Medicine Overview of Prevzole Tablet
Side Effects of Prevzole are Headache, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, 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. Prevzole 40 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Prevzole 40 mg Tablet 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 Prevzole Tablet
- 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.
- Prevzole 40 mg Tablet 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 Prevzole 40 mg Tablet can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
- Prevzole 40 mg Tablet 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
Prevzole Tablet related warnings
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Prevzole 40 mg Tablet 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.
Prevzole 40 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Prevzole 40 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Prevzole 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Prevzole 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Prevzole 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prevzole 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Prevzole 40 mg 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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Frequently asked questions about Prevzole Tablet
Q. Is Prevzole available over the counter?
No, Prevzole is not available as an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?
Prevzole can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. But antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Prevzole. This is because Prevzole requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and hence decrease the action of Prevzole.
Q. Is Prevzole a controlled substance?
Prevzole is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Prevzole safe to use?
Yes, Prevzole is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Prevzole can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when they are used together.
Q. Does Prevzole cause weight loss?
Prevzole is not known to lower weight. However, it may cause damage to your stomach lining on a long term use and weight loss could be an indication of the same or it can be due to an underlying condition which requires immediate attention.
Q. Does Prevzole cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Prevzole. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while you are taking Prevzole.
Q. Why is Prevzole better than omeprazole?
Prevzole and Omeprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Prevzole is an S-isomer of omeprazole and is seen to provide more effective and rapid acid control than omeprazole, without any increase in side effects and fewer variations in response between different patients.
Q. Does Prevzole cause palpitations (feeling of rapid, strong heart beat)?
Prevzole can lower the magnesium levels in your body and this can cause palpitations. You must get your magnesium levels checked regularly if you have to use this medicine for more than three months.
Q. Can a patient undergoing dialysis take Prevzole?
Prevzole can be taken by a patient undergoing dialysis in a manner as prescribed by the doctor. This is extensively bound to proteins in the body, so, it is not expected to be removed by dialysis.
Q. Is Prevzole better than rabeprazole?
Both Prevzole and rabeprazole are similar in efficacy and safety. One study mentions rabeprazole as a better choice for mild-to-moderate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) compared to Prevzole while another study mentions Prevzole provides a more effective and faster acid-inhibitory effect.
Q. Is Prevzole better than ranitidine?
Both Prevzole and ranitidine lower acid production in your stomach and treat heartburn and heal stomach and intestine ulcers. There are not many studies which compare Prevzole with ranitidine. However, one study mentions that Prevzole once daily is more effective and well-tolerated compared ranitidine twice daily for healing gastric ulcers.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with domperidone?
Prevzole can be taken with domperidone. Prevzole decreases the acid secretion and domperidone increases the gut motility and helps in nausea and vomiting. It is safe to use the two medicines together and these are also available as a fixed-dose combination and help in the treatment of heartburn, stomach and duodenal ulcers and gastritis.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with clopidogrel?
Prevzole decreases the activation of clopidogrel and hence reduces its effectivity. Avoid using both drugs together or use an alternate drug. Patients who are taking these medicines together needs to be monitored closely by a doctor.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with levosulpiride?
Prevzole can be taken with levosulpiride. Prevzole decreases the acid secretion and levosulpiride increases the intestinal motility. It is safe to use the two medicines together. Prevzole is also available as a fixed-dose combination with levosulpiride. This combination helps in the treatment of heartburn, stomach and duodenal ulcers and gastritis.
Q. Is dexlansoprazole better than Prevzole?
Dexlansoprazole and Prevzole belong to the same class of medicines and works the same way. Some studies mention that dexlansoprazole helps in better control of symptoms like heartburn as compared to Prevzole, however, there is no definitive evidence for this and different patients may find that one works better for them than the other.
Q. Is Prevzole an antacid?
Prevzole belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. While antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Q. Does Prevzole cause tinnitus?
Tinnitus has been reported as a rare side effect with Prevzole (<1% patients taking this drug). Please consult your doctor if you experience tinnitus while taking Prevzole.
Q. Does Prevzole has an expiry date?
Yes, Prevzole does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Prevzole after the expiry date.
Q. Is Prevzole an antibiotic?
No, Prevzole is not an antibiotic. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with nitrofurantoin?
Prevzole can be taken with nitrofurantoin. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with ranitidine?
Yes, Prevzole can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As Prevzole do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with ibuprofen?
Prevzole can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with hyoscine?
Prevzole can be taken with hyoscine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Prevzole cause tiredness?
Tiredness is a rare side effect seen with Prevzole. Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness as this may be due to some liver abnormalities as Prevzole breaks down in the liver or due to an underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Can the use of Prevzole cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not be reported to occur with Prevzole. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Can the use of Prevzole affect birth control?
Prevzole does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between Prevzole and oral birth control pills. It is safe to take the two medications together.
Q. Can a patient with underlying cardiac disease take Prevzole?
Patients with the underlying cardiac disease can take Prevzole. However, Prevzole can interact with certain drugs (e.g clopidogrel, digoxin) which might be used by these patients. They may need to be monitored for digoxin toxicity. Prevzole decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects, so the patients taking these medicines together should also be monitored regularly.
Q. Can Prevzole be given in cancer patients?
Prevzole is seen to increase the antitumor effect of the medicines with no added side effects. Since cancer patients may also take many medicines for the primary cancer treatment or for other symptoms and infections, there are chances of drug-drug interactions with Prevzole. So, it should be used only as advised by your doctor.
Q. How is Prevzole different from pantoprazole?
Prevzole and pantoprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are seen to be equally effective in the treatment of disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. However, as per some research studies, pantoprazole provides significantly faster first-time relief from daytime and night-time GERD-related symptoms than Prevzole.
Q. Is Prevzole more effective than lansoprazole?
Yes, Prevzole is seen to achieve a better acid control and is more effective in relief of heartburn symptoms and acid reflux symptoms as compared to lansoprazole in many research studies. Also, healing rates were consistently high with Prevzole.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer?
Sodium bicarbonate buffer can protect against acid degradation of Prevzole in addition to immediate antacid action. Prevzole can be taken with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer only in a manner as prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Prevzole with naproxen?
Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body. Prevzole and naproxen can be taken together. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects of using Prevzole with naproxen.
Q. Is Prevzole a narcotic?
Prevzole is not a narcotic. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. CAn the use of Prevzole cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported as a common side effect of Prevzole. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. What is the difference between Prevzole and famotidine ?
Prevzole is a proton pump inhibitor whereas Famotidine is an H2 histamine receptor blocker. Prevzole is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Q. Is Prevzole a steroid?
Prevzole is not a steroid. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
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