Itopride


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Disorders associated w/ reduced GI motility.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO 50 mg tid, may reduce depending on the patient's age and symptoms.
Dosage Details
Oral
Disorders associated with reduced gastrointestinal motility
Adult: 50 mg tid. May reduce dose depending on the patient’s age and symptoms.
Contraindications
GI haemorrhage, mechanical obstruction or perforation, Parkinson’s disease.
Special Precautions
Hepatic and renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Diarrhoea, abdominal pain, constipation, headache, dizziness, nausea, increased salivation, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, tremor, rash, redness and itching, anaphylactoid reactions, gynaecomastia, increased prolactin, AST and ALT, jaundice.
Drug Interactions
May reduce the effect w/ anticholinergic drugs.
Action
Description: Itopride increases acetylcholine concentrations by inhibiting dopamine D2 receptors and acetylcholinesterase, resulting in enhancement of GI motility.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Rapidly and almost completely absorbed from the GI tract. Bioavailability: 60%. Time to peak plasma concentration: 0.5-0.75 hr.
Distribution: Plasma protein binding: Approx 96%, mainly to albumin.
Metabolism: Undergoes extensive hepatic metabolism.
Excretion: Via urine. Terminal half-life: Approx 6 hr.
Chemical Structure

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Storage
Store between 15-30°C.
ATC Classification
A03FA07 - itopride ; Belongs to the class of propulsives. Used in the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders.
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