Resolor and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Resolor 1mg and/or Equivalents||Resotran|
|Resolor 2mg and/or Equivalents||Resolor, Resotran|
Resolor is the brand name of a medicine developed by Johnson & Johnson which is used to treat chronic constipation in women. Irregular bowel movement over a prolonged period of time can lead to impaired motility and limited intestinal activity causing painful defecation every time you visit the bathroom. Resolor aims to restore normal bowel movement and provide relief even when laxatives have failed to do so. The primary ingredient in this medicine is prucalopride. It is available as Resolor in Europe and as Resotran in Canada. Each off-white film coated tablet contains 1mg of prucalopride along with other excipients. PRU1 is etched on one face of each biconvex round tablet.
Conditions Treated by Resolor
Resolor is prescribed to women who are suffering from chronic i.e. long-term constipation. In today’s hectic world, constipation is a major lifestyle disorder resulting from irregular meal times, erratic work schedule, stressful personal life or over-preference for fast food rich in oil and spices. In a person suffering from constipation, the stool becomes hard, dry and difficult to expel; providing a very painful start to the day. It is one of the most common digestive disorders across the globe and affects women more than men, along with children and elderly people. In severe cases, even laxatives fail to provide sufficient relief. Resolor has been proven to be very effective in alleviating the condition and providing relief to millions of satisfied patients.
Resolor Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
In order to get the best benefits from Resolor, you must always adhere to the dose prescribed by your doctor. Always take the exact amount mentioned in your prescription and not more or less. Do not stop treatment abruptly or reschedule your dose without consulting your medical caregiver as in that case, Resolor will not be able to work at its optimal potency. In adult women suffering from chronic constipation, a daily dose of 2mg is recommended to be taken orally. Elderly women who are over sixty five years old should ideally start with 1mg dosage to be taken once a day. This dose can be increased to 2mg per day depending on the response and tolerance level of the patient. You can take your tablets before or after your meals at any hour though it would be better to take Resolor at a particular time each day.
b.) Missing a dose
Though Resolor can be taken at any time of the day, it is best to stick to a particular hour at which to take your medicine. In case you have forgotten to take your tablets on a particular day, it is best to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dose the next day. Taking more tablets at a time will in no way improve the efficacy of the medicine while you may suffer from side effects like severe diarrhea.
Overdosing of Resolor may result in severe diarrhea accompanied by vomiting resulting in excessive loss of fluids from the body. In case you have overdosed, contact your nearest healthcare center immediately as you would require urgent symptomatic treatment.
Before starting your treatment with Resolor, be sure to know everything about the product so that you are well informed about the potential benefits and risks associated with your treatment. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to conceive a child as prucalopride is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Always use contraceptives while undergoing treatment for your chronic constipation with Resolor. The molecule is also excreted through breast milk so it is best for nursing mothers to avoid taking this prescription drug while they are nursing their babies. Share your past and present medical history with your doctor to enable him to understand if you are allergic to the main ingredient prucalopride. If you are suffering from an inflamed gut, any perforation in your intestine, ulcer in your abdomen or toxicity in the colon, your healthcare provider may reconsider prescribing Resolor. Always disclose any past or present experience of cardiac or neurological disorder, endocrinal instability or severe diseases like AIDS or cancer, especially if you have suffered from arrhythmia or ischaemic stroke. Patients undergoing regular dialysis due to renal impairment should also inform their doctor about their ongoing treatment. Your doctor will readjust your dosage in case you are suffering from severe diarrhea. Resolor contains lactose monohydrate so be sure to inform your doctor if you have any past experience of lactose intolerance. You must not take Resolor if you do suffer from hereditary lactose intolerance or lactose malabsorption. Children and teenagers are not usually prescribed Resolor. Your healthcare provider will reassess your condition regularly and may even reschedule your dosage in case you do not show any improvement even after four weeks of continuous intake of Resolor tablets. Never share your Resolor tablets with another person without consulting your doctor. Never stop your treatment abruptly or reschedule your dosage without the advice of your healthcare provider. If you feel unwell or uncomfortable while taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
Resolor Side Effects
Usually the following side effects are associated with Resolor:
- Fatigue and dizziness during the initial phase of your treatment
- Pain in your abdomen
- Pollakiuria or the urge to urinate frequently
However, you may also experience the following uncommon side effects:
In most cases though, the above side effects subside after a few days of treatment and do not reappear if treatments is continued according to the doctor’s advice.
Resolor Drug Interactions
Both the active and the inactive ingredients in Resolor may interact with other medicines you are taking presently. Though this is a safe prescription drug, you must disclose every detail about all other medications you are taking including herbal preparations, health supplements or other non-prescription drugs. Lactose monohydrate is a major inactive ingredient of Resolor so be sure to inform your doctor if you have a condition of lactose intolerance. Always consult your doctor before commencing any fresh treatment with a new medication as drug interactions can sometimes even become fatal. It is always safe to know if you can take any new medicine while continuing with your treatment with Resolor. You should visit your doctor at regular intervals to assess the efficacy of the medication in treating your chronic constipation. This is especially important for people who are ongoing prolonged treatment during which they may have to take new medicines for other diseases.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.