Generic Name : Oxethazaine Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics ICD Code : Y48.3
India- Bluegel-O Syr- Magaldrate + Oxetacaine + Simeticone
Bestocid-O Syr- Magaldrate + Oxetacaine + Simethicone
International- Pepcan. Other Name : Oxetacaine Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a potent local anesthetic, prescribed for rapid and effective relief in gastritis, esophagitis, hiatus hernia, heartburn of pregnancy and peptic ulcer. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose is 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls 4 times a day, 15 minutes before each meal and at bed time. How it should be taken :
It comes as syrup to take by mouth, without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney impairment, appendicitis, decreased level of phosphate in blood, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it will lead to hypophosphatemia (decreased level of phosphate in blood).
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Allergic reactions- Skin eruptions, itching and tongue inflammation.
Central Nervous System- Dizziness, faintness and drowsiness.
* Shake well before use.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature and in an airtight container. Do not freeze it.
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