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Aztec 150 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Indswift Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Ranitidine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Aztec 150 MG Tablet belongs to a drug group known as histamine-2 blocker. The drug reduced the amount of acid production in the stomach, effectively treating stomach and intestine ulcers. Moreover, the drug also helps control conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and zollinger-ellison syndrome which lead to excessive acid production in the stomach.

Patients need to be aware that Aztec 150 MG Tablet intake can increase the chances of succumbing to pneumonia. Its symptoms are pain in the chest, fever, coughing up slimy green snort and problems with breathing. Also make sure that you are not allergic to the drug. Make sure it is safe for you to consume Aztec 150 MG Tablet, if you suffer from health problems like liver, kidney disease and porphyria. Although the drug does not really harm an unborn child, ensure that you tell your doctor if you are pregnant. The drug does pass into breast build, thus let your doctor know if you are on the drug while breast feeding too.

The drug should be taken according to instructions given by the doctor. Do not change the dosage on your own. Aztec 150 MG Tablet is meant for oral consumption and should be swallowed immediately. Do not chew or let the effervescent tablet dissolve after you place it in your mouth. The amount of water used to dissolve the tablet depends on the dosage that you take. For instance, if you are taking 25 mg of Aztec 150 MG Tablet, dissolve it in 1 teaspoon of water. If you are taking 150 mg of Aztec 150 MG Tablet dissolve it in 6-8oz of water. The drug should be continued until the ulcer heals completely. Generally it takes about 8 weeks for an ulcer to properly heal.

Some common side effects of Aztec 150 MG Tablet include insomnia, dizziness, headache, tender or swollen breasts in case of men, diarrhea or even constipation and nausea which may be accompanied with vomiting.

Duodenal Ulcer
Aztec 150 MG Tablet is used for short term treatment of ulcers of the small intestine. It can also be used to prevent recurrence of ulcer in some patients.
Gastric Ulcer
Aztec 150 MG Tablet is used for the short term treatment of stomach ulcers that are benign. It is also used as a maintenance therapy after the ulcers have healed.
Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease
Aztec 150 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of a condition where the acid produced in the stomach causes irritation in the food pipe.
Erosive Esophagitis
Aztec 150 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of a condition where the food pipe is eroded due to prolonged acid reflux from the stomach.
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Aztec 150 MG Tablet is used to relieve the symptoms of this rare condition where the acid secretion in the stomach is abnormally high.
Hypersecretory Condition
Aztec 150 MG Tablet is used to prevent and treat conditions where the amount of acid secreted in the stomach is abnormally high.
Aztec 150 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in patients who have a known history of allergy to Ranitidine (the primary constituent of Aztec 150 MG Tablet) or any other component of the medicine.
Aztec 150 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in patients having this rare hereditary disease.
In addition to its intended effect, Aztec 150 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Moderate Common
Dizziness Moderate Common
Nausea or vomiting Moderate Less Common
Diarrhea Major Less Common
Stomach pain Moderate Less Common
Mental confusion Major Rare
Muscle pain Moderate Less Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Rare
Gynecomastia Major Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-6 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed after an hour of oral or intravenous administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Caution is advised while using this medicine during pregnancy. You should consult a doctor and use this medication only if the benefits outweigh the risks associated.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Caution is advised while using this medicine during pregnancy. You should consult a doctor and use this medication only if the benefits outweigh the risks associated.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Aztec 150 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Zydus Cadila
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Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Menarini India
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, fainting, and lightheadedness.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Gastro-intestinal bleeding Major
Use of Aztec 150 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if any symptoms indicating gastrointestinal bleeding exists. Consult your doctor if there is blood in vomit or the stools are bloody or black.
Porphyria Major
Aztec 150 MG Tablet should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of acute Porphyria.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if you experience prolonged heartburn or presence of blood in the vomit or stools.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Ketoconazole Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Use of Aztec 150 MG Tablet tends to make Ketoconazole less effective. Inform the doctor if the symptoms do not improve or worsen. Do not discontinue the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Loperamide Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be needed when both these medicines are taken together. Your doctor may prescribe alternative medicine if your intake of Loperamide is very high or you suffer have a heart condition.
Metformin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. An adjustment in dose and more frequent monitoring of blood level are advised when these two medicines are taken together.
Atazanavir Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Your doctor may adjust the dosage of Atazanavir when it is to be consumed along with Aztec 150 MG Tablet. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor.
Dasatinib Major
Report the usage of either of the medications to the doctor. It is advised to replace one or both of these medicines with alternates that do not interact. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting the doctor.
Pazopanib Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Use of these two medications together should be avoided. Your doctor may prescribe suitable alternatives in such cases.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have headache full day due to problem of gastric no medicines are working like ranitidine, etc so what I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have headache full day due to problem of gastric no medicines are working like ranitidine, etc so what I do?
1.Take paracetamol 500mg,1 tablet as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2.Drink plenty of water, have bland diet, continue rantac 150 mg twice daily before food 3.Take adequate rest
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I have stomach ache since August. I usually take ranitidine before Dinner and aristozyme after Dinner. But nothing happened. What more should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have stomach ache since August. I usually take ranitidine before Dinner and aristozyme after Dinner. But nothing ha...
Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water

