What is an antispasmodic?
An antispasmodic is an herbal action that relieves, lowers, or prevents the occurrence of involuntary muscle spasms. It caters to the pangs of gut origin and is especially helpful in providing symptomatic relief of irritable bowel syndrome.
The gut muscles contract and relax continuously for the mobilization of food. If this movement becomes aggressive, it can compel spastic movements that become painful to endure. The antispasmodic agents bind to the muscarinic receptors and inhibit the release of certain chemicals that trigger these spasms.
What are the benefits of Antispasmodic agents
Antispasmodic agents help with the following:
- Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms
- Treatment of biliary colic
- Abdominal pain