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Motegrity 2 mg
Motegrity (USA) (pronounced as Mo-teg-rit-tee)
Prucalopride (pronounced as Prew-cal-oh-pride)
About Motegrity 2 mg
What is Motegrity?
The active ingredient in Resolor 2mg is prucalopride. Prucalopride belongs to a class of serotonin agonists known as dihydrobenzofurancarboxamide compounds. It is a prokinetic medication indicated in the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation.
Motegrity - Mechanism of Action
Motegrity acts at the serotonin (5-HT4) receptors to stimulate movement along the intestines, both improving gastroduodenal motility and stimulating proximal colonic movement. Movement is stimulated through peristalsis type movement allowing propulsive force for improved defecation and regulation of bowel movements.
Motegrity (Prucalopride) Dosage
The most common dosage for Motegrity is 2mg daily, taking as a single doe. Often doses are titrated up from lower strengths and although 2mg daily is the maximum recommended strength, it is the most commonly prescribed strength.
As prucalopride as a half-life of around 24 hours you should not double your dose if you miss a dose. If you miss a dose take your next dose as soon as you remember, taking your next dose 24 hour later.
How Motegrity is used in the treatment of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Motegrity is a prokinetic medication meaning it stimulates peristalsis, improving gastric emptying and regulating bowel movements. One of the main causes of SIBO is a motility issues. For years Doctors have used prokinetics with or without other medication in an attempt to treat or stave off SIBO.
What are the most common side effects of Motegrity?
In general Motegrity is quite a well-tolerated medication. The most common side-effects are gastro-intestinal as would be expected from it's mechanism of action. Nausea and diarrhea as well as abnormal abdominal sounds and pain is among the most common side-effects. Other side-effects of Motegrity include dyspepsia, flatulence, headache as well as dizziness.
Should Motegrity be taken on an empty stomach or with food?
There are no reported drug - food interactions with Motegrity. It is therefore safe to take Motegrity with food or on an empty stomach. Try to take your Motegrity dosage at the same time each day, roughly 24 hours apart.
Can I drink Alcohol when taking Motegrity?
There are no drug-drug interactions reported between alcohol and Resolor. However, as Resolor may cause dizziness this may be exacerbated by alcohol.
Possible drug interactions with Motegrity
Always inform your Pharmacist ad Doctor of all medication you are taking at the time of dispensing. Motegrity (Prucalopride) interacts with P-gp inhibitors such as Ketoconazole, Verapamil, Cyclosporine A and Quinidine. This list is not complete so always check with your Pharmacist with the medication you are taking.
Buying Motegrity online from Canada
Many Doctors in the US advise their patients to attain Motegrity in Canada where it is widely available and more affordable. Canadian Pharmacies, such as ourselves, Canada Cloud Pharmacy, have been helping patients for years source their Resolor medication.
Whether you are ordering online or picking up in store, Canada Cloud Pharmacy are here to answer all your questions and provide you with expert advice on your medication. Your medication can be delivered direct to your door using one of three shipping option, chosen when checking out.
Dies Takeda or Janssen make Motegrity?
The manufacturer of Motegrity is dependent on which country you purchase the medication from. Here in Canada Resotran (the brand name for prucalopride here) is manufactured by Janssen. In USA, Motegrity is manufactured by Takeda.
Is it safe to use other laxatives when using Motegrity?
You should always speak with your Doctor regarding taking laxatives when using Motegrity. Your Doctor may recommend using a laxative as a 'rescue' relief is for example you have not had a bowel movement for 3-4 days. Each patient is unique in terms of their normal bowel movements so please ensure you speak with your Doctor before using laxatives when taking Motegrity.
Motegrity vs Resolor?
I know how confusing this can be. Prucalopride, the chemical name for Motegrity, is marketed under three different brand names. Resolor was the original brand name marketed in USA, whilst in Canada it was marketed under Resotran. Most recently, Motegrity has been marketed in the US for prucalopride. They are all the same medication, so whether your prescription states Resolor or Motegrity you will receive Resotran from Canada.
Is Resotran available in USA?
No. Resotran is the marketed name for prucalopride in Canada approved by Health Canada. Two brand names have been marketed in the US for prucalopride and approved by the FDA, they are Resolor and Motegrity.
Ordering Motegrity from Canada
If you would like to order Motegrity in Canada you will need a prescription from a licensed Doctor. Select the quantity you need and add to cart above. Select the cart symbol and the top right hand corner of the screen and click the big blue checkout button to proceed. Please note, Motegrity is called Resotran in Canada. You will always have an opportunity to speak with a pharmacist when placing an order.
Are there any alternatives to Motegrity?
If you feel you need an alternative to Motegrity you should discuss with your Doctor different options. The choice of alternative will be determined by a number of factors such as indication (what you are using the medication for) as well as what other medication you are currently taking. Some examples of potential alternatives to Motegrity include domperidone, erythromycin, linzess and metoclopramide.
Buy Motegrity 2 mg from Canada
Information contained here on this page is for informational purpose only. Always speak with your Doctor about the usage of your medication.