Colofac (mebeverine): Reviews and patient testimonials


Medication indications

Colofac MR

For the symptomatic relief of irritable bowel syndrome.

Colofac Tablets 135mg

For the symptomatic treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions usually included in this grouping, such as: chronic irritable colon, spastic constipation, mucous colitis, spastic colitis. Colofac is effectively used to treat the symptoms of these conditions, such as: colicky abdominal pain and cramps, persistent, non-specific diarrhoea (with or without alternating constipation) and flatulence.

Route of administration: Oral
Molecule: mebeverine

Patients' opinions on Colofac

In brief

General satisfaction level: 5.00/10 Learn more

Treatment's effectiveness: 5.33/10 Learn more

Ease of use: 7.00/10 Learn more

Adherence to prescription: 5.00/10 Learn more

Detected side effects: 1.00/10 Learn more

Improvement in the quality of life: 5.00/10 Learn more

1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Extremely satisfied

1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Extremely satisfied

1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Extremely satisfied

1 = Never
10 = Always

1 = Not at all important
10 = Extremely important

1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Extremely satisfied

Tips and advice of the community

Unregistered member
on 29/11/2019

I was prescribed Colofac and Colpermin way back in early 1980s. They were very effective in assisting in treating and relieving my bowel problem. I would estimate a reduction in pain and problems by 70% whilst using this treatment. However, in more recent years and following changes in GPs and the introduction of pharmacists within GP centres there were calls from NHS to reduce costs. One of the significant ways to do this was to commence using generic medications wherever possible. Instead of being prescribed Colofac and Colpermin I started to receive generic Mebeverine Hydrochloride and Peppermint Oil. Whilst the root content of the medications may be the same, the release times and applications to the problem have either been completely changed or withdrawn completely thereby nullifying the effectiveness of the treatment. Consultants prescribe specific named medications for a definite reason - if a generic would serve the purpose then it would usually be prescribed. Try persuading a local pharmacist [and some GPs] that you require named medications and you will often have significant problems, often resulting in the Consultant having to write and instruct the local practice only for it all to occur again when staff change. I take 34 different medications, of which quite a number are specifically named - imagine the problems when the pharmacist/GP does a review ....!  To return to the original commentary,  in my opinion Colofac is usually a good treatment for many bowel disorders.

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