Locid 30mg Capsule

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Composition for Locid 30mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Acidity, Heartburn, Intestinal ulcers
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₹8.0/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Locid Capsule

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Uses of Locid Capsule

Locid 30mg Capsule is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
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Side effects of Locid Capsule

Common

Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Locid Capsule

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. It is better to take Locid 30mg Capsule with food.

How Locid Capsule works

Locid 30mg capsule is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

In Depth Information on Locid Capsule

Expert advice for Locid Capsule

  • 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.
  • Locid can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Locid can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Locid is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
  • Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration as advised by your doctor
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Warnings
Special precautions for Locid 30mg Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and ca
use acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Locid 30mg Capsule 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.
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Lactation
Locid 30mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Locid 30mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect
your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
SAFE
Locid 30mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney di
sease. No dose adjustment of Locid 30mg Capsule is recommended.
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Liver
Locid 30mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients w
ith severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Locid 30mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Ritomune 100mg Capsule, Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Azibey 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Lansoprazole, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Locid 30mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Lansoprazole

Use of Locid in infants (children < 1 year of age) may commonly cause diarrhea, constipation, stomach upset, and flatulence. It may make infants irritable and inconsolable and difficult to sleep. Long-term use may cause inflammation of the pancreas, irritable colon, stool discoloration, growth of fungus in food pipe, stomatitis, abdominal swelling, mucosal atrophy of the tongue and decrease absorption of vitamins and minerals. Some may have severe allergic reactions also.
Q. Can I take Locid with clopidogrel?
Locid can be safely taken with clopidogrel. No clinically important changes in the action of clopidogrel have been seen when Locid and clopidogrel are used together.
Q. Is dexlansoprazole better than Locid?
Dexlansoprazole is an r-enantiomer of Locid. An enantiomer is one of the two molecules that are mirror images of each other and are non-superimposable. Although there is no data or research done to determine whether dexlansoprazole is better than Locid, different patients may find that one works better than the other for them.
Open the Locid capsule and empty the granules into a syringe. Mix the contents with apple juice in the syringe and attach it to the nasogastric (NG) tube and give directly into the stomach. Once given, flush the NG tube with more apple juice to clear the tube.
Q. Which is a safer medicine for babies Locid or omeprazole?
Both the drugs are equally safe in children between 1 to 16 years of age. Locid was not found to be effective in children less than 1 year of age. Similarly, efficacy and safety data are insufficient for the usage of omeprazole in children less than 1 year of age.
Patients taking Locid for a long period of time (a year or longer) may have decreased calcium levels leading to an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. It can also decrease magnesium levels when used for more than 3 months. Long-term use may also cause inflammation of stomach lining (atrophic gastritis). Take Locid only at the dose and for duration advised by your doctor
Use of Locid lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Locid leads to overgrowth of the harmful bacteria 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. Which is a better medicine Locid or omeprazole for treating the H.pylori infection?
Both Locid and omeprazole are equally effective drugs for the treatment of H. pylori infection. However, some studies report that Locid provides earlier and better symptomatic relief compared to omeprazole.
Burping also known as belching or eructations is a side effect seen with Locid use. Other common side effects associated are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
No, Locid does not inhibit CYP3A4, it inhibits other subtypes of CYP enzymes namely, CYP2C19 and CYP2C9. However, there are no significant drug-drug interactions because of this property.
Locid is safe to use when taken at doses and for a duration strictly as advised by the doctor. However, there are some common side effects associated with its use includes nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Sore throat occurs in less than 1% of the patients who take Locid but the reason for the same is not known.
Locid can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Locid because it requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and decrease the action of Locid.
Q. How is Locid different from omeprazole?
Both Locid and omeprazole are effective in the treatment of heartburn, acidity, gastric ulcers and intestinal ulcers. However, some studies mention that Locid provides more effective and rapid relief of heartburn symptoms than omeprazole. However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Locid decreases calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency. So, it increases the risk of osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and bone fractures on long-term use, like hip, wrist or spine fractures. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (they increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
Q. How is Locid different from esomeprazole?
Esomeprazole is longer acting than Locid and achieves a better acid control and better relief of acid reflux and heartburn symptoms. Its use is seen to be associated with consistently high healing rates compared to Locid in many research studies.
Yes, Locid can increase appetite and make you feel hungry. This is reported to be an uncommon side effect seen with the use of Locid.
Locid is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increase in antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.
A vesicant is a substance which causes blistering and tissue injury. Locid is not a vesicant. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Weight gain is reported in less than 1% of the patients taking Locid but the exact cause is unknown. One of the possible explanation is higher food intake once the reflux symptoms are relieved. Lifestyle modifications such as proper diet and avoidance of overeating should be observed to avoid weight gain.
Q. How is Locid different from ranitidine?
Both Locid and ranitidine lower acid production in the stomach. However, they work in different ways and have different effects. Locid is seen to be more effective in resolving acidity, reflux, and heartburn and rapidly heals stomach and duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Q. Can I take Locid with ibuprofen?
Yes, Locid can be taken with ibuprofen. Locid can be used to prevent ibuprofen (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. Moreover, there are no clinically significant interactions of Locid with ibuprofen.
Locid 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. Can I take Locid with aspirin?
Yes, you can take Locid with aspirin. However, Locid decreases stomach acid and makes stomach juices alkaline. This can decrease absorption of aspirin and break the enteric coating of the formulations. However, these interactions are minor and can be avoided by taking the medicines at a time gap.
Q. Can I take Locid with prednisolone?
Locid can be taken with steroids like prednisolone. Locid is used to prevent prednisolone (steroid) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when Locid is used with prednisolone.
Q. Can I take Locid with hyoscine?
Yes, hyoscine can be taken with Locid. They are given together as hyoscine can help in better relief when given with Locid. However, some studies in normal individuals have also shown that hyoscine can decrease the effect of Locid. So, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking them together.
Locid is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers and can help in providing relief in a chronic cough that may happen due to acid reflux. However, it is not used to treat a cough due to cold, flu or throat infections.
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.
Yes, use of Locid is associated with dry mouth, however, this is not a very common side. Some common side effects seen with Locid use are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Yes, use of Locid makes you feel tired (fatigue) very commonly. Some other common side effects seen with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Locid 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 effect of Locid.
Q. Can I take Locid with paracetamol?
Yes, you can take Locid with paracetamol. Locid is used to prevent paracetamol (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no clinically significant drug-drug interactions or harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Yes, Locid can be taken with vitamin C (ascorbic acid). There are no drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Locid with naproxen?
Locid can be taken with naproxen. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Yes, Locid is used in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive gastritis in children. However, the safety and effectiveness of Locid are established only in children between 1 to 17 years of age.
Locid is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
No, Locid is not a beta blocker. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
No,Locid is not a probiotic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A probiotic is a substance, which is helpful in diarrhea.
Locid is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Locid does not get you high and does not cause any addiction as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.
No, Locid is not an antibiotic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. An antibiotic is a medicine, which is used to treat infections.
No,Locid is not a sulfa drug. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
No, Locid is not a steroid. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
No, Locid is not a NSAID. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. NSAIDs are painkillers, which are used to treat pain.
No, Locid is not a statin. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
No,Locid is not a laxative. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A laxative is a medicine, which is used to treat constipation.
No,Locid is not a diuretic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A diuretic is a medicine, which removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.
Locid is a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
No,Locid is not an H2 blocker. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Locid is a proton pump inhibitor and cimetidine is an H2-receptor blocker. They both decrease acid production in the stomach but act by a different mechanism. However, Locid is more potent, longer acting, and has fewer side effects when compared to cimetidine.
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