CATERPIL 100MG/325MG/10MG TABLET

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Caterpil 100mg/325mg/10mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking aceclofenac with alcohol may increase risk of stomach bleeding.
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
UNSAFE
Caterpil 100mg/325mg/10mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR CATERPIL

Aceclofenac(100mg)

Uses

Aceclofenac is used in fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain, post operative pain, pain during menstruation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.

How it works

Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects

Paracetamol(325mg)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in fever, headache, pain during menstruation, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain and post operative pain.

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that is responsible for pain and fever.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Liver damage.
Rabeprazole(10mg)

Uses

Rabeprazole is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Rabeprazole lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence.

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Expert advice FOR CATERPIL

Do not take aceclofenac tablets:
  • If you are allergic to aceclofenac or any of the other ingredients of aceclofenac tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have  stomach ulcer or intestinal bleeding, severe kidney disease, heart attack, liver failure, bleeding or bleeding disorders.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking aceclofenac tablets in case of any following diseases:
  • Diseases of the stomach or intestines 
  • Disease that causes ulcers on the lining of the large gut (ulcerative colitis).
  • Crohn’s disease (serious inflammation of any part of the gastrointestinal tract).
  • Blood disorders, problems with the circulation of the blood to your brain.
  • Asthma or any other breathing problems.
  • Disturbance of metabolism that can be seen as disorders of the skin or other organs (porphyria).
  • Heart problems, stroke, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol.

Frequently asked questions FOR CATERPIL

Aceclofenac

Q. Is aceclofenac safe?
Aceclofenac (also available as Hifenac, Zerodol) is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is aceclofenac a painkiller/ antipyretic/ antibiotic?
Aceclofenac is a pain relieving medication and not an antibiotic. It may reduce fever; however consult your doctor regarding its use
Q. Is aceclofenac better than diclofenac?
Aceclofenac and diclofenac are equally effective and safe in relieving pain. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
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Q. Is aceclofenac paracetamol/ aspirin?
No. Aceclofenac is not paracetamol or aspirin.

