Q. What is the best time to take Coloncid 40mg Tablet?
Usually, Coloncid 40mg Tablet is taken once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take Coloncid 40mg Tablet 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 take Coloncid 40mg Tablet with domperidone?
Yes, Coloncid 40mg Tablet can be safely taken with domperidone as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone works by increasing the gut motility and Coloncid 40mg Tablet decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.
Q. Can I take antacids along with Coloncid 40mg Tablet?
Yes, you can take antacids along with Coloncid 40mg Tablet. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Coloncid 40mg Tablet.
Q. Can I take Coloncid 40mg Tablet for a long term?
Coloncid 40mg Tablet is usually prescribed for short term use only. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), Coloncid 40mg Tablet 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 Coloncid 40mg Tablet as advised by your doctor and under their supervision.
Q. What are the long term side effects of Coloncid 40mg Tablet?
If Coloncid 40mg Tablet 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. Can I stop taking Coloncid 40mg Tablet if I feel better?
If you have been taking Coloncid 40mg Tablet 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 Coloncid 40mg Tablet.
Q. Can Coloncid 40mg Tablet cause weight gain?
Weight gain is reported in less than 1% of the patients taking Coloncid 40mg Tablet but the exact cause is unknown. One possible explanation is higher food intake once the reflux symptoms are relieved. Lifestyle modifications such as proper diet and exercise can help to prevent weight gain.
Q. Is Coloncid 40mg Tablet safe to use?
Yes, Coloncid 40mg Tablet is relatively safe to use. Most of the people who take Coloncid 40mg Tablet do not get a side effect. It is advised to be taken as directed by the doctor for maximum benefit.
Q. Can I take Coloncid 40mg Tablet with ranitidine?
Yes, Coloncid 40mg Tablet can be taken with ranitidine. According to research reports, there are no significant interactions seen between Coloncid 40mg Tablet and ranitidine. However, you must take them together only if prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Can I take alcohol with Coloncid 40mg Tablet?
No, alcohol intake is not advised with Coloncid 40mg Tablet. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Coloncid 40mg Tablet, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms