Information about Itopride

Itopride Uses

Itopride is used in the treatment of heartburn and nausea.

How Itopride works

Itopride is a prokinetic. It works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It also acts on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach.

Common side effects of Itopride

Diarrhea, Headache, Abdominal pain
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Expert advice for Itopride

  • Itopride helps relieve gastritis symptoms such as stomach pain, anorexia, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.
  • It should be taken before meals as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.

Frequently asked questions for Itopride


Q. Is Itopride safe in pregnancy?

Due to lack of safety data, Itopride should not be used during pregnancy or in women suspected with pregnancy until and unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Discuss with your doctor who will analyze your condition and decide whether you can take Itopride during pregnancy or not.

Q. How long can I take Itopride?

Itopride is recommended to be taken thrice daily before meals. The duration of therapy will depend on the response of the patient towards the therapy. The exact dose and duration will be decided by your doctor depending on individual need and response.

Q. Is Itopride bad for kidneys?

Itopride and its metabolites are mainly excreted via the kidneys. Therefore, people with any kidney problems should remain careful while taking Itopride. Regular tests for kidney function are required and if side effects related to kidneys (creatinine increased) occur, the medicine is generally discontinued or the dose is reduced.

Q. Who should not take Itopride?

Itopride should not be given to patients in whom there is an increase in gastrointestinal movements. It is harmful in patients having mechanical obstruction or perforation of the gastrointestinal tract or gastrointestinal bleeding.

Q. Should I take Itopride before or after meals?

Food does not interfere with the working of Itopride. This medicine is generally recommended to be taken before meals.


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