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Prucalopride

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: August 12, 2019

Prucalopride is an enterokinetic agent that helps to treat chronic constipation in women that is not due to any other medication or medical condition. It is usually used after all other laxatives have failed to provide relief from the situation. This drug works by increasing the rhythmic wave like motion of the digestive system known as peristalsis. This helps to increase bowel movements.

It is vital that you take your dosage according to your doctor’s instructions. This medication should not be taken if you are lactose intolerant or have glucose malabsorption, and kidney and intestinal disease. Do not use this drug if you are allergic to any of its ingredient.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

This medication helps in treating the following problem in the human body:

  • hypersensitivity

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is extremely unsafe to be used during pregnancy. Doctor consultation is recommended in such cases.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The medicine should not be consumed by breastfeeding mothers as there is a higher risk of side-effects on the infant.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Prucalopride, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    In case of overdose, consult your doctor.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Prucalopride as ingredient

This medication is a high affinity 5-HT4 agonist, which are associated with commencing peristalsis. Prucalopride changes colonic motility pattern through serotonin 5-HT4 receptor stimulation. It motivates colonic mass movement, which exerts a force while defecating.

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 Medicine

    Medicine

    This medication interacts with Albendazole, Erythromycin, Amiodarone and others.
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About Prucalopride
What are the uses of Prucalopride
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Medicines containing Prucalopride
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Prucalopride ?