What is Itoprid (Itopride) used for?
Itoprid (Itopride) is a prokinetic agent (a drug which increases gastrointestinal motility) which is used to treat functional dyspepsia and other gastrointestinal conditions, such as chronic indigestion and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. It is also used to treat regurgitation, anorexia and other various conditions. This drug helps to speed up the digestion process, thereby allowing food to pass through the system quicker, while also decreasing the buildup of stomach acid. It does this by inhibiting the chemicals responsible for slowing down the digestive process.
How should I use Itoprid (Itopride)?
All patients taking Itoprid (Itopride) tablets must first consult their physician before they begin taking it. Your physician will decide the correct dosage required to treat your condition. Adult patients are sometimes told to take 1 tablet 3 times per day, usually 30 minutes before eating. Follow all instructions provided to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Itoprid (Itopride)?
Some possible side effects of Itoprid (Itopride) include:
If you notice any side effects while taking this medication, you should immediately report them to your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Itoprid (Itopride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.