the tablets whole, with a lot of water. They can be taken before or after a meal; however, if you have a sensitive stomach, taking them after a meal reduces the discomfort you might feel.
Keep in mind to always follow the instructions given to you by a medical professional, and to adjust your dosage to the one he has prescribed you.
Unwanted effects and precautions
Alverine Citrate doesn’t necessarily cause the same side effects to all who take it. There’s a good chance that you might not experience any at all.
The most common unwanted reactions to Alverine Citrate are:
- Spots / rash
Development of any other side effects is a cause for concern and you should get in contact with your doctor immediately.
If it’s your first time taking Alverine Citrate or if you’ve developed some of the symptoms, consult with your doctor whether or not you should continue using it.
Do not, under any circumstance, take Alverine Citrate if any of the following can be applied to you:
- You are feverish
- You are constipated
- You’re over the age of 40
- You’ve recently traveled abroad
- You’re looking pale and/or are constantly tired
- You’ve difficulty urinating
- Lost appetite and/or drastic weight loss
- You’ve any unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge
Some of the side effects include dizziness or lightheadedness, therefore it is not advised to drive or to operate any heavy machinery right after taking the medicine.
Not recommended for children under the age of twelve.
Some medicines shouldn’t be used if you are or if you’re planning to become pregnant. Alverine Citrate’s usage is not recommended during pregnancy or while you’re breastfeeding. Consult with a professional medical expert whether or not you can safely use Alverine Citrate in your situation.
Can I purchase it online?
At Tru Medical , you can easily purchase Alverine Citrate. You’ll be required to have a prescription and an online consultation with a pharmacist to decide whether or not Alverine Citrate is the right medicine for you.