Zinetac 300 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Zinetac Tablet

Zinetac 300 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Zinetac Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Zinetac 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. Zinetac 300 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zinetac Tablet works

Zinetac 300 mg Tablet is a H2 blocker (antacid). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Zinetac Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol use can increase acid secretion, acid reflux in food pipe causing heartburn and decreasing effect of this drug. Zinetac 300 mg Tablet can also decrease alcohol breakdown and increase its level in blood.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zinetac 300 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.
Lactation
Zinetac 300 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Zinetac 300 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zinetac 300 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zinetac 300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zinetac 300 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zinetac 300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zinetac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zinetac 300 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Zinetac 300 mg Tablet is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Zinetac 300 mg Tablet before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
  • If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Zinetac 300 mg Tablet.
  • Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Zinetac 300 mg Tablet for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zinetac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Vogmax
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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MODERATE
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zinetac

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What medicine should I consider for GERD? It happens every night with dry coughs. Subsidises if I take gelusil or zintac 300.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Take small meals, raise head end of bed, DOn't eat food after 8 PM and continue with Zinetac
I got a pain in two sides of abdomen/stomach when not eatng and after eating, when i press there ,there is some sound . Taken zinetac and omeprazole. What shall i do?
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Instead of omeprazole, take pantop DSR once daily before breakfast for 2 weeks. Syrup Ulgel https://www.1mg.com/drugs/ulgel-saunf-400mg-20mg-5ml-suspension-144798 1-2 tsf thrice daily when there is pain.Avoid smoking, alcohol, hot and spicy foods, excessive tea and coffee, acidic foods, fatty foods, milk, etc and foods you find hard to digest like rajma, potatoes etcKindly consult nearby physician for examination and proper management
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FAQs

Q. Does Zinetac interfere with H. pylori test results?

A significant number of patients infected with Helicobacter pylori can have negative test results if they are using Zinetac as it interferes with the urea breath test, which is done to identify H. Pylori infection.

Q. Does Zinetac cause glaucoma?

Zinetac itself does not cause glaucoma. However, there are some rare reports that Zinetac can increase the intraocular pressure in patients who have glaucoma. Inform your doctor in case you have glaucoma or high intraocular pressure before taking this medicine.

Q. Can Zinetac be used to treat gastritis?

Yes, Zinetac can be used for the short-term treatment of gastritis. It helps by decreasing the amount of acid released into the stomach and relieving stomach pain and acid reflux.

Q. Is Zinetac safe?

Yes, Zinetac is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience at the doses advised like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.

Q. Is Zinetac an over the counter (OTC) drug?

No, Zinetac is not an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.

Q. Can Vitamin B along with Zinetac?

Yes, Vitamin B can be taken along with Zinetac. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between this medicine and vitamin B.

Q. Why Zinetac is given along with vitamin B12?

Long term use of Zinetac can cause vitamin B12 deficiency as it decreases the acid secretion in the stomach which is required for the absorption of Vitamin B12. To prevent this deficiency, vitamin B12 may be advised by your doctor along with this medicine.

Q. Can a patient with hepatitis C take Zinetac?

Yes, a patient of hepatitis C can take Zinetac, however, this should be taken under medical supervision. Zinetac belongs to the group of drugs called H2 blockers which have been seen to increase the risk of hepatic encephalopathy in hepatitis C patients. So, this group of medicines should be used with caution in patients with underlying liver disease.

Q. Can I take Vitamin D along with Zinetac?

Yes, Vitamin D can be taken with Zinetac.

Q. Can the use of Zinetac cause headache?

Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of Zinetac. Inform your doctor in case you experience headache for a prolonged duration while taking Zinetac.

Q. What is the role of Zinetac in critically ill patients?

Zinetac may be used in critically ill patients to decrease stomach acid secretion and lower the risk of acid aspiration into the lungs. It also helps in decreasing stomach ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding in these patients.

Q. What foods should be avoided when you are taking Zinetac?

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.

Q. Can Zinetac be used for reflux esophagitis?

Yes, Zinetac is effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis.

Q. Does Zinetac treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Zinetac 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. Why is Zinetac given with cancer drugs?

Zinetac may be used for multiple reasons in cancer patients. It can lower stomach acid volume in patients undergoing chemotherapy to prevent aspiration and lower the risk of stomach ulceration and bleeding. According to some studies, Zinetac can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.

Q. Is Zinetac used to treat nausea?

Zinetac 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 effects of Zinetac.

Q. What is the benefit of taking Zinetac with pantoprazole?

Both Zinetac and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can also take Zinetac initially for rapid relief of heartburn and acid reflux as pantoprazole may take a few days to show its effect and provide relief.

Q. Can I take Zinetac with pain killers?

Yes, Zinetac can be taken with painkillers. Zinetac can help to prevent painkillers induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. Moreover, there are no clinically significant interactions of Zinetac with painkillers.

Q. What are the serious side effects associated with the use of Zinetac?

Some serious side effects associated with the use of Zinetac are bone marrow hypoplasia (decreased formation of blood cell components), anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reactions) sinus bradycardia (lowering of heart rate) and acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

Q. Why does Zinetac cause diarrhea?

Use of Zinetac lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Zinetac leads to overgrowth of the harmful bacteria like clostridium difficile 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. Is Zinetac effective?

Zinetac would be effective only if used for the right indication in the dose and for the duration as advised by the doctor. In case you do not find any change in your disease condition while taking this medicine, please talk to your doctor. Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. Can I smoke while taking Zinetac?

It is better to avoid cigarette smoking when you are taking Zinetac. As studies have shown that the effectiveness of Zinetac is lower in smokers compared to non-smokers. Moreover, smoking may add to gastric problems leading to more production of gastric acid.

Q. Can the use of Zinetac cause iron deficiency?

Yes, use of Zinetac can cause iron deficiency and a decrease in hemoglobin levels as it decreases the acidic environment of the stomach needed for the absorption of iron. However, there are no recommendations on the regular monitoring of iron levels or taking iron supplements when the patient is taking Zinetac but you can maintain good dietary nutrition so that no deficiency occurs.

Q. Is there any known role of Zinetac before surgery?

Zinetac is given as a part of pre-anesthetic medication before surgery to decrease the stomach acid secretion so that stomach acid is not aspirated into the lungs during surgery as this may complicate or delay the procedure.

Q. Does Zinetac cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?

Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of Zinetac. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and it goes away once you stop taking Zinetac.

Q. Is Zinetac an antihistaminic drug?

Yes, Zinetac is an antihistaminic drug. It acts on histamine receptors in the stomach and blocks the action of a chemical messenger histamine (causes acid secretion in stomach) and hence decreases the acid production in the stomach.

Q. Can the use of Zinetac cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Zinetac can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effect seen with Zinetac. Taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids can help in relieving constipation and can also help in decreasing acidity.

Q. Is Zinetac useful in the prevention of painkiller (NSAID) induced gastric ulcers?

Yes, Zinetac is useful for the prevention of painkiller (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug - NSAID) induced gastric ulcers. These may cause dull pain in the stomach, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting or bloating. Avoid stress and spicy foods as they can make your symptoms worse.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th Sep 2018.
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