Prepulsid 10 MG Tablet
Prepulsid 10 MG Tablet is prescribed for the treatment of heartburn in the case of patients who suffer from GERD, that is, gastro-esophageal reflux disease. The drug effectively increases the movement of the digestive tract. It 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 the case of patients who are taking this drug.
Some serious health risks are related to the intake of this drug. Thus it is only prescribed to patients who have been unable to experience any relief from heartburn through lifestyle changes and other milder medication. It is meant to be taken orally, consume it about 15 minutes before a meal.
Before using this medication you should notify your doctor:
- If you are allergic to it
- If you have a stomach obstruction, heart disease, blocked arteries, irregular heartbeat, long QT syndrome running in the family, defect in heart structure, kidney and lung problems
- If you are on other medication before
- If you are pregnant women, those planning to conceive and breastfeeding mothers are advised not to take this drug as it can hurt the child
Atrial Arrhythmias (Altered Heart Rate)
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this drug lasts for an average duration of 7-10 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this drug can be observed within 30-60 minutes of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Use of this drug 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 drug.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Use of this drug in breastfeeding mothers is not recommended. Breastfeeding should be discontinued if it is necessary to take this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?No information available.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?No information available.
Does this affect liver function?No information available.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Prepulsid 10 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsTake 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 instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication acts by stimulating serotonin 5-HT4 receptors. Thus the level of acetylcholine at nerve endings is increased. As a result stomach muscle contraction and motility is increased.
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 Alcohol
EthanolReduce or minimize the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if any unwanted effects are observed.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit juiceIt 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.
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