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GASTRON 20MG CAPSULE

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Composition for GASTRON

Cisapride(20 mg)

food interaction for GASTRON

alcohol interaction for GASTRON

pregnancy interaction for GASTRON

lactation interaction for GASTRON

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Gastron 20mg capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Avoid Gastron 20mg capsule with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gastron 20mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for GASTRON

Cisapride(20 mg)

Uses

Gastron 20mg capsule is used in the treatment of heartburn and indigestion.

How it works

Gastron 20mg capsule indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Common side effects

Chest pain, Cough, Headache, Nasal congestion, Stomach discomfort, Stomach upset, Vision changes, Constipation, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for GASTRON

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for GASTRON

  • Do not take cisapride if you have history of irregular heartbeats, heart disease, kidney disease or lung disease.
  • Stop taking cisapride and contact your doctor immediately if you faint, become dizzy or develop any other unusual symptoms.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Never take more than the recommended dose of cisapride as it can adversely affect normal heartbeat of an individual.
  • Do not drink alcohol or take medicines called benzodiazepines along with cisapride as they can cause excessive drowsiness.

Frequently asked questions for GASTRON

Cisapride

Q.How long does it take cisapride to act?
It takes approximately 15-30 minutes for cisapride to act

Q.Is cisapride banned?
Yes, cisapride is banned in India and many other countries around the globe

Q.Does Nexium contain cisapride?
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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Content on this page was last updated on 24 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)