Apac 30 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Apac Capsule
Apac 30 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).
Apac Capsule side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Apac Capsule
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. Apac 30 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
How Apac Capsule works
Apac 30 mg Capsule 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.
Apac Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Apac 30 mg Capsule 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
Apac 30 mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Apac 30 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Apac 30 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Apac 30 mg Capsule is recommended.
Liver
Apac 30 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Apac 30 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Apac Capsule?
If you miss a dose of Apac 30 mg Capsule, 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

  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • 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.
  • Long-term use can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
  • You have been prescribed Apac 30 mg Capsule to reduce stomach acid and heal stomach ulcers.
  • Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Apac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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MINOR
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MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Apac

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Sir Please tell me which type test I order from 1mg , for vita D,B12 level because I have not found any test related to vita D, and what is mx test and for this is there is any test with other name please suggest me and tell me the name written in lab test of 1mg so I can choose a right test thank you
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT can book a comprehensive health check up by APAC Labs, its a very good pacakkge which includes vitamin D3 and B12 as well. It will test your other parameters also which is important for screening purposes. MX test is Mantoux test which is usually done fro tuberculosis.
Now I am taking esomeprazole-40mg once in the morning in empty stomach. What is the best medicine in ayurveda for acidity?What should be best medicine in stead of allopathic?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
there are a lotbof medicines to cure acidity in Ayurveda. syrup smllapitta mishran 10 ml thrice before meal, and powder anago 1 spoon befre meal twice. Anago powder is my self prepared medicine and is very effective. follow a healthy lifestyle, avoid junk spicy oily food
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FAQs

