Medicine Overview of Alentra Tablet
Side Effects of Alentra are Vomiting, Headache, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.
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. Alentra 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Alentra 40 mg 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.
In Depth Information on Alentra Tablet
- 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.
- Alentra 40 mg Tablet 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 Alentra 40 mg Tablet can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
- Alentra 40 mg Tablet 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
Alentra Tablet related warnings
Alentra 40 mg Tablet 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.
Alentra 40 mg Tablet 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.
Alentra 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Alentra 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Alentra 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Alentra 40 mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Alentra 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alentra 40 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Alentra 40 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Alentra Tablet
Q. What is Alentra used for?
Alentra is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Alentra an antacid?
No, Alentra 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.
Alentra is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Alentra a painkiller?
No, Alentra 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.
Q. Is Alentra a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, Alentra is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Can I take Alentra forever?
Alentra 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 Alentra with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Alentra and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Alentra with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Alentra and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Alentra with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Alentra and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Alentra with ranitidine?
Both Alentra and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Alentra if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Alentra. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alentra with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Alentra Alentra and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alentra with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Alentra while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Alentra along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Alentra with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Alentra. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alentra with other medications?
Alentra can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Alentra and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Alentra with other medications.
Q. Can I take Alentra with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Alentra and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Alentra cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Alentra. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Alentra, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Alentra cause constipation?
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Alentra in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Alentra.
Q. Does Alentra cause weight gain?
Change in weight has been associated with Alentra. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Alentra use.
Q. Does Alentra cause dry mouth?
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Alentra. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Alentra.
Q. Does Alentra cause gas?
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Alentra use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Does Alentra cause dementia?
Dementia has not been reported with Alentra use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Q. Does Alentra cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Alentra. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Yes, like any other medicine, Alentra has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Alentra contain aluminum or magnesium?
Alentra 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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