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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Gaster before taking it.

What is Gaster

Gaster a histamine-2 blockers. Gaster works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces.
Gaster is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Gaster also treats gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn.
Gaster may also be used for purposes not listed in Gaster guide.

Gaster side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Gaster and call your doctor at once if you have:
  • fast or pounding heartbeats with severe dizziness; or
  • unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.

Common side effects may include:
  • headache;
  • dizziness; or
  • constipation or diarrhea.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Gaster dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Duodenal Ulcer:

Initial:
Parenteral: 20 mg IV every 12 hours. Alternatively, some clinicians recommend a continuous IV infusion of 3.2 mg/hour for up to 72 hours following a 10 mg IV bolus dose.
Oral: 40 mg orally once a day at bedtime or 20 mg orally twice a day.
Maintenance: 20 mg orally or IV once a day at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Peptic Ulcer:

Initial:
Parenteral: 20 mg IV every 12 hours. Alternatively, some clinicians recommend a continuous IV infusion of 3.2 mg/hour for up to 72 hours following a 10 mg IV bolus dose.
Oral: 40 mg orally once a day at bedtime or 20 mg orally twice a day.
Maintenance: 20 mg orally or IV once a day at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis:

20 mg orally or IV, once a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastric Ulcer:

Parenteral: 20 mg IV every 12 hours. Alternatively, some clinicians recommend a continuous IV infusion of 3.2 mg/hour for up to 72 hours following a 10 mg IV bolus dose.
Oral: 40 mg orally once a day at bedtime or 20 mg orally twice a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Parenteral: 20 mg IV every 12 hours. Alternatively, some clinicians recommend a continuous IV infusion of 3.2 mg/hour for up to 72 hours following a 10 mg IV bolus dose.
Oral: 20 mg orally twice a day for up to 6 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Erosive Esophagitis:

Parenteral: 20 mg IV every 12 hours. Alternatively, some clinicians recommend a continuous IV infusion of 3.2 mg/hour for up to 72 hours following a 10 mg IV bolus dose.
Oral: 20 to 40 mg orally twice a day for up to 12 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome:

Parenteral: 20 mg IV every 6 hours. Alternatively, some clinicians recommend a continuous IV infusion of 3.2 mg/hour for up to 72 hours following a 10 mg IV bolus dose.
Oral:
Initial: 20 mg orally every 6 hours.
Maintenance: Dosage adjustments are made to control gastric acid secretion. Doses up to 160 mg every 6 hours have been used.

Usual Adult Dose for Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions:

Parenteral: 20 mg IV every 6 hours. Alternatively, some clinicians recommend a continuous IV infusion of 3.2 mg/hour for up to 72 hours following a 10 mg IV bolus dose.
Oral:
Initial: 20 mg orally every 6 hours.
Maintenance: Dosage adjustments are made to control gastric acid secretion. Doses up to 160 mg every 6 hours have been used.

Usual Adult Dose for Dyspepsia:

10 mg orally once or twice daily.

Usual Adult Dose for Upper GI Hemorrhage:

20 mg IV every 12 hours. Alternatively, some clinicians recommend a continuous IV infusion of 3.2 mg/hour for up to 72 hours following a 10 mg IV bolus dose.

Usual Adult Dose for Urticaria:

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Less than 72 hour duration: 20 mg IM once.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Peptic Ulcer:

Peptic ulcer disease:
Oral:
Children and Adolescents 1 to 16 years: 0.5 mg/kg/day once daily at bedtime or divided twice daily (maximum daily dose: 40 mg/day)
Doses up to 1 mg/kg/day have been used
Stress ulcer prophylaxis, gastric acid suppression:
IV: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours (maximum dose: 20 mg/dose)
Hypersecretory conditions:
Oral:
Adolescents:
Initial: 20 mg every 6 hours. May increase up to 160 mg every 6 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Infants 1 to 3 months:
Oral:
GERD: 0.5 mg/kg/dose once daily for up to 8 weeks
Infants 3 months to 1 year:
Oral:
GERD: 0.5 mg/kg/dose twice daily for up to 8 weeks
Children 1 to 16 years:
Oral:
GERD: 0.5 mg/kg/dose 2 times a day.
Maximum: 40 mg/dose
Patients unable to take oral medication:
IV:
Infants: 0.25 to 0.5 mg/kg/dose once daily
Children and Adolescents 1 to 16 years:
Initial dose: 0.25 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours (maximum dose: 20 mg/dose). Doses up to 0.5 mg/kg/dose every 12 hours have been reported.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dyspepsia:

Greater than 12 years:
Acid indigestion, heartburn, or sour stomach (OTC use): 10 to 20 mg 15 to 60 minutes before eating; not more than 2 tablets per day.

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

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Gaster - Frequently asked Questions

Can Gaster be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

How should I take Gaster?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Although most ulcers heal within 4 weeks of Gaster treatment, it may take up to 8 weeks of using this medicine before your ulcer heals. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks of treatment.

Gaster may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes changes in diet or lifestyle habits. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze.

Throw away any unused Gaster liquid that is older than 30 days.

Who should not take Gaster?

Heartburn is often confused with the first symptoms of a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating, and a general ill feeling.

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Gaster or similar medicines such as ranitidine, cimetidine (Tagamet), or nizatidine (Axid).

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use Gaster if you have other medical conditions, especially:

  • kidney disease;

  • liver disease;

  • cancer stomach; or

  • a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome.

FDA pregnancy category B. Gaster is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.

Gaster can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

What other drugs will affect Gaster?

Other drugs may interact with Gaster, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Can Gaster be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Gaster be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology