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Vegaz OD Tablet PR

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

Introduction

Vegaz OD Tablet PR is an anti-inflammatory medicine used to treat a type of bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis. It helps to reduce symptoms such as diarrhea, bleeding and stomach pain by reducing inflammation in the bowel.

Vegaz OD Tablet PR may also be used to treat another type of bowel disease known as Crohn’s ileocolitis. It should be taken with food. The tablets should be swallowed whole with water, do not break, crush, or chew them. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but take it exactly as your doctor prescribes. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, hair loss, itching, and flatulence. If these symptoms bother you, do not go away or get worse, tell your doctor. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Some people may get a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice symptoms like swelling of the face, tongue, throat or lips, unusual bleeding, bruising, rash, fever, sore throat, or excessive tiredness. 

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems or a blockage in your stomach. Your age may also be a factor in deciding whether this medicine is suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Vegaz OD Tablet PR

Benefits of Vegaz OD Tablet PR

In Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the large intestine (colon) and rectum in which the lining of the bowel becomes red and swollen. This can lead to bleeding, frequent diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Vegaz OD Tablet PR can relieve these symptoms and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. There are many different brands and your doctor will decide which is most suitable for you. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

In Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease of the intestines. The most common symptoms are diarrhea and pain in your abdomen. Vegaz OD Tablet PR helps reduce the inflammation, relieve the symptoms, and prevent them from coming back.

Side effects of Vegaz OD Tablet PR

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 Vegaz OD

  • Flatulence
  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain/epigastric pain

How to use Vegaz OD Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Vegaz OD Tablet PR is to be taken with food.

How Vegaz OD Tablet PR works

Vegaz OD Tablet PR is an aminosalicylate. It works by suppressing the production of chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation (swelling) in the intestines. This reduces ulceration, bleeding and stomach pain, and prevents future flare-ups of the disease.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Vegaz OD Tablet PR. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vegaz OD Tablet PR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vegaz OD Tablet PR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
If you are taking Vegaz OD Tablet PR, monitor the baby for diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Vegaz OD Tablet PR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Vegaz OD Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vegaz OD Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Vegaz OD Tablet PR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Vegaz OD Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vegaz OD Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Vegaz OD Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Vegaz OD Tablet PR, 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.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Vegaz OD Tablet PR for treating and lowering the symptoms of mild inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis.
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney and liver functions before you start treatment with this medicine and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you have severely decreased kidney or liver function.
  • Do not take Vegaz OD Tablet PR if you are allergic to aspirin or if you have blood disorders.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminosalicylic Acids Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vegaz OD with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I have ulcerative colitis since last 15month and now bleeding daily I have used mesalo od tablet continue
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take alsarex tablet 2 tablet twice . Avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice. Sootsekhar ras 1 tablet twice with water
I m suffering from ulcerative colitis diagnosed since June 2013. Currently using vegaz od 1200mgX3 alongwith calcium n folicacid. During last may 2015 I had flareup and medicated with Budez cr tab and hydrocirtisone enema. Now again after one yr bleeding occurs What shd I do. Whether there is any other risk is dere
Dr. Pawan Rawal
Gastroenterology
Needs evaluation for further treatment Will require assessment by gastroenterologist
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FAQs

Q. My symptoms have improved can I stop taking Vegaz OD Tablet PR?

Continue to take Vegaz OD Tablet PR as advised by the doctor, even if you feel better at the beginning of your treatment. Do not stop taking Vegaz OD Tablet PR without consulting your doctor.

Q. I am suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC) and piles can I use Vegaz OD Tablet PR?

Vegaz OD Tablet PR is used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, however, you should not start taking the medicine on your own. Consult a doctor who will prescribe you the right dose and duration of treatment and will address any related or other concerns that you have.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Vegaz OD Tablet PR?

You should avoid alcohol if you have ulcerative colitis, as alcohol will irritate your stomach and intestine which will worsen your condition. Although alcohol does not interfere with the working of Vegaz OD Tablet PR, you should consult your doctor before taking alcohol.

Q. Does Vegaz OD Tablet PR cause joint pain?

Yes, Vegaz OD Tablet PR may cause joint pain. If the pain continues and bothers you inform your doctor.

Q. How should I use Vegaz OD Tablet PR?

Vegaz OD Tablet PR should be used exactly as directed by your doctor. The tablets should be swallowed as a whole with water; do not break, crush, or chew them. Remember to drink adequate fluids to remain well hydrated, especially after severe or prolonged episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhea, high fever, or heavy sweating while taking this medicine. This is done to avoid kidney problems.

Q. When is the best time to take Vegaz OD Tablet PR?

Take Vegaz OD Tablet PR exactly as directed by your doctor. You should take 3 or 6 tablets daily in divided doses (not to be taken at once).

Q. How should I use Vegaz OD Tablet PR?

Vegaz OD Tablet PR should be used exactly as directed by your doctor. The tablets should be swallowed as a whole with water; do not break, crush, or chew them. Remember to drink adequate fluids to remain well hydrated, especially after severe or prolonged episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhea, high fever, or heavy sweating while taking this medicine. This is done to avoid kidney problems.

Q. When is the best time to take Vegaz OD Tablet PR?

Take Vegaz OD Tablet PR exactly as directed by your doctor. You should take 3 or 6 tablets daily in divided doses (not to be taken at once).

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