Paracetamol

Q. Can I take Paracetamol with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Paracetamolcan be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. They have been used together in the treatment of acute and painful diseases affecting nerves like trigeminal neuralgias, post-operative pain, etc. Paracetamol helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex corrects the deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.
Q. Is Paracetamol use associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?
No, Paracetamol use is not associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. Painkiller drugs can increase the acid secretion in the stomach, aggravate the symptoms of this infection and the risk of stomach and the intestine ulcer. However, this risk is minimum with paracetamol as compared to other pain killers.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with fexofenadine?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken safely with fexofenadine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported. These are used together to treat the symptoms of cold, cough, flu or a sore-throat and other allergic or viral diseases. Fexofenadine helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or eyes and Paracetamol helps to relieve pain or fever.
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Q. Can I take paracetamol with warfarin?
Paracetamol is safe to use occasionally with warfarin as other painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding. However, on a long-term use, paracetamol can also increase the risk of bleeding. Talk to your doctor before taking them together as you may need to be monitored regularly.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with tamsulosin?
Paracetamol can be taken with Tamsulosin. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together. Tamsulosin is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with cetirizine?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken safely with cetirizine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported. These are used together to treat the symptoms of cold, cough, flu or a sore throat and other allergic or viral diseases. Cetirizine helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or eyes and Paracetamol helps to relieve pain or fever.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with ibuprofen?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with ibuprofen. Both help to relieve pain and fever and ibuprofen also decreases inflammation and swelling. However, both increase the acid secretion in the stomach and can cause acid reflux, heartburn, stomach, and intestinal ulcers and gut bleeding on long-term use.
Q. Does Paracetamol use cause weight loss?
Yes, Paracetamol can cause weight loss. This is a minor side effect seen on a regular use of Paracetamol. Other minor side effects include low blood pressure, and allergic reactions.<br>In case you have excessive weight loss without diet or exercise, talk to your doctor as this could be due some underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for the relief of my headache?
Yes, paracetamol has analgesic (pain-killer) action and it can be taken for the relief of mild to moderate headache. For severe headache and headache not getting relieved with paracetamol, do consult your physician.
Q. Can anyone be allergic to Paracetamol?
Yes, there have been reports of hypersensitivity and allergic reaction with the use of Paracetamol. Symptoms of an allergy include swelling of the face, mouth, and throat, shortness of breath, urticaria, red rash, and severe itching. Stop taking Paracetamol if you have such symptoms and immediately consult your doctor.
Q. Does paracetamol help in relieving a headache?
Yes, Paracetamol has analgesic (pain-killer) action and it is useful in relieving mild to moderate headache. For severe headache and headache not getting relieved with paracetamol, do consult your physician.
Q. How beneficial is to use Paracetamol with diclofenac?
Paracetamol and Diclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Paracetamol has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till diclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for stomach pain?
No, paracetamol should not be taken for stomach pain. You must consult your physician for this as the relief of stomach pain can mask some underlying disease problem that needs attention.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with aceclofenac?
Paracetamol and Aceclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Paracetamol has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till Aceclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Does paracetamol treat sore-throat, flu or cold?
Paracetamol does not treat sore-throat, flu or cold but it can help in relieving fever and body aches associated with these conditions.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with codeine?
Paracetamol and codeine can be taken together. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. They are commonly given together for the relief of mild to moderate pain due to different reasons.
Q. Does paracetamol help a cough?
No, paracetamol does not help in the relief of cough but it can help in relieving associated fever and body aches.
Q. Why most cold or flu drugs contains paracetamol?
Paracetamol has both fever relieving and painkiller properties. Most people suffering from common cold or flu experience low-grade fever, muscle pain and overall feeling of tiredness. Paracetamol reduces these symptoms, so, it is commonly a part of cold or flu medicines.
Q. Does paracetamol contain alcohol?
No, paracetamol does not contain any alcohol.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with amoxicillin?
