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Afdiloc Injection


Overview

Introduction of Afdiloc Injection

Afdiloc Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Afdiloc Injection works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps to provide relief in acid related indigestion and heartburn. It is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of the doctor. Take this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Before taking this medicine it is better to inform doctor if you have any kidney disease as dose of your medicine needs to be adjusted. Moreover, your doctor may advice for regular monitoring for kidney function also. Remember it is better to avoid cigarette smoking when you are taking this medicine to achieve better results.

It is well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects. However, there can be side effects like headache and it also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. In some cases it may cause constipation also but increase in fluid intake can be helpful in this condition also. In rare cases it may cause serious side effects like bone marrow hypoplasia (decreased formation of blood cell components) or anaphylactic shock. "

Afdiloc Injection side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Afdiloc Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Afdiloc Injection works

Afdiloc Injection 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.

Afdiloc Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Afdiloc Injection Alcohol use can increase acid secretion, acid reflux in food pipe causing heartburn and decreasing effect of this drug. Afdiloc Injection can also decrease alcohol breakdown and increase its level in blood.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Afdiloc Injection 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Afdiloc Injection 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
Afdiloc Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Afdiloc Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Afdiloc Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Afdiloc Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Afdiloc Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Afdiloc Injection?

If you miss a dose of Afdiloc Injection, 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

  • It is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of the doctor.
  • Afdiloc Injection is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Afdiloc Injection.
  • 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 Afdiloc Injection 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 disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not stop taking medication without talking to your doctor. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Afdiloc 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): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Canzit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Afdiloc

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Suffering from acid reflux disease due to which pain in throat and right side of lower abdomen
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for the time being you can take Robinia 30, 04 drops in half cup water and Nixocid tab 2 tab thrice daily for a month, but as this case needs supervision, discussion and examination you need to visit a homeopath so that he can discuss your case in detail, get some investigations, do examination and guide you accordingly,
I grind my teeth in sleep. What should i do?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Grinding your teeth or bruxism is a sleep related movement disorder.Doctors don't completely understand what causes bruxism. Possible physical or psychological causes may include: Emotions, such as anxiety, stress, anger, frustration or tension Aggressive, competitive or hyperactive personality type Abnormal alignment of upper and lower teeth (malocclusion) Other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea Response to pain from an earache or teething (in children) Stomach acid reflux into the esophagus An uncommon side effect of some psychiatric medications, such as phenothiazines or certain antidepressants A coping strategy or focusing habit Complication resulting from a disorder such as Huntington's disease or Parkinson's diseaseIn case it is causing damage to your teeth , visit a dentist.In case you have headache, facial pain, get a psychiatric evaluation
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FAQs

Q. Is Afdiloc safe for long-term use?

There is limited data available on whether Afdiloc 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 Afdiloc for longer than 2 weeks unless advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Afdiloc effective?

Afdiloc 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. What are the dos and don’ts while taking Afdiloc?

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. How long does it take for Afdiloc to start working?

After taking Afdiloc orally, the effect occurs within one hour. The maximum effect is generally reached within one to three hours of taking it. However, it depends upon the dose. The action of the medicine lasts for about 10 to 12 hours.

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References
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