Gertac 50 mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Gertac Injection

Gertac 50 mg Injection is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers.

Gertac Injection side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea

How to use Gertac Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Gertac Injection works

Gertac 50 mg Injection is a H2 blocker (antacid). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Gertac Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol use can increase acid secretion, acid reflux in food pipe causing heartburn and decreasing effect of this drug. Gertac 50 mg Injection can also decrease alcohol breakdown and increase its level in blood.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Gertac 50 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.
Lactation
Gertac 50 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Gertac 50 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gertac 50 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gertac 50 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Gertac 50 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gertac 50 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gertac Injection?

If you miss a dose of Gertac 50 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Gertac 50 mg Injection is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Gertac 50 mg Injection before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
  • If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Gertac 50 mg Injection.
  • Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Gertac 50 mg Injection for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gertac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Miglicon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Terbicutis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax, Elbose, Nuvog
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gertac

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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
Ayurveda
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
Diabetes Specialist
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
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FAQs

Q. Does Gertac interfere with H. pylori test results?
A significant number of patients infected with Helicobacter pylori can have negative test results if they are using Gertac as it interferes with the urea breath test, which is done to identify H. Pylori infection.
Q. Does Gertac cause glaucoma?
Gertac itself does not cause glaucoma. However, there are some rare reports that Gertac can increase the intraocular pressure in patients who have glaucoma. Inform your doctor in case you have glaucoma or high intraocular pressure before taking this medicine.
Q. Can Gertac be used to treat gastritis?
Yes, Gertac can be used for the short-term treatment of gastritis. It helps by decreasing the amount of acid released into the stomach and relieving stomach pain and acid reflux.
Q. Is Gertac safe?
Yes, Gertac is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience at the doses advised like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Is Gertac an over the counter (OTC) drug?
No, Gertac is not an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.
Q. Can Vitamin B along with Gertac?
Yes, Vitamin B can be taken along with Gertac. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between this medicine and vitamin B.
Q. Why Gertac is given along with vitamin B12?
Long term use of Gertac can cause vitamin B12 deficiency as it decreases the acid secretion in the stomach which is required for the absorption of Vitamin B12. To prevent this deficiency, vitamin B12 may be advised by your doctor along with this medicine.
Q. Can a patient with hepatitis C take Gertac?
Yes, a patient of hepatitis C can take Gertac, however, this should be taken under medical supervision. Gertac belongs to the group of drugs called H2 blockers which have been seen to increase the risk of hepatic encephalopathy in hepatitis C patients. So, this group of medicines should be used with caution in patients with underlying liver disease.
Q. Can I take Vitamin D along with Gertac?
Yes, Vitamin D can be taken with Gertac.
Q. Can the use of Gertac cause headache?
Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of Gertac. Inform your doctor in case you experience headache for a prolonged duration while taking Gertac.
Q. What is the role of Gertac in critically ill patients?
Gertac may be used in critically ill patients to decrease stomach acid secretion and lower the risk of acid aspiration into the lungs. It also helps in decreasing stomach ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding in these patients.
Q. What foods should be avoided when you are taking Gertac?
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. Can Gertac be used for reflux esophagitis?
Yes, Gertac is effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis.
Q. Does Gertac treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Gertac 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. Why is Gertac given with cancer drugs?
Gertac may be used for multiple reasons in cancer patients. It can lower stomach acid volume in patients undergoing chemotherapy to prevent aspiration and lower the risk of stomach ulceration and bleeding. According to some studies, Gertac can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.
Q. Is Gertac used to treat nausea?
Gertac 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 effects of Gertac.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Gertac with pantoprazole?
Both Gertac and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can also take Gertac initially for rapid relief of heartburn and acid reflux as pantoprazole may take a few days to show its effect and provide relief.
Q. Can I take Gertac with pain killers?
Yes, Gertac can be taken with painkillers. Gertac can help to prevent painkillers induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. Moreover, there are no clinically significant interactions of Gertac with painkillers.
Q. What are the serious side effects associated with the use of Gertac?
Some serious side effects associated with the use of Gertac are bone marrow hypoplasia (decreased formation of blood cell components), anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reactions) sinus bradycardia (lowering of heart rate) and acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Q. Why does Gertac cause diarrhea?
Use of Gertac lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Gertac leads to overgrowth of the harmful bacteria like clostridium difficile 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. Is Gertac effective?
Gertac would be effective only if used for the right indication in the dose and for the duration as advised by the doctor. In case you do not find any change in your disease condition while taking this medicine, please talk to your doctor. Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q. Can I smoke while taking Gertac?
It is better to avoid cigarette smoking when you are taking Gertac. As studies have shown that the effectiveness of Gertac is lower in smokers compared to non-smokers. Moreover, smoking may add to gastric problems leading to more production of gastric acid.
Q. Can the use of Gertac cause iron deficiency?
Yes, use of Gertac can cause iron deficiency and a decrease in hemoglobin levels as it decreases the acidic environment of the stomach needed for the absorption of iron. However, there are no recommendations on the regular monitoring of iron levels or taking iron supplements when the patient is taking Gertac but you can maintain good dietary nutrition so that no deficiency occurs.
Q. Is there any known role of Gertac before surgery?
Gertac is given as a part of pre-anesthetic medication before surgery to decrease the stomach acid secretion so that stomach acid is not aspirated into the lungs during surgery as this may complicate or delay the procedure.
Q. Does Gertac cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?
Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of Gertac. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and it goes away once you stop taking Gertac.
Q. Is Gertac an antihistaminic drug?
Yes, Gertac is an antihistaminic drug. It acts on histamine receptors in the stomach and blocks the action of a chemical messenger histamine (causes acid secretion in stomach) and hence decreases the acid production in the stomach.
Q. Can the use of Gertac cause constipation?
Yes, the use of Gertac can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effect seen with Gertac. Taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids can help in relieving constipation and can also help in decreasing acidity.
Q. Is Gertac useful in the prevention of painkiller (NSAID) induced gastric ulcers?
Yes, Gertac is useful for the prevention of painkiller (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug - NSAID) induced gastric ulcers. These may cause dull pain in the stomach, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting or bloating. Avoid stress and spicy foods as they can make your symptoms worse.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Feb 2018.
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