GASTRACTIV Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for GASTRACTIV Tablet 10's

What is GASTRACTIV Tablet used for?

GASTRACTIV Tablet tablet, oral drop, syrup, suspension is used for relieving the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Also, it is used to treat gastric motility disorders.

GASTRACTIV Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does GASTRACTIV Tablet work?

GASTRACTIV Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-emetic agents. The drug acts by facilitating the gastric emptying and reducing the small bowel transit time. Thereby, it lowers the oesophageal sphincter pressure and increases the oesophageal and gastric peristalsis.

How to take GASTRACTIV Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take GASTRACTIV Tablet tablet, oral drop, syrup/suspension as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug before taking food.
  • In case of syrup , shake the suspension well before taking each dose to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • For oral drops , measure the required amount of drug in a graduated dropper and instil into the mouth.

If you miss a dose of GASTRACTIV Tablet, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of GASTRACTIV Tablet include the following:

  • Disorientation
  • Drowsiness
  • Irregular eye movements
  • Strange body movements

Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with GASTRACTIV Tablet?

Drugs that interact with GASTRACTIV Tablet include the following:

  • Bromocriptine
  • Cisapride
  • Erythromycin
  • Furazolidone
  • Ketoconazole
  • Phenelzine
  • Selegiline
  • Tramadol
  • Tranylcypromine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of GASTRACTIV Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of GASTRACTIV Tablet:

  • Convulsions
  • Dry mouth
  • Breast pain and tenderness
  • Decreased libido
  • Disrupted menstrual cycle
  • Breast growth in men

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Skin Rash
  • Breathing problems
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the face, hands and feet
  • Heart rhythm disorders

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking GASTRACTIV Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to GASTRACTIV Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on GASTRACTIV Tablet medication.
  • Be cautious while taking GASTRACTIV Tablet medication if you have any intestinal disorders.
  • Consult your doctor before taking GASTRACTIV Tablet medication during breastfeeding.
  • Be cautious while taking GASTRACTIV Tablet medicine if you are suffering from a long-time electrolyte imbalance.

You are advised not to take GASTRACTIV Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking GASTRACTIV Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney or liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell the doctor if you have undergone any surgical procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions about GASTRACTIV Tablet

  1. How should GASTRACTIV Tablet be stored?
  2. GASTRACTIV Tablet should be stored at room temperature (15 - 30°C) away from heat, light and moisture. Keep the medication out of reach of children.

  3. How much time does GASTRACTIV Tablet take to show its effect?
  4. It takes 30 to 60 minutes for GASTRACTIV Tablet medication to show its effect.

  5. Is it safe to take GASTRACTIV Tablet medication while suffering from a liver disease?
  6. It is not advisable to take GASTRACTIV Tablet medicine while suffering from hepatic impairment.

  7. Is it safe to take GASTRACTIV Tablet medication during pregnancy?
  8. Consult your doctor regarding the potential risks and benefits of GASTRACTIV Tablet medication during pregnancy.

  9. Is GASTRACTIV Tablet medication safe to use in geriatric patients?
  10. Be cautious while taking GASTRACTIV Tablet medicine in older adults as they are more susceptible to the risk of side effects.

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