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Acidosh 40mg Capsule

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Acidosh 40mg Capsule is an antacid. It reduces the amount of acid produced by your stomach. It is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach. It is also used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, reflux disease and some other rare conditions.

Acidosh 40mg Capsule is also commonly prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers and heartburn caused due to the use of painkillers. It must be swallowed whole with water before or after a meal. The medicine must be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. This medicine should relieve indigestion and heartburn within a few hours. If the symptoms persist or get worse even after 14 days of treatment, you should consult your doctor immediately. It is not recommended to take this medicine in severe stomach disease. You can help the medicine work better by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding spicy or oily foods.

Most people who take Acidosh 40mg Capsule do not have any side effects but the most common ones include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea, and constipation. If you do get a side effect, it is usually mild and will go away when you stop taking this medicine or as you adjust to it. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also, tell your doctor if you are taking other medications. This medicine is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding if a doctor has prescribed it. Avoid drinking alcohol as this can increase the amount of acid in your stomach, and make your symptoms worse.

Uses of Acidosh Capsule

Benefits of Acidosh Capsule

In Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition which is like having heartburn consistently rather than just occasionally. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Acidosh 40mg Capsule reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.

Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller, more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3 to 4 hours of going to bed.

In Peptic ulcer disease

Stomach ulcers are usually caused by using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or by bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. They both break down the stomach’s defence against the acid it produces to digest food. This damages the stomach and allows an ulcer to form. Acidosh 40mg Capsule may be used to treat these ulcers. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking the medicine as it is prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear. It may also be prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers from forming by reducing the amount of acid.

In Treatment of Heartburn

Heartburn is a burning feeling in your chest caused by stomach acids traveling back up towards your throat and mouth (acid reflux). It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents and acid to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. This can be a symptom of indigestion (dyspepsia). Acidosh 40mg Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called histamine 2 antagonists. It works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and indigestion.

You should take it exactly as it is prescribed or as it says on the label for it to be effective. Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3–4 hours of going to bed.

Side effects of Acidosh Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acidosh

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How to use Acidosh Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acidosh 40mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Acidosh Capsule works

Acidosh 40mg Capsule is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the acid produced in the stomach. This helps to relieve acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Acidosh 40mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acidosh 40mg Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acidosh 40mg Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Acidosh 40mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acidosh 40mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acidosh 40mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acidosh 40mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Acidosh 40mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Acidosh Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Acidosh 40mg Capsule, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Acidosh 40mg Capsule is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take it with or without food.
  • If you are also taking other medications to treat acidity (e.g., antacid), take them 2 hours before or after taking Acidosh 40mg Capsule.
  • Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Acidosh 40mg Capsule for 2 weeks as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease as dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Thiazoles Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acidosh with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Evirenz, Estiva, Efamat
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Nevimune, Nevipan, Nevir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Heartburn Mental disorder Depression Frequent persistent heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux disease Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion Back flow of acid from stomach Difficulty in swallowing Inflammation of esophagus Excess acid secretion by stomach Intestinal or stomach ulcers
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to be examined in clinic to reach a diagnosis and then appropriate medicine can be prescribed
Acid reflux and chest burn due to acidity
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
NEKSIUM 40mg once daily in empty stomach for 3 weeksSyrup SUCRAL 10 ml 30 minutes before meal twice daily for 3 weeks
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Acidosh 40mg Capsule empty stomach?

Acidosh 40mg Capsule may be taken with or without food. It can be taken once daily before bedtime or twice daily in the morning and before bedtime, as recommended.

Q. How long does it take for Acidosh 40mg Capsule to start working?

Acidosh 40mg Capsule starts working as fast as within 15 minutes from when it is given. Its effect is seen to last all day or all night.

Q. What is the difference between Acidosh 40mg Capsule and Omeprazole?

Acidosh 40mg Capsule and Omeprazole belong to different groups of medicines. While Acidosh 40mg Capsule belongs to histamine H2 antagonists group, Omeprazole belongs to proton pump inhibitors group. Both these medicines work by reducing the amount of acid made by the stomach, to relieve the symptoms and allow healing.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Acidosh 40mg Capsule?

Alcohol does not interfere with the working of Acidosh 40mg Capsule. But, you should avoid taking alcohol as it will further damage the stomach, delaying your recovery.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Acidosh 40mg Capsule?

Acidosh 40mg Capsule may have some serious side effects, but these are rare. These side effects may include hives, skin rash, itching, hoarseness and difficulty in breathing or swallowing. Another serious symptom may be swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs. Inform your doctor in case you notice any of the mentioned symptoms.

Q. What are the dos and don’ts while taking Acidosh 40mg Capsule?

Avoid taking aspirin and other painkillers used to treat arthritis, period pain or headache. These medicines may irritate the stomach and make your condition worse. Contact your doctor who may suggest other medicines. Avoid coffee, tea, cocoa and cola drinks because these contain ingredients that may irritate your stomach. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Eat slowly and chew your food carefully. Try not to rush at meal times. You should stop or cut down on smoking.

Q. Is Acidosh 40mg Capsule safe for long-term use?

There is limited data available on whether Acidosh 40mg Capsule can be used for a long term or not, but it is a relatively safe medicine. You should take it for the duration advised by your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter Acidosh 40mg Capsule for longer than 2 weeks unless advised by your doctor.

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