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Gastro 10mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Gastro 10mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and constipation. It helps to increase gastric emptying of both liquids and solids.

Gastro 10mg Tablet is taken before meals or at bedtime 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 keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. 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 and nausea. 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. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so its better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. It may cause also 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.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor. Before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have heart disease, drink a lot of alcohol or have liver, or heart problems.

Benefits of Gastro Tablet

In Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic (long-term) condition which is like having heartburn consistently rather than just occasionally. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your oesophagus and mouth. Gastro 10mg Tablet reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.
Some simple lifestyle changes can help reduce the symptoms of GERD. 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 Constipation

Gastro 10mg Tablet helps to stimulate bowel movements. It increases the movement of the intestines, this helps empty your bowels and relieve constipation. Emptying of both solid and liquid wastes, relieves the pain and discomfort caused due to constipation and improves your quality of life. Eat more high-fiber foods including fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to prevent constipation from happening.

Side effects of Gastro 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 Gastro

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Gastro 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. Gastro 10mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Gastro Tablet works

Gastro 10mg Tablet indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Gastro 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gastro 10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Gastro 10mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Gastro 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Gastro 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Gastro 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gastro 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Gastro Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Gastro 10mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Gastro 10mg Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • It is usually taken around 15 minutes before food or bedtime.
  • Do not skip any dose and finish the complete course even if you feel better.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Gastro 10mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may cause diarrhea. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration while taking this medicine.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine because it can make drowsiness worse.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminobenzamide Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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Gastro Esophagel Reflux Disorder
Dr. Ankit Soni
Homeopathy
Continue with the present medicines. Also avoid lying down immediately after lunch or dinner. If you have to lie down then use a higher pillow. This will in easing the reflux of contents from the stomach.
Please give me a diet chart for a patient who face gastro-esphageal reflux disease.
Shikha Mishra
Dietetics/Nutrition
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,egg, homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water limit your sugar consumption to 2 spoon per day. Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on [email protected] do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio or weights
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take Gastro 10mg Tablet to act?

It takes approximately 15-30 minutes for Gastro 10mg Tablet to act

Q. Is Gastro 10mg Tablet banned?

Yes, Gastro 10mg Tablet is banned in India and many other countries around the globe

Q. Does Nexium contain Gastro 10mg Tablet?

No. Nexium is brand (proprietary) name for esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor drug used to prevent excessive stomach acid secretion, which further prevents reflux.

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