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Aciloc Only Syrup

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Overview

Uses of Aciloc Only Liquid

Aciloc Only Syrup is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Aciloc Only Liquid side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Aciloc Only Liquid

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Aciloc Only Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aciloc Only Liquid works

Aciloc Only Syrup is a H2 blocker (antacid). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Aciloc Only Liquid related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Aciloc Only Syrup. Alcohol use can increase acid secretion, acid reflux in food pipe causing heartburn and decreasing effect of this drug. Aciloc Only Syrup can also decrease alcohol breakdown and increase its level in blood.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Aciloc Only Syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Aciloc Only Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Aciloc Only Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Aciloc Only Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aciloc Only Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Aciloc Only Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aciloc Only Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Aciloc Only Liquid?

If you miss a dose of Aciloc Only Syrup, 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

Expert Advice

  • Aciloc Only Syrup is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Aciloc Only Syrup before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
  • If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Aciloc Only Syrup.
  • 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 Aciloc Only Syrup for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Aciloc Only with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Vogmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Aciloc Only

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Feeling acid reflux for fhe last 4 days.took aciloc and zintac but it comes back
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Physiotherapist
Take a cap pentop i. T. Once a day empty stomach
I have SGPT 141. I was taking nexium for last 3 months. I have acid reflux issues for last 2 years. WHAT will be the cause of elevated SGPT?
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
in <1% of case it can be the cause. get complete LFT done. further opinion about this can only be given after you re examined in the clinic
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FAQs

Q. Does Aciloc Only interfere with H. pylori test results?

A significant number of patients infected with Helicobacter pylori can have negative test results if they are using Aciloc Only as it interferes with the urea breath test, which is done to identify H. Pylori infection.

Q. Does Aciloc Only cause glaucoma?

Aciloc Only itself does not cause glaucoma. However, there are some rare reports that Aciloc Only can increase the intraocular pressure in patients who have glaucoma. Inform your doctor in case you have glaucoma or high intraocular pressure before taking this medicine.

Q. Can Aciloc Only be used to treat gastritis?

Yes, Aciloc Only can be used for the short-term treatment of gastritis. It helps by decreasing the amount of acid released into the stomach and relieving stomach pain and acid reflux.

Q. Is Aciloc Only safe?

Yes, Aciloc Only is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience at the doses advised like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.

Q. Is Aciloc Only an over the counter (OTC) drug?

No, Aciloc Only is not an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.

Q. Can Vitamin B along with Aciloc Only?

Yes, Vitamin B can be taken along with Aciloc Only. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between this medicine and vitamin B.

Q. Why Aciloc Only is given along with vitamin B12?

Long term use of Aciloc Only can cause vitamin B12 deficiency as it decreases the acid secretion in the stomach which is required for the absorption of Vitamin B12. To prevent this deficiency, vitamin B12 may be advised by your doctor along with this medicine.

Q. Can a patient with hepatitis C take Aciloc Only?

Yes, a patient of hepatitis C can take Aciloc Only, however, this should be taken under medical supervision. Aciloc Only belongs to the group of drugs called H2 blockers which have been seen to increase the risk of hepatic encephalopathy in hepatitis C patients. So, this group of medicines should be used with caution in patients with underlying liver disease.

Q. Can I take Vitamin D along with Aciloc Only?

Yes, Vitamin D can be taken with Aciloc Only.

Q. Can the use of Aciloc Only cause headache?

Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of Aciloc Only. Inform your doctor in case you experience headache for a prolonged duration while taking Aciloc Only.

Q. What is the role of Aciloc Only in critically ill patients?

Aciloc Only may be used in critically ill patients to decrease stomach acid secretion and lower the risk of acid aspiration into the lungs. It also helps in decreasing stomach ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding in these patients.

Q. What foods should be avoided when you are taking Aciloc Only?

You should preferably avoid foods that cause acidity and heartburn as they would aggravate your disease condition, for example: fried foods, prepared in butter or oil, fat rich foods, tomato-based foods and juices, caffeinated drinks like cola, tea, drinks from citrus fruits like lemon water or orange juice and alcohol-containing drinks.

