Medicine Overview of Z Loc Tablet
Side Effects of Z Loc are Vomiting, Headache, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.
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. Z Loc 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Z Loc 40 mg Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.
In Depth Information on Z Loc Tablet
- You have been prescribed Z Loc 40 mg Tablet to reduce stomach acid and heal stomach ulcers.
- Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
- It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
- 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 can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
Z Loc Tablet related warnings
Z Loc 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Z Loc 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Z Loc 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Z Loc 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Z Loc 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Z Loc 40 mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Z Loc 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Z Loc 40 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Z Loc 40 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Z Loc Tablet
Q. What is Z loc used for?
Z loc is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
No, Z loc 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.
Z loc is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Z loc a painkiller?
No, Z loc 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 Z loc a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, Z loc is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Can I take Z loc forever?
Z loc 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. Can I take Z loc with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Z loc and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Z loc with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Z loc and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Z loc with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Z loc and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Z loc with ranitidine?
Both Z loc and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Z loc if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Z loc. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Z loc with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Z loc Z loc and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Z loc with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Z loc while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Z loc along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Z loc with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Z loc. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Z loc with other medications?
Z loc can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Z loc and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Z loc with other medications.
Q. Can I take Z loc with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Z loc and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Z loc cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Z loc. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Z loc, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Z loc cause constipation?
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Z loc in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Z loc.
Q. Does Z loc cause weight gain?
Change in weight has been associated with Z loc. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Z loc use.
Q. Does Z loc cause dry mouth?
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Z loc. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Z loc.
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Z loc use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Does Z loc cause dementia?
Dementia has not been reported with Z loc use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Q. Does Z loc cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Z loc. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Yes, like any other medicine, Z loc has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Z loc contain aluminum or magnesium?
Z loc 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.
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