Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about GASTRO-SL
GASTRO SL CAPSULE is a combination of Esomeprazole and Levosulpiride which belong to the same group of medicines called Proton-pump inhibitors and Dopamine D2 antagonists, respectively. GASTRO SL CAPSULE is indicated for the treatment of Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients who do not adequately respond to proton-pump inhibitors alone (ex. pantoprazole, rabeprazole, esomeprazole, omeprazole).
GERD is a chronic digestive disease in which the stomach acid frequently flows into the esophagus, leading to irritation of the lining of the food pipe. Heartburn, chest pain, nausea, a lump in the throat, and stomach discomfort are all symptoms.
GASTRO SL CAPSULE can also be used to treat peptic ulcers caused by H. pylori infection or NSAID 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 with treatment for GASTRO SL CAPSULE eat less spicy food and drink plenty of water or fluids as advised by your physician. Avoid consuming alcohol, as it could aggravate your existing disease conditions.
Patients receiving long-term treatment with GASTRO SL CAPSULE should be kept on regular surveillance to rule out the risk of bone fractures (hip, wrist, or spine), predominantly in patients taking corticosteroids and in patients with other recognized risk factors like osteoporosis. As a precaution, inform your doctor if you have any heart, kidney, or liver disease before taking GASTRO SL CAPSULE.
GASTRO SL CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women, including children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) due to a lack of safety and effectiveness. GASTRO SL CAPSULE should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years or above).
The most common side effects of taking GASTRO SL CAPSULE are headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, or constipation. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.
Pregnant women should avoid taking GASTRO-SL capsules. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-SL CAPSULE.
GASTRO-SL CAPSULE is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Before using GASTRO-SL CAPSULE, consult your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision after taking GASTRO-SL CAPSULE.
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking GASTRO-SL CAPSULE, as it could aggravate your existing disease condition.
GASTRO-SL CAPSULE should not be used in patients with severe kidney disease.Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-SL CAPSULE.
GASTRO-SL CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-SL CAPSULE.
Do not take GASTRO-SL CAPSULE if you are allergic to Levosulpiride, Esomeprazole, or other proton pump inhibitors (Ex. pantoprazole, rabeprazole, omeprazole).
GASTRO-SL CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with prolongation of QTc interval (irregular electrical activity of the heart), stroke, and cardiac insufficiency. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO-SL CAPSULE.
Q: Can GASTRO SL CAPSULE be administered to children?
A: GASTRO SL CAPSULE is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) due to a lack of safety and effectiveness. Kindly consult your child’s doctor for advice.
Q: Is it safe to take GASTRO SL CAPSULE while pregnant?
A: No, GASTRO SL CAPSULE is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking GASTRO SL CAPSULE.
Q: Can GASTRO SL CAPSULE cause depression?
A: Yes, GASTRO SL CAPSULE can make some people depressed.If you experience any signs of depression, such as feeling extremely sad, a solitary attitude, or a lack of social connectivity, please contact your doctor immediately.
Q: GASTRO SL CAPSULE can be used indefinitely.
A: GASTRO SL CAPSULE can be taken as long-term therapy for gastrointestinal disorders. However, consult your doctor before taking GASTRO SL CAPSULE. Your doctor will determine the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight, and health condition. Do not stop taking GASTRO SL CAPSULE abruptly or take it for a longer period than prescribed without consulting your doctor.
Q: Can GASTRO SL CAPSULE cause black stools?
A: Yes, GASTRO SL CAPSULE can rarely cause black stools or blood-stained stools in some individuals. If you experience black stools or blood-stained stools with or without stomach pain or indigestion, stop taking GASTRO SL CAPSULE and consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Is GASTRO SL CAPSULE safe to use in patients with heart problems?
A: GASTRO SL CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with prolongation of the QTc interval (irregular electrical activity of the heart), stroke, or cardiac insufficiency. Consult your doctor before taking GASTRO SL CAPSULE.
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