Medicine Overview of Zivitec Tablet
Side Effects of Zivitec are Sleepiness, Headache, Tiredness, Constipation, 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. Zivitec 150 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Zivitec 150 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.
In Depth Information on Zivitec Tablet
- Zivitec 150 mg Tablet is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
- Take Zivitec 150 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 Zivitec 150 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 Zivitec 150 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.
Zivitec Tablet related warnings
Alcohol use can increase acid secretion, acid reflux in food pipe causing heartburn and decreasing effect of this drug. Zivitec 150 mg Tablet can also decrease alcohol breakdown and increase its level in blood.
Zivitec 150 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.
Zivitec 150 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.
Zivitec 150 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Zivitec 150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zivitec 150 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Zivitec 150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zivitec 150 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Zivitec 150 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.
Questions Related to Zivitec
Now I am taking esomeprazole-40mg once in the morning in empty stomach. What is the best medicine in ayurveda for acidity?What should be best medicine in stead of allopathic?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
there are a lotbof medicines to cure acidity in Ayurveda. syrup smllapitta mishran 10 ml thrice before meal, and powder anago 1 spoon befre meal twice. Anago powder is my self prepared medicine and is very effective. follow a healthy lifestyle, avoid junk spicy oily food
I have acidity &lots of gases problemsI am waiting. Thanku
Dr. Pushkar Mani
take RABEKIND DSR twice daily 1 hour before breakfast and 1 hour before dinner for 4 weeksTab ZINCOVIT once daily after breakfast for 4 weeksSyrup ULGEL 10ml twice daily with meals for 2 weeks
I have a hyper acidity and gastric problem I don't have a gall bladder as it was operated and removed please suggest me what can I do.
Dr. Manju Singh
On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicines:1. ADEL 49 - apo-ENTERIT DropsDosage: 20 drops in half cup of water 3 times daily. LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/ADEL49-apo-ENTERIT/Standard2. Nux Vomica 30, Dilution, ADELDosage: 4 drops in 1 teaspoon of water, 3 times a day. LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/Nux-Vomica./Standard
I want to loose some weight want tu reduce fatness of stomach and hips too.i had generally acidity problems.also have digesticI want to loose some weight want tu reduce fatness of stomach
Dr. Shamika Desai
Sure. Make sure you manage small and frequent meals. Include vegetables in your diet. Have a healthy breakfast and start your day with Fruits . Dinners a has to be light and early.Make sure you manage PLANKS daily. Min 2 min hold. Start Surya Namaskar and For hips start with Lunges and squats min 2 -3 sets
Hello Doctor . Sir/Mam I have major issues in digestion. My tummy is starting bulging out and high fat is increasing rapidly . how to control it. and What should i eat and in what manner to prevent indignation , Gas , acidity
Dr. Shikha Mishra
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,sprouts,idly,curd eggs,sprouts homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water limit your sugar consumption to 2 spoon per day. Be active whole day do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio,
Sir / Madam, I am a diabetic patient from 3 years now under control by the Grace of Almighty. I got acidity more often a day, it makes lot mental disturbances while being the moment I got this acidity inside and I am very much perturbed. Pls pls help me or suggest to get out from this. Regards, PATIENT
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Take triphala 1/2 teaspoon with mild hot water at nighthttp://www.1mgayush.com/Digestion/products/AMLANT_TABLETS/Standard
Hello sir/mdm good evening I am having hiatal hernia and cause GERD and acidity I am taking SOMPRAZ D in the morning and FAMTAC 40 during bedtime It is not possible for me to survive without these medicine I want to ask u if these medicines are good to take for a long duration?? (Until operation is not done) Reports are as attached in photos
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Yes u may need to take the medicines for longEat small frequent meals Avoid oily spicy heavy meals
Frequently asked questions about Zivitec Tablet
Q. Is Zivitec an over the counter (OTC) drug?
No, Zivitec is not an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with azithromycin?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with azithromycin. Zivitec may be given to lower the acid secretion caused by gastritis or stomach irritation caused by azithromycin. No drug-drug interactions or any additional harmful effects have been seen when they are used together compared to when they are used alone.
