About Moza : Moza-5 (Mosapride) - 5mg tablets are administered to treat dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, GERD and gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the stomach). Mosapride, the active ingredient in Moza, belongs to a class of drugs called gastroprokinetic agents. It is an agonist of serotonin 5HT4 receptors found in the stomach and doesn’t affect dopamine or acetylcholine receptors. Stimulating the serotonin 5HT4 receptors results in an increase in the amount of acetylcholine released into the stomach. This then directly increases peristalsis which refers to the natural contractions that move food into the intestine. Consequently, this drug reverses gastroperesis by inducing gastric emptying. Pressure on the esophageal sphincter (muscle between stomach and esophagus) is relieved and gastric acid reflux is avoided.
How to use Moza
This is an oral medication administered in tablets of 5mg strength. They are administered under prescription and you should follow the instructions laid out by the physician on the correct dose. Swallow the tablet and wash it down with a glass of water. The tablet can be taken with or without food. Do not chew or break the tablet. Keep using the tablets for the duration of the dosage but stop using it after two weeks.
Patients using Moza 5mg tablets usually take one 5mg tablet three times a day. The dosage can differ depending on the physician’s orders which are informed by the condition you are suffering from. Symptoms usually go away after a maximum of two weeks and if this is not the case, you should stop using Moza-5 tablets. It is not advisable to use this drug continuously. When you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can unless it is close to the next dose. Do not take a double dose because it can have a serious effect on the normal heartbeat.
Moza Side Effects
Moza-5mg tablets have some unwanted side effects that a user can experience. These include diarrhea, painful abdominal cramps, nausea, headache, dry mouth, sleeplessness, tiredness and loss of appetite. Other adverse side effects of Moza-5 are jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), increase in liver enzymes, skin rash, itching and hives and problems with heart rhythm. Call your doctor if you experience adverse side effects.
This drug is not safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women and should be avoided unless necessary. If you are allergic to Moza-5 (Mosapride) or experience an allergic reaction, discontinue the dosage and contact your doctor immediately. Keep an eye on children and the elderly who are using this medicine. Patients with kidney or liver failure should not use this drug. Avoid taking Moza tablets if you are taking the following medicines that prolong the QT-interval: antimalarial quinine, some antiarrhythmic medicine (quindine, amiodarone, solatol and flecainide ),antihistamine drugs like terfenadine; antidepressants like amitriptyline and antipsychotic drugs such as risperidone, phenothiazine and haloperidol. Moza-5 also reacts negatively with macrolide antibiotics like erythromycin which increase mosapride levels.