Emopoz

Alde Medi Impex Ltd

Composition for Emopoz Products

Emopoz Products are primarily used for

About Emopoz Products

Uses of Emopoz Products

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

Emopoz Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Emopoz are Vomiting, Headache, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Stomach pain.

How Emopoz Products work

Omeprazole 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.

Patient Concerns about Emopoz Products

Frequently asked questions about Emopoz Products

Frequently asked questions about Omeprazole

Q. Can I take Emopoz with domperidone?
Emopoz 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 Emopoz 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. What are the various conditions in which the use of Emopoz is contraindicated?
Use of Emopoz is contraindicated if you are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine belonging to the same class of drugs. Also, do not take Emopoz if you are already taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for the treatment of HIV infection).
Q. What if I miss my dose of Emopoz?
If you miss a dose of Emopoz, take it as soon as you remember and the next dose as scheduled. However, if it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose and then follow the regular schedule. Do not take double the dose.
Q. Can I take Emopoz along with oral contraceptive pills (birth control pills)?
Emopoz can be safely taken with oral contraceptive pills (birth control). They do not affect each other's action and no harmful effects have been seen when they are used together.
Q. What is Emopoz?
Emopoz belongs to the group of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). This drug decreases the acid production in your stomach and is indicated for the treatment of conditions caused by excess acid secretion in the stomach.
Q. Can Emopoz cause subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus?
Emopoz has been reported to cause subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus in many studies. Common signs and symptoms of this disease include painful joints, tiredness, weakness, rash, fever, anemia, mouth ulcers, hair loss, and many others and these may get aggravated again and again. Talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects as you may need to discontinue this medicine.
Q. Can I take Emopoz with ondansetron?
Ondansetron is an anti-emetic medicine which helps in relieving nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting. No harmful effects have been seen when Emopoz is used with ondansetron. So, these two medicines can be taken together.
Q. Can Emopoz cause lactose intolerance?
Lactose intolerance has been reported with the use of Emopoz in some patients. Many Emopoz preparations contain lactose as an ingredient. This is a digestive problem in which the patient cannot digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products. The patient may complain of symptoms like flatulence (gas), diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain and feeling of being sick (nausea). Read the ingredients mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Can I take Emopoz with Vitamin E?
Emopoz can be taken with vitamin E. The combinations seems to have a beneficial effect in terms of better maintenance of moderate to severe esophagitis. However, there are not many studies or reports on this subject. Talk to your doctor for more information on this.
Q. Can I take Emopoz with levosulpiride?
Emopoz can be safely taken with levosulpiride as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Levosulpiride works by increasing the gut motility and Emopoz 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. Does Emopoz use increase the risk of clostridium difficile infection?
Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Emopoz may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD) as reported in few studies and informed by the US FDA as well. A possibility of CDAD can be there in patients taking PPIs and developed diarrhea that does not improve.
Q. Can Emopoz be used in cancer patients?
Emopoz can be taken by cancer patients as prescribed by a doctor. Since cancer patients may also take many other medicines for the primary cancer treatment or for other symptoms and infections, there are chances of drug interactions with Emopoz.
Q. For how long can Emopoz be taken?
Take Emopoz for as long as advised by your doctor. The duration of taking Emopoz would vary depending on your condition. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.
Q. Can Emopoz cause calcium deficiency and osteoporosis?
Emopoz can cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones) as it decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency. This leads to an increased risk of bone fractures on long-term use, like hip, wrist or spine fractures. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
Q. What are the rare side effects of Emopoz?
Rare side effects seen with the use of Emopoz includes a decrease in white cells or platelets, allergic reactions, problems like blurred vision, wheezing, shortness of breath (bronchospasm), dry mouth, thrush, liver problems like jaundice, hair loss (alopecia), skin rash on exposure to sunshine, joint pains (arthralgia) or muscle pains (myalgia), severe kidney problems (interstitial nephritis), increased sweating and inflammation of the gut causing diarrhoea.
