Ganaton 50 MG Tablet

Manufactured byAbbott India Ltd.
ContainsItopride
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Description

Ganaton 50 MG Tablet is an effectively increases movement of food and facilitates emptying of the stomach. It is used for the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Functional Dyspepsia, and other associated motility disorders.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ganaton 50 MG Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Decrease in white blood cells and platele ts
  • Gynacomastia
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Increased liver enzyme levels
  • Jaundice

Uses of Ganaton 50 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Non-ulcer dyspepsia
  • Gastroparesis
  • Nausea and vomiting
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30-60 minutes of administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for 4-6 hours. However, it is subject to vary from one patient to another.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Reduce or minimize the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if any unwanted effects are observed.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It should be used only if the potential benefits outweigh the associated risks. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Use of this medicine in breastfeeding mothers is not recommended. If the need of this medicine is absolutely necessary then breastfeeding should be discontinued prior to uptake. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to Itopride or any other ingredient present along with it.

Gastrointestinal haemorrhage

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having internal bleeding of the stomach and intestine. This may be attributed to various reasons including a ruptured bowel (Gastrointestinal Perforation).

Mechanical bowel obstruction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a blockage in the intestine.

Parkinson's disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having dopamine related disorders like Parkinson's disease.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It should be used only if the potential benefits outweigh the associated risks. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Use of this medicine in breastfeeding mothers is not recommended. If the need of this medicine is absolutely necessary then breastfeeding should be discontinued prior to uptake. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Pediatric use

Use of this medicine is not recommended in children who are less than 16 years old.

Geriatric use

This medicine should be used with caution in elderly patients as the risk of side effects are increasingly high.

Bleeding of stomach and intestine

Report any instance indicating bleeding of the stomach like presence of blood in stools, black or coffee colored stools to the doctor. This medicine should not be used if bleeding is evident or even suspected.

Mechanical obstruction of stomach

Report any incidence indicating intestinal blockage like severe bloating, nausea, vomiting, severe abdominal cramps, constipation etc to the doctor. Use of this medicine is not recommended in such cases.

Other medicine

Report the use of all other medicine including supplements and herbs to the doctor while receiving this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

The likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, contact your doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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

Use of alcohol in excessive amounts can cause acidity and the risk of adverse effects are very high while taking it with this medicine.

Instructions

Reduce or minimize the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if any unwanted effects are observed.
Interaction with Medicine

Anticholinergic drugs

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
It is advised to not consume grapefruit juice in large quantities while taking this medicine as the likelihood of unwanted effects increase. Consult your doctor if an undesirable effect is experienced.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Ganaton 50 MG Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Your doctor may make some changes in the dose based on symptoms and age. You should adhere to all the instructions given by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine acts by increasing the concentration of chemicals at the nerve endings causing an increase in stomach muscle movement. This helps in the faster movement of food from the stomach to the intestine.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Gastrointestinal agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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