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Pepsigard 1gm Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Pepsigard 1gm Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of ulcers in the stomach and intestine. It forms a coating over ulcers and creates a physical barrier thereby promotes healing of ulcer.

Pepsigard 1gm Tablet is taken one hour before meals preferably at bedtime in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine are constipation, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine to avoid side effects. Dizziness and sleepiness may also occur, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking this medicine it is better to inform the doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease as a dose of your medicine needs to be adjusted. 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.

Uses of Pepsigard Tablet

Side effects of Pepsigard Tablet

Common
  • Constipation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.

How to use Pepsigard 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. Pepsigard 1gm Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Pepsigard Tablet works

Pepsigard 1gm Tablet forms a coating over the ulcer or any other raw surface. This creates a physical barrier that protects the ulcer/raw surface from the gastric acid or any other injury, allowing it to heal.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Pepsigard 1gm Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pepsigard 1gm Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pepsigard 1gm Tablet 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
Pepsigard 1gm Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pepsigard 1gm Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pepsigard 1gm Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Pepsigard 1gm Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Pepsigard Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pepsigard 1gm Tablet, 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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Quick Tips

  • Pepsigard 1gm Tablet aids in healing of ulcers in the stomach and intestine.
  • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably 1 hour before a meal.
  • Do not take antacids 30 minutes before or after taking this medication.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Pepsigard 1gm Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may take 4-6 weeks or more for the ulcers to heal completely. Do not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you to.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a kidney disorder.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pepsigard with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
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Brand(s): Ledermycin
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Brand(s): Bindox
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Patient Concerns

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Dr prescribed my 6 year child pepsigard-p 5 ml before meal. But her mother give him 5ml before meal and 5ml after meal at a time is it harmful for him?
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please share contents of pepsigard
Please suggest Mouth ulcers tablet
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Zytee RB locally twice a day x 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Is Pepsigard an antibiotic/sulfa drug/pain-killer/PPI?

Pepsigard is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/ PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) or a pain-killer. It is an ulcer protective medicine

Q. Is Pepsigard available or sold over the counter?

No. Pepsigard is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q. Is Pepsigard gluten free?

Yes. Pepsigard is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. Is Pepsigard safe?

Yes. Pepsigard is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q. Can I take Pepsigard with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen/Pepto?

Yes. Pepsigard can be taken with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen and Pepto if prescribed by your doctor

Q. Does Pepsigard cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia/ heartburn?

Pepsigard does not cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia or heartburn. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q. Is Pepsigard a narcotic drug?

No. Pepsigard is not a narcotic drug.

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