Acotiamide

Description

Acotiamide is used for the treatment of symptoms such as bloating, nausea, belching, stomach pain and discomfort, early satiety, etc. associated with functional dyspepsia, a chronic disorder of the upper digestive tract.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Acotiamide

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Abnormal liver function

Uses of Acotiamide

What is it prescribed for?

  • Functional Dyspepsia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to acotiamide or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience dizziness during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take it before meals. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine relieves symptoms such as nausea, bloating, belching, early satiety, stomach pain, etc. by regulating gastric motility and gastric emptying.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Cholinesterase inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

Acotiamide hydrochloride [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Acotiamide_HCl

[Internet]. Astellas.com. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.astellas.com/en/corporate/news/pdf/130605_1_Eg.pdf

Acotiamide: first global approval. [Internet]. 2018 [cited 27 August 2018];. Available from:

https://doi.org/10.1007/s40265-013-0100-9

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Information on this page was last updated on 27 Aug 2018

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