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Intop 40mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Intop 40mg Injection is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used for treating acid-related diseases of the stomach and intestine such as heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, peptic ulcer disease, and some other stomach conditions associated with excessive acid production.

Intop 40mg Injection is also used to prevent stress ulcers in seriously ill patients and is administered before anesthetic medication to help prevent aspiration-related complications. It belongs to a class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). This medicine is administered into a vein by a healthcare professional and will only be given to you if your doctor thinks that an injection is more suitable for you at the moment than a tablet. The dose will depend on your underlying condition and how you respond to the medicine. Your doctor will decide the duration of treatment but you should keep on taking it as prescribed, even if your symptoms disappear quickly. You can increase the efficiency of the treatment by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding caffeinated drinks (like tea and coffee), and spicy or fatty foods.

The most common side effects observed with this medicine include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, flatulence, diarrhea, stomach pain, and thrombophlebitis (pain, redness, and swelling of the vein). These symptoms are generally mild but if they bother you or do not go away, consult your doctor. Long-term use of this medicine may lead to an increased risk of side effects. For instance, using this medicine for more than 1 year may increase your risk for bone fractures, especially with higher doses. Talk to your doctor about ways to prevent bone loss (osteoporosis), like taking calcium and vitamin D supplements.

Intop 40mg Injection is not suitable for some people. Before taking this medicine, you need to tell your doctor if you have severe liver problems, are taking medicines for HIV, have ever had an allergic reaction to similar medicines in the past or suffer from bone loss (osteoporosis). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it makes your stomach produce excessive acid and can worsen your symptoms. Do not drive or use machinery or tools, if this medicine makes you feel dizzy or sleepy.

Side effects of Intop Injection

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Thrombophlebitis

How to use Intop Injection

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

How Intop Injection works

Intop 40mg Injection is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which in turn relieves acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Intop 40mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Intop 40mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Intop 40mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Intop 40mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Intop 40mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Intop 40mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Intop 40mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Intop 40mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Intop Injection?

If you miss a dose of Intop 40mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of the doctor. 
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid excessive intake of carbonated beverages/soft drinks, citrus juices, fried food, caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • Long-term use of Intop 40mg Injection can cause weak bones and a deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor right away if you develop decreased urination, edema (swelling due to fluid retention), lower back pain, nausea, fatigue, and rash or fever. These could be signs of a kidney problem.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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Acid reflux and chest burn due to acidity
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
NEKSIUM 40mg once daily in empty stomach for 3 weeksSyrup SUCRAL 10 ml 30 minutes before meal twice daily for 3 weeks
Heartburn Mental disorder Depression Frequent persistent heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux disease Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion Back flow of acid from stomach Difficulty in swallowing Inflammation of esophagus Excess acid secretion by stomach Intestinal or stomach ulcers
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to be examined in clinic to reach a diagnosis and then appropriate medicine can be prescribed
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FAQs

Q. What is Intop used for?

Intop is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Intop prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms.

Q. Can I take antacids along with Intop?

Yes, you can take antacids along with Intop. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Intop.

Q. How long does it take for Intop to work?

You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for Intop to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.

Q. Does Intop cause weight gain?

Although rare but long-term treatment with Intop may cause weight gain. The reason could be the relief from reflux symptoms which could make you eat more. Consult your doctor for any weight-related concern.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Intop?

No, alcohol intake is not advised with Intop. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Intop, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.

Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?

Intop is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. You must refrain from caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.

Q. Can I take Intop for a long term?

Intop is usually prescribed for short term use only. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), Intop may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Long term use may carry an increased risk for side effects and must be discussed with the doctor. Please use Intop as advised by your doctor and under their supervision.

Q. Are painkillers safe to take along with Intop?

Yes, it is safe to take painkillers along with Intop. Intop prevents acidity and stomach ulcers associated with the intake of painkillers. Intop is taken 1 hour before a meal. On the other hand, painkillers are usually taken with, or after a meal to avoid stomach upset.

Q. Is a single dose of Intop sufficient?

No, a single dose may not be sufficient. However, with only a few doses of Intop you may get relief with the symptoms. Intop is usually needed only for a short term or upto 2 weeks for heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), Intop may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Please consult your doctor if you do not feel better even after taking Intop regularly for 2 weeks as prescribed.

Q. What are the long term side effects of Intop?

If Intop is used for more than 3 months, certain long term side effects may be seen. The most important of these is low magnesium levels in your blood which may make you feel tired, confused, dizzy, shaky or dizzy. You may also have muscle twitches or irregular heartbeat. If the use is further prolonged for more than a year, you may have an increased risk of bone fractures, stomach infections and vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can make you anemic, as a result of which you may feel more tired, weak, or pale. Additionally you may have palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, indigestion, loss of appetite, flatulence (gas) or nerve problems such as numbness, tingling and problem in walking.

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References
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