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Composition FOR SOMPRAZ IT

Esomeprazole(40mg),Itopride(150mg)

food interaction for SOMPRAZ IT

alcohol interaction for SOMPRAZ IT

pregnancy interaction for SOMPRAZ IT

lactation interaction for SOMPRAZ IT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sompraz it 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR SOMPRAZ IT

Esomeprazole(40mg)

Uses

Esomeprazole is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers

How it works

Esomeprazole lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence
Itopride(150mg)

Uses

Itopride is used in the treatment of heartburn and indigestion

How it works

Itopride indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Diarrhoea

COMMON DOSAGE FOR SOMPRAZ IT CAPSULE

Patients taking SOMPRAZ IT CAPSULE

  • 90%
    Once A Day
  • 6%
    Twice A Week
  • 4%
    Twice A Day

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Expert advice FOR SOMPRAZ IT

  • Get a blood test done to know the magnesium level in your body once a year; you may need a magnesium supplement while using the Esomeprazole,as a long-term treatment.
  • Long-term use of the Esomeprazole can cause weak or broken bones.
  • Take Esomeprazole immediately before a meal, preferably in the morning.
  • Take Esomeprazole for the entire duration of the treatment, even if you begin to feel better.

Frequently asked questions FOR SOMPRAZ IT

Esomeprazole

Q.

Is esomeprazole an antacid?
Esomeprazole belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is not an antacid as it does not neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.

Q.

Is esomeprazole available over the counter?
No, esomeprazole is not available as an over-the-counter medication. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.

Q.

Is esomeprazole better than omeprazole or lansoprazole or pantoprazole?
Esomeprazole, omeprazole, lansoprazole and pantoprazole belongs to the same class of medicines with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.

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Does esomeprazole cause weight loss or weight gain?
Weight loss or weight gain has not been reported with use of esomeprazole. In case you experience weight loss while using esomeprazole for a long time, please consult your physician or doctor as it may be an indication of an underlying problem or use of esomeprazole may mask the symptoms of stomach ulcer.

Q.

Can I take esomeprazole with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
It is safe to take esomeprazole with paracetamol (acetaminophen) as no drug-drug interactions have been reported. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor while taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take esomeprazole with aluminium hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?
There is no reported interaction between esomeprazole and antacids. However, antacids increase the pH of the stomach and esomeprazole requires a lower pH for its action and hence there could be a decreased action of esomeprazole if taken with antacids. This interaction can be avoided by taking antacids two hours before or after taking esomeprazole.

Q.

Does esomeprazole cause tinnitus?
Tinnitus has been reported as a rare side effect with esomeprazole (<1% patients taking esomeprazole). Please consult your doctor if you experience tinnitus while taking esomeprazole.

Q.

Does esomeprazole contain lactose?
Esomeprazole contains lactose and sucrose. Please consult your doctor if you have intolerance to any sugars.

Q.

Is esomeprazole safe in pregnancy?
Esomeprazole should be taken during pregnancy only if it is considered necessary to be used by your doctor. It is found to be safe in animal studies but there are no human studies available.

Q.

Is esomeprazole a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the production of acid in the stomach.

Q.

Is esomeprazole an antibiotic?
No, esomeprazole is not an antibiotic.

Q.

Is esomeprazole safe?
Yes, esomeprazole is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q.

Can I take esomeprazole with nitrofurantoin?
Esomeprazole can be taken with nitrofurantoin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take esomeprazole with ranitidine?
Yes, esomeprazole can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take esomeprazole with paracetamol ?
Esomeprazole can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take esomeprazole with ibuprofen?
Esomeprazole can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take esomeprazole with hyoscine?
Esomeprazole can be taken with hyoscine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take esomeprazole with food?
Esomeprazole should preferably be taken one hour before meals.

Q.

Does esomeprazole cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported as a common side effect of esomeprazole. Please consult your doctor if you experience this side effect.

Q.

Does esomeprazole cause tiredness?
Tiredness is a rare side effect of esomeprazole. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness as this may be due to underlying liver abnormalities as esomeprazole breaks down in the liver.

Q.

Does esomeprazole cause weight loss?
Tell your doctor if you experience weight loss with esomeprazole as it may cause damage to your stomach lining on a long term use and weight loss could be an indication of the same.

Q.

Does esomeprazole cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not be reported to occur with esomeprazole.

Q.

Does esomeprazole cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of esomeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while you are taking esomeprazole.

Q.

Does esomeprazole affect birth control?
Esomeprazole does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between esomeprazole and oral birth control pills. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Does esomeprazole cause palpitations (feeling of rapid, strong heart beat)?
Please talk to your doctor if you experience palpitations (feeling of rapid, strong heart beat) while taking esomeprazole as it can lower the magnesium levels in your body and this can cause palpitations.

Itopride

Q.

What is itopride?
Itopride belongs to a group of drugs called prokinetic agents which normalize or increase bowel movement (motility). They increase gastric emptying with increased rate of passage of digested food through the small intestine. In addition, itopride suppresses vomiting.

Q.

What is itopride used for?
Itopride is used to treat symptoms due to slow emptying of the stomach like a feeling of stomach fullness (not feeling hungry), heartburn, nausea and vomiting due to problems of the gut.

Q.

Is itopride safe in pregnancy?
Safety of itopride in pregnancy is not verified. It can be used in pregnant women only if benefits are more than the risks. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)