Pylokit Tablet

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Primarily used for

Bacterial Infections, acidity, parasitic infections
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₹25.5/Tablet
3 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Pylokit Tablet

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Uses of Tinidazole

Tinidazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and parasitic infections.
It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.
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Side effects of Tinidazole

Common

Nausea, Headache, Dry mouth, Metallic taste.

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How to use Tinidazole

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. Avoid Pylokit Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Pylokit Tablet works

Tinidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA.
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Uses of Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Clarithromycin

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Clarithromycin

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. Avoid Pylokit Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Pylokit Tablet works

Clarithromycin is an antibiotic. It stops the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
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Uses of Lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
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Side effects of Lansoprazole

Common

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence.

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How to use Lansoprazole

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. Avoid Pylokit Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Pylokit Tablet works

Lansoprazole lowers the acid production in the stomach.

In Depth Information on Pylokit Tablet

Expert advice for Tinidazole

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
  • If you are using Tinidazole in a high dose or for a prolonged time, there is a risk of more side effects, like nerve damage.
  • You should not drink alcohol during or for 48 hours after treatment. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache if you take it together.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.

Expert advice for Clarithromycin

  • Do not start or continue the clarithromycin tablets/suspension and consult your doctor, if you are allergic to clarithromycin or any macrolide antibiotic (ex. azithromycin,).
  • Do not start or continue the clarithromycin tablets/suspension, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not start or continue the clarithromycin tablets/suspension, if you develop severe or prolonged diarrhea during or after receiving clarithromycin.
  • If clarithromycin tablets make you feel dizzy, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Expert advice for Lansoprazole

  • 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.
  • Lansoprazole 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 Lansoprazole can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Lansoprazole 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
Warnings
Special precautions for Pylokit Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Pylokit Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).

Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pylokit 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.
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Lactation
Pylokit Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Li
mited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Pylokit Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect you
r vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Pylokit Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
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Liver
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Pylokit Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Pylokit Tablet is recommended.

No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate liver disease.Not advisable in patients with severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Pylokit Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Tinidazole

Q. Is Tinidazole or Fasigyn an antibiotic/sulfa drug?
Tinidazole is an antibiotic/anti-protozoal/anti-amoebic drug. It is not a sulfa drug
Q. Is Tinidazole available or sold over the counter?
No. Tinidazole is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter
Q. Is tinidazole the same as metronidazole/Flagyl?
Tinidazole is different from metronidazole (also called as Flagyl). However, both of them belong to the same class of drugs
Q. Is Tinidazole/Fasigyn safe?
Yes. Tinidazole is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. What are Tiniba and Fasigyn used for?
Tiniba and Fasigyn are brand names of tinidazole available in the market. They are used for the same indications as tinidazole
Q. Can I take tinidazole with fluconazole/Tylenol/ibuprofen?
Tinidazole can be taken with fluconazole/Tylenol (paracetamol)/ibuprofen only if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Does Tinidazole cure bacterial vaginosis and UTI?
Tinidazole is effective in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. But it is not used for treatment of UTI
Q. Does Tinidazole cause yeast infections/diarrhea/cancer?
Prolonged use of Tinidazole may cause candida or yeast infections. There is no evidence of Tinidazole causing cancer. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Does Tinidazole treat Chlamydial or urinary tract infections?
Yes. Tinidazole is used to treat Chlamydial infections, but is not effective for treating a urinary tract infection
Q. Does Tinidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of Tinidazole affecting birth control. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking Tinidazole.
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Frequently asked questions for Clarithromycin

Q. Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone
Q. Is Clarithromycin safe?
Clarithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take Clarithromycin for bacterial vaginosis, tooth infection, bladder infection, acne and cystitis?
Clarithromycin can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (Clarithromycin. azithromycin, etc.)
Q. Is Clarithromycin gluten free or contain sulfa?
Clarithromycin is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. Clarithromycin is not a sulfa drug/does not contain sulpha
Q. Can I take clarithromycin with amoxicillin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, metronidazole or Nyquil?
Yes clarithromycin can be taken with amoxicillin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, metronidazole or Nyquil. Always consult your physician before use
Q. Does Clarithromycin cause drowsiness, insomnia, or thrush?
Clarithromycin does not cause drowsiness when taken as prescribed. But, it may cause insomnia (sleeplessness) and thrush (infection of mouth caused by candida fungus)
Q. Does Clarithromycin affect birth control?
When taken with birth control pills, Clarithromycin does not affect birth control.
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Frequently asked questions for Lansoprazole

