Zapacid 15 MG Capsule
Zapacid 15 MG Capsule belongs to a class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors which work by decreasing acid production in the stomach. It effectively controls pH of stomach secretions and acts as an alternate to intravenous pantoprazole in those who cannot swallow solid-dose formulations. It prevents and treats stomach and intestinal ulcers, oesophagitis, and other stomach conditions involving excess acid production such as zollinger-ellison syndrome. It is also used to treat frequent heartburns happening 2 or more times a week.
Some side effects of taking Zapacid 15 MG Capsule include nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation, and headache. Stop the medication and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any any serious side effects like seizure, kidney problems or symptoms of low magnesium in body. Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions before taking the medication :
- liver disease
- low magnesium level in your blood
- low bone mineral density
- trouble with swallowing
- bloody or black stools or vomit.
- unexplained loss of weight
- metabolic disorder
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby
Over the counter Zapacid 15 MG Capsule should not be given to anyone who is 18 years of age or younger. Initial recommended dose is 30mg, taken orally once daily for 8 weeks. Maintenance dose for Zapacid 15 MG Capsule is 15mg, taken once a day. Dosage may differ from person to person depending on their medical condition.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.
Peptic UlcerZapacid 15 MG Capsule is used for the treatment of ulcer of the food pipe, stomach, and small intestine.
Zollinger-Ellison SyndromeZapacid 15 MG Capsule is used to treat a condition where excessive amount of acid is produced in the stomach due to tumors in the small intestine.
Acid Related DyspepsiaZapacid 15 MG Capsule is used for the treatment of acid indigestion marked by severe heartburn in the stomach and chest.
Gastroesophageal Reflux DiseaseZapacid 15 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of a reflux disease where acid from the stomach and bile irritates the food pipe.
Helicobacter Pylori InfectionZapacid 15 MG Capsule is used to treat Helicobacter Pylori infection in combination with other medicines.
Erosive EsophagitisZapacid 15 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of severe ulcers caused by chronic acidity.
Multiple Endocrine AdenomasZapacid 15 MG Capsule is used for the relief of symptoms caused due to tumor in the endocrine system affecting stomach and intestine.
Systemic Mast Cell DiseaseZapacid 15 MG Capsule is also used for relieving the symptoms of a condition where mast cells are abnormally high in certain specific sites in the stomach, intestine, and other parts of the body.
Other Forms Of UlcersZapacid 15 MG Capsule is also used to prevent and treat ulcers in the stomach (Gastric) and small intestines (Duodenal) caused due to stress or pain medications.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-3 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine can be used by pregnant women only when necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women as it may cause some harm to the infant. However, if it is absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zapacid 15 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped.
Overdose instructionsContact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms may include confusion, stomach pain, severe diarrhea, dry mouth, nausea, and headache.
Zapacid 15 MG Capsule is 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
OsteoporosisSuitable adjustment in dosage and duration should be made for patients who are at risk for Osteoporosis related fracture. Established treatment guidelines should be strictly followed in such cases.
HypomagnesemiaReport any incidence of magnesium level imbalance in the body to the doctor. The imbalance could occur due to a disease or due to other medication used by the patient. Regular monitoring is recommended for patients taking Zapacid 15 MG Capsule in such cases.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
ClopidogrelReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative for reducing the stomach acidity while you are being treated with Clopidogrel.
KetoconazoleThis medicine should be used with Ketoconazole or other antifungals of the same group with caution. Inform the doctor about the usage of either of these medications so that safer alternatives can be prescribed.
MethotrexateZapacid 15 MG Capsule should not be used with Methotrexate. Use of either of the drugs should be reported to the doctor so that safer substitute could be prescribed.
WarfarinUsage of Zapacid 15 MG Capsule with Warfarin should be strictly monitored by the doctor. Suitable adjustment in dosage and monitoring of Prothrombin time is necessary to ensure safety. Any symptoms like unusual bleeding, swelling, vomiting, presence of blood in urine should be reported immediately.
NelfinavirThis medicine is not recommended for use when the patient is already taking anti-viral medications like Nelfinavir or other drugs used in the management of HIV Infection.
DigoxinThis medicine should be used with caution if the patient is on Digoxin. Prior usage of any of these drugs should be informed to the doctor. Any symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, disturbances in vision, and abnormalities in heartbeat should be reported immediately.
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