Medicine Overview of Apanta Injection
Side Effects of Apanta are Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea, Joint pain.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Apanta 40 mg Injection 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 Apanta Injection
- You have been prescribed Apanta 40 mg Injection to reduce stomach acid and heal stomach ulcers.
- Your doctor will administer it to you as an injection into a vein over a period of 2 -15 minutes.
- Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.
- 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.
Apanta Injection related warnings
Apanta 40 mg 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.
Apanta 40 mg Injection 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.
Apanta 40 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Apanta 40 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Apanta 40 mg Injection is recommended.
However, the use of Apanta 40 mg Injection is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Apanta 40 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Apanta 40 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Apanta 40 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Apanta Injection
Q. What is Apanta used for?
Apanta is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
No, Apanta 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.
Apanta is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Apanta a painkiller?
No, Apanta 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 Apanta a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, Apanta is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Can I take Apanta forever?
Apanta 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 Apanta with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Apanta and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Apanta with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Apanta and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Apanta with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Apanta and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Apanta with ranitidine?
Both Apanta and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Apanta if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Apanta. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Apanta with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Apanta Apanta and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Apanta with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Apanta while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Apanta along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Apanta with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Apanta. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Apanta with other medications?
Apanta can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Apanta and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Apanta with other medications.
Q. Can I take Apanta with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Apanta and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Apanta cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Apanta. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Apanta, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Apanta cause constipation?
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Apanta in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Apanta.
Q. Does Apanta cause weight gain?
Change in weight has been associated with Apanta. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Apanta use.
Q. Does Apanta cause dry mouth?
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Apanta. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Apanta.
Q. Does Apanta cause gas?
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Apanta use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Does Apanta cause dementia?
Dementia has not been reported with Apanta use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Q. Does Apanta cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Apanta. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Yes, like any other medicine, Apanta has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Apanta contain aluminum or magnesium?
Apanta 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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