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anyone else taking Mebeverine for IBS?

(5 Posts)
Tommy Mon 11-Aug-08 20:34:39

it says on the packet that I should take them 20mins before eating - only I keep forgetting. Would it matter if I took them say, 10 mins before or is that no good?

moosemama Tue 12-Aug-08 17:28:03

My DH takes mebeverine for ibs. I think he sometimes forgets to take them before and takes them with his food - they still seem to work though.

Milliways Tue 12-Aug-08 17:33:45

I do (branded as Colofac, but same stuff). It is best to have them acting before food, but if I get an attack out of the blue, will just take one immediately & then with meals/when I remember for a few days until it settles.

I had been symptom free for so many months, then had an attack on holiday & thought it was appendicitis or something until I remembered how painful the spasms can be!

Tommy Wed 13-Aug-08 08:30:10

thanks for that. I wasn't sure if I was too late whether there was any point. Now I just have to work out how to remember to take them!

fledtoscotland Wed 13-Aug-08 09:57:36

FIL has been on these for a couple of years and TBH its great that he remembers to take the tablets let alone 20mins before eating. They still seem to work.

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