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OverviewOther known brand namesAbout alverine citrateKey facts of alverine citrateWho is alverine citrate not suitable for?How and where to get alverine citrate?Dosage and strength for alverine citrate for irritable bowel syndromeInformation about how to take alverine citrate for irritable bowel syndromeWhat happens if you take too much alverine citrate?What are the side effects of alverine citrate?Information about taking alverine citrate at the same time as other medications or herbal supplementsCan alverine citrate taken for irritable bowel syndrome be taken long term?Is there a herbal alverine citrate?Can women use alverine citrate?Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking alverine citrate?What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with irritable bowel syndrome?Alternatives to alverine citrateSourcesPeople also asked
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Medically reviewed by Navin Khosla, BPharm and written by Rajive Patel, BPharm - Updated on 26 Jan 2024
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About alverine citrate

Alverine citrate is a smooth muscle relaxant used to relieve abdominal pain due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Common symptoms of IBS, include stomach and intestinal pain, intense bloating, wind, diarrhoea, and constipation. Alverine relaxes muscles surrounding the intestines and uterus, reducing stomach cramps, a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome. It can also be used for the treatment of painful diverticular disease of the colon, and period pains.

It is available with a prescription or over the counter from a pharmacy. Now Patient offers alverine citrate as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of alverine citrate

  • Alverine is an antispasmodic medicine for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Alverine may have some side effects which include headaches and dizziness
  • It can be dangerous if you take alverine with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician

Who is alverine citrate not suitable for?

Alverine may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before taking alverine if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient alverine citrate or any of the inactive ingredients such as magnesium stearate, gelatin, or titanium dioxide (E171)
  • Are over 40 years of age
  • Have blood in your stools
  • Have severe constipation
  • Have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Have difficulty passing urine

How and where to get alverine citrate?

Alverine citrate is available from a number of sources. It is available on prescription or over the counter at a pharmacy.

Now Patient does not allow customers to buy alverine citrate directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with a prescribing clinician for the treatment of IBS, you can discuss if alverine citrate is a suitable treatment option for you.

At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by Now Patient.

Dosage and strength for alverine citrate for irritable bowel syndrome

Alverine citrate is available as 60mg and 120mg capsules when used for IBS.

Information about how to take alverine citrate for irritable bowel syndrome

For adults and children over 12 years of age take 1 to 2 capsules up to three times a day for a maximum of 2 weeks. Take alverine citrate with a glass of water.

Read the patient information leaflet provided with your medication or consult a health care professional if you require further information.

What happens if you take too much alverine citrate?

If you take more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have taken too much alverine citrate and you experience any of the following side effects:

What are the side effects of alverine citrate?

Possible side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.

If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.

  • Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
  • You’re breathing very fast or have shortness of breath (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
  • Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
  • Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
  • You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
  • Someone faints and cannot be woken up

Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient

Information about taking alverine citrate at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements

There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and alverine citrate. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements.

Can alverine citrate taken for irritable bowel syndrome be taken long term?

No. If your symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks speak to a doctor for advice.

Is there a herbal alverine citrate?

No. Herbal alverine citrate does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.

Can women use alverine citrate?

Women can take alverine citrate for IBS, but should not use this medicine if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking alverine citrate?

You can eat and drink normally when taking alverine citrate.

What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with irritable bowel syndrome?

  • Manage your stress levels
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Avoid foods that make your IBS worse

Alternatives to alverine citrate

Alternatives for the treatment of IBS include medication such as mebeverine.


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