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Gastro 10 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Cisapride
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Gastro 10 MG Tablet is prescribed for the treatment of heartburn in case of patients who suffer from GERD, that is, gastro-esophageal reflux disease. The drug effectively increases the movement of the digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and the intestines so that digestion becomes faster. The drug also improves the function of the lower esophageal sphincter by making it stronger. The rate at which the stomach empties the digested food into the intestines also increases in case of patients who are taking this drug.

There are some serious health risks that are related with the intake of Gastro 10 MG Tablet. Thus it is only prescribed to patients who have been unable to experience any relief from heartburn through lifestyle changes and other milder medication.

Find out all the information you can from you doctor before taking this drug. Make sure to ensure if you are allergic to it or not. Do not take Gastro 10 MG Tablet in case you are allergic. Do not take Gastro 10 MG Tablet if you have a stomach obstruction, heart disease, blocked arteries, irregular heartbeat, long OT syndrome running in the family, defect in heart structure, kidney and lung problems. Some medicines may also interfere with the action of Gastro 10 MG Tablet or react with it. Inform your doctor about the medications you are on before taking Gastro 10 MG Tablet. Pregnant women, those planning to conceive and breast feeding mothers are advised not to take Gastro 10 MG Tablet as it can have a negative impact on the child.

Some serious side effects of the drug include irregular heartbeat, feeling faint and severe diarrhea. You may also experience nausea, stomach pain and the tendency to urinate frequently.

Meant to be taken orally, consume it about 15 minutes before a meal. Do not overdose, carefully follow directions of use when taking Gastro 10 MG Tablet. The drug should be stored in a clean dry place, between 15-30 degrees Celsius.

Non-ulcer dyspepsia
Gastro 10 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of non-ulcer or functional dyspepsia. Symptoms may include fullness, discomfort and sometimes pain of the stomach.
Gastro 10 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of a condition where movement of food from the stomach is very slow resulting in delayed emptying.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to Cisapride or any other ingredient present along with it.
Gastrointestinal haemorrhage
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having internal bleeding of the stomach and intestine. This may be attributed to various reasons including a ruptured bowel (Gastrointestinal Perforation).
Mechanical bowel obstruction
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a blockage in the intestine.
In addition to its intended effect, Gastro 10 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Heart rhythm disorders Major Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Common
Headache Moderate Less Common
Nausea or vomiting Moderate Less Common
Urinary tract infection Moderate Rare
Upper respiratory tract infection Moderate Rare
Joint pain Minor Less Common
Blurred vision Minor Less Common
Sleeplessnes Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 7-10 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30-60 minutes of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It should be used only if the potential benefits outweigh the associated risks. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine in breastfeeding mothers is not recommended. Breastfeeding should be discontinued if it is absolutely necesarry to take this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gastro 10 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Alembic Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. The missed dose can be skipped if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.
Overdose instructions
Consult a doctor if an overdose is suspected. You may require medical intervention if the symptoms are severe. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, nervousness, headache, borborygmi etc.
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
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
Reduce or minimize the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if any unwanted effects are observed.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit juice Moderate
It is advised to not consume grapefruit juice in large quantities while taking this medicine as the likelihood of unwanted effects increase. Consult your doctor if an undesirable effect is experienced.
Interaction with Medicine
Amitriptyline Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effect on the heart is significantly high and hence the usage of these medicines together is not recommended. Your doctor may prescribe suitable alternatives that do not interact.
Clarithromycin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effect on the heart is significantly high and hence the usage of these medicines together is not recommended. Your doctor may prescribe suitable alternatives that do not interact.
Fluconazole Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effect on the heart is significantly high and hence the usage of these medicines together is not recommended. Your doctor may prescribe suitable alternatives that do not interact.
Cimetidine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high and hence use of these medicines together should be avoided. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative for Cimetidine.
Cyclosporin A Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effect on the heart is significantly high and hence the usage of these medicines together is not recommended. Your doctor may prescribe suitable alternatives that do not interact.
What are you using Gastro 10 MG Tablet for?
Gastroparesis
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Headache
Difficulty in breathing

Popular Questions & Answers

I have Fear phobia to move alone. What I should do and suffering with gastro too.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, phobia is a kind of anxiety. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.

I am suffering from gastro bleeding since last few months. What could be the possible reasons.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Per rectal bleeding can be due to fissures or fistula or heamorrhoids and needs to be evaluated after clinical examination.

Please suggest. Are the medicines omez capsule and omeprazole gastro resistant capsule? Or are they different?

