Gastron - General Information:

Gastron is a synthetic antispasmodic. Antispasmodics are used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach, intestines, and bladder. Gastron is used to treat intestine or stomach ulcers (peptic ulcer disease), intestine problems (irritable bowel syndrome), pancreatitis, gastritis, biliary dyskinesia, pylorosplasm, or urinary problems (reflex neurogenic bladder in children).

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Gastron - Pharmacology:

Gastron is a synthetic quarternary ammonium antimuscarinic used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach, intestines, and bladder. It can be used together with antacids or other medicines, such as H2-receptor antagonists, in the treatment of peptic ulcer. Gastron inhibits muscarinic actions at postganglionic parasympathetic neuroeffector sites.

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Gastron Interactions

This drug may interact with the following: antacids, diarrhea medicine containing kaolin or attapulgite, ketoconazole (using these medicines with an anticholinergic may lessen the effects of the anticholinergic), central nervous system (CNS) depressants (taking scopolamine with CNS depressants may increase the effects of either medicine), other anticholinergics (medicine for abdominal or stomach spasms or cramps), tricyclic antidepressants (taking anticholinergics with tricyclic antidepressants or other anticholinergics may cause an increase in the effects of the anticholinergic), and potassium chloride (using this medicine with an anticholinergic may make gastrointestinal problems caused by potassium worse).

Gastron Contraindications

Contraindicated in the following: hypersensitivity to anticholinergics, narrow-angle glaucoma, GI obstruction, myasthenia gravis, paralytic ileus, GI atony, and toxic megacolon.

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