Q. What is P Top IV 40mg used for?
P Top IV 40mg is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). P Top IV 40mg prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms.
Q. Can I take antacids along with P Top IV 40mg?
Yes, you can take antacids along with P Top IV 40mg. Take it 2 hours before or after you take P Top IV 40mg.
Q. How long does it take for P Top IV 40mg to work?
You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for P Top IV 40mg to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.
Q. Does P Top IV 40mg cause weight gain?
Although rare but long-term treatment with P Top IV 40mg may cause weight gain. The reason could be the relief from reflux symptoms which could make you eat more. Consult your doctor for any weight-related concern.
Q. Can I take alcohol with P Top IV 40mg?
No, alcohol intake is not advised with P Top IV 40mg. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of P Top IV 40mg, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.
Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?
P Top IV 40mg is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. You must refrain from caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.
Q. Can I take P Top IV 40mg for a long term?
P Top IV 40mg is usually prescribed for short term use only. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), P Top IV 40mg 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 P Top IV 40mg as advised by your doctor and under their supervision.
Q. Are painkillers safe to take along with P Top IV 40mg?
Yes, it is safe to take painkillers along with P Top IV 40mg. P Top IV 40mg prevents acidity and stomach ulcers associated with the intake of painkillers. P Top IV 40mg is taken 1 hour before a meal. On the other hand, painkillers are usually taken with, or after a meal to avoid stomach upset.
Q. Is a single dose of P Top IV 40mg sufficient?
No, a single dose may not be sufficient. However, with only a few doses of P Top IV 40mg you may get relief with the symptoms. P Top IV 40mg is usually needed only for a short term or upto 2 weeks for heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), P Top IV 40mg may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Please consult your doctor if you do not feel better even after taking P Top IV 40mg regularly for 2 weeks as prescribed.
Q. What are the long term side effects of P Top IV 40mg?
If P Top IV 40mg 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.