I am suffering from acid and costipation since my childhood. I am 47 yrs old. Everyday I use to take medicine like ranitidine or sometimes rabeprazole.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from acid and costipation since my childhood. I am 47 yrs old. Everyday I use to take medicine like ra...
Get yourself screened up for upper gi endoscopy immediately to rule out any gastritis, gastric reflux, peptic ulcer disease. Till then continue with your medicines.

I have stomach pain from 4 days I took albendazole myself, doctor prescribed me ranitidine, norfloxacin&tinidazole. There is no use what I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have stomach pain from 4 days I took albendazole myself, doctor prescribed me ranitidine, norfloxacin&tinidazole. T...
1. Take bland diet, avoid oily, spicy, fried and junk food, 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take one tablet of meftal spas ds twice daily after food 4. Take one tablet of rantac150 mg twice daily before food 5. Consult doctor, if no relief.
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What are the side effects of taking ranitidine zentec for a long period. When it should be taken. Before meals or after meals.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the side effects of taking ranitidine zentec for a long period. When it should be taken. Before meals or aft...
If taken for two years continuesly than it can lead to Gynaecomastia and should be taken after food.

Popular Health Tips

Chewing Gum Is Marvellous for Your Brain

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
Chewing Gum Is Marvellous for Your Brain

Though we may think of chewing gum as something that is a recent thing for mankind, it is not so. Chewing gum or bark or chicle has been around for centuries now. Even the ancient civilizations like Aztec talk about chewing gums. With a lot of curiosity, studies were conducted to see what other effects chewing gums have.

As early as in 1939, Leta Hollingsworth did some detailed studies and came up with linkages between chewing gum and cognitive functions.

Over the subsequent years, though more detailed understanding of the chewing process and neural pathway is established, more correlation has been established. It has been shown to have benefits on memory, alertness, anxiety, improved learning and memory and hunger management.

What sort of a gum are you chewing, that also decides the effect it has. The texture, the flavor, and the density are some of the parameters that needs to be considered. The most common explanation is that chewing gum improves blood flow to the brain and therefore has these beneficial effects.

Chewing a gum induces what is known as mastication induced arousal. Mastication or chewing in layman terms, of the gum induces production of certain chemicals in the brain and also gives a form of physical exercise that promotes blood flow and thereby, improves performance. What is also interesting is that studies showed improved performance if gum is chewed before the test, but had no significant result if chewed during the test.

Chewing gum is also shown to reduce cortisol levels and that explains why anxiety is better managed by people who constantly chew gum. In addition, for people with depression too, this simple, easily available gum may be the best method of treatment. It has been shown to stimulate the ventral part of the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for causing depression.

In the workplace, it is not uncommon to see chew gums in the midst of meetings to improve their focus. Studies have actually shown a relation between chewing gum and improved focus, productivity, efficiency, and improved professionalism. When a survey was conducted at the end of the day, gum chewers reported higher levels of happiness being at the job and reduced fatigue and stress.

As a next level of confirmation, studies have been done where EEG and MRI scans have been done to establish the relationship between chewing gum and improved brain function. This needs some more corroboration, which will happen in the coming years, but the benefits of chewing a gum are for sure. Further, in order to prevent yourself from various ailments it is advisable to get your complete body check up done.

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7 Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum

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Dentist, Gurgaon
7 Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum

Chewing gum may be made popular as a style statement in the recent past, but in reality, it is as ancient as the Aztecs and the Mayans, who had the habit of chewing gum or bark. Over the years, numerous studies have been conducted to deep-dive into its benefits, and it has been found to be very beneficial.
With the recent fad of foods going sugar-free, chewing gums also left the sugar in them out.

For routine regular oral care, it is advisable to brush and rinse after each meal. However, in cases when one is not at home, this becomes a practical challenge. A good option is to chew a sugar-free gum after each meal, so that decay and gum disease are reduced to a large extent. This can be supplemented with a brushing or flossing as soon as it becomes available.

In addition to avoiding sugar load, there are other benefits of chewing sugar-free gum as listed below:

  • Kills microorganisms: It is believed that chewing sugar-free gum for about 10 minutes can kill up to 100 million bacteria in the mouth.
  • Stimulates production of saliva: The jaw movement that happens with chewing gum increases saliva production and flow. This helps in diluting the acids in the mouth, flushing out plaque, and removing food particles that are lodged in various areas.
  • Prevents decay: With improved salivary flow, the chances of dental decay are delayed. Studies comparing pH of the mouth before and after chewing gum have confirmed that sugar-free gums reduce the acidic level of the mouth, which is conducive for tooth decay. There is no actual sugar in the gum, thereby one of the factors required for decay is eliminated.
  • Xylitol: One of the main ingredients in sugar-free gums, it is shown to reduce the amount of bacteria that lead to decay in the mouth. This is an ingredient from fruits and vegetables and so good for the overall health.
  • Improves digestion: As is well known, the first step of digestion begins in the mouth. With improved salivary flow and increased chewing, food is digested to a greater extent leading to reduced incidence of acid reflux.
  • Boosts logic and memory: Chewing gum stimulates blood flow to the brain and stimulates the neural pathway. This has multiple benefits including improved memory, improved alertness and logical skills, reduced anxiety, and improved learning and memory.
  • Saves money: With all these benefits, especially reduced incidence of gum disease and tooth decay, it is estimated that a lot of money spent on dental treatments is saved.

So, the next time you see the sugar-free gum at the billing counter, there is no need to think too much about it, go for it!!

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Aphrodisiacs - Do They Really Work?

B.A.M.S., M.D.(A.M), EX-M.R.C.G.P., EX-M.R.S.H., EX-M.S.I.E.C.U.S, EX-M.S.S.S.S.
Sexologist, Mumbai
Aphrodisiacs - Do They Really Work?

Aphrodisiacs are certain foods believed to enhance passion and romance. They derive their name from ‘Aphrodite’, the Greek goddess of love; which makes their application kind of obvious.

Using foods and drinks to ignite desire is nothing new. People have been consuming a variety of foods over the centuries, believing that it will help them perform better or will make the experience more intense.  

But, do they really work?

1. Not always sweet: The humble chocolate made from cacao beans has been touted as a magical sexual elixir for centuries. According to legend, Montezuma, an Aztec leader, drank nearly 50 cups of chocolate in a day. He believed all that chocolate will enhance his promiscuity (he probably only increased his insulin levels). However, it is not all hearsay, chocolate does have some scientific basis. Chocolate boosts serotonin and has phenylethylamine (a mood-lifting compound) and this connects them to stimulation and arousal.

The catch in this is that you would have to consume a sickening amount of chocolate if you wanted the total benefit. You would get an upset tummy before the chocolate starts working.

2. Alcohol is not your friend, not really: Alcohol has persisted as a mystic love potion for years. This is mostly due to the fact that ancient Persians who believed that if newlyweds drank mead (a fermented concoction of spices, berries, water and honey) for a month after their marriage, it promoted desire and fertility. The word ‘honeymoon’ originated from this practice and the belief that alcohol boosts sexual abilities started from here as well. There is actually no scientific basis backing this claim up.

While a glass of alcohol may help in the night getting started, too much of it actually has an anaphrodisiac effect. It can, as a matter of fact, decrease your libido.

3. Mythical oysters: The original playboy of Italy, Casanova swore by oysters and so do people now. But the effect of oysters is generally mythical, as no one is actually sure how it helps and how much of it will help.  Casanova apparently ate 50 oysters a day, which will only make you feel really full and uncomfortable in reality (it could even warrant multiple trips to the bathroom).

However, oysters do contain zinc, which has been linked to increase the production of testosterone. As mentioned above, it still requires research as to how oysters really affect libido.

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Seeds That You Must Include in Diet

MSc. Foods & Nutrition, BSc. Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Seeds That You Must Include in Diet

Akin to nuts, seeds consumed in their raw form also provide essential nutrients such as Vitamin E, mono-saturated fats and fibre to your body and can help in keeping the body and heart healthy and free of diseases. The following seeds are powerhouses of energy and should be added to your diet immediately:

  1. Chia seeds: Chia seeds, which were used in Aztec remedies once upon a time, are currently classified under the super food category. These seeds are packed with fiber and contain Omega-3 which are very good for your body. Chia seeds are often referred to as the complete “protein package”, as they contain low level of amino acids which is why they are effective in lowering hypertension and keeping your junk food yearnings at bay.
  2. Sunflower seeds: These edible seeds extracted from the sunflower plant are underrated and usually thrown away. However, they are packed Vitamin B which consists of folate and vitamin E, all of which are effective antioxidants and help in maintaining a smooth shaft of hair and protect your skin from diseases. Apart from Vitamins, these seeds are loaded with proteins and other essential fats.
  3. Sesame seeds: Unique in their chemical structure, the positive quality of sesame seeds has been harped upon by our ancestors since a long time. Sesame seeds are rich in zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and fiber. These seeds contain fibers known as lignans, which are useful in fighting cholesterol and can help prevent an array of health problems such as liver damage and Post Menstrual Syndrome (PMS).
  4. Pumpkin seeds: Certain research studies claim that pumpkin seeds might thwart the growth and spread of cancerous cells in the male prostate area. These seeds are also loaded with a particular type of anti-oxidant known as carotenoid which is known to block the entry of disease spreading germs, thereby strengthening your immunity system. Apart from carotenoids, these seeds also contain phytosterols which help in maintaining stable cholesterol levels. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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Stomach Ulcers - Ways To Treat It!

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Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Stomach Ulcers - Ways To Treat It!

A stomach ulcer or gastric ulcer refers to the defects or breakdown in the mucosal lining in the stomach. The stomach contains acid, which helps in digestion and any break in the tissue lining may result in severe pain or bleeding in some cases. The pain is usually felt in the abdomen. Also, check out Stomach Aches and Pains in Kids.

Stomach ulcers cause great discomfort and should be treated effectively. Here are the primary ways for treating stomach ulcers:

  1. Antibiotics: In the case of H. pylori infection, you should take a course of more than two antibiotics, to be taken twice a day and must be continued for a week. Antibiotics such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin or metronidazole may be used in case of such stomach ulcers. However it is always recommended to consult a specialized doctor before consuming any of these medicines. After several weeks of using the antibiotics, you should get a test done for detection of H. pylori bacteria. If they are still present, you have to take different antibiotics.

  2. Proton Pump Inhibitors: Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs helps in the reduction of the amount of acid produced by the stomach. This prevents damage to the ulcer and lets it heal naturally. PPIs are generally taken for four to eight weeks. The most common PPIs which are used for treating stomach ulcers are omeprazole, pantoprazole and lansoprazole.

  3. H2 Receptor Antagonists: H2 receptor antagonists reduce the production of stomach acid and function the same as PPIs. The most common H2 receptor for treating stomach ulcers is ranitidine. Consult a doctor for all stomach related problems.

  4. Antacids/ Alginate: All measures to treat stomach ulcers take several hours to show results. Your doctor may prescribe antacid medications for neutralizing the stomach acid. This will provide relief for the moment, but the relief is quite temporary and for a short span of time. By this time, the strong medicines most likely start working. There is a certain antacid medicine known as alginate. This develops a protective coating on the stomach lining. Antacids are available at all over the counter medicine stores and you should consult your doctor to get the best antacid which would work effectively on your stomach ulcer symptoms. You should take antacids before going to sleep or after taking meals.

  5. Natural Remedies: Stomach ulcer can also be treated at home using natural remedies. Medicines may sometimes cause further digestive complications, so home remedies are much more easy to follow and do not have side effects. The best way is to follow a proper diet, which is comprised of certain food items that help in curing stomach ulcers. You should consume bananas, honey, garlic, green leafy vegetables like cabbage, licorice and capsaicin.

Stomach ulcers cause great pain and also bleeding in several cases. Proper treatment procedures should be taken in case of stomach ulcer. There are many medical remedies, as well as home remedies for treating stomach ulcers. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Aztec 150 MG Tablet
When is Aztec 150 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Aztec 150 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Aztec 150 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Aztec 150 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Aztec 150 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Aztec 150 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Aztec 150 MG Tablet?