Medicine Overview of Locap RD Tablet
Side Effects of Locap RD are Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Dryness in mouth, Headache, Flatulence.
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. Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Take Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet 30 minutes before food.
Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone and Omeprazole. Domperidone is a prokinetic which works on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach. Omeprazole 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.
In Depth Information on Locap RD Tablet
Locap RD Tablet related warnings
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet may cause dizziness and visual disturbances. This may affect your driving ability.
Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Locap RD 15mg/10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Locap RD Tablet
Locap rd is a combination of two medicines: Omeprazole and Domperidone. Omeprazole is used in the treatment of acidity and heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); a condition in which the acid in the stomach flows back up into the food pipe (esophagus) and also used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. Domperidone helps to control vomiting and acts on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines thereby allowing food to move more easily through the stomach.
Q. Is it safe to use Locap rd?
Yes, Locap rd is safe to use in most of the patients. However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like diarrhea, stomach pain, flatulence, dryness in the mouth, dizziness, headache and other uncommon and rare side effect. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. What are the contraindications of Locap rd?
The use of Locap rd is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to omeprazole or domperidone or any other inactive ingredients of the medicine. Cautious use is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease.
Q. Which is the best time to take Locap rd?
It is best to take the medicine daily before the breakfast or an empty stomach.
Q. Can the use of Locap rd cause abnormal heart beat?
Yes, the use of Locap rd can cause an increased risk of irregular heartbeat (serious arrhythmias). These are serious side effects but rare (chances that it may happen is very low). The risk may be slightly higher in those who are more than 60 years of age.
Q. Does the use of Locap rd leads to dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Locap rd can cause dry mouth. Dryness of mouth occurs due to Domperidone, which is present in this combination. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips of water during the day and keep some water on your bedside at night. Cut down the intake of alcohol and avoid smoking. Try to use alcohol-free mouthwash as the risk of tooth decay increases, if you have dry mouth.
Yes, Locap rd does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Locap rd after the expiry date.
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