Q. Can Aciloc Only be used for reflux esophagitis?

Yes, Aciloc Only is effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis.

Q. Does Aciloc Only treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Aciloc Only is not routinely used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is given if there is associated dyspepsia or increased stomach acid secretion. IBS is managed with a combination of antispasmodics (to relieve stomach pain), laxatives (to relieve constipation), and anti motility drugs (to relieve diarrhea).

Q. Why is Aciloc Only given with cancer drugs?

Aciloc Only may be used for multiple reasons in cancer patients. It can lower stomach acid volume in patients undergoing chemotherapy to prevent aspiration and lower the risk of stomach ulceration and bleeding. According to some studies, Aciloc Only can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.

Q. Is Aciloc Only used to treat nausea?

Aciloc Only is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers and can help in providing relief in nausea that may happen due to acid reflux. It is not used to treat nausea due to any other cause. Rather, nausea is one of the most common side effects of Aciloc Only.

Q. What is the benefit of taking Aciloc Only with pantoprazole?

Both Aciloc Only and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can also take Aciloc Only initially for rapid relief of heartburn and acid reflux as pantoprazole may take a few days to show its effect and provide relief.

Q. Can I take Aciloc Only with pain killers?

Yes, Aciloc Only can be taken with painkillers. Aciloc Only can help to prevent painkillers induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. Moreover, there are no clinically significant interactions of Aciloc Only with painkillers.

Q. What are the serious side effects associated with the use of Aciloc Only?

Some serious side effects associated with the use of Aciloc Only are bone marrow hypoplasia (decreased formation of blood cell components), anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reactions) sinus bradycardia (lowering of heart rate) and acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

Q. Why does Aciloc Only cause diarrhea?

Use of Aciloc Only lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Aciloc Only leads to overgrowth of the harmful bacteria like clostridium difficile which can cause diarrhea. This is known as clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD). Inform your doctor if you have loose stools many times in a day and for many days with stomach cramps and fever.

Q. Is Aciloc Only effective?

Aciloc Only would be effective only if used for the right indication in the dose and for the duration as advised by the doctor. In case you do not find any change in your disease condition while taking this medicine, please talk to your doctor. Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. Can I smoke while taking Aciloc Only?

It is better to avoid cigarette smoking when you are taking Aciloc Only. As studies have shown that the effectiveness of Aciloc Only is lower in smokers compared to non-smokers. Moreover, smoking may add to gastric problems leading to more production of gastric acid.

Q. Can the use of Aciloc Only cause iron deficiency?

Yes, use of Aciloc Only can cause iron deficiency and a decrease in hemoglobin levels as it decreases the acidic environment of the stomach needed for the absorption of iron. However, there are no recommendations on the regular monitoring of iron levels or taking iron supplements when the patient is taking Aciloc Only but you can maintain good dietary nutrition so that no deficiency occurs.

Q. Is there any known role of Aciloc Only before surgery?

Aciloc Only is given as a part of pre-anesthetic medication before surgery to decrease the stomach acid secretion so that stomach acid is not aspirated into the lungs during surgery as this may complicate or delay the procedure.

Q. Does Aciloc Only cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?

Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of Aciloc Only. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and it goes away once you stop taking Aciloc Only.

Q. Is Aciloc Only an antihistaminic drug?

Yes, Aciloc Only is an antihistaminic drug. It acts on histamine receptors in the stomach and blocks the action of a chemical messenger histamine (causes acid secretion in stomach) and hence decreases the acid production in the stomach.

Q. Can the use of Aciloc Only cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Aciloc Only can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effect seen with Aciloc Only. Taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids can help in relieving constipation and can also help in decreasing acidity.

Q. Is Aciloc Only useful in the prevention of painkiller (NSAID) induced gastric ulcers?

Yes, Aciloc Only is useful for the prevention of painkiller (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug - NSAID) induced gastric ulcers. These may cause dull pain in the stomach, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting or bloating. Avoid stress and spicy foods as they can make your symptoms worse.

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