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Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC

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Composition for Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC

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Primary uses of Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC

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Medicine Overview of Prosium Tablet EC

Uses of Prosium Tablet EC

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

Prosium Tablet EC side effects

Common

Side Effects of Prosium are Headache, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.

How to use Prosium Tablet EC

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. Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC is to be taken empty stomach.
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How Prosium Tablet EC works

Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC 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 Prosium Tablet EC

Expert advice for Prosium Tablet EC

  • 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.
  • Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC 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 Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC 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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Prosium Tablet EC related warnings
Special precautions for Prosium Tablet EC
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC 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
SAFE
Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC 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.
Driving
SAFE
Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Prosium Tablet EC?uses

If you miss a dose of Prosium 20 mg Tablet EC, 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 Prosium Tablet EC

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Q. Is Prosium available over the counter?
No, Prosium 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 Prosium with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?
Prosium can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. But antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Prosium. This is because Prosium requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and hence decrease the action of Prosium.
Q. Is Prosium a controlled substance?
Prosium is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Prosium safe to use?
Yes, Prosium 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 Prosium with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Prosium can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when they are used together.
Q. Does Prosium cause weight loss?
Prosium 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 Prosium cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Prosium. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while you are taking Prosium.
Q. Why is Prosium better than omeprazole?
Prosium 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. Prosium 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 Prosium cause palpitations (feeling of rapid, strong heart beat)?
Prosium 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 Prosium?
Prosium 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 Prosium better than rabeprazole?
Both Prosium 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 Prosium while another study mentions Prosium provides a more effective and faster acid-inhibitory effect.
Q. Is Prosium better than ranitidine?
Both Prosium and ranitidine lower acid production in your stomach and treat heartburn and heal stomach and intestine ulcers. There are not many studies which compare Prosium with ranitidine. However, one study mentions that Prosium once daily is more effective and well-tolerated compared ranitidine twice daily for healing gastric ulcers.
Q. Can I take Prosium with domperidone?
Prosium can be taken with domperidone. Prosium 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 Prosium with clopidogrel?
Prosium 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 Prosium with levosulpiride?
Prosium can be taken with levosulpiride. Prosium decreases the acid secretion and levosulpiride increases the intestinal motility. It is safe to use the two medicines together. Prosium 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 Prosium?
Dexlansoprazole and Prosium 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 Prosium, however, there is no definitive evidence for this and different patients may find that one works better for them than the other.
Q. Is Prosium an antacid?
Prosium 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 Prosium cause tinnitus?
Tinnitus has been reported as a rare side effect with Prosium (<1% patients taking this drug). Please consult your doctor if you experience tinnitus while taking Prosium.
Q. Does Prosium has an expiry date?
Yes, Prosium does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Prosium after the expiry date.
Q. Is Prosium an antibiotic?
No, Prosium 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 Prosium with nitrofurantoin?
Prosium 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 Prosium with ranitidine?
Yes, Prosium can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As Prosium do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.
Q. Can I take Prosium with ibuprofen?
Prosium 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 Prosium with hyoscine?
Prosium can be taken with hyoscine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Prosium cause tiredness?
Tiredness is a rare side effect seen with Prosium. Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness as this may be due to some liver abnormalities as Prosium breaks down in the liver or due to an underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Can the use of Prosium cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not be reported to occur with Prosium. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Can the use of Prosium affect birth control?
Prosium does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between Prosium and oral birth control pills. It is safe to take the two medications together.
Q. Can a patient with underlying cardiac disease take Prosium?
Patients with the underlying cardiac disease can take Prosium. However, Prosium 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. Prosium decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects, so the patients taking these medicines together should also be monitored regularly.
Q. Can Prosium be given in cancer patients?
Prosium 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 Prosium. So, it should be used only as advised by your doctor.
Q. How is Prosium different from pantoprazole?
Prosium 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 Prosium.
Q. Is Prosium more effective than lansoprazole?
Yes, Prosium 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 Prosium.
Q. Can I take Prosium with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer?
Sodium bicarbonate buffer can protect against acid degradation of Prosium in addition to immediate antacid action. Prosium can be taken with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer only in a manner as prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Prosium with naproxen?
Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body. Prosium and naproxen can be taken together. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects of using Prosium with naproxen.
Q. Is Prosium a narcotic?
Prosium 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 Prosium cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported as a common side effect of Prosium. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. What is the difference between Prosium and famotidine ?
Prosium is a proton pump inhibitor whereas Famotidine is an H2 histamine receptor blocker. Prosium is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Q. Is Prosium a steroid?
Prosium 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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Taking Prosium with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Prosium with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Prosium with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Prosium with Cilostazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Prosium with Magnesium Hydroxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Prosium with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etizom, Etimax, Etezole, Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam, Etizoram
Prosium with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Prosium with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Prosium with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Prosium with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
Prosium with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M
Prosium with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee
Prosium with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Prosium with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Prosium with Methotrexate
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Methotrexate: Methosis, Metrex, Rhutrex, Meditrex, Mext, Vibzi, Meth
Prosium with Dipyridamole
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Dipyridamole: Cardiwell, Thrombonil
Prosium with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Protoin, Pna, Seztin
Prosium with Digoxin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin
Prosium with Spiramycin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
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