Trimebutine is mainly used to treat irritable bowel syndrome.


What is Trimebutine?

Trimebutine is an antispasmodic medication. It works by slowing down or stabilizing abnormal bowel movements.


How should Trimebutine be taken?

Trimebutine is typically administered orally in the form of tablets. The recommended dosage for adults is up to 600 mg daily (200 mg three times a day before meals).  


Side effects associated with Trimebutine

Among the possible side effects of Trimebutine include the following:


  • Abdominal pains
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Headache
  • Feeling hot or cold
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Rash


In the event that these side effects become severe or persistent, it is necessary to contact a doctor as soon as possible. 


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Trimebutine

Before starting treatment with Trimebutine, it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drugs or food
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements (particularly tubocurarine)
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from any specific health problems
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding