Aceclofenac + Paracetamol + Rabeprazole is a combination of two pain relievers (Aceclofenac + Paracetamol + Rabeprazole1, Aceclofenac + Paracetamol + Rabeprazole2) and a proton pump inhibitor (Aceclofenac + Paracetamol + Rabeprazole3). The pain relievers work by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). However, they may cause damage to the stomach lining. The proton-pump inhibitor is added to reduce acid secretion and prevent this damage.
Zix-RP Capsule is a combination of three medicines: Aceclofenac, Paracetamol and Rabeprazole. This medication helps in relieving pain and inflammation. Aceclofenac and Paracetamol work by lowering the levels of those chemical substances in the body which cause pain and inflammation. Rabeprazole helps in preventing the digestive problem that may occur due to Aceclofenac.
Q. Can I stop taking Zix-RP Capsule when my pain is relieved?
Zix-RP Capsule, when used for long-term pain relief, should be continued for as long as advised by your doctor. It can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.
Q. Can the use of Zix-RP Capsule cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Zix-RP Capsule can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small and frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Zix-RP Capsule cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Zix-RP Capsule can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
Q. Can the use of Zix-RP Capsule cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long-term use of Zix-RP Capsule can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protects them from damage. Use of painkillers lowers the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Zix-RP Capsule can increase the risks of side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea and can also damage your kidneys on long-term use. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses of this medicine, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Zix-RP Capsule?
Keep this medicine in the container or the 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 3rd Oct 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.