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Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR is a combination medicine used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease by relieving the symptoms of acidity such as heartburn, stomach pain, or irritation. It also neutralizes the acid and promotes easy passage of gas to reduce stomach discomfort.

Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR is taken with or without 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 stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, headache, flatulence, weakness, and increased saliva production. 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. This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness. Lifestyle modifications like having cold milk and avoiding hot tea, coffee, spicy food or chocolate can help you to get better results.

Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from liver disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Itomax Capsule SR

Side effects of Itomax Capsule SR

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 Itomax

  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Flatulence
  • Weakness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Increased saliva production

How to use Itomax Capsule SR

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. Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR is to be taken empty stomach.

How Itomax Capsule SR works

Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR is a combination of two medicines: Rabeprazole and Itopride. Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn. Itopride is a prokinetic which works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It also acts on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Itomax 20 mg/150 mg Capsule SR for the treatment of acidity and heartburn.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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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
Having problem of acid reflux disease with throat infection and pain in right side of abdomen
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice before meal, for throat infection do gargles with lyuke warm water and mixing tankan bhasma a littlein it,,
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References

  1. MedIndia. Rabeprazole and Itopride - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  5. Itopride. Abbott; 2008. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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