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Above 5 Tablet

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Overview

Above 5 Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Above 5 Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Above 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Above 5 Tablet works

Above 5 Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Above 5 Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Above 5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Above 5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Above 5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Above 5 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Above 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Above 5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
Above 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Above 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Above 5 Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Above 5 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Take it one hour before meal, preferably in the morning.
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
       
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
  • Long-term use can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Above 5 with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Clopinorm
MINOR
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Above 5

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My right ear gets clogged after every nap.It opens in about 5-10 mins after getting up and then stays normal for the rest of the day
Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Could be acid reflux disease. Please use this app to find and meet a good ENT Specialist in your city to examine you & do the needful.
Hi, I've been suffering from acid reflux, feeling discomfort in left chest and have an ulcer. It's been 5 years, I tried every but they gave me lots of tablets that made me sick more. I'd like to use ayurvedic medicines. Suggest me some good medicines that will make me feel good.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice with water before meal, syp amlpittmishran suspension 10 ml twice after meal with water
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Above 5 to work?

Above 5 will start working in 2-3 hours after taking it. You should start feeling better in 2-3 days.

Q. What is the best time to take Above 5?

It is best to take Above 5 before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Above 5 is more effective when it is taken 30 min before your food.

Q. Can I stop taking Above 5 if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Above 5 before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is complete.

Q. Does Above 5 cause bone problems?

Yes, long term use of Above 5 can cause thinning of bones, which is called osteoporosis. Above 5 decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency, and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine.

Q. How is Above 5 useful in the treatment of H. pylori infection?

Above 5 is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and decreasing breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increased antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.

Q. Can I take Above 5 with vitamin D?

Yes, vitamin D can be taken along with Above 5. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Above 5 as its long-term use decreases the absorption of calcium and cause calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures.

Q. Can long term use of Above 5 cause magnesium deficiency?

Long-term use of Above 5 can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for a year or longer (at least 3 months). Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures, dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches or spasm of the voice box.

Q. Is it safe to use Above 5 for long term?

Above 5 should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. Above 5 is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.

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