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Please suggest. Are the medicines omez capsule and omeprazole gastro resistant capsule? Or are they different?
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Hello, Doctor I have gastro problem. Im suffering alot with this. I cannot sleep in the night hours because of gastro. What is the solution Doctor?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Hello, Doctor I have gastro problem.
Im suffering alot with this. I cannot sleep in the night hours because of gastro...
DEAR Lybrate USER. A) Take 10-10ml of fresh lemon juice and honey before meal. B) take 2-2 tablets of sutshekhar rasa and aarogyawardhini rasa after meals…. C) eat 10 gm of black cumin seeds along with 10 gm of jiggery after meals… D) take 30 ml of aloe vera juice and 30 ml of lukewarm water at night before sleep. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS….
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Hii. My mom is suffering from gastro problems and she also has rheumatoid arthritis. Can anybody suggest me some diet for reducing her weight but beneficial in her gastro problems. Thanks and brgds.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), certificate in panchkarma
Ayurveda, Haldwani
Hii. My mom is suffering from gastro problems and she also has rheumatoid arthritis. Can anybody suggest me some diet...
Drink lukewarm water only boiled with few grains of ajwain. Eat light n boiled food. Triphala choorn-1 tsf with 1 glass lukewarm water twice a day. Rasnasaptak kwath-20 ml +20 ml lukewarm water twice aday after food. Continue this for 1 yr.

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as it is commonly known is a digestive disorder that is caused primarily due to intestinal distress. GERD is caused in the muscle that lies between the oesophagus and the stomach, when the acid produced in the stomach starts to flow backwards. For patients suffering from GERD, the acids flow back into the oesophagus instead of the stomach, causing symptoms like severe heartburn, chest pain and nausea, among others.

So what does one do to deal with GERD? Here's a brief list:

  • Control weight: Being overweight and obese are two of the most important factors that contribute to discomfort in GERD patients. Working towards a healthier weight is a sure shot way of dealing with this ailment.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking: The LES or the muscle ring that can be found between the stomach and the oesophagus relaxes with the intake of alcohol or with smoking, which prevents it from closing, in order to stop the stomach's juices from reaching the oesophagus. So, giving up both substances would be a good idea if you are a GERD patient.
  • Go gluten free: Adopting a gluten free diet can help you cut ingredients, including grains and dairy products that contain more protein than what your digestive tract can handle.
  • Other dietary measures: In order to handle GERD effectively, you will need to remove or reduce chocolate, fatty food, spicy food, and even oily and fried food from your diet. You may need the help of food with extra fibre, like fruit, so that food can pass through the digestive tract faster.
  • Smaller and well timed meals: Eating meals regularly and dividing them into smaller meals that can be digested quickly and more efficiently is one of the best ways of dealing with GERD to prevent the onset of backward flowing stomach acids.
  • Exercise: Ensuring that you do not take a nap or lie down right after a meal and doing exercise everyday will also help in doing away with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of this disease.

Making lifestyle changes is one of the best ways to deal with GERD. Yet, it would be best to see a doctor regarding severe cases where the symptoms do not abate and medication may be required.

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The lifestyle factors like keeping a gap of more than 2 hours between meals and sleeping or lying down can help you to reduce acidity.

Gastro Intestinal Tract Problems - How Ayurveda Can Help You?

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Gastro Intestinal Tract Problems - How Ayurveda Can Help You?

Gastro Intestinal Tract problems can manifest in several ways. The GIT is the path traced by the food eaten through the mouth. The food enters the food pipe and travels through various organs on the way such as the oesophagus, the stomach and the intestines in order for the nutrients to be absorbed by the body. Finally, it proceeds to the rectum to discard the waste. Since numerous organs are involved the problems associated with GIT could be many, such as constipation, gastritis, diarrhoea and complex issues such as peptic ulcer, Hepatitis, cirrhosis, and Irritable bowel syndrome. And Ayurveda promises a complete cure for all these problems within a few months of ayurvedic medication.

