• Shruti GOCHHWAL

Meftal Spas During Periods: Does It Help?

Meftal spas is an antispasmodic drug which is a painkiller and a muscle relaxant. Thus, it is used to treat intestinal problems in your stomach as well as decrease symptoms like intestinal and stomach cramping.

There are two types of menstrual pain:

  1. Primary dysmenorrhea is the usual or recurrent pain during menstruation.

  2. Secondary dysmenorrhea is the pain caused by the result of some reproductive system disorder.

Antispasmodic Function

Meftal spas is a combination medicine of mefenamic acid and dicyclomine. The combination of such medications work together and relaxes the muscles of the stomach and small intestine which consequently slows down the natural movement of the gut.

Mefenamic acid

It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that helps in decreasing the levels of hormones which cause pain, blood loss, inflammation, and menstrual cramps by stopping or blocking any release or reaction of any substances that produce such symptoms.

Mefenamic acid dose: 500mg once a day. Usually, 250mg is taken twice a day.

Dicyclomine

It is an anticholinergic as well as an antispasmodic drug that is capable of blocking acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter chemical that is responsible for a muscle to contract. Thus, reducing or blocking such reactions or chemicals will help relieve spasms.

Dicyclomine dosage: 20mg four times a day.

Meftal Spas for periods

Meftal Spas for periods, Credit; Wallpaper flare


Directions and important notes

  1. Meftal spas should be taken with food in order to prevent a stomach upset which will only add on to the period pain.

  2. The dose and duration of the consumption will mainly depend on the extent of pain and it’s improvement. Thus, it is advisable to consult a doctor initially.

  3. Usually, the smallest amount of dosage which is capable of controlling the symptoms is preferable.

  4. Meftal spas is available in the form of meftal spas tablets and meftal spas syrup or suspension.

  5. Meftal spas may cause side effects like nausea, nervousness, dizziness, sleepiness, vomiting, blurred vision, and dry mouth.

  6. Any pregnant and breastfeeding mothers or any people suffering from kidney and liver problems shall not consume such medications without consultation.

  7. When the same medication is used for a long time or in the same dosage, it may not work as well.

  8. It is important to understand that the medication will not delay your periods but can only relieve the pain.

  9. The best time to use this medication is during the onset or start of your periods.

  10. The medication usually does not respond or treat secondary

 Pain

Menstrual cramps,, Credit: Pexels


Conclusion

Meftal Spas is a drug capable of treating mild to moderate pain caused due to menstruation and also significantly reduces the loss of blood during the cycle. This is because the two combination drugs present possess non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory, anticholinergic, and antispasmodic properties.

Thus, meftal spas does help excessive period pain or menstrual cramps.

Read More: https://gleath.com/category/womens-health/menstrual-health/

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