Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet
Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet, a part of the dopamine antagonists group of drugs, prevents the tendency of vomiting and nausea in people suffering from gastrointestinal problems and also those who take certain medicines for Parkinson’s disease. The medicine tightens the muscles near the entrance of the stomach and relaxes the ones present at the exit. This action helps to speed up the passing of the food that you intake - from your stomach to your intestine, reducing the feeling of nausea and sickness, also preventing vomiting. It can also block, or reduce stimulation in the ‘vomiting centre’ of your brain, which will eventually reduce the feeling of nausea and vomiting.
Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet is a part of the drug group known as dopamine antagonists. It can be used for treating the slow passage of food in your gastrointestinal tract, generally associated with gastritis or diabetes. For people suffering from this condition, Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet can treat the symptoms of vomiting, nausea, bloating and feeling full. Apart from that, it can also prevent vomiting and nausea that is associated with Parkinson’s disease. The medication works by emptying your stomach quickly, reducing nausea. It also reduces or blocks stimulation in the part of the brain called the ‘vomiting centre’. The nerve messages coming from your gut will be suppressed and the feeling of nausea and vomiting is prevented. It is available in tablet or suspension form and has to be taken orally.
The usual dose of Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet is 10 mg, which is generally taken 15-30 minutes prior to your meals. The maximum dose that is recommended for adults is 30 mg. The dose that would suit your body depends on your body weight, other medicines that you are currently taking and your health condition. Ensure that you take Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet only in that amount as instructed by the doctor. In case you miss a dose, you can take it later. However, do not take two doses together to make up for the previous one that has been missed. Overdose can cause disorientation, light-headedness, losing muscle or balance control or difficulty in talking.
You are advised not to take Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet if you have the following conditions:
- An allergy to Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet or any other ingredient of this medicine
- Bleeding problems or blockage in your stomach or in the intestine
- Tumour in the pituitary gland
- Cardiac disease
- Incorrect levels of magnesium, potassium or calcium in the blood
- Severe/moderate liver impairment
The possible side effects of taking Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet can be diarrhea, headache, migraine, dryness of the mouth or breast pain. These side effects are not very common and go away in a few days. If not, you can consult your doctor. Apart from these, you must seek medical attention at once and stop taking Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Irregularity in heart beat
- A feeling of dizziness or faintness
- Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the throat or the face
- Menstrual irregularities
- Discharge of breast milk from the nipple
- Swelling of breasts in males
Nausea Or VomitingGastractiv 10 MG Tablet is used to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting which may be caused due to chemotherapy or digestive system disorder.
Gastric Motility DisordersGastractiv 10 MG Tablet is also used in the treatment of gastric motility disorders which may include delayed or hastened emptying of stomach.
Tumor Of Pituitary GlandGastractiv 10 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in people having tumor of the pituitary gland.
Heart DiseasesGastractiv 10 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in people having an active heart disease like Congestive Heart Failure.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts up to 6 hours.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 60 minutes of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. The effect of this medicine on the fetus is not clearly established and hence you are advised to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding mothers as there is a risk of side effects on the infant. You are advised to consult your doctors and consider the potential benefit and risks before consuming this medication.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Skip the missed dose and resume with the next scheduled dose at the right time. The dose should not get doubled in an attempt to make up for the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Contact your doctor if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, agitation, and convulsions and may be more prevalent in infants and children. Immediate medical attention including gastric lavage may be required in severe cases.
Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet attaches to the dopaminergic receptors without causing any release of the chemical dopamine. This in turn, facilitates gastric emptying and decreases small bowel transit time
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Kidney DiseaseGastractiv 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you are suffering from impaired kidney function. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring is advised, especially if the impairment is severe.
Intestinal DisordersGastractiv 10 MG Tablet should be used with extreme caution in people having serious intestinal problems like internal bleeding, an obstruction or perforation of the stomach and intestine. Use of an alternate medicine is advised in such cases.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
TramadolReport the usage of Tramadol or any other medicine belonging to Opioid class to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring is advised in these cases.
KetoconazoleReport the use of Ketoconazole or any other anti-fungal medicine to the doctor. Co-administration of these medicines is not recommended as the risk of side effects are very high. Do not discontinue the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
ErythromycinReport the use of Erythromycin to the doctor. Co-administration of these medicines is not recommended as the risk of side effects are very high. Do not discontinue the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor.
BromocriptineReport the use of either of the medication to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment if these medicines are to be administered together. Do not discontinue the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
CisaprideReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Co-administration of these medicines is not recommended and use of an alternative is suggested. Do not discontinue the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Ques: what is Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet used for?
Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet is a medication which is used for causes mentioned below:
Erosive esophagitis - it is used to treat swelling and severe ulcers of esophagus caused by serious acidity.
Gastro-duodenal ulcers - Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet is a medication used to treat gastric(stomach) and duodenal(small intestine) ulcers. it can also be used to treat ulcers caused by stress.
Zollinger-ellison syndrome - Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet is a medication which is used to treat the extra amount of acids produced in stomach because of small intestinal tumors.
GRD(gastroesophageal reflux disease) - Gastractiv 10 MG Tablet is a medication used to treat the reflux disease in which stomach acid goes in to food pipe, which gives the sensation of irritation.
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