Trade Names/Brand Names :
Biotonus, Gastride, Mosad OD/Mosad MT, Mosart, Reflucil, Safepride, Dosier, Galopran, Gasmotin, Intesul, Lostapride, Mosar, Mosid, Motigest, Moxar, Moza, Mozax, Vagantyl
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a gastroprokinetic agent, prescribed for acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category B :
Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: Oral- The recommended dose is 5mg, 3 times/day.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Continuous admin of this drug is not recommended if no improvement in GI symptoms is observed after treating for 2 weeks with this medication.
Side Effects :
Diarrhea, abdominal pain, dizziness, constipation, headache, sleeplessness, nausea and vomiting.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.