Gravitor SR Tablet 10'S

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INTRODUCTION

GRAVITOR SR 180MG contains Pyridostigmine which belongs to group of medicines known as cholinesterase inhibitors. It is used to treat myasthenia gravis. This medicine stops the excessive activity of cholinesterase and in this way help muscles to work properly. Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disorder that weakens the skeletal muscles used in the movement of the body. It is caused by excessive activity in the body of a protein called cholinesterase. This medicine is also used to treat some rare forms of constipation (paralytic ileus) and inability to pass urine after an operation. It inhibits the destruction of acetylcholine by cholinesterase and thereby permits freer transmission of nerve impulses across the neuromuscular junction.

Take GRAVITOR SR 180MG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are suffering from any kidney problems, Parkinson's disease, asthma, or stomach disorders, pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor will give the dose depends on your child’s age and body weight. The common side effects are stomach upset, diarrhoea and vomiting.

USES OF GRAVITOR SR 180MG

  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Post-operative urinary retention

HOW GRAVITOR SR 180MG WORKS

GRAVITOR SR 180MG inhibits the destruction of acetylcholine by cholinesterase and thereby permits freer transmission of nerve impulses across the neuromuscular junction.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take GRAVITOR SR 180MG according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

SIDE EFFECTS OF GRAVITOR SR 180MG

SERIOUS

  • severe itching, skin rash, or hives
  • slurred speech
  • confusion
  • seizures
  • difficulty breathing

COMMON

  • stomach upset, diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • drooling
  • pale skin
  • cold sweats
  • blurred vision
  • watery eyes
  • increased urge to urinate
  • anxiousness  
  • muscle weakness

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhoea:

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.

Vomiting:

Drink clear or ice-cold drinks. Eat light, bland foods and avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

GRAVITOR SR 180MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

GRAVITOR SR 180MG should be used with caution for breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

GRAVITOR SR 180MG may reduce the sharpness of your eyesight. Do not drive or handle heavy machines while taking this medicine.

ALCOHOL

Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine.

KIDNEY

GRAVITOR SR 180MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Pyridostigmine or any ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

GRAVITOR SR 180MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Inform your doctor if you had or have a condition such as:

  • constipation
  • asthma or chest problems
  • low blood pressure.
  • stomach ulcer
  • epilepsy
  • parkinson’s disease
  • vagotonia (hyperexcitability of the vagus nerve)
  • overactive thyroid gland

INTERACTIONS

Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:

  • steroids
  • immunosuppressants
  • antibiotics
  • medicines to treat an irregular heart beat

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Pyridostigmine
Pharmacological Category :   Acetyl cholinesterase Inhibitor
Therapeutic Indication :   Myasthenia gravis, Reversal of nondepolarizing muscle relaxants
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store between 15-30°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT GRAVITOR SR 180MG

Does GRAVITOR SR 180MG cure myasthenia gravis?

It helps to reduce and improve muscle weakness and hence relieves the symptoms of myasthenia gravis but does not cure it.

Will GRAVITOR SR 180MG have any effect on my baby if I am breastfeeding?

A very small quantity of this medicine passes into breast milk, which may or may not affect your baby. Consult your doctor for advice.

Can I take GRAVITOR SR 180MG for constipation?

No, it should not be taken for any type of constipation. It must be used when constipation occurs due to paralysis of the intestine and strictly on prescription by the doctor.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Cholinergic system and drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page - 109.

2. Achilles J. Pappano. Cholinoceptor-Activating & cholinesterase-Inhibiting drugs.  Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page - 119.

3. 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. Page - 1172-1173.

4. Lorenzo Maggi & Renato Mantegazz. Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis Focus on Pyridostigmine: Clinical drug investigation, Aug 2011; [Accessed Oct 8, 2020] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51546334_Treatment_of_Myasthenia_Gravis_Focus_on_Pyridostigmine 

5. Mylan Products Ltd. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised Feb 2018] [Accessed Oct 8, 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.962.pdf

6. Amneal Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. April 24, 2003; [Revised Jan 2020] [Accessed Oct 8, 2020] https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=0f56facf-1f0a-4ba5-876d-757b114dfa45

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    17.5
    Ingredient
    PYRIDOSTIGMINE 180MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Gravitor SR Tablet 10'S

Gravitor SR Tablet 10'S Mkt: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.405.00
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