Irribow tablets 5 mcg for diarrhea and irritated bowel syndrome (Ramosetron)
What are Irribow tablets 5 mg for diarrhea and irritated bowel syndrome (Ramosetron)?
An active principle of Irribow tablets is ramosetron hydrochloride, a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. It acts by opposing the serotonin receptors of the efferent nervous systems. Irribow tablets are effective for the treatment of nausea and vomiting of various genesis, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and irritated stool syndrome. Ramosetron can even be used for symptoms of recent surgery and chemotherapy for cancer.
This medicine is generally well tolerated and has very few side effects. Ramosetron tablets are sold in different countries under different brand names, such as Nozia, Nasea, and Ibset.
Active principles: ramosetron hydrochloride
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Astellas Pharma Inc., Tokyo, Japan
- abdominal pain,
- diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome,
- nausea and vomiting after surgery or in cancer chemotherapy-induced conditions.
How to take
For male patients: male adults should take 1 tablet (5 mcg of the active principle) at a time, once a day. Your doctor may adjust the dosage according to the symptoms. However, the maximum daily dose is 2 tablets (10 mcg).
For female patients: female adults should take 0.5 tablet (2.5 mcg) at a time, once a day. Your doctor may adjust the dosage according to the symptoms. However, the maximum daily dose is 1 tablet (5 mcg).
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with a history of abdominal operations.
If constipation and hardened stool appear, consult with your doctor. If there is no bowel movement for 3 consecutive days or longer, stop taking the medicine temporarily and consult with your doctor. Please note that female patients tend to experience constipation or hardened stool more often.
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.