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Zolheal 20 mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction of Zolheal Capsule

Zolheal 20 mg Capsule is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid-reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Zolheal 20 mg Capsule is also used for treatment and prophylaxis of reflux oesophagitis, in combination with other medicines for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This medicine works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps to provide relief in acid related indigestion and heartburn.
It is taken by mouth one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning. Take this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Before taking this medicine it is better to inform doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease as dose of your medicine needs to be adjusted. It is better to not take this medicine along with an antacid, you may try to take it two hours before or after taking this medicine.

It is well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of any harmful effects. However, there can be side effects headache, abdominal pain, flatulence, dry mouth, rash and nausea. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. However, it is better to consult doctor if you get watery diarrhea with fever or stomach pain that does not go away. Remember long term use of this medicine may lead to deficiency of vitamin B12 and magnesium. This medicine may cause an increased risk for osteoporosis related fractures of the hip, wrist or spine when used for a longer time. Thus, taking adequate supplements of calcium and magnesium can be helpful in such cases.

Zolheal Capsule side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Zolheal 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. Zolheal 20 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zolheal Capsule works

Zolheal 20 mg 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.

Zolheal Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zolheal 20 mg Capsule
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolheal 20 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolheal 20 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zolheal 20 mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zolheal 20 mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zolheal 20 mg Capsule is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Zolheal 20 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zolheal 20 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zolheal Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Zolheal 20 mg Capsule, 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

  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
       
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zolheal

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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,
I grind my teeth in sleep. What should i do?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Grinding your teeth or bruxism is a sleep related movement disorder.Doctors don't completely understand what causes bruxism. Possible physical or psychological causes may include: Emotions, such as anxiety, stress, anger, frustration or tension Aggressive, competitive or hyperactive personality type Abnormal alignment of upper and lower teeth (malocclusion) Other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea Response to pain from an earache or teething (in children) Stomach acid reflux into the esophagus An uncommon side effect of some psychiatric medications, such as phenothiazines or certain antidepressants A coping strategy or focusing habit Complication resulting from a disorder such as Huntington's disease or Parkinson's diseaseIn case it is causing damage to your teeth , visit a dentist.In case you have headache, facial pain, get a psychiatric evaluation
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Zolheal to work?

Zolheal will start working in 2-3 hours after taking it. You should start feeling better in 2-3 days.

Q. What is the best time to take Zolheal?

It is best to take Zolheal before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Zolheal is more effective when it is taken 30 min before your food.

Q. Can I stop taking Zolheal if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Zolheal before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is complete.

Q. Does Zolheal cause bone problems?

Yes, long term use of Zolheal can cause thinning of bones, which is called osteoporosis. Zolheal decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency, and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine.

Q. How is Zolheal useful in the treatment of H. pylori infection?

Zolheal is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and decreasing breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increased antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.

Q. Can I take Zolheal with vitamin D?

Yes, vitamin D can be taken along with Zolheal. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Zolheal as its long-term use decreases the absorption of calcium and cause calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures.

Q. Can long term use of Zolheal cause magnesium deficiency?

Long-term use of Zolheal can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for a year or longer (at least 3 months). Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures, dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches or spasm of the voice box.

Q. Is it safe to use Zolheal for long term?

Zolheal should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. Zolheal is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.

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References
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