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Avoid Ulrax 20 mg/5 mg/2.5 mg tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
UNSAFE
Ulrax 20 mg/5 mg/2.5 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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.
UNSAFE
Ulrax 20 mg/5 mg/2.5 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR ULRAX

Pantoprazole(20mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Pantoprazole lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence
Chlordiazepoxide(5mg)

Uses

Chlordiazepoxide is used in the treatment of anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.

How it works

Chlordiazepoxide works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Slurred speech, Memory impairment, Fatigue, Uncoordinated body movements, Irritability, Dry mouth, Headache, Constipation, Dizziness, Depression
Clidinium(2.5mg)

Uses

Clidinium is used in the treatment of abdominal pain

How it works

Clidinium works by relaxing the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms). In doing this, it relieves cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort.

Common side effects

Nausea, Weakness, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Sleepiness, Nervousness

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Expert advice FOR ULRAX

  • 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.
  • Pantoprazole can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Pantoprazole can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Pantoprazole is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
  • Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration advised by your doctor.

Frequently asked questions FOR ULRAX

Pantoprazole

Q. What is pantoprazole used for?
Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is pantoprazole an antacid?
No, pantoprazole is not an antacid, it belongs to a therapeutic group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It acts by decreasing acid secretion in the stomach while antacids neutralize the acid in the stomach and coat the stomach mucosa.
Q. Is pantoprazole safe?
Pantoprazole is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
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Q. Is pantoprazole gluten free?
Yes. Pantoprazole is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Is pantoprazole safe for long-term use?
Various studies have shown that pantoprazole is generally safe in long-term use. However, conditions like hypomagnesemia and bone fractures are associated with long-term use of the drug. Consult with your doctor before prolonged use of the drug.
Q. Is pantoprazole the same as rabeprazole?
Pantoprazole belongs to the same group of drugs as rabeprazole called proton pump inhibitors. They work by the same mechanism of action and have similar side effects, however, the effects could be different in different individuals.
Q. Is pantoprazole safe while breastfeeding?
Pantoprazole is known to be excreted in breast milk. So, the decision to continue the medicine while breastfeeding should be taken by the doctor as the benefits should be more than the risk of stopping the medicine. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Is pantoprazole safe in pregnancy?
There is not enough data establishing the safety of both pantoprazole in pregnancy. It should only be used if the clinical benefits are more than the risks and only if it is recommended by your doctor.
Q. Is pantoprazole a painkiller?
No, pantoprazole is not a painkiller. It is a proton pump inhibitor which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is pantoprazole a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Is pantoprazole stronger than omeprazole?
Available studies suggest that pantoprazole and omeprazole have a similar effect with regard to decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach. There was also no significant difference between pantoprazole and omeprazole in their ulcer healing property.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole forever?
Pantoprazole should not be taken for a long time unless there is an indication for the medicine. Though generally safe, certain conditions like low magnesium levels and fractures are associated with long-term use. Consult your doctor before continuing the drug for a long time as you may need to get some tests done on a regular basis.
Q. How long can I take pantoprazole for?
The duration of pantoprazole therapy depends on the disease for which it is taken. Please take the medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor. Always consult your doctor if using pantoprazole for a long term.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between pantoprazole and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with food?
Taking pantoprazole with food may delay its absorption (time to reach blood). But the bioavailability (amount of medicine which reaches the blood) of pantoprazole is not altered by taking it with food.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between pantoprazole and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between pantoprazole and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with ranitidine?
Both pantoprazole and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and pantoprazole if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with pantoprazole. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between pantoprazole and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of pantoprazole while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking pantoprazole along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with pantoprazole. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with other medications?
Pantoprazole can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with pantoprazole and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take pantoprazole with other medications.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between pantoprazole and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does pantoprazole cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of pantoprazole. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking pantoprazole, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does pantoprazole work immediately?
Pantoprazole capsules, when taken orally, will take some time to get absorbed and to produce an effect. The absorption is faster if taken on an empty stomach and is delayed when taken along with food.
Q. Does pantoprazole cause constipation?
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of pantoprazole in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking pantoprazole.
Q. Does pantoprazole cause weight gain?
Change in weight has been associated with pantoprazole. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during pantoprazole use.
Q. Does pantoprazole cause dry mouth?
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with pantoprazole. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking pantoprazole.
Q. Does pantoprazole cause gas?
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with pantoprazole use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Does pantoprazole cause dementia?
Dementia has not been reported with pantoprazole use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Q. Does pantoprazole cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of pantoprazole. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Q. Does pantoprazole expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, pantoprazole has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does pantoprazole contain aluminum or magnesium?
Pantoprazole does not commonly contain aluminum or magnesium as an excipient (additional substance) or as a coating. Please read the package insert available with the medicine for further information.

Chlordiazepoxide

Q. Does chlordiazepoxide work and what does chlordiazepoxide treat?
Chlordiazepoxide is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?
Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide a benzodiazepine?
Chlordiazepoxide belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines
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Q. Is chlordiazepoxide addictive?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?
No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide stronger than Xanax?
Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as chlordiazepoxide called benzodiazepines. Chlordiazepoxide used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?
Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does chlordiazepoxide make you sleepy?
Yes, chlordiazepoxide may make you sleepy
Q. Does chlordiazepoxide cause weight gain/constipation?
Chlordiazepoxide is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation
Q. Does chlordiazepoxide get you high?
Chlordiazepoxide does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high
Q. Does chlordiazepoxide expire?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.

Clidinium

Q. What is clidinium-chlordiazepoxide/clidinium CDP/clidinium bromide?
Clidinium and chlordiazepoxide is generally given in a combination. CDP stands for chlordiazepoxide. Clidinium bromide is a salt of clidinium which is used in the medication
Q. Is clidinium-chlordiazepoxide safe?
Clidinium-chlordiazepoxide is safe, if strictly used only as per doctor's instructions
Q. Is clidinium a controlled drug or a narcotic?
Clidinium is not a controlled drug or narcotic. However, it is always given in combination with chlordiazepoxide which is a controlled drug
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Q. How does clidinium work?
Clidinium belongs to a class of medication call anticholinergics. It works by reducing the secretion of acids and relieving cramps and spasms in the stomach and intestine.

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