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Intac 25 mg Injection


Overview

Intac Injection side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Intac Injection

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

How Intac Injection works

Intac 25 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.

Intac Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Intac 25 mg Injection. Alcohol use can increase acid secretion, acid reflux in food pipe causing heartburn and decreasing effect of this drug. Intac 25 mg Injection can also decrease alcohol breakdown and increase its level in blood.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Intac 25 mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Intac 25 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
Intac 25 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Intac 25 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Intac 25 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Intac 25 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Intac 25 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Intac Injection?

If you miss a dose of Intac 25 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

  • Intac 25 mg Injection is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Intac 25 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 Intac 25 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 Intac 25 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 Intac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Intac

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Suffering from acid reflux disease due to which pain in throat and right side of lower abdomen
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for the time being you can take Robinia 30, 04 drops in half cup water and Nixocid tab 2 tab thrice daily for a month, but as this case needs supervision, discussion and examination you need to visit a homeopath so that he can discuss your case in detail, get some investigations, do examination and guide you accordingly,
I grind my teeth in sleep. What should i do?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Grinding your teeth or bruxism is a sleep related movement disorder.Doctors don't completely understand what causes bruxism. Possible physical or psychological causes may include: Emotions, such as anxiety, stress, anger, frustration or tension Aggressive, competitive or hyperactive personality type Abnormal alignment of upper and lower teeth (malocclusion) Other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea Response to pain from an earache or teething (in children) Stomach acid reflux into the esophagus An uncommon side effect of some psychiatric medications, such as phenothiazines or certain antidepressants A coping strategy or focusing habit Complication resulting from a disorder such as Huntington's disease or Parkinson's diseaseIn case it is causing damage to your teeth , visit a dentist.In case you have headache, facial pain, get a psychiatric evaluation
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FAQs

Q. Does Intac interfere with H. pylori test results?

A significant number of patients infected with Helicobacter pylori can have negative test results if they are using Intac as it interferes with the urea breath test, which is done to identify H. Pylori infection.

Q. Does Intac cause glaucoma?

Intac itself does not cause glaucoma. However, there are some rare reports that Intac 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 Intac be used to treat gastritis?

Yes, Intac 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 Intac safe?

Yes, Intac 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 Intac an over the counter (OTC) drug?

No, Intac 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 Intac?

Yes, Vitamin B can be taken along with Intac. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between this medicine and vitamin B.

Q. Why Intac is given along with vitamin B12?

Long term use of Intac 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 Intac?

Yes, a patient of hepatitis C can take Intac, however, this should be taken under medical supervision. Intac 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 Intac?

Yes, Vitamin D can be taken with Intac.

Q. Can the use of Intac cause headache?

Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of Intac. Inform your doctor in case you experience headache for a prolonged duration while taking Intac.

Q. What is the role of Intac in critically ill patients?

Intac 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 Intac?

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 Intac be used for reflux esophagitis?

Yes, Intac is effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis.

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

Intac 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 Intac given with cancer drugs?

Intac 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, Intac can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.

Q. Is Intac used to treat nausea?

Intac 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 Intac.

Q. What is the benefit of taking Intac with pantoprazole?

Both Intac and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can also take Intac 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 Intac with pain killers?

Yes, Intac can be taken with painkillers. Intac 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 Intac with painkillers.

Q. What are the serious side effects associated with the use of Intac?

Some serious side effects associated with the use of Intac 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 Intac cause diarrhea?

Use of Intac lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Intac 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 Intac effective?

Intac 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 Intac?

It is better to avoid cigarette smoking when you are taking Intac. As studies have shown that the effectiveness of Intac 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 Intac cause iron deficiency?

Yes, use of Intac 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 Intac but you can maintain good dietary nutrition so that no deficiency occurs.

Q. Is there any known role of Intac before surgery?

Intac 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 Intac cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?

Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of Intac. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and it goes away once you stop taking Intac.

Q. Is Intac an antihistaminic drug?

Yes, Intac 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 Intac cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Intac can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effect seen with Intac. Taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids can help in relieving constipation and can also help in decreasing acidity.

Q. Is Intac useful in the prevention of painkiller (NSAID) induced gastric ulcers?

Yes, Intac 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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