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Modulon (Trimebutine) belongs to the class of medications called spasmolytics. It is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon).
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Modulon (Trimebutine) belongs to the class of medications called spasmolytics. It is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon). This condition is caused by overactive movements of the bowels. Modulon (Trimebutine) works by slowing down or normalizing the abnormal movements of the bowel.
Your doctor may have suggested Modulon (Trimebutine) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of Modulon (Trimebutine) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Modulon (Trimebutine), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Modulon (Trimebutine) without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Modulon (Trimebutine) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Modulon (Trimebutine) if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The adult recommended dose consists of up to 600 mg daily taken in 3 divided doses (200 mg 3 times daily) before meals.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take Modulon (Trimebutine) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store Modulon (Trimebutine) at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Modulon (Trimebutine). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Modulon (Trimebutine) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Modulon (Trimebutine). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Modulon (Trimebutine).
Each white, round, biconvex tablet, bisected on one side, contains Modulon (Trimebutine) maleate 200 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, silicon dioxide, and sodium starch glycolate.
Modulon (Trimebutine) should not be taken by anyone who is allergic to Modulon (Trimebutine) or to any of the ingredients of the medication.
There may be an interaction between Modulon (Trimebutine) and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Modulon (Trimebutine). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Modulon (Trimebutine).
Pregnancy: The use of Modulon (Trimebutine) by pregnant women is not recommended. If you become pregnant while taking Modulon (Trimebutine), contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if Modulon (Trimebutine) passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Modulon (Trimebutine), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: Modulon (Trimebutine) is not recommended for use by children under 12 years of age.
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