Q. What are the side effects of Lansoprazole use in infants?
Use of Lansoprazole in infants (children < 1 year of age) may commonly cause diarrhea, constipation, stomach upset, and flatulence. It may make infants irritable and inconsolable and difficult to sleep. Long-term use may cause inflammation of the pancreas, irritable colon, stool discoloration, growth of fungus in food pipe, stomatitis, abdominal swelling, mucosal atrophy of the tongue and decrease absorption of vitamins and minerals. Some may have severe allergic reactions also.
Q. Can I take Lansoprazole with clopidogrel?
Lansoprazole can be safely taken with clopidogrel. No clinically important changes in the action of clopidogrel have been seen when Lansoprazole and clopidogrel are used together.
Q. Is dexlansoprazole better than Lansoprazole?
Dexlansoprazole is an r-enantiomer of Lansoprazole. An enantiomer is one of the two molecules that are mirror images of each other and are non-superimposable. Although there is no data or research done to determine whether dexlansoprazole is better than Lansoprazole, different patients may find that one works better than the other for them.
Q. How is Lansoprazole given through the nasogastric tube?
Open the Lansoprazole capsule and empty the granules into a syringe. Mix the contents with apple juice in the syringe and attach it to the nasogastric (NG) tube and give directly into the stomach. Once given, flush the NG tube with more apple juice to clear the tube.
Q. Which is a safer medicine for babies Lansoprazole or omeprazole?
Both the drugs are equally safe in children between 1 to 16 years of age. Lansoprazole was not found to be effective in children less than 1 year of age. Similarly, efficacy and safety data are insufficient for the usage of omeprazole in children less than 1 year of age.
Q. Does long term use of Lansoprazole is associated with side effects?
Patients taking Lansoprazole for a long period of time (a year or longer) may have decreased calcium levels leading to an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. It can also decrease magnesium levels when used for more than 3 months. Long-term use may also cause inflammation of stomach lining (atrophic gastritis). Take Lansoprazole only at the dose and for duration advised by your doctor
Q. Why does Lansoprazole cause diarrhea?
Use of Lansoprazole lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Lansoprazole leads to overgrowth of the harmful bacteria which can cause diarrhea. This is known as Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD). Inform your doctor if you have loose stools many times in a day and for many days with stomach cramps and fever.
Q. Which is a better medicine Lansoprazole or omeprazole for treating the H.pylori infection?
Both Lansoprazole and omeprazole are equally effective drugs for the treatment of H. pylori infection. However, some studies report that Lansoprazole provides earlier and better symptomatic relief compared to omeprazole.
Q. Does Lansoprazole cause burping?
Burping also known as belching or eructations is a side effect seen with Lansoprazole use. Other common side effects associated are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a CYP3A4 inhibitor?
No, Lansoprazole does not inhibit CYP3A4, it inhibits other subtypes of CYP enzymes namely, CYP2C19 and CYP2C9. However, there are no significant drug-drug interactions because of this property.
Q. Is Lansoprazole safe to use?
Lansoprazole is safe to use when taken at doses and for a duration strictly as advised by the doctor. However, there are some common side effects associated with its use includes nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Why does Lansoprazole cause a sore throat?
Sore throat occurs in less than 1% of the patients who take Lansoprazole but the reason for the same is not known.
Q. Can I use Lansoprazole with antacids?
Lansoprazole can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Lansoprazole because it requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and decrease the action of Lansoprazole.
Q. How is Lansoprazole different from omeprazole?
Both Lansoprazole and omeprazole are effective in the treatment of heartburn, acidity, gastric ulcers and intestinal ulcers. However, some studies mention that Lansoprazole provides more effective and rapid relief of heartburn symptoms than omeprazole. However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Q. Why do Lansoprazole cause vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis?
Lansoprazole decreases calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency. So, it increases the risk of osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and 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 (they increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
Q. How is Lansoprazole different from esomeprazole?
Esomeprazole is longer acting than Lansoprazole and achieves a better acid control and better relief of acid reflux and heartburn symptoms. Its use is seen to be associated with consistently high healing rates compared to Lansoprazole in many research studies.
Q. Does Lansoprazole increase appetite (make you hungry)?
Yes, Lansoprazole can increase appetite and make you feel hungry. This is reported to be an uncommon side effect seen with the use of Lansoprazole.
Q. What is the role of Lansoprazole in the treatment of H. pylori?
Lansoprazole is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increase in antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a vesicant?
A vesicant is a substance which causes blistering and tissue injury. Lansoprazole is not a vesicant. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Why does Lansoprazole cause weight gain?
Weight gain is reported in less than 1% of the patients taking Lansoprazole but the exact cause is unknown. One of the possible explanation is higher food intake once the reflux symptoms are relieved. Lifestyle modifications such as proper diet and avoidance of overeating should be observed to avoid weight gain.
Q. How is Lansoprazole different from ranitidine?
Both Lansoprazole and ranitidine lower acid production in the stomach. However, they work in different ways and have different effects. Lansoprazole is seen to be more effective in resolving acidity, reflux, and heartburn and rapidly heals stomach and duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Q. Can I take Lansoprazole with ibuprofen?
