Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet

icon
Zydus Cadila

Composition for Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet

iconPrescription Required

Primarily used for

Acidity, Heartburn, Intestinal ulcers
Potentiallyunsafewith
icon
Alcohol
75.1
₹5.01/Tablet
15 tablets in 1 strip
ADD TO CART

Medicine Overview of Ocid Qrs Tablet

uses

Uses of Ocid Qrs Tablet

Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
uses

Side effects of Ocid Qrs Tablet

Common

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Flatulence.

uses

How to use Ocid Qrs 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 Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Ocid Qrs Tablet works

Ocid qrs 20mg tablet 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 Ocid Qrs Tablet

Expert advice for Ocid Qrs Tablet

  • 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.
  • Ocid qrs 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 Ocid qrs can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Ocid qrs 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
video imgplay img
Warnings
Special precautions for Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet
icon
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.
...
+more
icon
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ocid Qrs 20mg 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.
...
+more
icon
Lactation
Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
...
+more
icon
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet may cause dizziness and visual disturbances. This may affect your driving ability.
...
+more
icon
Kidney
SAFE
Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney
disease. No dose adjustment of Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet is recommended.
...
+more
icon
Liver
Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

A lower dose may be advised in patients with liver disease and who have to take this medicine for a long time.
...
+more
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg/5ml Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Omeprazole, 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 Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Omeprazole

