Medicine Overview of Gepan Tablet
Side Effects of Gepan are Vomiting, Headache, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.
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. Gepan 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Gepan 40 mg Tablet 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 Gepan Tablet
- You have been prescribed Gepan 40 mg Tablet 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.
- 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.
Gepan Tablet related warnings
Gepan 40 mg Tablet 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.
Gepan 40 mg Tablet 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.
Gepan 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Gepan 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Gepan 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Gepan 40 mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Gepan 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gepan 40 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Gepan 40 mg 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.
Questions Related to Gepan
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
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
I have acidity &lots of gases problemsI am waiting. Thanku
Dr. Pushkar Mani
take RABEKIND DSR twice daily 1 hour before breakfast and 1 hour before dinner for 4 weeksTab ZINCOVIT once daily after breakfast for 4 weeksSyrup ULGEL 10ml twice daily with meals for 2 weeks
I have a hyper acidity and gastric problem I don't have a gall bladder as it was operated and removed please suggest me what can I do.
Dr. Manju Singh
On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicines:1. ADEL 49 - apo-ENTERIT DropsDosage: 20 drops in half cup of water 3 times daily. LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/ADEL49-apo-ENTERIT/Standard2. Nux Vomica 30, Dilution, ADELDosage: 4 drops in 1 teaspoon of water, 3 times a day. LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/Nux-Vomica./Standard
I want to loose some weight want tu reduce fatness of stomach and hips too.i had generally acidity problems.also have digesticI want to loose some weight want tu reduce fatness of stomach
Dr. Shamika Desai
Sure. Make sure you manage small and frequent meals. Include vegetables in your diet. Have a healthy breakfast and start your day with Fruits . Dinners a has to be light and early.Make sure you manage PLANKS daily. Min 2 min hold. Start Surya Namaskar and For hips start with Lunges and squats min 2 -3 sets
Hello Doctor . Sir/Mam I have major issues in digestion. My tummy is starting bulging out and high fat is increasing rapidly . how to control it. and What should i eat and in what manner to prevent indignation , Gas , acidity
Dr. Shikha Mishra
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,sprouts,idly,curd eggs,sprouts homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water limit your sugar consumption to 2 spoon per day. Be active whole day do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio,
Sir / Madam, I am a diabetic patient from 3 years now under control by the Grace of Almighty. I got acidity more often a day, it makes lot mental disturbances while being the moment I got this acidity inside and I am very much perturbed. Pls pls help me or suggest to get out from this. Regards, PATIENT
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Take triphala 1/2 teaspoon with mild hot water at nighthttp://www.1mgayush.com/Digestion/products/AMLANT_TABLETS/Standard
Hello sir/mdm good evening I am having hiatal hernia and cause GERD and acidity I am taking SOMPRAZ D in the morning and FAMTAC 40 during bedtime It is not possible for me to survive without these medicine I want to ask u if these medicines are good to take for a long duration?? (Until operation is not done) Reports are as attached in photos
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Yes u may need to take the medicines for longEat small frequent meals Avoid oily spicy heavy meals
Frequently asked questions about Gepan Tablet
Q. What is Gepan used for?
Gepan is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
No, Gepan 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.
Gepan is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Gepan a painkiller?
No, Gepan 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 Gepan a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, Gepan is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Can I take Gepan forever?
Gepan 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 Gepan with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Gepan and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Gepan with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Gepan and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Gepan with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Gepan and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Gepan with ranitidine?
Both Gepan and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Gepan if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Gepan. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gepan with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Gepan Gepan and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gepan with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Gepan while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Gepan along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Gepan with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Gepan. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gepan with other medications?
Gepan can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Gepan and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Gepan with other medications.
Q. Can I take Gepan with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Gepan and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Gepan cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Gepan. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Gepan, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Gepan cause constipation?
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Gepan in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Gepan.
Q. Does Gepan cause weight gain?
Change in weight has been associated with Gepan. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Gepan use.
Q. Does Gepan cause dry mouth?
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Gepan. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Gepan.
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Gepan use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Does Gepan cause dementia?
Dementia has not been reported with Gepan use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Q. Does Gepan cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Gepan. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Yes, like any other medicine, Gepan has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Gepan contain aluminum or magnesium?
Gepan 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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