Antec Injection

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Composition for Antec NA Injection

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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2.12
₹1.06/Injection
2 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Antec Injection

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Uses of Antec Injection

Antec Injection is used in the treatment of Acidity, Heartburn, Stomach ulcers and Intestinal ulcers.
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Side effects of Antec Injection

Common

Fatigue, Drowsiness, Headache, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Muscle pain.

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How to use Antec Injection

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

How Antec Injection works

Antec injection lowers the acid production in the stomach.

In Depth Information on Antec Injection

Expert advice for Antec Injection

  • Antec is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Antec 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 Antec.
  • 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 Antec 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Antec Injection
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol use can increase acid secretion, acid reflux in food
pipe causing heartburn and decreasing effect of this drug. Antec Injection can also decrease alcohol breakdown and increase its level in blood.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Antec Injection 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Antec Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human stud
ies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Antec Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Antec Injection should be used with caution in patients with
kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Antec Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
UNSAFE
Antec Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution to be advised in patients with underlying liver disease. Consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Nevir 200mg Tablet, Nevimune 200mg Tablet, Onabet Powder, Onitraz 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Ranitidine, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Antec NA Injection

Frequently asked questions for Ranitidine

Q. How is Antec different from omeprazole?
Both Antec and omeprazole lower acid production in the stomach and are used to treat heartburn and stomach and duodenal ulcers. However, Omeprazole is seen to be more effective but has a slow onset of action. On the other hand, Antec provides quick relief and is sometimes used with omeprazole to help in relieving acidity for initial few days.
No, Antec is not available as an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.
Q. Can I take Antec with azithromycin?
Yes, Antec can be taken with azithromycin. Antec may be given with Azithromycin to lower the stomach acid, which may increase due to stomach irritation caused by the disease or other medicines. No drug-drug interactions or any additional harmful effects have been seen compared to when they are used alone.
Yes, Antec can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effect seen with the use of Antec. Taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids can help in relieving constipation and can also help in decreasing acidity.
Q. Can I take Antec with prednisone?
Yes, Antec can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile have been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Q. Can I take Antec with metoprolol?
Yes, Antec can be taken with metoprolol. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile have been reported compared to when they are used alone.
No, Antec is not an antacid. It belongs to the class of H2 blockers (antihistamines) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach while antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Antec can help in decreasing the redness of the allergies or hives (urticaria) when used along with antihistaminics like cetirizine by narrowing the blood vessels. However, this is not an approved use of Antec and should be used only when advised by a doctor.
Yes, Antec does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Antec after the expiry date.
Q. Can I take Antec with tramadol?
Yes, Antec can be taken with the tramadol. Antec may be given with Tramadol to lower the stomach acid, which may increase due to stomach irritation caused by the other medicine. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Yes, Antec is an antihistaminic drug. It acts on histamine receptors and blocks the action of a chemical messenger histamine which decreases the acid production in the stomach.
Yes, Antec 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
No, Antec does not contain aluminium. To know the complete list of ingredients of this medicine, please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Can I take Antec with doxycycline?
Yes, Antec can be taken with doxycycline. Antec may be given with Doxycyclin to lower the stomach acid, which may increase due to stomach irritation caused by the underlying infection or Doxycyclin. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Q. How is Antec different from lansoprazole?
Both Antec and Lansoprazole lower acid production in the stomach. However, they work in different ways and have different effects. Lansoprazole is seen to be more effective in resolving acidity, reflux, and heartburn and rapidly heals stomach and duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Q. Which is better Antec or cimetidine?
Antec is three times more potent than cimetidine which means a much lower dose of Antec gives the same effect in treating your acidity as cimetidine. Also, Antec does not block the action of testosterone (male hormone) and does not cause some side effects like gynecomastia (enlarged breasts) as seen with cimetidine.
A significant number of patients infected with Helicobacter pylori can have negative test results if they are using Antec as it interferes with the urea breath test, which is done to identify H. Pylori infection.
Q. Can I take Antec with Rabeprazole?
Yes, Antec and Rabeprazole can be taken together. As Rabeprazole show its effect after some days, Antec can be taken along with for immediate relief. No drug-drug interactions or change in side effect profile has been reported when they are used together compared to either drug alone.
Q. How is Antec different from Rabeprazole?
Both Antec and Rabeprazole lower acid production in the stomach. However, they work in different ways and have different effects. Rabeprazole is seen to be more effective in resolving acidity, reflux, and heartburn and rapidly heals stomach and duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Q. Can I take Antec with sertraline?
Yes, Antec can be taken with sertraline. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to the effect of the individual drug when used alone.
Antec itself does not cause glaucoma. However, there are some rare reports that Antec 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 I take Antec with steroids?
Yes, Antec can be taken with steroids. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to the effect of the individual drug when used alone.
Q. Can I take Antec with famotidine?
Both Antec and famotidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 receptor in the stomach. It is not advisable to take them together as they have a similar action and use and when used together, there could be an increased risk of side effects.
Yes, Antec can be used in 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.<br>
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