  1. Constipation: Constipation is one of the common GIT problems suffered by many. Originated because of a bad routine, it leads to difficulty in bowel movement. This can be a huge discomfort. But there are natural remedies that could be of great help. Eating fruits, especially guava, grapes and oranges has proven to be effective in relieving constipation. And generally switching to a healthy lifestyle and adopting a good diet which includes fibre will help in the long run.
  2. Gastritis: An inflammation of the stomach lining caused by a bacterial infection by Pylori or constant use of drugs such as aspirin leads to the condition called gastritis. Like the most other GIT disorders, this condition again is accompanied by pain in stomach, nausea and bloating. Consuming flavonoid rich food is the Ayurvedic remedy for fighting the Pylori infection. Try and avoid smoking, drinking, caffeine and maintain hygiene to ward off infection will be of help in combating gastritis.
  3. Peptic ulcersA hole in the stomach lining which causes pain and is relieved when an antacid is taken may point to peptic ulcer. Ayurveda suggests plenty of water intake which will help in alleviating the discomfort associated with peptic ulcers. Adding banana to the diet, drinking cabbage juice, eating short frequent meals and consuming cold milk will cure the disorder completely.
  4. Problems associated with digestive issues: Poor digestion results in malabsorption of nutrients and leads to deficiency diseases over a period of time. The symptoms such as loss of appetite, nausea, and fluffy tongue can point to digestive disorders. Taking certain measures such as eating small frequent meals, chewing food properly, avoiding greasy and spicy food and exercising will provide relief and correct the problem gradually.
  5. The practicality: As the diseases are numerous, the underlying point is to improve the digestive system. With Ayurveda, the Gastrointestinal Tract related issues can be cured completely. Yet, to prevent the problems from recurring back, it calls for lifestyle changes. Chewing food properly, intake of warm food, making lunch the bigger meal of the day, staying hydrated, and regular exercises are a few lifestyle habits that need to be followed to avoid the GIT problems.
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as it is commonly known is a digestive disorder that is caused primarily due to intestinal distress. GERD is caused in the muscle that lies between the oesophagus and the stomach, when the acid produced in the stomach starts to flow backwards. For patients suffering from GERD, the acids flow back into the oesophagus instead of the stomach, causing symptoms like severe heartburn, chest pain and nausea, among others.

So what does one do to deal with GERD? Here's a brief list:

  • Control weight: Being overweight and obese are two of the most important factors that contribute to discomfort in GERD patients. Working towards a healthier weight is a sure shot way of dealing with this ailment.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking: The LES or the muscle ring that can be found between the stomach and the oesophagus relaxes with the intake of alcohol or with smoking, which prevents it from closing, in order to stop the stomach's juices from reaching the oesophagus. So, giving up both substances would be a good idea if you are a GERD patient.
  • Go gluten free: Adopting a gluten free diet can help you cut ingredients, including grains and dairy products that contain more protein than what your digestive tract can handle.
  • Other dietary measures: In order to handle GERD effectively, you will need to remove or reduce chocolate, fatty food, spicy food, and even oily and fried food from your diet. You may need the help of food with extra fibre, like fruit, so that food can pass through the digestive tract faster.
  • Smaller and well timed meals: Eating meals regularly and dividing them into smaller meals that can be digested quickly and more efficiently is one of the best ways of dealing with GERD to prevent the onset of backward flowing stomach acids.
  • Exercise: Ensuring that you do not take a nap or lie down right after a meal and doing exercise everyday will also help in doing away with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of this disease.

Making lifestyle changes is one of the best ways to deal with GERD. Yet, it would be best to see a doctor regarding severe cases where the symptoms do not abate and medication may be required. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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Ways To Deal With Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease!

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as it is commonly known is a digestive disorder that is caused primarily due to intestinal distress. GERD is caused in the muscle that lies between the oesophagus and the stomach, when the acid produced in the stomach starts to flow backwards. For patients suffering from GERD, the acids flow back into the oesophagus instead of the stomach, causing symptoms like severe heartburn, chest pain and nausea, among others.

So what does one do to deal with GERD? Here's a brief list:

  • Control weight: Being overweight and obese are two of the most important factors that contribute to discomfort in GERD patients. Working towards a healthier weight is a sure shot way of dealing with this ailment.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking: The LES or the muscle ring that can be found between the stomach and the oesophagus relaxes with the intake of alcohol or with smoking, which prevents it from closing, in order to stop the stomach's juices from reaching the oesophagus. So, giving up both substances would be a good idea if you are a GERD patient.
  • Go gluten free: Adopting a gluten free diet can help you cut ingredients, including grains and dairy products that contain more protein than what your digestive tract can handle.
  • Other dietary measures: In order to handle GERD effectively, you will need to remove or reduce chocolate, fatty food, spicy food, and even oily and fried food from your diet. You may need the help of food with extra fibre, like fruit, so that food can pass through the digestive tract faster.
  • Smaller and well timed meals: Eating meals regularly and dividing them into smaller meals that can be digested quickly and more efficiently is one of the best ways of dealing with GERD to prevent the onset of backward flowing stomach acids.
  • Exercise: Ensuring that you do not take a nap or lie down right after a meal and doing exercise everyday will also help in doing away with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of this disease.

Making lifestyle changes is one of the best ways to deal with GERD. Yet, it would be best to see a doctor regarding severe cases where the symptoms do not abate and medication may be required. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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About Gastro 10 MG Tablet
When is Gastro 10 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Gastro 10 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Gastro 10 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Gastro 10 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Gastro 10 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Gastro 10 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Gastro 10 MG Tablet?