Yes, Lansoprazole can be taken with ibuprofen. Lansoprazole can be used to prevent ibuprofen (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. Moreover, there are no clinically significant interactions of Lansoprazole with ibuprofen.
Q. Does Lansoprazole treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Lansoprazole is not routinely used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is given if there is associated dyspepsia or increased stomach acid secretion. IBS is managed with a combination of antispasmodics (to relieve stomach pain), laxatives (to relieve constipation), and anti-motility drugs (to relieve diarrhea).
Q. Can I take Lansoprazole with aspirin?
Yes, you can take Lansoprazole with aspirin. However, Lansoprazole decreases stomach acid and makes stomach juices alkaline. This can decrease absorption of aspirin and break the enteric coating of the formulations. However, these interactions are minor and can be avoided by taking the medicines at a time gap.
Q. Can I take Lansoprazole with prednisolone?
Lansoprazole can be taken with steroids like prednisolone. Lansoprazole is used to prevent prednisolone (steroid) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when Lansoprazole is used with prednisolone.
Q. Can I take Lansoprazole with hyoscine?
Yes, hyoscine can be taken with Lansoprazole. They are given together as hyoscine can help in better relief when given with Lansoprazole. However, some studies in normal individuals have also shown that hyoscine can decrease the effect of Lansoprazole. So, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Is Lansoprazole use linked to dementia?
Dementia is been reported by patients who were taking Lansoprazole or other medicines of the same class. However, there is no clear evidence or clinical studies that prove the association of dementia with the use of these medicines.
Q. Is Lansoprazole used to treat a cough?
Lansoprazole is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers and can help in providing relief in a chronic cough that may happen due to acid reflux. However, it is not used to treat a cough due to cold, flu or throat infections.
Q. While taking Lansoprazole, which foods should be avoided?
You should preferably avoid foods that cause acidity and heartburn as they would aggravate your disease condition, for example: fried foods, prepared in butter or oil, fat rich foods, tomato-based foods and juices, caffeinated drinks like cola, tea, drinks from citrus fruits like lemon water or orange juice and alcohol-containing drinks.
Q. Does Lansoprazole cause dry mouth?
Yes, use of Lansoprazole is associated with dry mouth, however, this is not a very common side. Some common side effects seen with Lansoprazole use are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Does Lansoprazole make you tired?
Yes, use of Lansoprazole makes you feel tired (fatigue) very commonly. Some other common side effects seen with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Is Lansoprazole used to treat nausea?
Lansoprazole is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers and can help in providing relief in nausea that may happen due to acid reflux. It is not used to treat nausea due to any other cause. Rather, nausea is one of the most common side effect of Lansoprazole.
Q. Can I take Lansoprazole with paracetamol?
Yes, you can take Lansoprazole with paracetamol. Lansoprazole is used to prevent paracetamol (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no clinically significant drug-drug interactions or harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Q. IS it safe to take Lansoprazole with vitamin C (ascorbic acid)?
Yes, Lansoprazole can be taken with vitamin C (ascorbic acid). There are no drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Lansoprazole with naproxen?
Lansoprazole can be taken with naproxen. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is Lansoprazole used for children?
Yes, Lansoprazole is used in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive gastritis in children. However, the safety and effectiveness of Lansoprazole are established only in children between 1 to 17 years of age.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a controlled substance?
Lansoprazole is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a beta blocker?
No, Lansoprazole is not a beta blocker. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a probiotic?
No,Lansoprazole is not a probiotic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A probiotic is a substance, which is helpful in diarrhea.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a narcotic substance?
Lansoprazole is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Lansoprazole 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 Lansoprazole an antibiotic?
No, Lansoprazole is not an antibiotic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. An antibiotic is a medicine, which is used to treat infections.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a sulfa drug?
No,Lansoprazole is not a sulfa drug. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a steroid?
No, Lansoprazole is not a steroid. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a NSAID?
No, Lansoprazole is not a NSAID. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. NSAIDs are painkillers, which are used to treat pain.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a statin?
No, Lansoprazole is not a statin. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a laxative?
No,Lansoprazole is not a laxative. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A laxative is a medicine, which is used to treat constipation.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a diuretic?
No,Lansoprazole is not a diuretic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A diuretic is a medicine, which removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.
Q. Is Lansoprazole a prescription drug?
Lansoprazole is a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
Q. Is Lansoprazole an H2 blocker?
No,Lansoprazole is not an H2 blocker. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Why change from cimetidine to Lansoprazole?
Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor and cimetidine is an H2-receptor blocker. They both decrease acid production in the stomach but act by a different mechanism. However, Lansoprazole is more potent, longer acting, and has fewer side effects when compared to cimetidine.
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