Revised: 4/2020

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
GASMOTIN Tablets 5mg
 Active ingredient:
Mosapride citrate hydrate
 Dosage form:
white tablet (major axis: approx. 9.2mm, minor axis: approx. 4.7mm, thickness: approx. 3.7mm)
 Print on wrapping:
(face) ガスモチン, 5 mg
(back) GASMOTIN 5 mg, ガスモチン, 5 mg, P218

Effects of this medicine

This medicine stimulates serotonin receptor in the digestive tract and increases acetylcholine release in order to improve functions of enterokinesis and gastric emptying.
It is usually used to treat heartburn, nausea and vomiting caused by chronic gastritis and adjunctive treatment to the pretreatment with orally gastrointestinal lavage solution for barium enema X-ray examination.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For the treatment of heartburn, nausea/vomiting associated with chronic gastritis: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (5 mg of mosapride citrate), 3 times a day, before or after meal. Strictly follow the instructions.
    For the treatment of adjunctive treatment to the pretreatment with orally gastrointestinal lavage solution for barium enema X-ray examination: In general, for adults, take 4 tablets (20 mg of mosapride citrate) with the orally gastrointestinal lavage solution (approx. 180 mL) at the time of administration of the lavage solution, and take 4 tablets with a small amount of water after administration of the lavage solution.
  • For heartburn, nausea/vomiting associated with chronic gastritis, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally took more than your prescribed dose,consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most reported adverse reaction include diarrhea/loose stool, abdominal bloating, nausea, thirst, headache, abdominal pain and dull. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • generalized fatigability, loss of appetite, yellowness in the skin and the conjunctiva [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.