Q. What are the side effects of Apac use in infants?
Use of Apac in infants (children < 1 year of age) may commonly cause diarrhea, constipation, stomach upset, and flatulence. It may make infants irritable and inconsolable and difficult to sleep. Long-term use may cause inflammation of the pancreas, irritable colon, stool discoloration, growth of fungus in food pipe, stomatitis, abdominal swelling, mucosal atrophy of the tongue and decrease absorption of vitamins and minerals. Some may have severe allergic reactions also.
Q. Can I take Apac with clopidogrel?
Apac can be safely taken with clopidogrel. No clinically important changes in the action of clopidogrel have been seen when Apac and clopidogrel are used together.
Q. How is Apac given through the nasogastric tube?
Open the Apac capsule and empty the granules into a syringe. Mix the contents with apple juice in the syringe and attach it to the nasogastric (NG) tube and give directly into the stomach. Once given, flush the NG tube with more apple juice to clear the tube.
Q. Does long term use of Apac is associated with side effects?
Patients taking Apac for a long period of time (a year or longer) may have decreased calcium levels leading to an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. It can also decrease magnesium levels when used for more than 3 months. Long-term use may also cause inflammation of stomach lining (atrophic gastritis). Take Apac only at the dose and for duration advised by your doctor
Q. Why does Apac cause diarrhea?
Use of Apac lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Apac leads to overgrowth of the harmful bacteria 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. Does Apac cause burping?
Burping also known as belching or eructations is a side effect seen with Apac use. Other common side effects associated are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Is Apac a CYP3A4 inhibitor?
No, Apac does not inhibit CYP3A4, it inhibits other subtypes of CYP enzymes namely, CYP2C19 and CYP2C9. However, there are no significant drug-drug interactions because of this property.
Q. Is Apac safe to use?
Apac is safe to use when taken at doses and for a duration strictly as advised by the doctor. However, there are some common side effects associated with its use includes nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Why does Apac cause a sore throat?
Sore throat occurs in less than 1% of the patients who take Apac but the reason for the same is not known.
Q. Can I use Apac with antacids?
Apac can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Apac because it requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and decrease the action of Apac.
Q. Why do Apac cause vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis?
Apac decreases calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency. So, it increases the risk of osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and bone fractures on long-term use, like hip, wrist or spine fractures. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (they increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
Q. Does Apac increase appetite (make you hungry)?
Yes, Apac can increase appetite and make you feel hungry. This is reported to be an uncommon side effect seen with the use of Apac.
Q. What is the role of Apac in the treatment of H. pylori?
Apac is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increase in antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.
Q. Is Apac a vesicant?
A vesicant is a substance which causes blistering and tissue injury. Apac is not a vesicant. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Why does Apac cause weight gain?
Weight gain is reported in less than 1% of the patients taking Apac but the exact cause is unknown. One of the possible explanation is higher food intake once the reflux symptoms are relieved. Lifestyle modifications such as proper diet and avoidance of overeating should be observed to avoid weight gain.
Q. Can I take Apac with ibuprofen?
Yes, Apac can be taken with ibuprofen. Apac can be used to prevent ibuprofen (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. Moreover, there are no clinically significant interactions of Apac with ibuprofen.
Q. Does Apac treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Apac 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. Can I take Apac with aspirin?
Yes, you can take Apac with aspirin. However, Apac decreases stomach acid and makes stomach juices alkaline. This can decrease absorption of aspirin and break the enteric coating of the formulations. However, these interactions are minor and can be avoided by taking the medicines at a time gap.
Q. Can I take Apac with prednisolone?
Apac can be taken with steroids like prednisolone. Apac is used to prevent prednisolone (steroid) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when Apac is used with prednisolone.
Q. Can I take Apac with hyoscine?
Yes, hyoscine can be taken with Apac. They are given together as hyoscine can help in better relief when given with Apac. However, some studies in normal individuals have also shown that hyoscine can decrease the effect of Apac. So, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Is Apac used to treat a cough?
Apac is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers and can help in providing relief in a chronic cough that may happen due to acid reflux. However, it is not used to treat a cough due to cold, flu or throat infections.
Q. While taking Apac, which foods should be avoided?
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. Does Apac cause dry mouth?
Yes, use of Apac is associated with dry mouth, however, this is not a very common side. Some common side effects seen with Apac use are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Does Apac make you tired?
Yes, use of Apac makes you feel tired (fatigue) very commonly. Some other common side effects seen with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Is Apac used to treat nausea?
Apac 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 effect of Apac.
Q. Can I take Apac with paracetamol?
Yes, you can take Apac with paracetamol. Apac is used to prevent paracetamol (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no clinically significant drug-drug interactions or harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Q. IS it safe to take Apac with vitamin C (ascorbic acid)?
Yes, Apac can be taken with vitamin C (ascorbic acid). There are no drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Apac with naproxen?
Apac can be taken with naproxen. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is Apac used for children?
Yes, Apac is used in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive gastritis in children. However, the safety and effectiveness of Apac are established only in children between 1 to 17 years of age.
Q. Is Apac a controlled substance?
Apac is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
Q. Is Apac a beta blocker?
No, Apac is not a beta blocker. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Apac a probiotic?
No,Apac is not a probiotic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A probiotic is a substance, which is helpful in diarrhea.
Q. Is Apac a narcotic substance?
Apac is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Apac does not get you high and does not cause any addiction as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.
Q. Is Apac an antibiotic?
No, Apac is not an antibiotic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. An antibiotic is a medicine, which is used to treat infections.
Q. Is Apac a sulfa drug?
No,Apac is not a sulfa drug. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Apac a steroid?
No, Apac is not a steroid. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Apac a NSAID?
No, Apac is not a NSAID. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. NSAIDs are painkillers, which are used to treat pain.
Q. Is Apac a statin?
No, Apac is not a statin. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Apac a laxative?
No,Apac is not a laxative. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A laxative is a medicine, which is used to treat constipation.
Q. Is Apac a diuretic?
No,Apac is not a diuretic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A diuretic is a medicine, which removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.
Q. Is Apac a prescription drug?
Apac is a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
Q. Is Apac an H2 blocker?
No,Apac is not an H2 blocker. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Aug 2018.
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