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Tagasec 200mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Tagasec 200mg Tablet is an antacid. It reduces the amount of acid produced by your stomach. It is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach. It is also used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, reflux disease and some other rare conditions.

Tagasec 200mg Tablet is also commonly prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers and heartburn caused due to the use of painkillers. It must be swallowed whole with water preferably before meals to prevent the symptoms of acidity. The medicine must be taken in dose and duration as advised by the doctor. This medicine should relieve indigestion and heartburn within a few hours. If the symptoms persist or get worse even after 14 days of treatment, you should consult your doctor immediately. It is not recommended to take this medicine in severe stomach disease. You can help the medicine work better by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding spicy or oily foods.

Most people who take it do not have any side effects but the most common ones include headache, dizziness, diarrhea, muscle pain, skin rash, and tiredness. If you do get a side effect, it is usually mild and will go away when you stop taking this medicine or as you adjust to it. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any heart, kidney, or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also, tell your doctor if you are taking other medications. This medicine is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding if it has been prescribed by a doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol as this can increase the amount of acid in your stomach and make your symptoms worse.

Uses of Tagasec Tablet

Benefits of Tagasec Tablet

In Heartburn

Heartburn is a burning feeling in your chest caused by stomach acids travelling back up towards your throat and mouth (acid reflux). It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents and acid to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. This can be a symptom of indigestion (dyspepsia). Tagasec 200mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called histamine 2 antagonists. It works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and indigestion.

You should take it exactly as it is prescribed or as it says on the label for it to be effective. Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3–4 hours of going to bed.

In Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition which is like having heartburn consistently rather than just occasionally. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Tagasec 200mg Tablet reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.

Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller, more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3 to 4 hours of going to bed.

In Peptic ulcer disease

Stomach ulcers are usually caused by using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or by bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. They both break down the stomach’s defense against the acid it produces to digest food. This damages the stomach and allows an ulcer to form. Tagasec 200mg Tablet may be used to treat these ulcers. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking the medicine as it is prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear. It may also be prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers from forming by reducing the amount of acid.

Side effects of Tagasec Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tagasec

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Skin rash
  • Tiredness

How to use Tagasec 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. Tagasec 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tagasec Tablet works

Tagasec 200mg Tablet is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach which helps relieve of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Tagasec 200mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tagasec 200mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tagasec 200mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Tagasec 200mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tagasec 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tagasec 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Tagasec 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tagasec 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tagasec Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Tagasec 200mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Take Tagasec 200mg Tablet before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day. It is very effective in controlling stomach acid that is released when you are asleep.
  • If you are also taking other medications to treat acidity (e.g., antacid), take them 2 hours before or after taking Tagasec 200mg Tablet.
  • Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Tagasec 200mg Tablet for 2 weeks as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease as dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Inform your doctor about any other medications or supplements that you are taking because Tagasec 200mg Tablet can interfere with the working of other medications.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Imidazoles Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tagasec with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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Patient Concerns

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Heartburn Mental disorder Depression Frequent persistent heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux disease Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion Back flow of acid from stomach Difficulty in swallowing Inflammation of esophagus Excess acid secretion by stomach Intestinal or stomach ulcers
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to be examined in clinic to reach a diagnosis and then appropriate medicine can be prescribed
Having problem of acid reflux disease with throat infection and pain in right side of abdomen
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice before meal, for throat infection do gargles with lyuke warm water and mixing tankan bhasma a littlein it,,
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FAQs

Q. How can Tagasec cause gynecomastia?

Tagasec causes gynecomastia (enlarged breasts of males) by decreasing the male hormone (testosterone) levels and blocking the sensitivity of the target areas on which testosterone acts. However, the breast enlargement is not bothersome. Please consult your doctor if this worries you.

Q. Can I take Tagasec with loperamide?

Tagasec can decrease the metabolism of Loperamide, increase its blood levels. This can in turn increase the effects and side effects of Loperamide. So, consult your doctor prior to taking both the medicines together as your dose of Loperamide may need to be decreased.

Q. Is there any vitamin and mineral loss when Tagasec is taken?

Tagasec is not known to cause vitamin and mineral loss or deficiency. However, Tagasec belongs to the class of H2 receptor blocker which can decrease vitamin B12 absorption and cause its deficiency as reported in some studies especially when used for more than two years.

Q. Is Tagasec an antacid?

No, Tagasec is not an antacid as it does not neutralize the acids of the stomach rather it works by decreasing the production of the acid.

Q. Are there any withdrawal symptoms associated with the use of Tagasec?

Clinical studies or reports so far have not reported any withdrawal symptoms when the patient stops taking Tagasec and this suggests that Tagasec has no addictive potential.

Q. Can I take Tagasec with antacids?

Antacids and Tagasec both can be taken at the same time as they are not known to affect each other’s action. However, both Tagasec and antacids help in decreasing the acidity and use of more than one drug for the same effect is not advisable unless absolutely necessary.

Q. Can I take Tagasec with coffee?

There are no reports of any harmful effects of taking Tagasec along with coffee. However, Tagasec can decrease the breakdown of coffee and increase its effects. Also, coffee is a gastric stimulant and can increase acid secretion and aggravate your underlying condition.

Q. How is Omeprazole better than Tagasec?

Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor and Tagasec is an H2 receptor blocker. They act in different ways but both decrease the acid production in the stomach. However, according to some studies, omeprazole is more potent, longer acting, and has fewer side effects when compared to Tagasec.

Q. Why should Tagasec be taken at bedtime?

Tagasec can be given as a single daily dose or as multiple daily doses depending on your condition. When given in a single dose, it is preferred that you should take it before going to bed as it is very effective in decreasing nighttime acid secretion and a fixed time will help you to remember to take the medicine.

Q. Does Tagasec work for molluscum contagiosum?

Oral Tagasec has been seen to be effective in treating molluscum in children. However, this is not an approved indication for its use. Please consult your doctor before taking it for this condition.

Q. Why does Tagasec increase the action of opiates?

Tagasec increases the action of an opioid like substances by inhibiting enzymes which are responsible for the breakdown of opiates. Due to a decrease in the breakdown, opioid levels increase in the body and hence their action is also increased.

Q. Is Tagasec available over the counter?

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

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References

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