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food interaction for RATE 3

alcohol interaction for RATE 3

pregnancy interaction for RATE 3

lactation interaction for RATE 3

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Rate-3 syrup with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Rate-3 syrup 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 RATE 3

Domperidone(10 mg)

Uses

Domperidone is used in the treatment of heartburn and vomiting.

How it works

Domperidone indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Common side effects

Abnormal heart rhythm, Breast tenderness, Breast pain, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Headache, Irritation, Loss of libido
Magaldrate(480 mg/5ml)

Uses

Magaldrate is used in the treatment of acidity, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Magaldrate neutralizes excess acid in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Memory loss, Brittle bone, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Intestinal pain, Loss of appetite, Muscle weakness, Slow reflexes, Vomiting
Simethicone(20 mg)

Uses

Simethicone is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain.

How it works

Simethicone disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction

SUBSTITUTES for RATE 3

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Expert advice for RATE 3

  • Do not take Domperidone, if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the tablets.
  • Do not take the medicine, if you notice black, tarry stools (bowel motions) or blood in your stools, blockage or tear in the intestines or if you have a tumor of the pituitary gland (prolactinoma).
  • Do not take the drug, if you have moderate to severe liver disease, heart problems (irregular heart rate or heart failure) or abnormal salt levels in the blood.
  • Do not crush or chew the tablets, swallow them whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not take the drug if you intend to drive or operate heavy machinery as it may cause drowsiness.
  • Always take the tablets 15 to 30 minutes before meals and, if needed, before going to bed at night.
  • Consult your doctor, if you are above 60 years of age and taking domperidone for a long period of time.
  • Inform your doctor, if you are already taking medicines for fungal infections (ketoconazole) or antibiotics (e.g. gentamycin, erythromycin).

Frequently asked questions for RATE 3

Domperidone

Q.What is Domperidone/ domstal used for and how long can I take it?
Domperidone (also known as domstal) is used for the treatment of short-term (upto 48 hours) and long-term (upto 2 weeks) problems of nausea, vomiting, belching, gas, heartburn and bloating (not to be confused as laxative, steroid or antacid). Always take the drug exactly as your doctor has told you to

Q.Is domperidone an over the counter drug?
No, domperidone is not an OTC drug and it is not advisable to take it without a prescription

Q.Can I take domperidone with citalopram?
Domperidone may increase the sedative effect of citalopram and may interact with other drugs like antibiotics, pain-killers or anti-fungals. Consult your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines

Q.Does domperidone cause weight-gain?
No. Domperidone does not cause weight-gain. If you notice an abnormal weight-gain, visit your doctor

Q.Does domperidone raise the blood pressure or cause depression?
These effects are generally not seen with use of domperidone. But if you are experiencing these side effects, please consult your doctor.

Magaldrate

Q.What is magaldrate and simethicone?
Magaldrate and simethicone are used as antacid and antiflatulent drug in combination therapy. Magaldrate works by neutralizing stomach acid and simethicone works by eliminating the gas from stomach.

Simethicone

Q.Is simethicone antacid?
No. Simethicone is not an antacid. But it is used in preparations which are used as antacid

Q.Does it contain aspirin?
It does not contain aspirin

Q.Is simethicone available over the counter?
Yes. Simethicone is sold over the counter without a prescription

Q.Is simethicone gluten free?
Yes. Simethicone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Is simethicone safe?
Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe

Q.Is it safe for babies?
Safe for infants and babies, if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is it safe to take simethicone daily?
It is advisable to take simethicone only as per the instructions of the doctor

Q.Is simethicone good for gas?
Yes. Simethicone is effective in the treatment of gas

Q.Does it have any side effects?
It does not have any known serious side-effects

Q.Can I take simethicone with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol, or Depakote?
Yes. Simethicone can be taken with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or Depakote (divalproate sodium), if prescribed by your doctor

Q.Does simethicone cause nausea or constipation?
Simethicone is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.Is simethicone effective against acid reflux?
Simethicone is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.

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Content on this page was last updated on 06 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)