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ISS Relief 135 mg Tablets
Mebeverine Hydrochloride

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to take IBS Relief
carefully to get the best results from it.

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve after 2 weeks.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or

In this leaflet:
1. What IBS Relief is and what it is used for
2. Before you take IBS Relief
3. How to take IBS Relief
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store IBS Relief
6. Further information

1. What IBS Relief is and what it is used for
IBS Relief is a tablet containing Mebeverine
Hydrochloride. This belongs to a group of
medicines called antispasmodics.
This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
This is a very common condition which causes
spasm and pain in the gut or intestine.
The intestine is a long muscular tube which food
passes down so it can be digested. If the
intestine goes into spasm and squeezes too
tightly, you get pain. The way this medicine
works is by relieving the spasm and pain.
The main symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS) include:
• Stomach pain and spasm
• Feeling bloated and having wind
• Having diarrhoea (with or without constipation)
• Small, hard, pellet-like or ribbon-like stools
These symptoms may vary from person to
Talk to your doctor if you develop new symptoms
or if these symptoms continue for more than 2

Your diet and lifestyles can also help treat IBS:
How you restrict your diet depends on the way
IBS affects you. If you find that certain things
bring on the symptoms, then it makes sense not
to eat them. A high fibre diet may help, but ask
your pharmacist for more information.
Some people find that learning to relax can help
to lessen their symptoms of IBS. You may find it
helpful to set aside a few moments each day to
relax and gently unwind.

2. Before you take IBS Relief
Do not take IBS Relief if:
• You are allergic to any of the tablet ingredients
(see section 6 for a list of ingredients)
• You are younger than 18 years of age
If any of the above applies to you, do not take
this medicine and talk to your doctor or
Take special care with IBS Relief
See your doctor before using any IBS treatment
if you:
• have not suffered from IBS before, or
• have developed new symptoms or your
symptoms have become worse
• have liver or kidney problems
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if any of the
following applies to you:
• You are 40 years of age or over and your
symptoms have changed or it has been some
time since you last had IBS
• You have blood in your stools (faeces)
• You are feeling sick (nauseous) or are sick
• You are looking pale and feeling tired
• You have constipation
• You have a fever
• You have recently travelled abroad
• You are pregnant, or planning to become
• You are a woman and have unusual
bleeding or discharge from your vagina
• You have difficulty or pain when passing water
Your doctor will tell you whether it is safe for you
to start taking IBS Relief.

Taking IBS Relief with food and drink
You can drink alcohol while you are taking IBS Relief.
Taking other medicine
No interactions with other medicines are known.
Pregnancy or breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking IBS Relief if you are pregnant or might
become pregnant. There is only limited information
about the safety of Mebeverine for pregnant
women. Your doctor may advise you to stop taking
IB Relief before you become pregnant or as soon
as you know you are pregnant. IBS Relief should
not be used during breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
This medicine is not likely to affect you being
able to drive or use any tools or machines.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of IBS Relief
This medicine contains lactose and sucrose
(types of suga". If you have been told by your
doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some
sugar (have an intolerance to some sugars), talk
to your doctor before taking this medicine.
3. How to take IBS Relief
How to take IBS Relief
• Try to take the tablets 20 minutes before a
meal - some people find their symptoms to be
strongest after they have eaten.
• Swallow the tablets whole with water. Do not
chew the tablets.
How much IBS Relief to take
Adults and the elderly:
• Take 1 tablet 3 times a day
• The number of tablets you take can be lowered
if your symptoms improve

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• Do not take more than 3 tablets per day
Do not give IBS Relief to children or adolescents
younger than 18 years.

How to stop taking IBS Relief
You can lower the dose if your symptoms get

If you take more IBS Relief than you should
If you or someone else takes too much IBS Relief
(an overdose), talk to a doctor or go to a hospital
straight away. Take the medicine pack with you.

If you forget to take IBS Relief
If you miss a tablet, wait until the next dose is
due. Do not try to make up for the dose you have
missed. Do not double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist

4. Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some
may get some side effects (unwanted effects or

If you get any of these serious side effects,
stop taking the tablets. See a doctor at once:

Difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, neck,
tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)

If you get any of the following side effects see
your pharmacist or doctor:

Skin rash, red itchy skin

Reporting of side effects

Marketing Authorisation Holder and

5. How to store IBS Relief

The Marketing Authorisation Holder is:
Abbott Healthcare Products Ltd., Abbott House,
Vanwall Business Park, Vanwall Road,
Maidenhead, SL6 4XE, UK

• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• You should lock this medicine in a cupboard or
medicine cabinet.
• Do not use the tablet after the expiry date
which is printed on the carton and blister pack.
• Do not store your tablets above 30°C and keep
them in the original container.
If your doctor stops your treatment, return any
unused tablets to a pharmacist.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

The Manufacturer is:
Abbott Healthcare SAS,
01400 Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, France

The Boots Company PLC, Nottingham, NG2 3AA
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large
print or audio please call, free of charge:

0800 198 5000 (UK only)
Please be ready to give the following information:
Product name: Boots IBS Relief 135 mg Tablets
Reference number: 00512/0044

6. Further information
What IBS Relief contains

This is a service provided by the Royal National
Institute of Blind People.

Each tablet contains 135 mg Mebeverine
Hydrochloride which is the active ingredient.

The leaflet was last approved in February 2014

The tablets also contain lactose, starch (potato),
povidone, talc, magnesium stearate, sucrose,
gelatin, acacia, carnauba wax.

What IBS Relief looks like and contents of the
IBS Relief tablets are white, round and sugar
coated with no markings.
IBS Relief is available in packs containing 15
tablets in blister strips.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: By
reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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