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GASTRACTIV TABLET

Manufacturer

JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

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Prescription Required
Product Details

About GASTRACTIV TABLET

GASTRACTIV TABLET belongs to a class of medications known as 'dopamine antagonist' used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) in adults and adolescent 12 years or older. Besides this, it also helps in the treatment of indigestion. Nausea and vomiting are not diseases but are symptoms of many conditions like infections, motion sickness, an early stage of pregnancy, and gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying).

GASTRACTIV TABLET prevents nausea and vomiting symptoms by blocking certain receptors (like dopamine and serotonin) that stimulate the vomiting centre (chemoreceptor trigger zone – CTZ) located in the brain. It also acts as a prokinetic agent that increases the upper gastrointestinal tract's motility and helps in decreasing the stomach emptying time.

It is better to take GASTRACTIV TABLET before meals, as when taken after meals, the absorption of the medicine is slightly delayed. Symptoms of nausea and vomiting may usually resolve with 3-4 days after taking GASTRACTIV TABLET. However, if it does not resolve even after this, stop taking this medicine and contact doctor. Do not take GASTRACTIV TABLET for longer than seven days. The most common side effect of GASTRACTIV TABLET is dry mouth. These side effects are temporary and may resolve after some time; however, if this side persists, contact the doctor. Try to avoid caffeine-containing beverages (coffee, tea), spicy/deep fried/processed foods, carbonated drinks, acidic foods like citrus fruits/vegetables (tomatoes). Before taking GASTRACTIV TABLET, contact your doctor if you suffer from liver problems, kidney problems (kidney function impairment or failure).

Prolonged intake of GASTRACTIV TABLET may be associated with an increased risk of heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia) and cardiac arrest (heart attack). This risk may be more likely in the elderly (those over 60 years old) or taking doses higher than 30 mg per day. Tell your doctor if you are using any anti-fungal medicines and/or if you have heart problems or AIDS/HIV. If you experience heart rhythm disorders like palpitations, trouble in breathing, or loss of consciousness after taking GASTRACTIV TABLET, immediately contact your doctor. Adolescents (children from 12-18 years of age) who are weighing less than 35 kg should not be given GASTRACTIV TABLET.

Uses of GASTRACTIV TABLET

Prevention of Nausea, Prevention of Vomiting

Directions for Use

It is better to take GASTRACTIV TABLET 15-30 minutes before a meal. GASTRACTIV TABLET should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Besides this, GASTRACTIV TABLET is also available in liquid form for those who cannot swallow tablets or capsules. Do not take GASTRACTIV TABLET for more than 7 days.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of GASTRACTIV TABLET

Every medicine has its own side effects. Likewise, GASTRACTIV TABLET has common side effect of dry mouth. This side effect is temporary and may resolve after some time; however, if this side effect persists, contact the doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Prolonged intake of GASTRACTIV TABLET may be associated with an increased risk of heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia) and cardiac arrest (heart attack). This risk may be more likely in the elderly (those over 60 years old) or taking doses higher than 30 mg per day. Tell your doctor if you are using any anti-fungal medicines and/or if you have heart problems or AIDS/HIV. If you experience heart rhythm disorders like palpitations, trouble in breathing, or loss of consciousness after taking GASTRACTIV TABLET, immediately contact your doctor. Adolescents (children from 12-18 years of age) who are weighing less than 35 kg should not be given GASTRACTIV TABLET.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Drinking alcohol with GASTRACTIV TABLET may cause sleepiness, or an irregular heartbeat.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    GASTRACTIV TABLET is not usually recommended in pregnancy.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    GASTRACTIV TABLET is not usually recommended when breastfeeding, as it passes into breast milk in small amounts. Talk to a doctor, as other medicines might be better.

  • Driving

    GASTRACTIV TABLET can make you feel sleepy and confused, so operating machinery or driving a car should be avoided as it may impair your ability to concentrate.

  • Liver

    GASTRACTIV TABLET should be taken with precaution in patients with liver disease.

  • Kidney

    GASTRACTIV TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with kidney problems. Your doctor will adjust your dose depending upon the condition of your disease.

Other Information (GAS0020)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

Do not drive a car or ride a bike as GASTRACTIV TABLET may cause drowsiness and make it difficult for you to concentrate. So, if you feel dizzy, please do not drive a car.

If you are intolerant to sugars, please inform your doctor before starting GASTRACTIV TABLET as it contains lactose. So, to avoid any unpleasant side-effects, do as advised by your doctor.

Yes, GASTRACTIV TABLET can cause dry mouth. In case you feel excessively thirsty, please increase your fluid intake and do frequent mouth rinses.

If you miss a dose, take your medicine as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until that is due and continue as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you or someone else have taken too much of GASTRACTIV TABLET, contact your doctor or nearest hospital casualty department.

It is best to avoid alcohol while taking GASTRACTIV TABLET as it can make side effects worse, such as sleepiness or an irregular heartbeat.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

GASTRACTIV TABLET

GASTRACTIV TABLET

GASTRACTIV TABLET

MRP: 26.80

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10 Tablet in 1 Strip