Camostat

Description

Camostat is used to treat the remission of acute symptoms of chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and postoperative reflux esophagitis, a condition where the stomach contents frequently back up into the esophagus. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Camostat

  • Dizziness
  • Burning sensation
  • Chest pain
  • Skin Rash
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Dry mouth

Uses of Camostat

What is it prescribed for?

  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Post-Operative Reflux Esophagitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required by 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 absolutely 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 absolutely 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 camostat 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 absolutely 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 absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Hepatic impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hyperkalemia (high potassium levels)

This medicine may increase the potassium levels in the blood and hence, it should be used with caution in patients suffering from hyperkalemia (high potassium levels) due to the increased risk of worsening of the existing condition. Close monitoring of serum electrolytes levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Shock

Use of this medicine may result in shock or anaphylactoid symptoms in some patients. Report to the doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms like decreased blood pressure, difficulties with breathing, itching, etc. on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Thrombocytopenia

This medicine may decrease the blood platelet levels in some patients. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate clinical monitoring, corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

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 exactly as prescribed by the doctor. 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

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
This medicine reduces the symptoms associated with chronic pancreatitis and postoperative reflux esophagitis.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Protease inhibitors, Trypsin inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

Camostat mesylate [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 7 December 2018]. Available from:

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

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[Internet]. Joplink.net. 2019 [cited 18 January 2019]. Available from:

http://www.joplink.net/prev/200707/200707_31.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 22 Jan 2019

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