Libertrim® is a medication indicated to relieve the symptoms of gastroesophageal and intestinal motility, both acute and chronic, which is available in different presentations and with a specific chemical composition.
For this reason, in this articlewe will know its functions, dosage and not least, the contraindications and adverse effects of which we must be aware.
What is libertrim?
Libertrim® is one of the drugs of the company “Carnot Laboratories”(1), whose active ingredient is called trimebutin, a spasmolytic agent effectiveinpreventing intestinal motility, another compound that accompanies it is simethicone.
Libertrim® comes in different forms, such as 200 mg capsules or tablets, suspensions up to 30 ml andalso in solutions byinjection, all with doses of 1 to 2 tablets (50 mg each) every 8 to 12 hours in adults and adolescents.
Note: According to several studies it is known that: “Trimebutinehas a high clinical, blood and renal tolerability, which allows it to be used for prolonged times.” (2)
What is the libertrim for?
The libertrim® haskey and quite specific functionsfor disorders related to the gastrointestinal tract, of which it is necessary to know the required information about them. The following are themain conditionsfor which the libertrim® is indicated:
1. Irritable bowel syndrome
Libertrim® treats irritable bowel (IBS), a disorder of the large intestine that can cause cramping, constipation, abdominal pain, and mucus in the stool.
The libertrim® SII tablets relieve the symptoms of acute and chronic colitisthose inflammations of the interior of the colon divided into ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, with symptoms such as fever, dehydration and rectal pain.
You should know: Trimebutine (libertrim® compound) can help Regulate the movements of of the muscles of the digestive tract in other cases such as colopathy, which corresponds to a series of intestinal disorders, which also accompany irritable bowel and its signs.
This drug may be prescribed for the treatment of duodenitis , a disorder that occurs in the small intestine or stomach tract.
Note: This is an inflammation that becomes chronic or acute caused by bacteria, so libertrim® is capable of relieving not only the symptoms, but also the main risk factor causing the disorder, which is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). ).
4. Gastroesophageal reflux and esophagitis
Simethicone trimebutine (libertrim® compound), is essential for the gastroesophageal lining , a condition that causes Heartburn and damage to the lining of the esophagus.
To highlight: This drug is also indicated for esophagitis , which is an inflammation in the muscular tissues of the esophagus, which can recover its fibers thanks to simethicone that eliminates stomach acid, while trimebutine reduces inflammation of the mucous walls.
Libertrim Side Effects
Despite its greatness, libertrim® has infrequent adverse effects (due to its high tolerance), of which each patient who wishes to use it should take it into account with their doctor, among the most relevant are:
- Headache (recurring headaches).
- Increased blood pressure.
- Slight Deafness
- Vomiting, dry mouth, or nausea.
Important: In the event of any of the aforementioned side effects, it is recommended to discontinue the use of libertrim® and seek immediate medical attention .
Contraindications of libertrim
The contraindications of libertrim® should also be fully known, since it has some very important ones that should not be neglected in its use, so it is contraindicated for:
- Patients intolerant to the active principle (require allergy tests).
- Lactose intolerant patients.
- alcoholic patients.
- People suffering from myasthenia gravis (weakness and rapid muscle fatigue).
- People with intestinal perforation (a cut in the small intestine).
Note: A study mentions that: “Libertrim®has no teratogenic or fetotoxic effects,, however, its use during the first trimester of pregnancy is at the discretion of the doctor and its prescription.” (4)
- Libertrim® is a commercial medication with the active ingredient trimebutine .
- It is indicated for various disorders in the gastric system, such as irritable bowel syndrome .
- It has adverse effects such as headache, indigestion, vomiting and nausea.
- It is contraindicated for people intolerant to its active principles , as well as with other care conditions.
- The use of libertrim® must be indicated and supervised by a specialist doctor.