Medicine Overview of Opel D Capsule
Side Effects of Opel D 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. Opel D Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
Take Opel D Capsule 30 minutes before food.
Opel D Capsule 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 Opel D Capsule
- You have been prescribed Opel D Capsule for the treatment of acidity and heartburn.
- Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
- It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
- Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.
- 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.
- 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.
Opel D Capsule 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
Opel D Capsule 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.
Opel D Capsule 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.
Opel D Capsule may cause dizziness and visual disturbances. This may affect your driving ability.
Opel D Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Opel D Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Opel D Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Opel D Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Opel D Capsule is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Opel D Capsule
Opel d 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 Opel d?
Yes, Opel d 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 Opel d?
The use of Opel d 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 Opel d?
It is best to take the medicine daily before the breakfast or an empty stomach.
Q. Can the use of Opel d cause abnormal heart beat?
Yes, the use of Opel d 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 Opel d leads to dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Opel d 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, Opel d does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Opel d after the expiry date.
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