Monoloc 150mg Tablet

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Composition for Monoloc 150mg Tablet

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10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Monoloc Tablet

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Uses of Monoloc Tablet

Monoloc 150mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Acidity, Heartburn, Stomach ulcers and Intestinal ulcers.
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Side effects of Monoloc Tablet

Common

Fatigue, Drowsiness, Headache, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Muscle pain.

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How to use Monoloc Tablet

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 can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Monoloc 150mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Monoloc Tablet works

Monoloc 150mg tablet lowers the acid production in the stomach.

In Depth Information on Monoloc Tablet

Expert advice for Monoloc Tablet

  • Monoloc is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Monoloc 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 Monoloc.
  • 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 Monoloc 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Monoloc 150mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol use can increase acid secretion, acid reflux in food
pipe causing heartburn and decreasing effect of this drug. Monoloc 150mg Tablet can also decrease alcohol breakdown and increase its level in blood.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Monoloc 150mg Tablet 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
SAFE
Monoloc 150mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human
studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Monoloc 150mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Monoloc 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Monoloc 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
UNSAFE
Monoloc 150mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution to be advised in patients with underlying liver disease. Consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Nevir 200mg Tablet, Nevimune 200mg Tablet, Onabet Powder, Vozuca 0.2mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Ranitidine, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Monoloc 150mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Ranitidine

Q. How is Monoloc different from omeprazole?
Both Monoloc and omeprazole lower acid production in the stomach and are used to treat heartburn and stomach and duodenal ulcers. However, Omeprazole is seen to be more effective but has a slow onset of action. On the other hand, Monoloc provides quick relief and is sometimes used with omeprazole to help in relieving acidity for initial few days.
No, Monoloc is not available as an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.
Q. Can I take Monoloc with azithromycin?
Yes, Monoloc can be taken with azithromycin. Monoloc may be given with Azithromycin to lower the stomach acid, which may increase due to stomach irritation caused by the disease or other medicines. No drug-drug interactions or any additional harmful effects have been seen compared to when they are used alone.
Yes, Monoloc can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effect seen with the use of Monoloc. Taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids can help in relieving constipation and can also help in decreasing acidity.
Q. Can I take Monoloc with prednisone?
Yes, Monoloc can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile have been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Q. Can I take Monoloc with metoprolol?
Yes, Monoloc can be taken with metoprolol. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile have been reported compared to when they are used alone.
No, Monoloc is not an antacid. It belongs to the class of H2 blockers (antihistamines) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach while antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Monoloc can help in decreasing the redness of the allergies or hives (urticaria) when used along with antihistaminics like cetirizine by narrowing the blood vessels. However, this is not an approved use of Monoloc and should be used only when advised by a doctor.
Yes, Monoloc does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Monoloc after the expiry date.
Q. Can I take Monoloc with tramadol?
Yes, Monoloc can be taken with the tramadol. Monoloc may be given with Tramadol to lower the stomach acid, which may increase due to stomach irritation caused by the other medicine. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Yes, Monoloc is an antihistaminic drug. It acts on histamine receptors and blocks the action of a chemical messenger histamine which decreases the acid production in the stomach.
Yes, Monoloc 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
No, Monoloc does not contain aluminium. To know the complete list of ingredients of this medicine, please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Can I take Monoloc with doxycycline?
Yes, Monoloc can be taken with doxycycline. Monoloc may be given with Doxycyclin to lower the stomach acid, which may increase due to stomach irritation caused by the underlying infection or Doxycyclin. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Q. How is Monoloc different from lansoprazole?
Both Monoloc and Lansoprazole lower acid production in the stomach. However, they work in different ways and have different effects. Lansoprazole 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. Which is better Monoloc or cimetidine?
Monoloc is three times more potent than cimetidine which means a much lower dose of Monoloc gives the same effect in treating your acidity as cimetidine. Also, Monoloc does not block the action of testosterone (male hormone) and does not cause some side effects like gynecomastia (enlarged breasts) as seen with cimetidine.
A significant number of patients infected with Helicobacter pylori can have negative test results if they are using Monoloc as it interferes with the urea breath test, which is done to identify H. Pylori infection.
Q. Can I take Monoloc with Rabeprazole?
Yes, Monoloc and Rabeprazole can be taken together. As Rabeprazole show its effect after some days, Monoloc can be taken along with for immediate relief. No drug-drug interactions or change in side effect profile has been reported when they are used together compared to either drug alone.
Q. How is Monoloc different from Rabeprazole?
Both Monoloc and Rabeprazole lower acid production in the stomach. However, they work in different ways and have different effects. Rabeprazole 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 Monoloc with sertraline?
Yes, Monoloc can be taken with sertraline. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to the effect of the individual drug when used alone.
Monoloc itself does not cause glaucoma. However, there are some rare reports that Monoloc 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 I take Monoloc with steroids?
Yes, Monoloc can be taken with steroids. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to the effect of the individual drug when used alone.
Q. Can I take Monoloc with famotidine?
Both Monoloc and famotidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 receptor in the stomach. It is not advisable to take them together as they have a similar action and use and when used together, there could be an increased risk of side effects.
Yes, Monoloc can be used in 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.<br>
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