Tegaspa 6mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Tegaspa 6mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. It increases the release of certain chemical that improves the movement of food inside the intestine and helps to increase gastric emptying of both liquid and solid.

Tegaspa 6mg Tablet may be taken empty stomach 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, abdominal pain, flatulence, and nausea. 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 it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should avoid this medicine if you are suffering from bleeding ulcers of the stomach. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.

Benefits of Tegaspa Tablet

In Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease of the large intestine (colon) that usually needs long term management. This can lead to bleeding, frequent diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, cramps and stomach pain. Tegaspa 6mg Tablet relaxes the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine) and relieves these symptoms effectively. Usually, it is used along with other medicines for management of your condition.
Continue taking it for as long as the doctor may advise you to. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it. Take a fiber-rich diet, avoid oily or spicy food and drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

In Constipation

Tegaspa 6mg 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 Tegaspa 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 Tegaspa

  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

How to use Tegaspa 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. Tegaspa 6mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Tegaspa Tablet works

Tegaspa 6mg Tablet indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tegaspa 6mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tegaspa 6mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tegaspa 6mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tegaspa 6mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tegaspa 6mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tegaspa 6mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Tegaspa 6mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Tegaspa 6mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tegaspa 6mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Tegaspa 6mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Tegaspa Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Tegaspa 6mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Tegaspa 6mg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before a meal. 
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it does not stop.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor first.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Indole DErivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Serotonin (5-HT4) receptor agonist-Prokinetic agent

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