Perinorm 10mg Tablet
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Perinorm tablet contains Metoclopramide as an active ingredient. It is used to control nausea, vomiting. It is also used to improve gastric emptying by restoring the normal coordination and tone the upper digestive tract in certain digestive tract disorders. It works by inhibiting a natural substance in the body, known as dopamine. Thus, it speeds up stomach emptying and movement of the intestine. Perinorm tablet should be used under medical prescription and for the duration it is prescribed. It works best when taken on an empty stomach. Some of the common side effects of Perinorm tablets are dizziness, stomach pain and diarrhoea. These side effects usually go away with time. However, if you feel your condition deteriorates, consult your doctor or visit the hospital.
Uses of Perinorm 10mg Tablet
- For the treatment of nausea, vomiting and for restoring normal coordination and tone of the digestive tract.
- To relieve the symptoms of heartburn, dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting associated with certain digestive system disorders.
Contraindications of Perinorm 10mg Tablet
- If you are allergic to Metoclopramide or any other ingredients of Perinorm tablet.
- If you have bleeding, obstruction or tear in any part of your digestive tract.
- If you have a rare tumour, called pheochromocytoma (releases too much of epinephrine and norepinephrine).
- If you ever had a muscle spasm or muscle problem after taking any medicine.
- If you experience fits, seizure or have Parkinson's disease (a brain-related disorder that leads to poor coordination, shakiness and stiffness).
- If are taking a medicine containing Levodopa, used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
- If you are taking medicines such as Ropinirole, Pramipexole (used for the treatment of restless legs syndrome).
- If you ever had a condition of abnormal blood pigment levels or NADH cytochrome-b5 deficiency.
- Perinorm tablet is not meant to be used in children less than one year of age.
Side effects of Perinorm 10mg Tablet
- Stomach pain
- Feeling low
- Low blood pressure
- Slow heartbeats
Precautions and Warnings of Perinorm 10mg Tablet
Can I take Perinorm tablet during pregnancy?
Perinorm tablets should be avoided during pregnancy, especially during late pregnancy. It may be harmful and if prescribed by a doctor, the newborn should be monitored for the altered muscle movements.
Can I take Perinorm tablet while breastfeeding?
Perinorm tablet is not recommended during breastfeeding as it passes into human milk and could harm the breastfed baby. Consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Perinorm tablet?
Perinorm tablet hampers alertness and concentration, which is essential during driving. Thus, it is better to avoid using this medicine while driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Perinorm tablet?
Alcohol makes side effects of Perinorm tablet severe and can cause more harm. It is advisable to stop drinking alcohol with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have heart problems like abnormal heartbeats.
- You have problems with your kidney or liver.
- You have a salt imbalance in your body like potassium, sodium and magnesium.
- You have any brain-related problems.
- You are using other medicines known to affect the way your heartbeats.
- You ever had a condition of abnormal blood pigment levels. Your doctor may monitor your blood regularly.
- Perinorm tablets should not be given to baby less than one-year-old.
Mode of Action of Perinorm 10mg Tablet
How Does It Work?
It works by acting on a certain part of the brain and causes an increase in tone and movement of the digestive tract. This leads to improved gastric emptying and movement of food through the stomach and intestine.
Directions for Use of Perinorm 10mg Tablet
- Perinorm tablets should be taken as instructed by your doctor as a whole with a glass of water.
- For it to work optimally, it should be preferably taken on an empty stomach.
Interactions of Perinorm 10mg Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- You should not concomitantly use Perinorm tablet along with medicine to treat Parkinson's disease like levodopa, a medicine used to treat stomach cramps like atropine, dicyclomine as it may be harmful.read less
- Concomitant use of this tablet along with medicines like morphine or alprazolam, diazepam used to treat severe pain.
- Concomitant use, along with medicines like fluoxetine and paroxetine to treat mental illness, may increase the effects of this medicine.
- Other medicines like digoxin used to treat heart disease, cyclosporine used to treat certain immune system problems, mivacurium and suxamethonium used to relax muscles should be used cautiously while on treatment with Perinorm tablets.read less
Storage and disposal of Perinorm 10mg Tablet
- Store Perinorm tablets in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight.
- Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Perinorm 10mg Tablet
Symptoms an overdose of this medicine includes lack of coordination, drowsiness, hallucination, loss of consciousness, etc. If you have taken too much of this medicine, inform your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed any dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the normal dosing schedule. Do not take two doses together to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When to take Perinorm tablet?
A: Perinorm tablet should be taken preferably before meals on an empty stomach.
Q: Is Perinorm tablet useful for paediatric patients?
A: No, this medicine should not be given to children below 1 year of age. It may be given to children above 1 year of age under medical supervision. You should never give this medicine to your child without consulting a child specialist.
Q: What should I tell my healthcare practitioner before starting Perinorm tablet?
A: Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbal preparations you are currently taking or might take. You should also tell them about any allergy and your medical history.
Q: Is Perinorm tablet safe in pregnancy?
A: The safety of this medicine is not established in pregnancy. Hence, avoid taking this medicine, especially in late pregnancy.
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