Q. What is Aarzole 20mg Capsule used for?
Aarzole 20mg Capsule is used for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers (gastric and duodenal ulcers), reflux esophagitis, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms. Aarzole 20mg Capsule also prevents acidity associated with the use of painkillers and stress ulcers in critically ill people. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES).
Q. How long does it take for Aarzole 20mg Capsule to work?
Aarzole 20mg Capsule starts working within an hour of taking it and shows maximum benefit within two to four hours. You should start feeling better within 2 to 3 days but it may take up to 4 weeks to relieve your symptoms significantly.
Q. What is the best time to take Aarzole 20mg Capsule?
It is best to take Aarzole 20mg Capsule before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Aarzole 20mg Capsule is more effective when it is taken an hour before your food.
Q. Can I stop taking Aarzole 20mg Capsule if I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Aarzole 20mg Capsule before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is complete.
Q. Does Aarzole 20mg Capsule cause bone problems?
Yes, long-term use of Aarzole 20mg Capsule can cause thinning of bones, which is called osteoporosis. Aarzole 20mg Capsule decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency and increases the risk of bone fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. Take an adequate amount of calcium in your diet or take the supplements as advised by your doctor to avoid any bone problems.
Q. How is Aarzole 20mg Capsule useful in the treatment of H. pylori infection?
Aarzole 20mg Capsule 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 symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.
Q. Can I take Aarzole 20mg Capsule with vitamin D?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken along with Aarzole 20mg Capsule. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Aarzole 20mg Capsule as the long-term use of Aarzole 20mg Capsule decreases the absorption of calcium and may lead to calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist, and spine fractures. Please consult your doctor to know about ways to prevent this.
Q. Can long term use of Aarzole 20mg Capsule cause magnesium deficiency?
Long-term use of Aarzole 20mg Capsule can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for 3 months or longer. Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures (fits), dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches.
Q. Is it safe to use Aarzole 20mg Capsule for a long period of time?
Aarzole 20mg Capsule should be used for as long as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Aarzole 20mg Capsule is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration. If Aarzole 20mg Capsule 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, making 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, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, osteoporosis, and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Q. Can I take alcohol with Aarzole 20mg Capsule?
No, alcohol intake is not advised with Aarzole 20mg Capsule. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Aarzole 20mg Capsule, but it can increase acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.
Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?
Aarzole 20mg Capsule is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. It also helps to cut down on caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, and cola. Alcohol intake should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.
Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make to get maximum benefit of Aarzole 20mg Capsule?
You make see better results if you make certain dietary and lifestyle changes while taking Aarzole 20mg Capsule. Exercise regularly and eat healthily. You can consult your dietician to get a diet chart that suits you best. Eat at least 3 hours before sleeping to reduce the chances of aggravation of your symptoms at night. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. Refrain from caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, and cola. Alcohol intake and smoking should also be avoided as they may worsen your symptoms.
Q. Can I take antacids along with Aarzole 20mg Capsule?
Yes, you can take antacids along with Aarzole 20mg Capsule. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Aarzole 20mg Capsule.