Q. Can the use of Zivitec cause constipation?
Yes, the use of Zivitec can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effect seen with Zivitec. Taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids can help in relieving constipation and can also help in decreasing acidity.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with prednisone?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile have been when these are used together compared to when each drug is used alone.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with metoprolol?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with metoprolol. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile have been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Q. Is Zivitec an antacid?
No, Zivitec is not an antacid. It belongs to the class of H2 blockers (antihistamines) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach while antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Q. Can I take Zivitec for the treatment of allergies or hives (urticaria)?
Zivitec can help in decreasing the redness of the allergies or hives (urticaria) when used along with antihistaminics like cetirizine by narrowing the blood vessels. However, this is not an approved use of Zivitec and should be used only when advised by a doctor.
Yes, Zivitec does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Zivitec after the expiry date.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with tramadol?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with the tramadol. Zivitec may be given to lower the acid secretion caused by gastritis or stomach irritation caused by tramadol. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Q. Is Zivitec an antihistaminic drug?
Yes, Zivitec 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.
Yes, Zivitec 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. Can I take Zivitec with doxycycline?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with doxycycline. Zivitec may be given to lower the acid secretion caused by gastritis or stomach irritation caused by doxycycline. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Q. Does Zivitec interfere with H. pylori test results?
A significant number of patients infected with Helicobacter pylori can have negative test results if they are using Zivitec as it interferes with the urea breath test, which is done to identify H. Pylori infection.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with Rabeprazole?
Yes, Zivitec and Rabeprazole can be taken together. As Rabeprazole show its effect after some days, Zivitec can be taken along with for immediate relief. No drug-drug interactions or change in side effect profile has been reported when they are used together compared to either drug alone.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with sertraline?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with sertraline. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to the effect of the individual drug when used alone.
Q. Does Zivitec cause glaucoma?
Zivitec itself does not cause glaucoma. However, there are some rare reports that Zivitec 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 I take Zivitec with steroids?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with steroids. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to the effect of the individual drug when used alone.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with famotidine?
Both Zivitec and famotidine lower gastric acid secretion by blocking the H2 (histamine) receptor in the stomach. It is not advisable to take them together as they have a similar action and use and when used together, there could be an increased risk of side effects.
Q. Can Zivitec be used to treat gastritis?
Yes, Zivitec 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. Can I take Zivitec with vitamin B?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with vitamin B. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between this medicine and vitamin B.
Q. Can a patient of hepatitis B take Zivitec?
Caution should be exercised when Zivitec is given to patients with a liver disease like hepatitis B as it is metabolized in the liver. Zivitec can be taken by a patient of hepatitis B if it is really essential and advised by a doctor. Very rare reports of hepatitis with or without jaundice have been documented in patients taking Zivitec.
Q. Why Zivitec is given along with vitamin B12?
Long term use of Zivitec 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 I take Zivitec with vitamin C?
Yes, you can take Zivitec with vitamin C. No drug-drug interactions or change in side effect profile has been reported when they are used together compared to either drug alone.
Q. Can a patient with hepatitis C take Zivitec?
Yes, a patient of hepatitis C can take Zivitec, however, this should be taken under medical supervision. Zivitec 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 Zivitec be used with vitamin D?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Zivitec. It is generally advised to be taken as a supplement as the long-term use of Zivitec decreases the absorption of calcium and cause calcium deficiency leading to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increasing the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures.
Q. Can the use of Zivitec cause gastroparesis (partial paralysis of the stomach)?
No, the use of Zivitec is not known to cause gastroparesis (partial paralysis of the stomach), however in case you experience signs and symptoms of gastroparesis like persistent nausea, vomiting (especially of undigested food) and abdominal pain or a feeling of fullness after eating even small amount of food, consult your doctor as it may be due to some condition that needs attention.
Q. Can the use of Zivitec make you feel high?
No, Zivitec does not make you feel high. However, use of Zivitec can cause mental confusion, irritability, depression, though very rarely. These undesirable side effects occur usually in elderly or severely ill or kidney disease patients.
Q. Can the use of Zivitec cause high blood pressure?
Zivitec is not reported to cause high blood pressure. In case you experience high blood pressure,inform your doctor as it may need attention. Common side effects seen with Zivitec include nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea.