Q. Can I take Ocid qrs with domperidone?
Ocid qrs can be safely taken with domperidone as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone works by increasing the gut motility and Rabeprazole decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.
Use of Ocid qrs is contraindicated if you are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine belonging to the same class of drugs. Also, do not take Ocid qrs if you are already taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for the treatment of HIV infection).
If you miss a dose of Ocid qrs, take it as soon as you remember and the next dose as scheduled. However, if it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose and then follow the regular schedule. Do not take double the dose.
Ocid qrs can be safely taken with oral contraceptive pills (birth control). They do not affect each other's action and no harmful effects have been seen when they are used together.
Ocid qrs belongs to the group of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). This drug decreases the acid production in your stomach and is indicated for the treatment of conditions caused by excess acid secretion in the stomach.
Q. Is Ocid qrs better than pantoprazole?
Ocid qrs and pantoprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Both work by decreasing acid production in the stomach and are seen to be almost equally effective and safe in many clinical research studies. However, the response may vary from patient to patient and depend on the dose.
Ocid qrs has been reported to cause subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus in many studies. Common signs and symptoms of this disease include painful joints, tiredness, weakness, rash, fever, anemia, mouth ulcers, hair loss, and many others and these may get aggravated again and again. Talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects as you may need to discontinue this medicine.
Q. Is Ocid qrs better than lansoprazole?
Ocid qrs and lansoprazole are two different medicines belonging to the same class 'proton pump inhibitors'. Some studies mention that lansoprazole is more effective than Ocid qrs for rapid relief of symptomatic heartburn. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is Ocid qrs better than probiotics?
Probiotics and Ocid qrs perform different functions in the body. Ocid qrs suppresses acid production in the stomach to prevent injury to the walls of the stomach and esophagus while probiotics help to prevent the overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the body, help to maintain a balance in the stomach between good and harmful bacteria and protect the stomach from infections. Probiotics and Ocid qrs both are useful in the eradication of helicobacter pylori, which can cause stomach ulcers and also contribute to acid reflux.
Q. Can I take Ocid qrs with ondansetron?
Ondansetron is an anti-emetic medicine which helps in relieving nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting. No harmful effects have been seen when Ocid qrs is used with ondansetron. So, these two medicines can be taken together.
Lactose intolerance has been reported with the use of Ocid qrs in some patients. Many Ocid qrs preparations contain lactose as an ingredient. This is a digestive problem in which the patient cannot digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products. The patient may complain of symptoms like flatulence (gas), diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain and feeling of being sick (nausea). Read the ingredients mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Ocid qrs can be taken with vitamin E. The combinations seems to have a beneficial effect in terms of better maintenance of moderate to severe esophagitis. However, there are not many studies or reports on this subject. Talk to your doctor for more information on this.
Q. Can I take Ocid qrs with levosulpiride?
Ocid qrs can be safely taken with levosulpiride as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Levosulpiride works by increasing the gut motility and Ocid qrs decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Ocid qrs better than famotidine?
Ocid qrs is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and famotidine is an H2 blocker. Both lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers. Studies have shown that Ocid qrs is more effective than famotidine for the control of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms, in rapid healing of duodenal ulcers and achieving more rapid pain relief. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Ocid qrs may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD) as reported in few studies and informed by the US FDA as well. A possibility of CDAD can be there in patients taking PPIs and developed diarrhea that does not improve.
Ocid qrs can be taken by cancer patients as prescribed by a doctor. Since cancer patients may also take many other medicines for the primary cancer treatment or for other symptoms and infections, there are chances of drug interactions with Ocid qrs.
Take Ocid qrs for as long as advised by your doctor. The duration of taking Ocid qrs would vary depending on your condition. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.
Ocid qrs can cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones) as it decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency. This leads to an increased risk of 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 (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
Rare side effects seen with the use of Ocid qrs includes a decrease in white cells or platelets, allergic reactions, problems like blurred vision, wheezing, shortness of breath (bronchospasm), dry mouth, thrush, liver problems like jaundice, hair loss (alopecia), skin rash on exposure to sunshine, joint pains (arthralgia) or muscle pains (myalgia), severe kidney problems (interstitial nephritis), increased sweating and inflammation of the gut causing diarrhoea.
Proton (acid) pumps are found on the stomach mucosa and they are responsible for secreting acid in the stomach. Ocid qrs works by blocking this gastric acid pump and this unique mechanism of action helps in decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach.
Ocid qrs can rarely cause hepatitis with or without jaundice and very rarely it can lead to hepatic failure and encephalopathy in patients with the underlying liver disease. Ocid qrs does not cause hepatitis B or any other viral hepatitis. However, there are studies showing an increased occurrence of hepatic encephalopathy in hepatitis B patients using PPIs. These medicines should be used with caution in patients with the underlying liver disease.
Q. Is Ocid qrs better than dexlansoprazole?
Ocid qrs and dexlansoprazole are two different medicines belonging to the same class of proton pump inhibitors. There are no studies which compare Ocid qrs and dexlansoprazole. Ocid qrs and dexlansoprazole have similar action, but their effect may vary in different patients.
Use of proton pump inhibitors like Ocid qrs has been seen to be associated with an increase in chromogranin levels. This increase in chromogranin levels can be due to the effect of these drugs on enterochromaffin cells and this could also falsely increase the levels in patients with neuroendocrine tumours.
Use of proton pump inhibitors like Ocid qrs has been recently linked with the development of dementia in elderly patients. As this risk of developing dementia is not confirmed, talk to your doctor for more information on this effect.
Ocid qrs may cause vitamin B12 and vitamin C deficiency. When taken orally, vitamin B12 requires an acidic environment for its absorption from the stomach while Ocid qrs causes a decrease the gastric acid secretion. You may need to take vitamin B12 supplements from outside. The clinical significance of the decrease in vitamin C levels is not known, so vitamin C supplementation is not recommended.
Yes, Ocid qrs does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Ocid qrs after the expiry date.
Ocid qrs before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding reduces the need for endoscopic therapy, the rate of post-endoscopy bleeding, and shortens hospital stays. Hence Ocid qrs is given before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding.
Q. Is Ocid qrs better than ranitidine?
Ocid qrs is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and ranitidine is an H2 blocker. Both lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers. Studies have shown that Ocid qrs is more effective than ranitidine in resolving heartburn in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), rapid healing of ulcers and prevent ulcers in patients who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Q. Are there any withdrawal symptoms associated with the use of Ocid qrs?
There are no withdrawal symptoms seen when patients stop using Ocid qrs as it has no habit forming tendencies.
Ocid qrs can cause magnesium deficiency in the blood. Low magnesium levels is a rare side effect seen in patients treated with Ocid qrs for at least three months and in most cases after a year of therapy. The patient may have symptoms like tetany, arrhythmias, and seizures and may need to stop this medicine and take magnesium from outside. Magnesium levels should be tested at regular intervals in the patients taking Ocid qrs for a long duration.
Ocid qrs is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Patients with cardiac disease can take Ocid qrs. However, Ocid qrs can interact with certain drugs (e.g clopidogrel, digoxin) which might be used by a patient with an underlying cardiac disease. Patients taking Ocid qrs and digoxin may need to be monitored for digoxin toxicity. Ocid qrs decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects. Patients taking these medicines together needs to be monitored closely by a doctor.
Use of Ocid qrs can cause iron deficiency and a decrease in hemoglobin levels as it decreases the acidic environment of the stomach needed for the absorption of iron. However, there are no recommendations on the regular monitoring of iron levels or taking iron supplements when the patient is taking Ocid qrs.
Q. How is Ocid qrs different from esomeprazole?
Ocid qrs and esomeprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Esomeprazole is an S-isomer of Ocid qrs. Studies have shown that esomeprazole provides more effective and rapid acid control than Ocid qrs, without any increase in side effects and fewer variations in response between different patients.
Ocid qrs is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Ocid qrs does not get you high and does not cause any addiction as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.
Ocid qrs is a prescription medicine and you can buy this drug by providing a doctor's prescription. Ocid qrs is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product.
Ocid qrs is metabolized in the liver by the cytochrome P450 enzymes mainly CYP2C19. There could be an increase in the level of Ocid qrs in patients with underlying liver disease because of a decrease in its metabolism. However, the amount of drug does not increase if given once a day.
Ocid qrs can be used in stroke patients. There are studies suggesting that proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) as a class are not associated with an increased short-term risk of recurrent stroke or death among older adults treated with clopidogrel after stroke.
Q. How is Ocid qrs better than cimetidine?
Ocid qrs is a proton pump inhibitor and cimetidine is an H2 receptor blocker. They act in different ways but both decrease the acid production in the stomach. However, Ocid qrs is more potent, longer acting, and has fewer adverse effects when compared to cimetidine.
Q. Is Ocid qrs better than rabeprazole?
Ocid qrs and Rabeprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and work in the same way to decrease acid production in the stomach. However, few clinical studies have shown that rabeprazole provides better relief of the symptoms including the daytime pain of duodenal ulcers. The difference in response may also vary in different patients
+more

User Submitted Feedback For Ocid Qrs 20mg Tablet

Substitutes for Ocid Qrs Tablet

Lokcid 20mg Tablet
Tas Med India Pvt Ltd
₹2.0/Tablet
save 60%
Azol 20mg Capsule
Dr. Johns Laboratories Pvt Ltd
₹2.43/Capsule
save 52%
Omesec 20mg Capsule
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹2.46/Capsule
save 51%
Omee 20mg Capsule
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
₹2.47/Capsule
save 51%
Alcid 20mg Capsule
Algen Healthcare Pvt Ltd
₹2.49/Capsule
save 50%
Top Physicians
doctor
4.4
doctor
Dr. Yoginder Gupta
MBBS, MD, Fellowship, Fellowship
5.0
doctor
Dr. Pooja Khosla
MBBS, MD, Fellowship
4.5
doctor
4.4
cross img