Information about Ilaprazole

Ilaprazole Uses

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

How Ilaprazole works

Ilaprazole 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.

Common side effects of Ilaprazole

Nausea, Headache, Flatulence, Diarrhea
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Expert advice for Ilaprazole

  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid excessive intake of carbonated beverages/soft drinks, citrus juices, fried food, caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee.
    • 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 of Ilaprazole can cause weak bones and a deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor right away if you develop decreased urination, edema (swelling due to fluid retention), lower back pain, nausea, fatigue, and rash or fever. These could be signs of a kidney problem.

Frequently asked questions for Ilaprazole

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Q. What is Ilaprazole used for?

Ilaprazole is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Ilaprazole prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms.

Q. Is Ilaprazole safe?

Yes, Ilaprazole is relatively safe. Most of the people who take Ilaprazole do not get a side effect. It is advised to be taken as directed by the doctor for maximum benefit.

Q. Can I take Ilaprazole for a long term?

Ilaprazole is usually prescribed for short term use only. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease, ZE syndrome etc, Ilaprazole may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Long term use may carry an increased risk for side effects and must be discussed with the doctor. Please use Ilaprazole as advised by your doctor and under their supervision.

Q. What are the long term side effects of Ilaprazole?

If Ilaprazole is used for more than 3 months, certain long term side effects may be seen. The most important of these is low magnesium levels in your blood which may make you feel tired, confused, dizzy, shaky or dizzy. You may also have muscle twitches or irregular heartbeat. If the use is further prolonged for more than a year, you may have an increased risk of bone fractures, stomach infections and vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can make you anemic, as a result of which you may feel more tired, weak, or pale. Additionally you may have palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, indigestion, loss of appetite, flatulence (gas) or nerve problems such as numbness, tingling and problem in walking.

Q. What is the best time to take Ilaprazole?

Usually, Ilaprazole is taken once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take Ilaprazole twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening. The tablets should be swallowed whole (remember not be chewed or crushed) and taken at least 1 hour before a meal with some water.

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

If you have been taking Ilaprazole for a long time. Stopping it abruptly may lead to increased acid production, thereby worsening your symptoms. Therefore, you must discuss any dose changes or if you wish to come off Ilaprazole.

Q. Does Ilaprazole cause weight gain?

Although rare but long-term treatment with Ilaprazole may cause weight gain. The reason could be the relief from reflux symptoms which could make you eat more. Consult your doctor for any weight-related concern.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Ilaprazole?

No, alcohol intake is not advised with Ilaprazole. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Ilaprazole, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.

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