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Topcid 40 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Topcid 40 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.

Topcid 40 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 before or after a meal. The medicine must be taken in the dose and duration 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 Topcid 40 Tablet do not have any side effects but the most common ones include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea and constipation. 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 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.

Side effects of Topcid Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • 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 histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the acid produced in the stomach. This helps to relieve acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Topcid 40 Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Topcid 40 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
Topcid 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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 forget to take 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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Quick Tips

  • Topcid 40 Tablet is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take it with or without food.
  • If you are also taking other medications to treat acidity (e.g., antacid), take them 2 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 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.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor. 

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): Evirenz, Estiva, Efamat
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Nevimune, Nevipan, Nevir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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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
Diabetology
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
Diabetology
ORS, Tab O2 H 1 BD x 3 days, Tab Topcid 20 1 BD x 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Topcid empty stomach?

Topcid may be taken with or without food. It can be taken once daily before bedtime or twice daily in the morning and before bedtime, as recommended.

Q. How long does it take for Topcid to start working?

Topcid starts working as fast as 15 minutes from when it is given. Its effect is seen to last all day or all night.

Q. What is the difference between Topcid and omeprazole?

Topcid and Omeprazole belong to different group of medicines. While Topcid belongs to histamine H2 antagonists group, Omeprazole belongs to proton pump inhibitors group. These medicines (Topcid and Omeprazole) work by reducing the amount of acid made by the stomach, to give relief of symptoms and allow healing to take place.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Topcid?

Alcohol does not interfere with the working of Topcid. But, you should avoid taking alcohol as it will further damage the stomach, delaying your recovery.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Topcid?

Topcid may have some serious side effects, but these are rare. These side effects may include hives, skin rash, itching, hoarseness and difficulty in breathing or swallowing. Another serious symptom may be swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs. Inform your doctor in case you notice any of the mentioned symptoms.

Q. What are the dos and don’ts while taking Topcid?

Avoid taking aspirin and other painkillers used to treat arthritis, period pain or headache. These medicines may irritate the stomach and make your condition worse. Contact your doctor who may suggest other medicines. Avoid coffee, tea, cocoa and cola drinks because these contain ingredients that may irritate your stomach. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Eat slowly and chew your food carefully. Try not to rush at meal times. You should stop or cut down on smoking.

Q. Is Topcid safe for long-term use?

There is limited data available on whether Topcid can be used for a long term or not, but it is a relatively safe medicine. You should take it for the duration advised by your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter Topcid for longer than 2 weeks unless advised by your doctor.

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