Zapacid 15mg Capsule

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Composition for Zapacid 15mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Acidity, Heartburn, Intestinal ulcers
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₹2.86/Capsule
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Medicine Overview of Zapacid Capsule

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Uses of Zapacid Capsule

Zapacid 15mg Capsule is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
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Side effects of Zapacid Capsule

Common

Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Zapacid Capsule

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. It is better to take Zapacid 15mg Capsule with food.

How Zapacid Capsule works

Zapacid 15mg capsule 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 Zapacid Capsule

Expert advice for Zapacid Capsule

  • 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.
  • Zapacid 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 Zapacid can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Zapacid 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 as advised by your doctor
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Warnings
Special precautions for Zapacid 15mg Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and ca
use acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zapacid 15mg Capsule 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.
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Lactation
Zapacid 15mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Zapacid 15mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affe
ct your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
SAFE
Zapacid 15mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney
disease. No dose adjustment of Zapacid 15mg Capsule is recommended.
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Liver
Zapacid 15mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zapacid 15mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Ritomune 100mg Capsule, Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Azibey 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Lansoprazole, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zapacid 15mg Capsule

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Use of Zapacid in infants (children < 1 year of age) may commonly cause diarrhea, constipation, stomach upset, and flatulence. It may make infants irritable and inconsolable and difficult to sleep. Long-term use may cause inflammation of the pancreas, irritable colon, stool discoloration, growth of fungus in food pipe, stomatitis, abdominal swelling, mucosal atrophy of the tongue and decrease absorption of vitamins and minerals. Some may have severe allergic reactions also.
Q. Can I take Zapacid with clopidogrel?
Zapacid can be safely taken with clopidogrel. No clinically important changes in the action of clopidogrel have been seen when Zapacid and clopidogrel are used together.
Q. Is dexlansoprazole better than Zapacid?
Dexlansoprazole is an r-enantiomer of Zapacid. An enantiomer is one of the two molecules that are mirror images of each other and are non-superimposable. Although there is no data or research done to determine whether dexlansoprazole is better than Zapacid, different patients may find that one works better than the other for them.
Open the Zapacid capsule and empty the granules into a syringe. Mix the contents with apple juice in the syringe and attach it to the nasogastric (NG) tube and give directly into the stomach. Once given, flush the NG tube with more apple juice to clear the tube.
Q. Which is a safer medicine for babies Zapacid or omeprazole?
Both the drugs are equally safe in children between 1 to 16 years of age. Zapacid was not found to be effective in children less than 1 year of age. Similarly, efficacy and safety data are insufficient for the usage of omeprazole in children less than 1 year of age.
Patients taking Zapacid for a long period of time (a year or longer) may have decreased calcium levels leading to an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. It can also decrease magnesium levels when used for more than 3 months. Long-term use may also cause inflammation of stomach lining (atrophic gastritis). Take Zapacid only at the dose and for duration advised by your doctor
Use of Zapacid lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Zapacid leads to overgrowth of the harmful bacteria which can cause diarrhea. This is known as Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD). Inform your doctor if you have loose stools many times in a day and for many days with stomach cramps and fever.
Q. Which is a better medicine Zapacid or omeprazole for treating the H.pylori infection?
Both Zapacid and omeprazole are equally effective drugs for the treatment of H. pylori infection. However, some studies report that Zapacid provides earlier and better symptomatic relief compared to omeprazole.
Burping also known as belching or eructations is a side effect seen with Zapacid use. Other common side effects associated are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
No, Zapacid does not inhibit CYP3A4, it inhibits other subtypes of CYP enzymes namely, CYP2C19 and CYP2C9. However, there are no significant drug-drug interactions because of this property.
Zapacid is safe to use when taken at doses and for a duration strictly as advised by the doctor. However, there are some common side effects associated with its use includes nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Sore throat occurs in less than 1% of the patients who take Zapacid but the reason for the same is not known.
Zapacid can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Zapacid because it requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and decrease the action of Zapacid.
Q. How is Zapacid different from omeprazole?
Both Zapacid and omeprazole are effective in the treatment of heartburn, acidity, gastric ulcers and intestinal ulcers. However, some studies mention that Zapacid provides more effective and rapid relief of heartburn symptoms than omeprazole. However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Zapacid decreases calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency. So, it increases the risk of osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and bone fractures on long-term use, like hip, wrist or spine fractures. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (they increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
