Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about GASTRO-RD
GASTRO-RD is a combination of Domperidone and Rabeprazole which belongs to the group of medicines called Dopamine Antagonists and Proton pump inhibitors respectively. GASTRO-RD is used to treat Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) among patients who have not responded adequately to rabeprazole alone.
GERD is a chronic digestive disease in which the stomach acid frequently flows into the esophagus leading to irritation of lining of food pipe. Symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, nausea, sensation of lump in throat and stomach discomfort.
GASTRO-RD can also be used to treat peptic ulcers caused by H. pylori infection or NSAIDs use. Peptic ulcers are painful sores that develop on the linings of the stomach, esophagus or intestines. Symptoms include stomach pain, flatulence, indigestion, vomiting and fatigue.
Along treatment with GASTRO-RD, try to eat less spicy foods and drink plenty of water or fluids. Avoid smoking or alcohol consumption as it may aggravate your existing condition.
Patients receiving long-term treatment with GASTRO-RD should be kept on regular surveillance to rule out the risk of hypomagnesaemia (decreased magnesium levels in blood) and bone fracture, predominantly in the elderly patients and in patients with other recognized risk factors. Before taking GASTRO-RD inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. Your doctor may reduce the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
GASTRO-RD is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women and in children (aged less than 18 years). It should be used with caution in elderly patients (above 65 years of age).
The most common side effects of taking GASTRO-RD are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea or constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.
Take GASTRO-RD as advised by your physician. Swallow GASTRO-RD with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
GASTRO-RD is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-RD.
GASTRO-RD is not recommended for use in breast-feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-RD.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machines if you experience sleepiness, confusion or less control over your movements. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-RD.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking GASTRO-RD, as it could aggravate your existing condition.
GASTRO- RD is not recommended for use in patients with kidney impairment. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-RD.
GASTRO-RD is not recommended for use in patients with moderate or severe liver impairment and it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-RD.
Do not take GASTRO-RD if you are allergic to Domperidone or Rabeprazole.
GASTRO-RD is not recommended for use in patients with heart problems such as prolongation of QT interval or congestive heart failure. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-RD.
Q: Is it possible for GASTRO-RD to cause diarrhea?
A: Yes. Gastroserin capsules can cause diarrhoea in some individuals. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, oral electrolytes, and juices. Do not self-treat diarrhoea if it persists for a longer period. Contact your doctor for advice.
Q: Can GASTRO-RD cause acid reflux?
A: No. GASTRO-RD treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) without causing acid reflux.Please consult your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms after taking GASTRO-RD.
Q: Can GASTRO-RD harm your kidneys?
A: GASTRO-RD may occasionally cause kidney damage (for example, interstitial nephritis).However, inform your doctor immediately if you experience any signs of kidney damage, such as dark urine, blood in the urine, painful urination, or lower abdominal discomfort during treatment with GASTRO-RD. Your doctor might reduce the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
Q: When should I take GASTRO-RD and how should I take it?
A: GASTRO-RD should be taken on an empty stomach or as directed by your doctor.Do not crush or chew the medicine; instead, swallow it whole.Your doctor will determine the correct dose of GASTRO-RD and duration of therapy for you, depending upon your age, body weight, and health condition.
Q: Can children take GASTRO-RD?
A: No, GASTRO-RD is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below the age of 18) due to a lack of safety and effectiveness. Kindly consult your child’s doctor if your child experiences any symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease or peptic ulcer (such as nausea, vomiting, discomfort in the upper stomach, stomach pain, heartburn, burping, etc.)
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