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Prazim 20 mg Capsule

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Composition for Prazim 20 mg Capsule

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Primary uses of Prazim 20 mg Capsule

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MRP
57.13
₹5.71/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Prazim Capsule

Uses of Prazim Capsule

Prazim 20 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).

Prazim Capsule side effects

Common

Side Effects of Prazim are Headache, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.

How to use Prazim Capsule

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. Prazim 20 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Prazim Capsule works

Prazim 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 Prazim Capsule

Expert advice for Prazim Capsule

  • 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.
  • Prazim 20 mg Capsule 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 Prazim 20 mg Capsule can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Prazim 20 mg Capsule 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
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Prazim Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Prazim Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Prazim 20 mg 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.
Lactation
Prazim 20 mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Prazim 20 mg Capsule may cause dizziness and visual disturbances. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE
Prazim 20 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Prazim 20 mg Capsule is recommended.
Liver
Prazim 20 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prazim 20 mg Capsule 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.

What if you miss a dose of Prazim Capsule?uses

If you miss a dose of Prazim 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Prazim Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Omeprazole

Q. Can I take Prazim with domperidone?
Prazim 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.
Q. What are the various conditions in which the use of Prazim is contraindicated?
Use of Prazim is contraindicated if you are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine belonging to the same class of drugs. Also, do not take Prazim if you are already taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for the treatment of HIV infection).
Q. What if I miss my dose of Prazim?
If you miss a dose of Prazim, 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.
Q. Can I take Prazim along with oral contraceptive pills (birth control pills)?
Prazim 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.
Q. What is Prazim?
Prazim 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. Can Prazim cause subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus?
Prazim 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. Can I take Prazim with ondansetron?
Ondansetron is an anti-emetic medicine which helps in relieving nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting. No harmful effects have been seen when Prazim is used with ondansetron. So, these two medicines can be taken together.
Q. Can Prazim cause lactose intolerance?
Lactose intolerance has been reported with the use of Prazim in some patients. Many Prazim 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.
Q. Can I take Prazim with Vitamin E?
Prazim 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 Prazim with levosulpiride?
Prazim 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 Prazim 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. Does Prazim use increase the risk of clostridium difficile infection?
Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Prazim 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.
Q. Can Prazim be used in cancer patients?
Prazim 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 Prazim.
Q. For how long can Prazim be taken?
Take Prazim for as long as advised by your doctor. The duration of taking Prazim would vary depending on your condition. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.
Q. Can Prazim cause calcium deficiency and osteoporosis?
Prazim 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.
Q. What are the rare side effects of Prazim?
Rare side effects seen with the use of Prazim 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.
Q. How does Prazim work?
Proton (acid) pumps are found on the stomach mucosa and they are responsible for secreting acid in the stomach. Prazim works by blocking this gastric acid pump and this unique mechanism of action helps in decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach.
Q. Does Prazim cause hepatitis B and can a patient of hepatitis take Prazim?
Prazim 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. Prazim 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. Does Prazim increase chromogranin levels?
Use of proton pump inhibitors like Prazim 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.
Q. Does Prazim cause dementia?
Use of proton pump inhibitors like Prazim 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.
Q. Does Prazim cause vitamin deficiencies?
Prazim may cause vitamin B12 and vitamin C deficiency. When taken orally, vitamin B12 requires an acidic environment for its absorption from the stomach while Prazim 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.
Q. Does Prazim have an expiry date?
Yes, Prazim does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Prazim after the expiry date.
Q. What is the role of Prazim before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding?
Prazim before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding reduces the need for endoscopic therapy, the rate of post-endoscopy bleeding, and shortens hospital stays. Hence Prazim is given before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding.
Q. Are there any withdrawal symptoms associated with the use of Prazim?
There are no withdrawal symptoms seen when patients stop using Prazim as it has no habit forming tendencies.
Q. Can Prazim cause magnesium deficiency?
Prazim can cause magnesium deficiency in the blood. Low magnesium levels is a rare side effect seen in patients treated with Prazim 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 Prazim for a long duration.
Q. Is Prazim a controlled substance?
Prazim is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Can Prazim be used in cardiac patients?
Patients with cardiac disease can take Prazim. However, Prazim can interact with certain drugs (e.g clopidogrel, digoxin) which might be used by a patient with an underlying cardiac disease. Patients taking Prazim and digoxin may need to be monitored for digoxin toxicity. Prazim decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects. Patients taking these medicines together needs to be monitored closely by a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Prazim cause iron deficiency?
Use of Prazim 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 Prazim.
Q. Is Prazim a narcotic substance?
Prazim is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Prazim does not get you high and does not cause any addiction as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.
Q. Is Prazim available without a prescription as an over the counter product?
Prazim is a prescription medicine and you can buy this drug by providing a doctor's prescription. Prazim is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product.
Q. How is Prazim metabolised in the body?
Prazim is metabolized in the liver by the cytochrome P450 enzymes mainly CYP2C19. There could be an increase in the level of Prazim 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.
Q. Can Prazim be used in stroke patients?
Prazim 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.

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Taking Prazim with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Prazim with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Prazim with Cilostazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Prazim with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Prazim with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Prazim with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
Prazim with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etizom, Etimax, Etezole, Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam, Etizoram
Prazim with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Prazim with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Prazim with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Prazim with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Prazim with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Prazim with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee
Prazim with Methotrexate
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Methotrexate: Methosis, Metrex, Rhutrex, Meditrex, Mext, Vibzi, Meth
Prazim with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Protoin, Pna, Seztin
Prazim with Dipyridamole
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Dipyridamole: Cardiwell, Thrombonil
Prazim with Digoxin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin
Prazim with Spiramycin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
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