Dab Tablet

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Introduction

Dab Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of acidity and stomach ulcer. It neutralizes excessive acid in the stomach and relieves acidity or heartburn. It also helps in easy passage of gas.

Dab Tablet is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are chalky taste, diarrhea, and constipation. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Dab Tablet

Benefits of Dab Tablet

In Acidity

Dab Tablet relieves excessive acidity in your stomach which prevents heartburn and indigestion. Usually, it is used along with other medicines for management of your condition.
Continue taking it for as long as the doctor may advise you to. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it. Take a fiber-rich diet, avoid oily or spicy food and drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

In Stomach ulcers

Stomach ulcers are painful sores that develop in the inner lining of the stomach or gut (intestine). Dab Tablet reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines along with this medicine depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking Dab Tablet as prescribed by the doctor for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear.

Side effects of Dab Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dab

  • Chalky taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How to use Dab Tablet

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. Dab Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Dab Tablet works

Dab Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Hydrotalcite and simethicone. Hydrotalcite is an inorganic salt that neutralises the excess acid in stomach. Simethicone is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Dab Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dab Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dab Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Dab Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dab Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dab Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dab Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Dab Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dab Tablet, 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.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • It is better to take it after food or as suggested by the doctor.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
  • Do not take Dab Tablet at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with other medicines.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice any signs of appendicitis such as lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. 

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No
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GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient concerns

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How to make your vagina area healthy? I have irritation around the area.
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The irritation could be because of infection. First get yourself examined by a Gynae. Wash this area every time you go to the washroom and dab it dry. Wear loose cotton undergarments
Muscles pain in hips to thigh jjj Mere hip se lekar thigh me internally pain ho raha hai jaise koi vein dab gayi ho pls tell about this problm
Dr. Trilok Kumar Jha
Orthopaedics
You are having sciatic neuralgia , adv. 1.Tab. ultrazox 1 BD ( twice a day), after meals,2. Cap.Pan D 1 BD, before meals, 3. Tab Preegaba M75, 1 BD, All for 7 days, then review.
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References

  1. ScienceDirect. Hydrotalcite. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Mayo Clinic. Simethicone. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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