Q. How is Zapacid different from esomeprazole?
Esomeprazole is longer acting than Zapacid and achieves a better acid control and better relief of acid reflux and heartburn symptoms. Its use is seen to be associated with consistently high healing rates compared to Zapacid in many research studies.
Yes, Zapacid can increase appetite and make you feel hungry. This is reported to be an uncommon side effect seen with the use of Zapacid.
Zapacid is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increase in antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.
A vesicant is a substance which causes blistering and tissue injury. Zapacid is not a vesicant. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Weight gain is reported in less than 1% of the patients taking Zapacid but the exact cause is unknown. One of the possible explanation is higher food intake once the reflux symptoms are relieved. Lifestyle modifications such as proper diet and avoidance of overeating should be observed to avoid weight gain.
Q. How is Zapacid different from ranitidine?
Both Zapacid and ranitidine lower acid production in the stomach. However, they work in different ways and have different effects. Zapacid is seen to be more effective in resolving acidity, reflux, and heartburn and rapidly heals stomach and duodenal ulcers. However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Q. Can I take Zapacid with ibuprofen?
Yes, Zapacid can be taken with ibuprofen. Zapacid can be used to prevent ibuprofen (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. Moreover, there are no clinically significant interactions of Zapacid with ibuprofen.
Zapacid is not routinely used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is given if there is associated dyspepsia or increased stomach acid secretion. IBS is managed with a combination of antispasmodics (to relieve stomach pain), laxatives (to relieve constipation), and anti-motility drugs (to relieve diarrhea).
Q. Can I take Zapacid with aspirin?
Yes, you can take Zapacid with aspirin. However, Zapacid decreases stomach acid and makes stomach juices alkaline. This can decrease absorption of aspirin and break the enteric coating of the formulations. However, these interactions are minor and can be avoided by taking the medicines at a time gap.
Q. Can I take Zapacid with prednisolone?
Zapacid can be taken with steroids like prednisolone. Zapacid is used to prevent prednisolone (steroid) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when Zapacid is used with prednisolone.
Q. Can I take Zapacid with hyoscine?
Yes, hyoscine can be taken with Zapacid. They are given together as hyoscine can help in better relief when given with Zapacid. However, some studies in normal individuals have also shown that hyoscine can decrease the effect of Zapacid. So, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking them together.
Zapacid is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers and can help in providing relief in a chronic cough that may happen due to acid reflux. However, it is not used to treat a cough due to cold, flu or throat infections.
You should preferably avoid foods that cause acidity and heartburn as they would aggravate your disease condition, for example: fried foods, prepared in butter or oil, fat rich foods, tomato-based foods and juices, caffeinated drinks like cola, tea, drinks from citrus fruits like lemon water or orange juice and alcohol-containing drinks.
Yes, use of Zapacid is associated with dry mouth, however, this is not a very common side. Some common side effects seen with Zapacid use are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Yes, use of Zapacid makes you feel tired (fatigue) very commonly. Some other common side effects seen with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Zapacid is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers and can help in providing relief in nausea that may happen due to acid reflux. It is not used to treat nausea due to any other cause. Rather, nausea is one of the most common side effect of Zapacid.
Q. Can I take Zapacid with paracetamol?
Yes, you can take Zapacid with paracetamol. Zapacid is used to prevent paracetamol (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no clinically significant drug-drug interactions or harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Yes, Zapacid can be taken with vitamin C (ascorbic acid). There are no drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Zapacid with naproxen?
Zapacid can be taken with naproxen. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Yes, Zapacid is used in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive gastritis in children. However, the safety and effectiveness of Zapacid are established only in children between 1 to 17 years of age.
Zapacid is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
No, Zapacid is not a beta blocker. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
No,Zapacid is not a probiotic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A probiotic is a substance, which is helpful in diarrhea.
Zapacid is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Zapacid does not get you high and does not cause any addiction as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.
No, Zapacid is not an antibiotic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. An antibiotic is a medicine, which is used to treat infections.
No,Zapacid is not a sulfa drug. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
No, Zapacid is not a steroid. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
No, Zapacid is not a NSAID. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. NSAIDs are painkillers, which are used to treat pain.
No, Zapacid is not a statin. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
No,Zapacid is not a laxative. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A laxative is a medicine, which is used to treat constipation.
No,Zapacid is not a diuretic. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. A diuretic is a medicine, which removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.
Zapacid is a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
No,Zapacid is not an H2 blocker. It is a Proton pump inhibitor is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Zapacid is a proton pump inhibitor and cimetidine is an H2-receptor blocker. They both decrease acid production in the stomach but act by a different mechanism. However, Zapacid is more potent, longer acting, and has fewer side effects when compared to cimetidine.
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