SOMPRAZ FAST 20 MG TABLET


Overview

Uses of Sompraz Tablet
SOMPRAZ FAST 20 MG TABLET is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).
Sompraz Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Sompraz Tablet
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. SOMPRAZ FAST 20 MG TABLET is to be taken empty stomach.
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How Sompraz Tablet works
SOMPRAZ FAST 20 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.
Sompraz Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
SOMPRAZ FAST 20 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.
Lactation
SAFE
SOMPRAZ FAST 20 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.
Driving
SAFE
SOMPRAZ FAST 20 MG TABLET does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
SOMPRAZ FAST 20 MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of SOMPRAZ FAST 20 MG TABLET is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
SOMPRAZ FAST 20 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of SOMPRAZ FAST 20 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Sompraz Tablet?
If you miss a dose of SOMPRAZ FAST 20 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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Expert Advice

  • 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.
  • You have been prescribed SOMPRAZ FAST 20 MG TABLET 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Sompraz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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MODERATE
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Sompraz

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Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Divide kit in two and take half kit morning and half evening
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Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Tab sompraz 40mg before breakfast for a week
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FAQs

Q. Is Sompraz available over the counter?
No, Sompraz 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 Sompraz with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?
Sompraz can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. But antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Sompraz. This is because Sompraz requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and hence decrease the action of Sompraz.
Q. Is Sompraz a controlled substance?
Sompraz is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Sompraz safe to use?
Yes, Sompraz 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 Sompraz with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Sompraz can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when they are used together.
Q. Does Sompraz cause weight loss?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Sompraz. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while you are taking Sompraz.
Q. Why is Sompraz better than omeprazole?
Sompraz 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. Sompraz 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 Sompraz cause palpitations (feeling of rapid, strong heart beat)?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz better than rabeprazole?
Both Sompraz 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 Sompraz while another study mentions Sompraz provides a more effective and faster acid-inhibitory effect.
Q. Is Sompraz better than ranitidine?
Both Sompraz and ranitidine lower acid production in your stomach and treat heartburn and heal stomach and intestine ulcers. There are not many studies which compare Sompraz with ranitidine. However, one study mentions that Sompraz once daily is more effective and well-tolerated compared ranitidine twice daily for healing gastric ulcers.
Q. Can I take Sompraz with domperidone?
Sompraz can be taken with domperidone. Sompraz 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 Sompraz with clopidogrel?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz with levosulpiride?
Sompraz can be taken with levosulpiride. Sompraz decreases the acid secretion and levosulpiride increases the intestinal motility. It is safe to use the two medicines together. Sompraz 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 Sompraz?
Dexlansoprazole and Sompraz 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 Sompraz, however, there is no definitive evidence for this and different patients may find that one works better for them than the other.
Q. Is Sompraz an antacid?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz cause tinnitus?
Tinnitus has been reported as a rare side effect with Sompraz (<1% patients taking this drug). Please consult your doctor if you experience tinnitus while taking Sompraz.
Q. Does Sompraz has an expiry date?
Yes, Sompraz does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Sompraz after the expiry date.
Q. Is Sompraz an antibiotic?
No, Sompraz 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 Sompraz with nitrofurantoin?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz with ranitidine?
Yes, Sompraz can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As Sompraz do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.
Q. Can I take Sompraz with ibuprofen?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz with hyoscine?
Sompraz can be taken with hyoscine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Sompraz cause tiredness?
Tiredness is a rare side effect seen with Sompraz. Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness as this may be due to some liver abnormalities as Sompraz breaks down in the liver or due to an underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Can the use of Sompraz cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not be reported to occur with Sompraz. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Can the use of Sompraz affect birth control?
Sompraz does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between Sompraz and oral birth control pills. It is safe to take the two medications together.
Q. Can a patient with underlying cardiac disease take Sompraz?
Patients with the underlying cardiac disease can take Sompraz. However, Sompraz 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. Sompraz decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects, so the patients taking these medicines together should also be monitored regularly.
Q. Can Sompraz be given in cancer patients?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz. So, it should be used only as advised by your doctor.
Q. How is Sompraz different from pantoprazole?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz.
Q. Is Sompraz more effective than lansoprazole?
Yes, Sompraz 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 Sompraz.
Q. Can I take Sompraz with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer?
Sodium bicarbonate buffer can protect against acid degradation of Sompraz in addition to immediate antacid action. Sompraz can be taken with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer only in a manner as prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Sompraz with naproxen?
Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body. Sompraz and naproxen can be taken together. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects of using Sompraz with naproxen.
Q. Is Sompraz a narcotic?
Sompraz 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 Sompraz cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported as a common side effect of Sompraz. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. What is the difference between Sompraz and famotidine ?
Sompraz is a proton pump inhibitor whereas Famotidine is an H2 histamine receptor blocker. Sompraz is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Q. Is Sompraz a steroid?
Sompraz is not a steroid. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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