Acotiamide: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT ACOTIAMIDE
ACOTIAMIDE is a prokinetic agent. It is used to treat symptoms of functional dyspepsia such as bloating, belching, stomach pain and discomfort, nausea or early satiety (feeling full after eating only a small amount of food).
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACOTIAMIDE
• Take ACOTIAMIDE before meals and as prescribed by your doctor.
• Do not take ACOTIAMIDE if you have a known history of heart ailments as ACOTIAMIDE may cause uneven heartbeats.
• Elderly people must take ACOTIAMIDE in supervised doses.
• Take ACOTIAMIDE with caution if you have or ever had jaundice, gastrointestinal bleeding or internal perforation.
• Inform your doctor of any known liver or kidney disease before starting with ACOTIAMIDE.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medications or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does ACOTIAMIDE work?
A. ACOTIAMIDE works by increasing the concentration of acetylcholine by inhibiting dopamine D2 receptors and acetylcholinesterase. Higher concentration of acetylcholine helps in increasing GI peristalsis and increasing lower oesophageal sphincter pressure. This whole process stimulates gastric motility and accelerates gastric emptying.
Q. When ACOTIAMIDE should not be used?
A. ACOTIAMIDE is contraindicated in patients for whom increase in gastrointestinal motility could be harmful, e.g., people suffering from gastrointestinal haemorrhage, mechanical obstruction or perforation.
Q. Does ACOTIAMIDE cause bloating?
A. No, ACOTIAMIDE does not usually cause bloating. Inform your doctor if you experience bloating, your doctor instantly will guide you.
Q. Is ACOTIAMIDE a proton pump inhibitor?
A. No, ACOTIAMIDE is a prokinetic which helps in relieving symptoms of functional dyspepsia by regulating gastric motility and gastric emptying.