Medicine Overview of Acipan Cream
Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Acipan 40mg Cream 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.
In Depth Information on Acipan Cream
- 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.
- Acipan can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine.
- Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Acipan can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
- Acipan is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
- It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
- Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration as advised by your doctor
Acipan Cream related warnings
No interaction found
Acipan 40mg Cream 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.
Acipan 40mg Cream should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Acipan 40mg Cream may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Acipan 40mg Cream is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Acipan 40mg Cream is recommended.
However, the use of Acipan 40mg Cream is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Acipan 40mg Cream is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Acipan 40mg Cream may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Acipan 40mg Cream, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Acipan Cream
Acipan is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
No, Acipan is not an antacid, it belongs to a therapeutic group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It acts by decreasing acid secretion in the stomach while antacids neutralize the acid in the stomach and coat the stomach mucosa.
Acipan is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
No, Acipan is not a painkiller. It is a proton pump inhibitor which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Yes, Acipan is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Acipan should not be taken for a long time unless there is an indication for the medicine. Though generally safe, certain conditions like low magnesium levels and fractures are associated with long-term use. Consult your doctor before continuing the drug for a long time as you may need to get some tests done on a regular basis.
Q. Can I take Acipan with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Acipan and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Acipan with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Acipan and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Acipan with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Acipan and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Acipan with ranitidine?
Both Acipan and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Acipan if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Acipan. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Acipan with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Acipan Acipan and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Acipan with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Acipan while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Acipan along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Acipan with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Acipan. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Acipan with other medications?
Acipan can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Acipan and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Acipan with other medications.
Q. Can I take Acipan with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Acipan and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Acipan. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Acipan, please consult your doctor.
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Acipan in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Acipan.
Change in weight has been associated with Acipan. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Acipan use.
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Acipan. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Acipan.
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Acipan use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Dementia has not been reported with Acipan use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Acipan. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Yes, like any other medicine, Acipan has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Acipan contain aluminum or magnesium?
Acipan does not commonly contain aluminum or magnesium as an excipient (additional substance) or as a coating. Please read the package insert available with the medicine for further information.
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