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Zolgas 40 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Zolgas Tablet

Zolgas 40 Tablet is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Zolgas Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Zolgas 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. Zolgas 40 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Zolgas Tablet works

Zolgas 40 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.

Zolgas Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zolgas 40 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zolgas 40 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Zolgas 40 Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Zolgas 40 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Zolgas 40 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zolgas 40 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
Zolgas 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zolgas 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zolgas Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zolgas 40 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

  • 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.
  • Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zolgas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MINOR
Brand(s): Clopinorm
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zolgas

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Suffering from acid reflux disease due to which pain in throat and right side of lower abdomen
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for the time being you can take Robinia 30, 04 drops in half cup water and Nixocid tab 2 tab thrice daily for a month, but as this case needs supervision, discussion and examination you need to visit a homeopath so that he can discuss your case in detail, get some investigations, do examination and guide you accordingly,
Feeling pain of both kidneys suspecting may be due to swollen kidney but not due to kidney stones. Taking potrate mb6 syrup, cystone tablets for kidney stones. Ursocol 300, evion 400 for fatty liver nd high SPGT levels. Please suggest how to deal with this as am confused due to both problems at a time nd interlinked.I Stopped taking feburic 40 tablets after finding high SPGT levels.Please suggest an advise
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. I suppose you have acid reflux. Just take a combination of Pantoprazole and domepridone.
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FAQs

Q. Can a patient undergoing dialysis take Zolgas?

Zolgas can be taken by a patient undergoing dialysis in a manner as prescribed by the doctor. This is extensively bound to proteins in the body, so, it is not expected to be removed by dialysis.

Q. Can I take Zolgas with domperidone?

Zolgas can be taken with domperidone. Zolgas decreases the acid secretion and domperidone increases the gut motility and helps in reducing nausea and vomiting.

Q. Is Zolgas available over the counter?

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

Q. Can I take Zolgas with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?

Zolgas can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Zolgas. This is because the other antacids can interfere with the effec of Zolgas when they are taken simultaneously.

Q. Is Zolgas safe to use?

Yes, Zolgas is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.

Q. Can I take Zolgas with ranitidine?

Yes, Zolgas can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As Zolgas do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.

Q. Can the use of Zolgas cause weight gain?

Zolgas is not known to cause weight gain.

Q. Can the use of Zolgas affect birth control?

Zolgas does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between Zolgas and oral birth control pills. It is safe to take the two medications together.

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References
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