What is Mosapride used for?
Mosapride is a gastroprokinetic agent that is indicated for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis and functional dyspepsia (indigestion). Mosapride works by speeding up the emptying of the stomach contents. This can help relieve gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.
Mosapride may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Mosapride?
Like other medicines, Mosapride can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Mosapride are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Mosapride cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Mosapride develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Mosapride may cause side effects such as dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, dry mouth, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea and constipation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Mosapride.
What is the recommended dosage of Mosapride?
The dosage of Mosapride prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Mosapride tablet with a full glass of water on an empty stomach.
What if you miss a dose of Mosapride?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Mosapride medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Mosapride?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Mosapride, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Mosapride?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Mosapride.
Mosapride can interact with the following types of medicines: QT-prolonging drugs.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Mosapride, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Mosapride?
Is it possible for me to take Mosapride with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Mosapride?
What are the possible drug interactions of Mosapride?
How will Mosapride work in my body?
How should Mosapride be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Mosapride drug interactions and side effects?
Before taking Mosapride, tell your doctor if you have liver problems or kidney problems. Mosapride is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Mosapride is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.