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Sompraz L Capsule Sr

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Levosulpiride, Esomeprazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 28, 2019

Sompraz L capsules are efficient against irritable bowel syndrome, acidity, Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease and stomach pain. The dosage depends on the degree of the disorder.

Sompraz L capsules may come with certain side effects like dizziness, lightheadedness, irregular menstruation, insomnia, exhaustion, rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, it may also cause high fever, sweating, development of breasts in men.

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers, if you are taking herbal medicines, if you had recently had surgery or suffering from gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, seizures or are allergic to it.

This medicine is prescribed only by doctors. It is usually taken thrice a day and you will see the medicine take action within an hour of taking it. If you overdose, you must immediately contact your doctor.

Sompraz L capsule is used to treat the following problems:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Stomach Pain

  • Acidity

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Associated Diarrhea

Common side effects of Sompraz L capsules are as follows:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of the medicine lasts for about twelve hours. The duration depends on the age and the severity of the disorder.

  • What is the onset of action?

    The medicine starts to become effective within an hour of it being administered.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not to be taken by women who are pregnant. It can have an adverse effect on both the mother and the child. Your doctor will weigh the pros and cons before prescribing it.

  • Is it habit forming?

    There is no sufficient data, that says that this medicine is habit forming or that people get addicted to it.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Mothers who are nursing their babies should not take this medicine as it can be passed on the baby through the mother’s milk. Then the side effects will manifest in the child as well.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    This medicine should not be taken with alcohol as that may make the side effects worse. it can lead to unbearable abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    You should definitely not drive after taking this medicine as it can make you dizzy and disorientation.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There aren’t many studies that explore if there is a link between kidney function and this medicine. If you are suffering from kidney problems, you should speak with your doctor who will regulate your dosage.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    It is not known if this medicine will impact the function of your liver. If you have been diagnosed with liver problems consult your doctor before you take this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Sompraz L Capsule Sr , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you remember when it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Taking this medicine in excess will not improve your ailment any sooner. In fact, it can lead to poisoning and severe side effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you overdose.

The drug works by selectively binding to dopamine receptors in the brain and the periphery. This action results in increased tone of muscles in the gastrointestinal tract. It also works as a proton pump inhibitor drug and binds to H+/K+-exchanging ATPase in gastric parietal cells, resulting in blockage of acid secretion.

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

    This medicine may react with medicines for heart ailments, epilepsy, dysplasia and allergies.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    You should not take this medicine with alcohol as that might make the side effects more intense.

  • Interaction with Food

    This medicine does not react adversely with food. But doctors generally advise people to consume this medicine on an empty stomach.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Sompraz L capsule may react with medicines that contain aluminium and magnesium, atazanavir, citalopram, diazepam, imipramine, nelfinavir and phenytoin.

Ques: What is Sompraz L Capsule Sr?

Ans: Sompraz l capsule sr is a medication which has Levosulpiride and Esomeprazole as active ingredients present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the release of acetylcholine (chemical messengers) in the brain. Sompraz l capsule sr is used to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines.

Ques: What are the uses of Sompraz L Capsule Sr?

Ans: This is used to treat conditions such as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Helicobacter pylori Infection and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. It also treats indigestion, heartburns, dyspepsia, peptic ulcer, mental disorders, and depression.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Sompraz L Capsule Sr?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Sompraz l capsule sr. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include Drowsiness, Gynecomastia, Constipation, Abdominal Pain And Cramps, Weight Gain, Fever, Excessive Sweating and Change In Heart Rate.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Sompraz L Capsule Sr?

Ans: Sompraz l capsule sr should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Sompraz l capsule sr. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is important to dispose of expired and unused medications properly to avoid adverse effects.

Ques: "Can Sompraz L Capsule be used for gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastric ulcers? "

Ans: Yes, gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastric ulcers can be treated with the use of Sompraz L Capsule Sr. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use sompraz l capsule sr before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is within 1 day to 3 DAYS, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same experience is not mandatory to everyone and so, it is not a recommended time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use sompraz l capsule sr ?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval upto which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor for the dosage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use sompraz l capsule sr empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The salts involved in this medication, work properly at an empty stomach. It is advised to consume this medication, 30 minutes before having food and at least 2 hours after having food. Taking it with food, can cause stomach upset. Please consult the doctor before use.
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About Sompraz L Capsule Sr
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