Domperidone + Omeprazole is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone + Omeprazole1 and Domperidone + Omeprazole2. Domperidone + Omeprazole1 is a prokinetic which works on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing the food to move more easily through the stomach. Domperidone + Omeprazole2 is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
Yes, Ocid-D is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like diarrhea, stomach pain, flatulence, dryness in the mouth, dizziness, headache and other uncommon and rare side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. What are the contraindications of Ocid-D?
The use of Ocid-D is considered to be harmful in patients with a known hypersensitivity to omeprazole or domperidone or any other inactive ingredients present in the medicine. Cautious use is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease.
Q. What is the best time to take Ocid-D?
It is best to take the medicine daily before breakfast or on an empty stomach.
Q. Can the use of Ocid-D cause abnormal heartbeat?
Yes, the use of Ocid-D can cause an increased risk of irregular heartbeat (serious arrhythmias). These are serious side effects but the chances that it may happen is very low. The risk may be slightly higher in those who are more than 60 years of age.
Q. Does the use of Ocid-D lead to dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Ocid-D can cause dry mouth. Dryness of mouth occurs due to Domperidone, which is present in this combination. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips of water during the day and keep some water on your bedside at night. Cut down the intake of alcohol and avoid smoking. If you have dry mouth, try to use alcohol-free mouthwash as its use increases the risk of tooth decay.
Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Ocid-D?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd Nov 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.