Itopep 50mg Tab
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Itopep Tablet is used to treat various conditions such as indigestion, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and other symptoms associated with decreased motility of the stomach and intestine. It contains itopride as its active ingredient. This medicine acts by increasing the motility of the gut, thus helping reduce these symptoms. Itopep Tablet should not be used by children below 16 years of age and to be used cautiously by elderly patients. Take this medicine as advised by your treating doctor for the suggested duration. It would be better if you take this medicine at a fixed time daily for optimum benefits. This medicine can sometimes cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and headache. However, most of the side effects get resolved on their own over a short duration of time. Discuss with your doctor about all the known medical and medication history, along with certain medications or herbal supplements you are taking currently....
Uses of Itopep 50 MG
Itopep Tablet is used to treat various stomach-intestinal symptoms caused by reduced gastrointestinal motility (like the feeling of gastric fullness, upper abdominal pain, decreased appetite, heartburn, nausea & vomiting in non-ulcer dyspepsia (indigestion) or chronic inflammation to stomach lining)....
Contraindications of Itopep 50 MG
- If you are allergic to itopride or any other ingredient of Itopep Tablet.
- If you have increased motility of stomach and intestine such as obstruction or perforation or bleeding of stomach-intestine.
Side effects of Itopep 50 MG
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Itopep 50 MG
Can I take Itopep Tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the effect of Itopep Tablet on pregnancy. Thus, it is recommended to avoid taking this medicine, unless prescribed by your doctor after assessing the benefits and the need.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
Itopep Tablet passes into the breast milk and may cause harm to the nursing infant. Depending on the need for the treatment your doctor may either ask you to stop the medicine or discontinue breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Itopep Tablet does not alter the ability to drive. However, if you experience dizziness after taking this medicine, avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Itopep Tablet?
There is no known interaction of Itopep Tablet with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience a dry mouth, constipation, blurry vision or any other side effects while on this medicine.
- This medicine should be used with caution by elderly people.
- Itopep Tablet should not be used by children below 16 years of age.
Mode of Action of Itopep 50 MG
How Does It Work?
Itopep Tablet acts by increasing the movement of food through the stomach and intestine and facilitates bowel movement. It works by increasing the secretion of a chemical called acetylcholine, which stimulates rapid stomach movement, empties the stomach and improves coordination between the stomach and small intestine....
Directions for Use of Itopep 50 MG
Itopep Tablet should be taken as instructed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor....
Interactions of Itopep 50 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Itopep Tablet alters the absorption and delays the effect of other medicines such as digoxin (heart medicine), theophylline (asthma), phenytoin (fits) and methotrexate (immunosuppressive).
- Anticholinergic medicine such as atropine, dicyclomine, cyclopentolate may reduce the action of Itopep Tablet.
- Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.
Storage and disposal of Itopep 50 MG
- Store this medicine below 30°C in a cool and dry place.
- Protect it from light and moisture.
- Keep it out of reach and sight of children and pets.
Dosage of Itopep 50 MG
If you have taken too much of Itopep Tablet then contact your doctor or visit your nearest hospital immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed any dose of Itopep Tablet then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When and how to consume Itopep Tablet?
A: Itopep Tablet is to be taken on an empty stomach about an hour before a meal, as a whole with a glass of water. Your doctor will prescribe you the appropriate dose and schedule according to your health condition and requirement.
Q: Can Itopep Tablet be used safely in the elderly?
A: The elderly are prone to adverse reactions and should thus be closely monitored. If adverse reactions occur, reduction or complete cessation of the medicine needs to be practised, thus your doctor will suggest you the best possible alternative.
Q: Can I take Itopep Tablet after dinner?
A: Itopep Tablet should be taken before meals and at the same time to gain optimal benefits. It is recommended to take this medicine before meals.
Q: Can the use of Itopep Tablet cause diarrhea?
A: Yes, Itopep Tablet may cause diarrhoea as its common side effect, though not everyone experiences this side effect. If you experience persistent diarrhoea after taking this medicine, reach out to your doctor immediately.
Q: Can I stop Itopep Tablet suddenly?
A: Abrupt stopping this medicine may result in reappearing of symptoms or another such kind of problem. Do not stop the treatment without consulting your doctor.
Q: What is Itopep Tablets used for?
A: Itopep Tablet is used to treat various stomach-intestinal symptoms caused by reduced gastrointestinal motility (like the feeling of gastric fullness, upper abdominal pain, decreased appetite, heartburn, nausea & vomiting in non-ulcer dyspepsia (indigestion) or chronic inflammation to stomach lining).
Q: What is the side effect of Itopep?
A: One may experience side effects like diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, dizziness, stomach pain after taking Itopep Tablet, but not everyone experiences them. These side effects are usually temporary and go away with time. However, if you notice the side effects persists or worsen, please report to your doctor.
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