Ganaton Tablet

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Ganaton Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea, vomiting, and prevent the feeling of fullness during or shortly after a meal. It also treats stomach discomfort, or heartburn caused by the flow of the stomach contents back into your food pipe.

Ganaton Tablet is taken before meals in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should take this medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are headache, dry mouth, and stomach pain. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness. This medicine may also cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration.

Before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor.

Uses of Ganaton Tablet

Benefits of Ganaton Tablet

In Treatment of Heartburn

Heartburn is a burning feeling in your chest caused by stomach acids travelling back up towards your throat and mouth (acid reflux). Ganaton Tablet improves the movement of food in the stomach and helps prevent heartburn.

You should take it exactly as it is prescribed or as it says on the label for it to be effective. Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller, more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3–4 hours of going to bed.

In Treatment of Nausea

Ganaton Tablet blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick. It is often used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused due to some medicines or any other medical treatment. This medicine helps you recover more comfortably. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but always take this medicine as it is prescribed.

Side effects of Ganaton Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ganaton

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

How to use Ganaton Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ganaton Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Ganaton Tablet works

Ganaton Tablet is a prokinetic. It works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It also acts on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ganaton Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Ganaton Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Information regarding the use of Ganaton Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether Ganaton Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Ganaton Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Ganaton Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ganaton Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ganaton Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Ganaton Tablet helps relieve gastritis symptoms such as stomach pain, anorexia, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.
  • It should be taken before meals as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzamide Derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Dopamine (D2) receptor antagonist-Prokinetic agent

Patient concerns

I have acidity problem for around 5 years.Tried other pathy medicines but of little use.I used to get acid reflux in the night around 2am to 3am.sleep is disturbed due to hot sensation in throat ,with feeling of acidic liquid going towards nostrils ,and vomiting sensation with vomiting .After i was prescribed Ranitidin 150 around 7 to 8 months ago one tablet before bedtime now everything is under control.but now i cannot avoid the tablet.without the tablet symptioms reappear ,cannot sleep properly,either vomit or go on drinking water to subside symptoms thereby forgoing sleep .There is not much of a problem mansging the daytime.Can i continue to take above medicine for how long.?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Cap Ganaton Total before breakfast daily for 30 days
I am suffering from acidity, gas, indigestion. Taking ganaton total, aristozyme, darolac, librax.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Send me scan copy of prescription so that I can see the clinical findings of your Doctor

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Q. Is Ganaton Tablet safe in pregnancy?

Due to lack of safety data, Ganaton Tablet should not be used during pregnancy or in women suspected with pregnancy until and unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Discuss with your doctor who will analyze your condition and decide whether you can take Ganaton Tablet during pregnancy or not.

Q. How long can I take Ganaton Tablet?

Ganaton Tablet is recommended to be taken thrice daily before meals. The duration of therapy will depend on the response of the patient towards the therapy. The exact dose and duration will be decided by your doctor depending on individual need and response.

Q. Is Ganaton Tablet bad for kidneys?

Ganaton Tablet and its metabolites are mainly excreted via the kidneys. Therefore, people with any kidney problems should remain careful while taking Ganaton Tablet. Regular tests for kidney function are required and if side effects related to kidneys (creatinine increased) occur, the medicine is generally discontinued or the dose is reduced.

Q. Who should not take Ganaton Tablet?

Ganaton Tablet should not be given to patients in whom there is an increase in gastrointestinal movements. It is harmful in patients having mechanical obstruction or perforation of the gastrointestinal tract or gastrointestinal bleeding.

Q. Should I take Ganaton Tablet before or after meals?

Food does not interfere with the working of Ganaton Tablet. This medicine is generally recommended to be taken before meals.

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: March, 2023

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