Motegrity Prucalopride Succinate 30 tablets, 1 mg
This medication is used to treat chronic constipation. It is used when other medications used to treat constipation (such as laxatives) have not provided relief. Prucalopride works by improving how well your stomach and intestines move food through the bowels during digestion.
How to use:
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking prucalopride and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. The usual dose is 2 milligrams per day.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Tell your doctor if you do not get relief of constipation after 3 to 4 days. Your doctor may recommend you temporarily take additional medication (such as a stimulant laxative) along with prucalopride for fast relief of constipation. If additional medication is recommended, carefully follow your doctor’s directions for use. Ask your doctor how long you should continue taking this and/or other medications for constipation.
Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or headache commonly occur during the first 1 to 2 days of treatment. Dizziness or tiredness may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fast/irregular heartbeat.
Stop taking prucalopride and get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: severe/persistent abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, rectal bleeding, mental/mood changes (such as depression, thoughts of suicide or of hurting yourself).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.