Paracetamol and amoxicillin can be taken together. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along with for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does paracetamol have side effects?
Paracetamol is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the dose advised. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due to an overdose of paracetamol.
Q. Q. Is paracetamol safe to use?
Paracetamol is safe to use in the dose as advised by the doctor. Use in more than recommended doses can do serious harm.
Q. Is it safe to take paracetamol with erythromycin?
Paracetamol and Erythromycin can be taken together. Erythromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along with for the relief of associated fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
Paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever) while an antibiotic is useful in the treatment of infections.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with metronidazole?
Paracetamol and Metronidazole can be taken together. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when used together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with homeopathic medicine?
Ask your doctor before taking paracetamol with homeopathic medicine as there is no data available on this.
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol with Tramadol?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken with Tramadol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported when they are used together. They are used together for moderate to severe pain in various diseases and their use is associated with common side effects like nausea, dizziness, and sleepiness.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with Azithromycin?
Paracetamol and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along with for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for period pains?
Yes, Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to moderate pain associated with periods also known as dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation).
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol with Naproxen?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with Naproxen. Both are painkillers and belong to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and are used to relieve pain and fever. However, long-term use affects the stomach lining and increase acid secretion which can lead to side effects like acid reflux, heartburn, stomach, and intestinal ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Can paracetamol make babies/ toddlers sleep when used for teething pain?
Paracetamol helps to relieve teething pain in infants and children but it does not make them sleep. The child may go to sleep once the pain is relieved.
Q. Can a patient with high blood pressure take paracetamol?
Occasional use of Paracetamol is safe in patients with high blood pressure. However, if it is to be taken for a long time, you must talk to your doctor. Paracetamol belongs to the group of painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and these drugs can decrease the action of medicines taken by the patient for control of high blood pressure.
Q. Does Paracetamol interact with vitamin C?
Vitamin C can be taken with Paracetamol. However, vitamin C increases the blood levels of other drugs similar to Paracetamol, so it is advised to talk to your doctor if you have to take both these medicines for a long-term.
Q. What happens if you take an overdose of Paracetamol?
Overdose of Paracetamol can cause potentially life-threatening liver damage, which is the most serious side effect. Early symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, and general tiredness. Kidney damage, decreased platelet count and coma may also occur. Immediately consult a doctor or consult an emergency in the case of suspected overdosage.
Q. What is the difference between Paracetamol and Ibuprofen?
Both Paracetamol and ibuprofen help to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever. Ibuprofen also helps to decrease redness and swelling because of the anti-inflammatory action while Paracetamol has no anti-inflammatory action. But the use of Paracetamol is much safer as it causes fewer stomach upset, ulcers, and bleeding than Ibuprofen.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with hyoscine?
Yes, Paracetamol and hyoscine can be taken together. Hyoscine is used to relieve pain and cramps of the stomach, gut, urinary bladder and urinary tract while Paracetamol is used to relieve mild to moderate pain of a headache, toothache, muscle pain, joint pain, and fever. Together they can be advised by a doctor for painful conditions of the gut and urinary tract.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with erythromycin?
Paracetamol and Erythromycin can be taken together. Erythromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along with for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I use Paracetamol after the caesarean section?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken after a caesarean section to relieve pain. It is a very safe drug for pain relief and has minimal side effects at low doses. A very small amount of drug passes into breast milk that should not affect your baby. Paracetamol use also helps to lower the dose of other painkillers.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with Betahistine?
Paracetamol can be taken with Betahistine. There are no reported drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Q. Can I take Paracetamol with rabeprazole?
Paracetamol can be taken with Rabeprazole . Rabeprazole is used to prevent painkiller (NSAIDs) induced stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.

