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Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection


Overview

Introduction of Opanta Powder for Injection

Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid-reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection is also used for treatment and prophylaxis of reflux oesophagitis, in combination with other medicines for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This medicine works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps to provide relief in acid related indigestion and heartburn.
This injection is administered under the supervision of healthcare professional and remember intravenous administration is recommended only if oral administration is not appropriate. Take this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Before taking this medicine it is better to inform doctor if you have any liver disease as dose of your medicine needs to be adjusted. Your doctor may advice for regular monitoring of liver enzymes especially when medicine is used for a long time. In the case of rise of the liver enzymes, you need to stop the medicine. It is better to not take this medicine along with an antacid, you may try to take it two hours before or after taking this medicine.

It is well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of any harmful effects. However, there can be side effects headache, abdominal pain, joint pain and nausea. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. However, it is better to consult doctor if you get watery diarrhea with fever or stomach pain that does not go away. Remember long term use of this medicine may lead to deficiency of vitamin B12 and magnesium. This medicine may cause an increased risk for osteoporosis related fractures of the hip, wrist or spine when used for a longer time. Thus, taking adequate supplements of calcium and magnesium can be helpful in such cases.

Opanta Powder for Injection side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain

How to use Opanta Powder for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Opanta Powder for Injection works

Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which in turn relieves acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Opanta Powder for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection is recommended.
However, the use of Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Liver
CAUTION
Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Opanta Powder for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Opanta 40 mg Powder for Injection, 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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Expert Advice

  • It is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of the doctor. 
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
       
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Opanta with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MINOR
Brand(s): Clopinorm
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Opanta

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Suffering from acid reflux disease due to which pain in throat and right side of lower abdomen
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for the time being you can take Robinia 30, 04 drops in half cup water and Nixocid tab 2 tab thrice daily for a month, but as this case needs supervision, discussion and examination you need to visit a homeopath so that he can discuss your case in detail, get some investigations, do examination and guide you accordingly,
My right ear gets clogged after every nap.It opens in about 5-10 mins after getting up and then stays normal for the rest of the day
Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Could be acid reflux disease. Please use this app to find and meet a good ENT Specialist in your city to examine you & do the needful.
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FAQs

Q. What are the long term side effects of Opanta?

Long-term use of Opanta for more than 3 months may decrease the levels of magnesium in your blood. This can make you feel tired, confused, and dizzy. It may also cause muscle twitches, shakiness, and an irregular heartbeat. Inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. In addition, if Opanta is used for more than a year, you may have increased chances of certain side effects such as bone fractures, gut infections, and vitamin B12 deficiency. With vitamin B12 deficiency you may develop symptoms such as feeling very tired, sore and red tongue, mouth ulcers, and pins and needles.

Q. What is Opanta used for?

Opanta is used for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers (gastric and duodenal ulcers), reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ZE syndrome. It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach.

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References
  1. Wallace JL, Sharkey KA. Pharmacotherapy of Gastric Acidity, Peptic Ulcers, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2011. [Accessed 24 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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