Q. Can I use Zivitec for treating warts?
No, Zivitec is not used for treating warts as it is not approved for this disease condition. However, some research studies have shown that Zivitec can improve the effect of medicines used for the treatment of this condition. Warts are a viral condition in which the patient has small, rough, and hard growths like raised bumps on the skin. Avoid self-medication and talk to a doctor for the right treatment of warts as it may bleed or get infected or spread to other body parts if not treated properly.
Q. Can I use Zivitec for stomach pain?
Stomach pain can be due to many reasons and Zivitec can help in this condition if the stomach pain is due to an underlying acid-peptic disorder.
Q. Can the use of Zivitec cause headache?
Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of Zivitec. Inform your doctor in case you experience headache for a prolonged duration while taking Zivitec.
Q. Why does Zivitec cause pneumonia?
Patients using Zivitec are two times more prone to develop pneumonia (infection of the lung) than the normal patients. Zivitec by means of its acid suppressing ability may allow growth of bacteria in the gut which can move to the respiratory tract (lungs) following breathing. So inform your doctor if you have or a history of lung disease as your dosage may need to be adjusted.
Q. What is the role of Zivitec in critically ill patients?
Zivitec 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 Zivitec?
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 Zivitec be used for reflux esophagitis?
Yes, Zivitec is effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis. It is a disease in which stomach acid or bile irritates and inflames the lining of the food pipe. Zivitec decreases the production of acid in the stomach and this can help to heal the inflamed and eroded esophagus. The efficacy is better when it is given in combination with a prokinetic agent like domperidone.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with paracetamol?
Yes, you can take Zivitec with paracetamol. Zivitec 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.
Q. Why is Zivitec given with cancer drugs?
Zivitec 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, Zivitec can potentiate white blood cell against cancer cells and can be helpful in the treatment of cancer.
Q. Does Zivitec treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Zivitec 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. Is Zivitec used to treat nausea?
Zivitec 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 Zivitec.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Zivitec with pantoprazole?
Both Zivitec and pantoprazole lower gastric acid secretion, however, they work by different mechanisms. If you have been advised to take pantoprazole, you can also take Zivitec 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 Zivitec with pain killers?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with painkillers. Zivitec 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 Zivitec with painkillers.
Q. What are the serious side effects associated with the use of Zivitec?
Some serious side effects associated with the use of Zivitec 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 Zivitec cause diarrhea?
Use of Zivitec lowers the natural stomach acid which normally helps to kill bacteria. So, use of Zivitec 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.
Zivitec 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. Is Zivitec useful in the prevention of painkiller (NSAID) induced gastric ulcers?
Yes, Zivitec 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.
Q. Can I smoke while taking Zivitec?
It is better to avoid cigarette smoking when you are taking Zivitec. As studies have shown that the effectiveness of Zivitec is lower in smokers compared to non-smokers. Moreover, smoking may add to gastric problems leading to more production of gastric acid.
Q. Does Zivitec increase uric acid levels and cause gout-like symptoms?
Zivitec can increase blood uric acid levels and cause gout-like symptoms like pain, redness, and inflammation of joints and cause difficulty in movement of joints. Regular monitoring of uric acid levels may be advised if you are taking this medicine for a long term.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with warfarin?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with warfarin. However, they should be used with caution as there could be an increase in warfarin levels which can increase the risk of bleeding from your gums, nose, skin (unusual bruising), or gut (dark stools). Stop taking the medicine and inform your doctor if you have any of these signs or symptoms.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with gabapentin?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with gabapentin. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Zivitec with cetirizine?
Yes, Zivitec can be taken with cetirizine. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Is Zivitec a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
No, Zivitec is not a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) as it has no known inhibitory effect on proton pumps in the stomach.
Q. Can the use of Zivitec cause iron deficiency?
Yes, use of Zivitec 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 Zivitec but you can maintain good dietary nutrition so that no deficiency occurs.
Q. Is there any known role of Zivitec before surgery?
Zivitec 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 Zivitec cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?
Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of Zivitec. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and it goes away once you stop taking Zivitec.
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