Culans 30 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Culans Capsule

Culans 30 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Culans Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Culans 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. Culans 30 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Culans Capsule works

Culans 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.

Culans Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Culans 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
Culans 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
Culans 30 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Culans 30 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Culans 30 mg Capsule is recommended.
Liver
Culans 30 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Culans 30 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Culans Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Culans 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

  • Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Culans 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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Culans

upper abdominal problem with gastric history. using RabletD tablet regularly but the pain is chronic since yesterday till now. please help Doctor
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. I would advice you to go for an Upper GI Endoscopy and Ultrasound Abdomen for the same. You might be having Gall bladder issues or Peptic ulcer disease.
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FAQs

Q. What are the side effects of Culans use in infants?

Use of Culans 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 Culans with clopidogrel?

Culans can be safely taken with clopidogrel. No clinically important changes in the action of clopidogrel have been seen when Culans and clopidogrel are used together.

Q. How is Culans given through the nasogastric tube?

Open the Culans 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 Culans is associated with side effects?

Patients taking Culans 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 Culans only at the dose and for duration advised by your doctor

Q. Why does Culans cause diarrhea?

Use of Culans lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Culans 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 Culans cause burping?

Burping also known as belching or eructations is a side effect seen with Culans use. Other common side effects associated are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.

Q. Is Culans a CYP3A4 inhibitor?

No, Culans 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 Culans safe to use?

Culans 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 Culans cause a sore throat?

Sore throat occurs in less than 1% of the patients who take Culans but the reason for the same is not known.

Q. Can I use Culans with antacids?

Culans 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 Culans because it requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and decrease the action of Culans.

Q. Why do Culans cause vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis?

Culans 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 Culans increase appetite (make you hungry)?

Yes, Culans can increase appetite and make you feel hungry. This is reported to be an uncommon side effect seen with the use of Culans.

Q. What is the role of Culans in the treatment of H. pylori?

Culans 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 Culans a vesicant?

A vesicant is a substance which causes blistering and tissue injury. Culans 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 Culans cause weight gain?

Weight gain is reported in less than 1% of the patients taking Culans 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 Culans with ibuprofen?

Yes, Culans can be taken with ibuprofen. Culans 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 Culans with ibuprofen.

Q. Does Culans treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Culans 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 Culans with aspirin?

Yes, you can take Culans with aspirin. However, Culans 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 Culans with prednisolone?

Culans can be taken with steroids like prednisolone. Culans 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 Culans is used with prednisolone.

Q. Can I take Culans with hyoscine?

Yes, hyoscine can be taken with Culans. They are given together as hyoscine can help in better relief when given with Culans. However, some studies in normal individuals have also shown that hyoscine can decrease the effect of Culans. So, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking them together.

Q. Is Culans used to treat a cough?

Culans 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 Culans, 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 Culans cause dry mouth?

Yes, use of Culans is associated with dry mouth, however, this is not a very common side. Some common side effects seen with Culans use are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.

Q. Does Culans make you tired?

Yes, use of Culans 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 Culans used to treat nausea?

Culans 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 Culans.

Q. Can I take Culans with paracetamol?

Yes, you can take Culans with paracetamol. Culans 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 Culans with vitamin C (ascorbic acid)?

Yes, Culans 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 Culans with naproxen?

Culans can be taken with naproxen. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Is Culans used for children?

Yes, Culans is used in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive gastritis in children. However, the safety and effectiveness of Culans are established only in children between 1 to 17 years of age.

Q. Is Culans a controlled substance?

Culans is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.

Q. Is Culans a beta blocker?

No, Culans 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 Culans a probiotic?

No,Culans 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 Culans a narcotic substance?

Culans is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Culans 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 Culans an antibiotic?

No, Culans 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 Culans a sulfa drug?

No,Culans 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 Culans a steroid?

No, Culans 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 Culans a NSAID?

No, Culans 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 Culans a statin?

No, Culans 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 Culans a laxative?

No,Culans 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 Culans a diuretic?

No,Culans 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 Culans a prescription drug?

Culans is a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.

Q. Is Culans an H2 blocker?

No,Culans 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 21st May 2018.
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