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Description

What is Resolor (Prucalopride) prescribed for?

Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or they happen less often than normal. It is something everyone has gone through in their lifetime.  And while it’s not a serious condition, you will feel much better with your body being back on track. Some of the constipation symptoms are few bowel movements, troubles having a bowel movement (straining to go), hard or small stools, a sense that everything didn’t come out, and belly bloating.

This medication is used to treat chronic constipation, and is often used when other medications, such as laxative, have not provided any relief. Resolor works to improve how well your stomach and intestines move food through the bowels during digestion.

The recommended dose of Resolor is 2 mg taken once a day. Patients aged over 65 years should start with a 1 mg dose once a day, and this can be increased to 2 mg once a day if needed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, consult with your doctor or pharmacist on the matter. Take this medication directly has prescribed, and make sure to read the instructions on the prescription label.  And if you have any concerns, speak with your medical professional.

Directions

This medication is to be taken by mouth, usually once a day, with or without food. Remember the dosage is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment, as well as any other medications you may take.

Take this medication on a regular basis to gain the most benefit. Do not increase your dose or take it longer than what has been prescribed to you.

Inform your doctor if you do not feel relief of constipation within 3 to 4 days. Your doctor may recommend that you temporarily take additional medication along with Resolor for fast relief. If this is recommended, carefully follow your doctor’s instructions.

Cautions

Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic Prucalopride; or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform your doctor of your Medical history, especially if you have ever had the following; diabetes, heart problems (such as irregular heartbeat, previous heart attack), kidney problems, liver disease, mental/mood problems, other stomach/abdominal disorders (such as intestinal perforation/obstruction, ileus, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis).

Side Effects

While minor, some of these side effects may occur. They are as follows; Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or a headache commonly may occur during the first 1 to 2 days of treatment. Dizziness or tiredness may also occur. However if any of these persist or worsen, it’s best to speak with your doctor right away.

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.

FAQs

What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.

 

 What is the best dosage to take?

The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.

 

 What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.

 

 What is the best way to store this medication?

This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.