Medicine Overview of Peptilcer Capsule
Side Effects of Peptilcer are Vomiting, Headache, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.
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. Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule 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 Peptilcer Capsule
- You have been prescribed Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule to reduce stomach acid and heal stomach ulcers.
- 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.
Peptilcer Capsule related warnings
Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule 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.
Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule is recommended.
However, the use of Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Peptilcer 20 mg Capsule, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Peptilcer Capsule
Q. What is Peptilcer used for?
Peptilcer is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Peptilcer an antacid?
No, Peptilcer is not an antacid, it belongs to a therapeutic group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It acts by decreasing acid secretion in the stomach while antacids neutralize the acid in the stomach and coat the stomach mucosa.
Peptilcer is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Peptilcer a painkiller?
No, Peptilcer is not a painkiller. It is a proton pump inhibitor which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Peptilcer a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, Peptilcer is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer forever?
Peptilcer should not be taken for a long time unless there is an indication for the medicine. Though generally safe, certain conditions like low magnesium levels and fractures are associated with long-term use. Consult your doctor before continuing the drug for a long time as you may need to get some tests done on a regular basis.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Peptilcer and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Peptilcer and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Peptilcer and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer with ranitidine?
Both Peptilcer and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Peptilcer if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Peptilcer. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Peptilcer Peptilcer and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Peptilcer while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Peptilcer along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Peptilcer. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer with other medications?
Peptilcer can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Peptilcer and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Peptilcer with other medications.
Q. Can I take Peptilcer with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Peptilcer and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Peptilcer cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Peptilcer. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Peptilcer, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Peptilcer cause constipation?
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Peptilcer in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Peptilcer.
Q. Does Peptilcer cause weight gain?
Change in weight has been associated with Peptilcer. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Peptilcer use.
Q. Does Peptilcer cause dry mouth?
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Peptilcer. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Peptilcer.
Q. Does Peptilcer cause gas?
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Peptilcer use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Does Peptilcer cause dementia?
Dementia has not been reported with Peptilcer use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Q. Does Peptilcer cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Peptilcer. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Q. Does Peptilcer expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Peptilcer has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Peptilcer contain aluminum or magnesium?
Peptilcer does not commonly contain aluminum or magnesium as an excipient (additional substance) or as a coating. Please read the package insert available with the medicine for further information.
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