Gcolate 2mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Gcolate 2mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat peptic ulcers. It has anti-secretory effect, so helps to reduce excessive salivation and sweating. It is even used before operations to reduce body secretions.

Gcolate 2mg Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. 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.

Most common side effects of this medicine are dry mouth, vomiting, flushing, and nasal congestion. It may cause constipation, so eat adequate fiber and drink plenty of water. Dizziness and blurred vision may occur as a side effect. It is better to avoid driving and other things which require mental focus.

Uses of Gcolate Tablet

  • Peptic ulcer disease

Benefits of Gcolate Tablet

In Peptic ulcer disease

Peptic ulcer disease is a condition in which painful sores or ulcers develop in the inner lining of the stomach or gut (intestine). Gcolate 2mg Tablet reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines along with this medicine depending on what caused the ulcer.

Side effects of Gcolate 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 Gcolate

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision

How to use Gcolate 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. Gcolate 2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gcolate Tablet works

Gcolate 2mg Tablet is an anticholinergic medication. It works by blocking the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) which leads to de-activation of cells that produce saliva. This reduces excessive salivation or drooling.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Gcolate 2mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gcolate 2mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gcolate 2mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Long-term use of Gcolate 2mg Tablet might reduce milk production.
Driving
UNSAFE
Gcolate 2mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Gcolate 2mg Tablet may affect vision and coordination. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gcolate 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gcolate 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gcolate 2mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Chemical Class
Synthetic Quaternary Ammonium
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

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FAQs

Q. Is Gcolate 2mg Tablet used for excessive sweating?

Yes, Gcolate 2mg Tablet can be used to treat cases of excessive sweating. It decreases sweating and keeps the patient dry. However, you should not start taking this medication without knowing the cause of your sweating. Therefore, consult your doctor to know the cause of excessive sweating before starting this medication.

Q. When should I take Gcolate 2mg Tablet?

The Gcolate 2mg Tablet tablet is usually taken 2 or 3 times a day depending on the condition it has been prescribed for. The medicine should be swallowed with a glass of water on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal with a glass of water. Follow the instructions given by your prescribing physician and take the medicine exactly as directed.

Q. How long does it take for Gcolate 2mg Tablet to start working?

The action and effect of this medicine varies from patient to patient. The onset of action depends on how fast the medicine gets absorbed from the stomach and reaches the bloodstream. This varies in different age groups. Usually it takes a few hours to show its effect, but exact duration is highly variable.

Q. Is Gcolate 2mg Tablet used to treat ulcers?

Yes, Gcolate 2mg Tablet can be used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. However, this medicine is not very commonly used for ulcers as it is less effective and has side effects. There are other much effective and safer alternative medications available for treating peptic and gastric ulcers. Do consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have any symptoms of acidity and ulcer and follow the instructions as directed.

Q. Can Gcolate 2mg Tablet be safely given in elderly patients?

Gcolate 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients of old age, specifically elderly males. They should be screened for liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, prostate or urinary problems. The dose of the medicine is accordingly adjusted and prescribed.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Icon Life Sciences, Div. Of Mesmer Pharmaceuticals, No.202/6, Lane In.30, Phase-II, IDA, Cherlapally, Hyderabad, 500 051 AP
Country of Origin: India

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