What are Ganaton tablets 50 mg for gastritis (itopride)?
Ganaton tablets, containing the active ingredient itopride, are commonly prescribed in the management of symptoms associated with gastritis. The mechanism of action of Ganaton primarily revolves around its ability to modulate gastrointestinal motility and enhance gastric emptying. Itopride achieves this by inhibiting the activity of acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in gastrointestinal function. By inhibiting acetylcholinesterase, itopride prolongs the action of acetylcholine, leading to increased muscle contractions in the stomach and improved coordination of gastric motility.
This modulation of gastrointestinal motility is particularly beneficial in cases of gastritis, as it can alleviate symptoms such as bloating, early satiety, and discomfort that often result from delayed gastric emptying. By facilitating the efficient emptying of gastric contents, Ganaton with itopride helps reduce the pressure on the gastric mucosa and minimizes the irritation and inflammation commonly associated with gastritis.
Effectiveness of Ganaton tablets with itopride in the treatment of gastritis symptoms has been demonstrated in clinical studies, where patients experienced significant improvements in abdominal discomfort, fullness, and other gastritis-related complaints.
Active principles: itopride hydrochloride
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Viatris Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mylan EPD, Japan
Indications: improve gastrointestinal symptoms in chronic gastritis, such as:
- abdominal bloating,
- upper abdominal pain,
- loss of appetite,
How to take
Adults should take 1 tablet (50 mg of the active principle) at a time, 3 times a day, before meal. Your doctor may decrease the dosage according to your age or symptoms.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.