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Topcid 40 Tablet

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Overview

Topcid Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How to use Topcid 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. Topcid 40 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Topcid Tablet works

Topcid 40 Tablet is a H2 blocker (antacid). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Topcid Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Topcid 40 Tablet. 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.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Topcid 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Topcid 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Topcid 40 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Topcid 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Topcid 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Topcid 40 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Topcid 40 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Topcid Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Topcid 40 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

  • Topcid 40 Tablet is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Topcid 40 Tablet before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
  • If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Topcid 40 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 Topcid 40 Tablet for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Topcid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Topcid

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I suffer from Acid reflux i think . the moment i eat slightly spicy food, there is an urge to vomit . but if I have a few sips of water , it dies down . if I do not have water , i vomit many times throwing out the recently eaten food
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
You should refrain from eating spicy foods. Take Tab Topcid 20 1 bd x 5 days
Hello doctor, I am having loose motion since 2AM in the morning. I did not have anything outside food. I am having acid reflux and feeling my stomach is full. Please suggest some medicine. Thanks
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
ORS, Tab O2 H 1 BD x 3 days, Tab Topcid 20 1 BD x 3 days
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FAQs

Q. How is Topcid different from omeprazole?

Both Topcid and omeprazole lower the acid production in your stomach but they belong to the different group of drugs. Studies have shown that omeprazole is more effective than Topcid in treating heartburn and in rapid healing of duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.

Q. Is Topcid an antacid?

Topcid belongs to the class of H2 receptor blockers which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. While antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.

Q. What is the difference between Topcid and pantoprazole?

Topcid is an H2 histamine receptor blocker whereas pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Pantoprazole is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.

Q. How is Topcid different from cimetidine?

Both Topcid and cimetidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 receptor in the stomach. However, Topcid is longer acting, more efficacious, and has very less side effects when compared to cimetidine.

Q. Is Topcid safe to use?

Topcid is safe if used for a prescribed duration in doses as prescribed by your physician. However, there are some common side effects that you can experience with the dose advised, like a headache, muscle pain, fatigue, diarrhea, drowsiness, and constipation.

Q. Can I take Topcid with ibuprofen?

Topcid can be taken with ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which can cause stomach acidity, heartburn, and stomach ulcers. Drugs like Topcid are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by ibuprofen.

Q. Would there be a change in the dose of Topcid in patients undergoing dialysis?

Yes, there could be a change in the dose of Topcid in patients undergoing dialysis. In patients with severe renal failure, a lower dose of Topcid is recommended. However, patients who undergo dialysis do not need to add a dose even if there is a considerable variation in the clearance of the drug from the body in these patients.

Q. Can I take Topcid with aspirin?

Aspirin can be taken with Topcid. Aspirin is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which can increase the gastric acid secretion and worsen stomach acidity, heartburn, and stomach ulcers. On the other hand, drugs like Topcid are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by painkillers.

Q. Why does Topcid cause dizziness?

Dizziness is a commonly reported side effect with the use of Topcid. The exact mechanism of this is not known. However, it is suggested to block H2 receptor located in some brain areas (cerebral cortex and corpus striatum) which can lead to dizziness. Do not drive or use any machinery in case you feel dizzy while taking Topcid.

Q. What is the role of Topcid before surgery?

Topcid is given as a part of pre-anesthetic medication before surgery to decrease the stomach acid secretion so that stomach acid is not aspirated into the lungs during surgery.

Q. Can I take Topcid with ranitidine?

Both Topcid and ranitidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 receptor in the stomach. They are not used together as they have a similar action and use and when used together, there could be an increased risk of side effects.

Q. What is the role of Topcid in critically ill patients?

Topcid may be used in critically ill patients to decrease stomach acid secretion and lower the risk of acid aspiration into the lungs. It also helps in decreasing stomach ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding in these patients.

Q. What is the difference between Topcid and esomeprazole?

Topcid is an H2 histamine receptor blocker whereas esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Esomeprazole is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to Topcid and also its effect lasts for a long time.

Q. Is Topcid an over the counter product?

Topcid is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine and is available when prescribed by a doctor.

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

Topcid is not seen to be associated with any withdrawal symptoms. In treatment-withdrawal studies of Topcid, no significant withdrawal symptoms were observed after discontinuing the medication.

Q. Why is Topcid added to total parenteral nutrition?

Patients on total parenteral nutrition are prone to increased secretion of stomach acid in the absence of food. H2 receptor blockers like Topcid is given in these patients to decrease acid secretion and prevent gastric ulcers.

Q. What are the side effects of Topcid seen in infants?

Irritability, lethargy, diarrhea, dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and urticaria are some of the side effects reported with the use of Topcid in infants (children less than 1 year of age).

Q. Why is Topcid used in cancer patients?

Topcid may be used for multiple reasons in cancer patients. It can lower stomach acid volume in patients undergoing chemotherapy to prevent aspiration and lower the risk of stomach ulceration and bleeding. According to some studies, Topcid can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.

Q. When does Topcid expire?

Yes, Topcid does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Topcid after the expiry date.

Q. Is there any benefit of taking Topcid with Lansoprazole?

Both Topcid and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can take Topcid initially for rapid relief of heartburn and acid reflux as pantoprazole may take a few days to show its effect and help in relieving symptoms.

Q. What is the benefit of taking Topcid with Pantoprazole?

Both Topcid and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can also take Topcid initially for rapid relief of heartburn and acid reflux as omeprazole may take a few days to show its effect and provide relief.

Q. Does Topcid use cause hair loss?

No, use of Topcid is not seen to cause hair loss. Some common side effects associated with its use includes a headache, muscle pain, fatigue, diarrhea, drowsiness, and constipation.

Q. What are the side effects of Topcid in elderly?

No specific studies have been done to study the use of Topcid in elderly. Headache, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and urticaria are some of the side effects reported with its use. Elderly patients are more prone to have kidney related problems and so a dose adjustment may be needed.

Q. Is it safe to take Topcid with Tramadol?

Yes Topcid can be taken with Tramadol. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can I take Topcid with Ciprofloxacin?

Topcid and Ciprofloxacin can be taken together. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Topcid is sometimes given along with for the relief of associated stomach acidity or acid reflux. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Is it safe to take Topcid with Azithromycin?

Topcid and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Topcid is sometimes given along with for the relief of associated stomach acidity or acid reflux. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can I take Topcid with Doxycyclin?

Topcid and Doxycyclin can be taken together. Doxycyclin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Topcid is sometimes given along with for the relief of associated stomach acidity or acid reflux. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

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