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Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR

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

Introduction

Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR is vasodilators and uterine relaxants. It is used in the treatment of premature labor (when the uterus starts contracting for birth too early than usual). It is also helpful in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases.

Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

Dizziness is the most common side effect of the medicine. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. To lower the chance of dizziness, you must rise slowly, if getting up from sitting or lying position or avoid driving or attention requiring activities.

Before taking the medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems or bleeding disorder. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. You must avoid taking part in any strenuous or stressful activities to prevent premature labor.

Uses of Gestakind Capsule SR

Benefits of Gestakind Capsule SR

In Premature Labor

Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR prevents abnormal contractions of uterus muscles and relaxes them. It widens blood vessels to help increase blood flow and improve circulation to the smooth muscles of the uterus. This prevents premature labor and miscarriage. Take it as prescribed and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

In Treatment of Peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease refers to the condition of disturbed blood circulation in blood vessels. Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR helps the blood flow freely around your body thereby preventing a heart attack or stroke (or deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism). Make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.

Side effects of Gestakind Capsule SR

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 Gestakind

  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations

How to use Gestakind Capsule SR

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. Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gestakind Capsule SR works

Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR is a beta-adrenergic agonist. It works by preventing the contractions of the smooth muscles in the uterus. Thus, it relaxes the uterus to prevent premature labor.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR 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
Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR for the treatment of premature labor.
  • It may also be used in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases.
  • Avoid stress or any kind of strenuous activity to prevent premature labor
  • Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience a rash or irregular heartbeats or if you have bleeding disorders, glaucoma, or heart disease.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylpropane Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GYNAECOLOGICAL

Patient Concerns

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Having diabetes ,hypertension amd joint pain since past 5-6 yr by medication diabetes and hyoertension are controlled but peripheral neuropathy of both lower limb also associated with peripheral vascular disease of lower limbs best treatmrnt where and from which departnent??
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED. ALWAYS IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you SHOULD not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
Sir, madam I have been suffering from pain in my right ankle accompanied by swelling. I could also feel the pain in my hips as well. I suspect this to be peripheral vascular disease, since i frequently get the cramp whenever I walk or do physical activity in my right ankle.I only feel relieved when I take tablets like Pynor. Please suggest some suggest medication. Thank you.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
You better consult once with an Ayurvedic physician in person before starting the treatment
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FAQs

Q. How and in what dose should I take Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR?

Take this medicine, as per the advice of your doctor. The dose and duration depend on your exact medical condition. However take it at the same time of each day, to help you remember it.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while taking Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR?

You should consult your doctor, immediately if your contractions begin again or your water breaks.

Q.  What are the possible side effects of using Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR?

The common side effects of Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR are trembling, nervousness, weakness, dizziness, flushing, tachycardia, chest pain, nausea, and vomiting. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with your doctor.

Q. What is Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR and what is it used for?

Gestakind 40mg Capsule SR contains a medicine called Isoxsuprine. It is used in the treatment of premature labor, a condition when uterus starts contracting too early than usual. It may also be used in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases.

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References

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 747-48.
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