Generic Name : Roxatidine Therapeutic Classification : Antiulcers ICD Code : Y53.0
India- Rotane SR, Zorpex SR.
International- Zorprex. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a special H2-receptor antagonist, prescribed for reflux esophagitis, benign gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and prophylaxis of recurrent ulcers. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with absence of urination, gastric malignancy and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose is 150mg/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 kidney or liver impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal- Constipation, diarrhea, nausea and gastrointestinal disturbances.
Central Nervous System- Weakness, headache, dizziness, restlessness and drowsiness.
Heart- Fast heart rate and chest pain.
Liver- Increased liver enzyme activity.
Miscellaneous- Visual disturbances, impotence and increased level of lipid in blood.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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