Author Details
Written By
MDS, BDS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
03 Dec 2019 | 05:36 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Ultimax 40 Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Ultimax 40 Tablet is a medicine which reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and problems in your food pipe. It is also used to prevent and treat stomach ulcers.

You should take Ultimax 40 Tablet as your doctor advises. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but it should be the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your condition. Normally it should be swallowed whole about an hour before the first meal and at the same time each day. It may take up to a few weeks to work properly but your doctor will tell you how long you need to be taking it for. You should keep on taking it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear quickly. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, your doctor may carry out regular tests to check your levels of magnesium which can fall with this medicine.

Common side effects include headache, constipation or diarrhea, stomach pain and nausea. These tend to be mild but talk to your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. The risk of side effects may increase the longer you take this medicine. You may be more likely to have a broken bone if you take it for a long time. It is best to avoid caffeinated drinks, such as tea, coffee and cola and spicy or fatty food as it may make your symptoms worse.

Ultimax 40 Tablet is not suitable for some people. Before taking this medicine, you need to tell your doctor if you have severe liver problems, are taking medicines for HIV, have had an allergic reaction to similar medicines in the past or have osteoporosis. Alcohol does not interfere with the way Ultimax 40 Tablet works. However, drinking alcohol makes your stomach produce more acid than normal. This medicine can make you feel dizzy, sleepy, or affect your vision. If this happens, do not drive, cycle or use machinery or tools until you feel better.

Side effects of Ultimax Tablet

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Ultimax 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. Ultimax 40 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ultimax Tablet works

Ultimax 40 Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which in turn relieves acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ultimax 40 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ultimax 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
Ultimax 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
UNSAFE
Ultimax 40 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ultimax 40 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ultimax 40 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Ultimax 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ultimax 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ultimax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ultimax 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Ultimax 40 Tablet
₹7.5/Tablet
Panzosyn 40mg Tablet
Sync Pharmaceutical
₹8.22/Tablet
10% costlier
Prat 40 Tablet
Alteus Biogenics Pvt Ltd
₹10.69/Tablet
42% costlier
Jopan 40mg Tablet
Jonas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹5.5/Tablet
save 27%
₹5.6/Tablet
save 25%
Pacid 40mg Tablet
Brook Parker
₹5.5/Tablet
save 27%

Quick Tips

  • Ultimax 40 Tablet should be taken one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • 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.
  • Long-term use of Ultimax 40 Tablet can cause weak bones and a deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking medication without talking to your doctor. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ultimax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pencil, Cilobact, Vascilol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Inbec, Indease, Indivan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Nel
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

arrow
Suffering from acid reflux disease due to which pain in throat and right side of lower abdomen
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for the time being you can take Robinia 30, 04 drops in half cup water and Nixocid tab 2 tab thrice daily for a month, but as this case needs supervision, discussion and examination you need to visit a homeopath so that he can discuss your case in detail, get some investigations, do examination and guide you accordingly,
Feeling pain of both kidneys suspecting may be due to swollen kidney but not due to kidney stones. Taking potrate mb6 syrup, cystone tablets for kidney stones. Ursocol 300, evion 400 for fatty liver nd high SPGT levels. Please suggest how to deal with this as am confused due to both problems at a time nd interlinked.I Stopped taking feburic 40 tablets after finding high SPGT levels.Please suggest an advise
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. I suppose you have acid reflux. Just take a combination of Pantoprazole and domepridone.
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Ultimax 40 Tablet ?

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What is Ultimax used for?

Ultimax is used for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers (gastric and duodenal ulcers), reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ZE syndrome. It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach.

Q. What are the long term side effects of Ultimax?

Long-term use of Ultimax for more than 3 months may decrease the levels of magnesium in your blood. This can make you feel tired, confused, and dizzy. It may also cause muscle twitches, shakiness, and an irregular heartbeat. Inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. In addition, if Ultimax is used for more than a year, you may have increased chances of certain side effects such as bone fractures, gut infections, and vitamin B12 deficiency. With vitamin B12 deficiency you may develop symptoms such as feeling very tired, sore and red tongue, mouth ulcers, and pins and needles.

Q. Does Ultimax cause weight gain?

Although rare but long-term treatment with Ultimax may cause weight gain. The reason could be the relief from reflux symptoms which could make you eat more. Consult your doctor for any weight-related concern.

Q. Is Ultimax safe?

Yes, Ultimax is relatively safe. Most of the people who take Ultimax do not get a side effect. It is advised to be taken as directed by the doctor for maximum benefits.

Q. Can I take Ultimax for long term?

Long term treatment with Ultimax should be taken only if prescribed by the doctor.

Q. How long does it take for Ultimax to work?

You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for Ultimax to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.

Q. What is the best time to take Ultimax?

Usually, Ultimax is taken once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take Ultimax twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening. The tablets should be swallowed whole (remember not be chewed or crushed) and taken at least 1 hour before a meal with some water.

Q. Is single dose of Ultimax sufficient?

No, single dose of Ultimax is not sufficient. You should take it for at least 2 weeks, if taking on your own, for heartburn or acid reflux. Whereas, if you are to take it for stomach ulcers or ZE syndrome consult your doctor for duration of treatment.

Q. Can I stop taking Ultimax if I feel better?

No,do not stop taking Ultimax or change the dosage without consulting your doctor. If you have been on Ultimax for a long time, suddenly stopping it may make your stomach produce a lot more acid and make your symptoms come back. Hence, a gradual dose reduction before stopping completely is preferred to avoid such things from happening.

Related Products

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
References
  1. Wallace JL, Sharkey KA. Pharmacotherapy of Gastric Acidity, Peptic Ulcers, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2011. [Accessed 24 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Pantoprazole. Konstanz, Germany: Wyeth Pharmaceutical; 2000 [revised Mar. 2012]. [Accessed on 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
No 8,J-41,STREET NO-8, ANAND PARBHAT, NEW DELHI-5
A licensed pharmacy from your nearest location will deliver Ultimax 40 Tablet. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your prescription and the availability of this medicine.
Best Price
₹60
MRP75  Get 20% OFF
This price is valid only on the orders above ₹500
10 tablets in 1 strip
Add To Cart
Additional offers
PayPal: Get up to ₹500 cashback (min cashback ₹25) on orders above ₹50. Offer valid for first ever transaction on 1mg with PayPal. Valid till 31st Dec.
Show more show_more

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Enjoy 20% off on allopathy medicines, up to 50% off on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.