There is limited data available on whether Asitac can be used for a long term or not, but it is a relatively safe medicine. You should take it for the duration advised by your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter Asitac for longer than 2 weeks unless advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Asitac empty stomach?
Asitac may be taken with or without food. It can be taken once daily before bedtime or twice daily in the morning and before bedtime, as recommended.
Q. Is Asitac effective?
Asitac 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. What are the dos and don’ts while taking Asitac?
Avoid taking aspirin and other painkillers used to treat arthritis, period pain or headache. These medicines may irritate the stomach and make your condition worse. Contact your doctor who may suggest other medicines. Avoid coffee, tea, cocoa and cola drinks because these contain ingredients that may irritate your stomach. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Eat slowly and chew your food carefully. Try not to rush at meal times. You should stop or cut down on smoking.
Q. Can I take alcohol with Asitac?
Alcohol does not interfere with the working of Asitac. But, you should avoid taking alcohol as it will further damage the stomach, delaying your recovery.
Q. How long does it take for Asitac to start working?
After taking Asitac orally, the effect occurs within one hour. The maximum effect is generally reached within one to three hours of taking it. However, it depends upon the dose. The action of the medicine lasts for about 10 to 12 hours.
Q. What is the difference between Asitac and omeprazole?
Asitac and Omeprazole belong to different group of medicines. While Asitac belongs to histamine H2 antagonists group, Omeprazole belongs to proton pump inhibitors group. These medicines (Asitac and Omeprazole) work by reducing the amount of acid made by the stomach, to give relief of symptoms and allow healing to take place.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.