Rabeprazole

Q. Is rabeprazole an over the counter product?
No, rabeprazole is not an over the counter product, it is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is rabeprazole an antacid?
Rabeprazole is not an antacid. It belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach while antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Q. Does rabeprazole cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones)?
Yes, long term use of rabeprazole can cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones). It decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
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Q. Can I take aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids with rabeprazole?
Rabeprazole can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate. Rabeprazole takes a few days to show its effect, so antacids can be taken during that time for relief of acidity and heartburn. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking rabeprazole as antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and decrease the action of Rabeprazole which requires a lower pH for its action.
Q. Does rabeprazole have addictive potential?
No, rabeprazole has no addictive potential. It shows no withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
Q. Is rabeprazole safe?
Yes, rabeprazole is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience at effective doses like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Does rabeprazole cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported as a side effect of rabeprazole. Talk to your doctor in case there is excessive hair fall as it could be due to some underlying problem that needs attention.
Q. Does rabeprazole cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?
Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of rabeprazole. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and transient.
Q. Does rabeprazole cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?
Tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ears) has not been seen as a side effect with the use of rabeprazole. Talk to your doctor in case you have this problem as it could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Does rabeprazole cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a rare side effect of rabeprazole. Weight gain can add to your problem of acidity and heartburn. So, you must try to do some exercise and make healthy changes in your diet to control your weight.
Q. Does rabeprazole expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, rabeprazole also expires. Always check the expiry date on the pack of the medicine before using it.
Q. Does rabeprazole cause constipation?
Constipation is a common side effect seen in patients using rabeprazole. Making healthy lifestyle changes like doing yoga, taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids will prevent constipation.
Q. Does rabeprazole cause high blood pressure?
Rabeprazole is not reported to cause high blood pressure. In case you experience high blood pressure, talk to your doctor as it may need attention. Common side effects seen with rabeprazole includes nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Does rabeprazole cause headache?
Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of rabeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an intolerable headache for a prolonged duration while taking rabeprazole.
Q. Can I take rabeprazole with ranitidine?
Yes, esomeprazole can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As esomeprazole do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.
Q. Can I take rabeprazole with ibuprofen?
Rabeprazole can be taken with ibuprofen. Rabeprazole is used to prevent painkiller (NSAIDs) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Can I take rabeprazole with paracetamol?
Rabeprazole can be taken with paracetamol. Rabeprazole is used to prevent painkiller (NSAIDs) induced stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. How is rabeprazole metabolized?
Rabeprazole is metabolized in the liver mainly by microsomal CYP450 enzymes (CYP2C19 and CYP3A4). Patients with poor CYP2C19 enzymatic activity will have higher levels of rabeprazole for a long time and a better suppression of stomach acid.
Q. Can rabeprazole be used for the treatment of throat infection?
No, rabeprazole is not meant for throat infections. However, it may be given along with antibiotics and other drugs to protect the stomach from excessive acid secretion.
Q. Why is rabeprazole used with cinitapride for some conditions?
Cinitapride increases the movement of the gut and is useful in the treatment of conditions like heartburn, dyspepsia and is also useful in the treatment of reflux esophagitis. It has much better efficacy when it is used with rabeprazole.
Q. Does rabeprazole play any role in treating ulcerative colitis?
Rabeprazole does not have any role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. However, it can be given if there is associated dyspepsia or increased stomach acid secretion. Talk to your doctor before taking any treatment for ulcerative colitis.
Q. Can rabeprazole be used for reflux esophagitis?
Yes, rabeprazole is effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis. It is a disease in which stomach acid or bile irritates and inflames the lining of the food pipe. Rabeprazole decreases the production of acid in the stomach and can help in healing the inflamed and eroded esophagus.The efficacy is better when it is given in combination with a prokinetic agent like domperidone.
Q. Is rabeprazole being used for treating weight loss?
No, rabeprazole is not used for the treatment of weight loss. It is a proton pump inhibitor and is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is there any role of rabeprazole in treating hiatus hernia?
A hiatus hernia is the bulging of the stomach into the chest through an esophageal opening in the diaphragm which is larger than the normal size. A hiatus hernia is associated with acidity and heartburn. Rabeprazole does not play any role in treating hiatus hernia, however, it can help in relieving the symptoms of acidity, heartburn and acid reflux.
Q. Is rabeprazole better than omeprazole?
Rabeprazole and omeprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and work in the same way to decrease acid production in the stomach. However, few clinical studies have shown that rabeprazole provides better relief of the symptoms including the daytime pain of duodenal ulcers. The difference in response may also vary in different patients.
Q. Is rabeprazole better than pantoprazole?
Rabeprazole and pantoprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and work in the same way to decrease acid production in the stomach. However, few clinical studies have shown that rabeprazole is more effective in decreasing acid secretion compared to pantoprazole. The difference in response may also vary in different patients.
Q. Can rabeprazole be taken twice a day?
Yes, rabeprazole is taken two times a day when used for the treatment of stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. It is given along with antibiotics and is to be taken for one week once in the morning and once in the evening. It is taken once a day for the treatment of heartburn, acidity, stomach and intestinal ulcers.
Q. Can I take rabeprazole with vitamin D?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken with rabeprazole. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with rabeprazole as its long-term use decreases the absorption of calcium and cause calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures.
Q. Why are rabeprazole tablets enteric coated?
Rabeprazole gets absorbed in the small intestine, so it must reach there in intact form for proper absorption. However, it gets easily degraded by the stomach acid. So, an enteric coating saves the tablet from stomach acid so that it can reach the small intestine in intact form. Enteric-coated tablets should not be broken or crushed before swallowing.
Q. How is rabeprazole different from esomeprazole?
Rabeprazole and esomeprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Both decrease acid production in the stomach and are seen to be almost equally effective and safe in many clinical research studies. However, the response may vary from patient to patient and depend on the dose.
Q. How is rabeprazole useful in the treatment of H. pylori?
Rabeprazole is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and decreasing breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increased antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.
Q. How is rabeprazole different from ranitidine?
Both rabeprazole and ranitidine lower the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Rabeprazole is seen to be more effective in resolving heartburn in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It rapidly heals stomach and duodenal ulcers and also prevents ulcers formation in patients who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Q. Can I take rabeprazole with domperidone?
Rabeprazole can be safely taken with domperidone as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone increases gut motility and Rabeprazole decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.
Q. Can long term use of Rabeprazole cause magnesium deficiency?
Long-term use of Rabeprazole can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for a year or longer (at least 3 months). Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures, dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches or spasm of the voice box.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)