Q. How does Emopoz work?
Proton (acid) pumps are found on the stomach mucosa and they are responsible for secreting acid in the stomach. Emopoz works by blocking this gastric acid pump and this unique mechanism of action helps in decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach.
Q. Does Emopoz cause hepatitis B and can a patient of hepatitis take Emopoz?
Emopoz can rarely cause hepatitis with or without jaundice and very rarely it can lead to hepatic failure and encephalopathy in patients with the underlying liver disease. Emopoz does not cause hepatitis B or any other viral hepatitis. However, there are studies showing an increased occurrence of hepatic encephalopathy in hepatitis B patients using PPIs. These medicines should be used with caution in patients with the underlying liver disease.
Q. Does Emopoz increase chromogranin levels?
Use of proton pump inhibitors like Emopoz has been seen to be associated with an increase in chromogranin levels. This increase in chromogranin levels can be due to the effect of these drugs on enterochromaffin cells and this could also falsely increase the levels in patients with neuroendocrine tumours.
Q. Does Emopoz cause dementia?
Use of proton pump inhibitors like Emopoz has been recently linked with the development of dementia in elderly patients. As this risk of developing dementia is not confirmed, talk to your doctor for more information on this effect.
Q. Does Emopoz cause vitamin deficiencies?
Emopoz may cause vitamin B12 and vitamin C deficiency. When taken orally, vitamin B12 requires an acidic environment for its absorption from the stomach while Emopoz causes a decrease the gastric acid secretion. You may need to take vitamin B12 supplements from outside. The clinical significance of the decrease in vitamin C levels is not known, so vitamin C supplementation is not recommended.
Q. Does Emopoz have an expiry date?
Yes, Emopoz does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Emopoz after the expiry date.
Q. What is the role of Emopoz before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding?
Emopoz before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding reduces the need for endoscopic therapy, the rate of post-endoscopy bleeding, and shortens hospital stays. Hence Emopoz is given before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding.
Q. Are there any withdrawal symptoms associated with the use of Emopoz?
There are no withdrawal symptoms seen when patients stop using Emopoz as it has no habit forming tendencies.
Q. Can Emopoz cause magnesium deficiency?
Emopoz can cause magnesium deficiency in the blood. Low magnesium levels is a rare side effect seen in patients treated with Emopoz for at least three months and in most cases after a year of therapy. The patient may have symptoms like tetany, arrhythmias, and seizures and may need to stop this medicine and take magnesium from outside. Magnesium levels should be tested at regular intervals in the patients taking Emopoz for a long duration.
Q. Is Emopoz a controlled substance?
Emopoz is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Can Emopoz be used in cardiac patients?
Patients with cardiac disease can take Emopoz. However, Emopoz can interact with certain drugs (e.g clopidogrel, digoxin) which might be used by a patient with an underlying cardiac disease. Patients taking Emopoz and digoxin may need to be monitored for digoxin toxicity. Emopoz decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects. Patients taking these medicines together needs to be monitored closely by a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Emopoz cause iron deficiency?
Use of Emopoz can cause iron deficiency and a decrease in hemoglobin levels as it decreases the acidic environment of the stomach needed for the absorption of iron. However, there are no recommendations on the regular monitoring of iron levels or taking iron supplements when the patient is taking Emopoz.
Q. Is Emopoz a narcotic substance?
Emopoz is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Emopoz does not get you high and does not cause any addiction as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.
Q. Is Emopoz available without a prescription as an over the counter product?
Emopoz is a prescription medicine and you can buy this drug by providing a doctor's prescription. Emopoz is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product.
Q. How is Emopoz metabolised in the body?
Emopoz is metabolized in the liver by the cytochrome P450 enzymes mainly CYP2C19. There could be an increase in the level of Emopoz in patients with underlying liver disease because of a decrease in its metabolism. However, the amount of drug does not increase if given once a day.
Q. Can Emopoz be used in stroke patients?
Emopoz can be used in stroke patients. There are studies suggesting that proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) as a class are not associated with an increased short-term risk of recurrent stroke or death among older adults treated with clopidogrel after stroke.

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