GASTROTSID. 10 mg. 28 capsules
GASTROTSID. 10 mg. 28 capsules
What Gastrotsid and what it is used
Gastrotsid contains the active ingredient omeprazole , which belongs to a group of medicines called ' proton pump inhibitors ' . They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces .
Gastrotsid use in adults for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (e.g., heartburn , reflux of acid heartburn pain ) and for the prevention of gastroduodenal ulcer caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID ) in a patient in need of continuous treatment thereto .
Reflux is return of gastric acid from the stomach into the esophagus which may lead to inflammation and the occurrence of his pain . This may be the cause of your symptoms , such as painful burning sensation in the chest , reaching down to the throat (heartburn) and a sour taste in the mouth ( acid regurgitation ) .
You may need to take the capsules for 2-3 consecutive days to achieve improvement of symptoms.
Talk with your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens after 14 days use.
2 . What you should know before taking Gastrotsid
Do not take Gastrotsid if:
you are allergic ( hypersensitive) to omeprazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6 ) ;
you are allergic to medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors (eg pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole , esomeprazole ) ;
taking a medicine containing nelfinavir ( HIV / AIDS infection).
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Gastrotsid
Gastrotsid not take more than 14 days without consulting a doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience relief or if you experience a worsening of symptoms. Gastrotsid may mask the symptoms of other diseases. Therefore, if any of the following events before taking Gastrotsid or while taking it , tell your doctor immediately :
Lose weight for no reason and have trouble swallowing ;
You have stomach pain or indigestion ;
Begin to vomit food or blood;
In case of black stools (blood in the faeces ) ;
If severe or persistent diarrhea ( omeprazole may slightly increase the risk of infectious diarrhea) ;
In the past you had a stomach ulcer or gastrointestinal surgery ;
You are treated continuously for 4 or more weeks to improve symptoms of indigestion or heartburn ;
Long time ( 4 or more weeks) suffer from indigestion or heartburn ;
You have jaundice or severe liver disease ;
You are older than 55 years and you are experiencing symptoms or new symptoms recently changed.
Other medicines and Gastrotsid
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking , have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Gastrotsid can affect the way some medicines work , other drugs may also have an effect on Gastrotsid .
Gastrotsid not take if you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir ( used to treat HIV / AIDS infection).
You should specifically tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking clopidogrel (used to prevent blood clots ( thrombi) ) .
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
Ketoconazole , itraconazole or voriconazole ( used for the treatment of infections caused by fungi) ;
Digoxin (used to treat heart problems ) ;
Diazepam (used to treat anxiety , relax muscles or in epilepsy) ;
Phenytoin (used in epilepsy) . If you are taking phenytoin, your doctor will monitor you when you start and when you stop taking Gastrotsid ;
If you are taking medications that are used to dilute your blood , such as warfarin or other vitamin K antagonists may be necessary for your doctor to monitor your condition when you start and stop taking Gastrotsid ;
Rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis) ;
Atazanavir (used to treat HIV infection ) ;
Tacrolimus ( organ transplants ) ;
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) ( used to treat mild depression) ;
Cilostazol (used for the treatment of intermittent claudication ( intermittent claudication ) ) ;
Saquinavir (used to treat HIV infection ) ;
Clopidogrel (used for the prevention of blood clots ( thrombi) ) .
Gastrotsid with food and drink
Gastro-resistant capsules should be taken before meals (breakfast or dinner) or fasting .
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant , ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine. Your doctor will decide whether to accept Gastrotsid during this time.
Driving and using machines
Gastrotsid is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or use machines . Possible dizziness and visual disturbances ( see section 4 ) . If you experience any of these symptoms , you should not drive or operate machinery.
Gastrotsid contains sucrose
If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine .
3 . How to take Gastrotsid
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor tells you . If you are not sure, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
The usual dose is one 20 mg capsule , or two capsules of 10 mg once a day for 14 days. Contact your doctor if the symptoms resolved after this period.
It may be necessary to take the capsules for 2 - 3 days in order to achieve an improvement in the symptoms.
Take this medicine
It is recommended that the capsules to be taken in the morning ;
The capsules should be swallowed with a glass of liquid;
The capsules should be taken before meals or on an empty stomach ;
The capsules should not be chewed or crushed .
What should you do if you have trouble swallowing capsules
If you have trouble swallowing the capsules , they must be opened and the beads can be mixed with a tablespoon of juice. The mixture should be taken immediately .
If you take more than you need Gastrotsid
If you take a higher dose than prescribed , you should immediately seek the advice of a doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Gastrotstsd :
If you forget to take a dose , take it as soon as you remember . However, it is time for the next dose , skip not taken . Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
4 . POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them .
If you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects , stop taking Gastrotsid immediately and call your doctor :
Suddenly appeared difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips , tongue and throat or body , rash, nausea , or difficulty swallowing ( severe allergic reaction) ;
Redness of skin blistering or peeling . It may also occur with severe blisters and bleeding in the lips, eyes , mouth, nose and genitals. This can be " Stevens -Johnson syndrome 'or ' toxic epidermal necrolysis' ;
Yellowing of the skin , dark urine, and fatigue , which can be signs of kidney problems .
The frequency of possible adverse events is shown in the table below :
Very common: affects more than 1 in 10 patients ;
Common: affects 1 to 10 of 100 patients ;
Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 of 1000 patients ;
Rare: affects 1 to 10 of 10 000 patients ;
Very rare: affects less than 1 in 10,000 patients ;
Not known from the available data can not be estimated .
Other side effects include:
Common side effects:
Effects on the stomach or gut: diarrhea, stomach pain, constipation, flatulence ;
Nausea or vomiting.
Uncommon side effects:
Swelling of feet and ankles ;
Disturbed sleep ( insomnia);
Dizziness , numbness, tingling feeling like " pins and needles" drowsiness;
Changes in liver function blood tests ;
Skin rash , urticaria ( hives) and pruritus ;
Feeling of malaise and lack of energy ;
Hip fracture , wrist or spine ( Gastrotsid if taken in high doses or for long periods of time) .
Rare side effects
Blood problems such as a reduced number of white blood cells or platelets. This can cause weakness, bleeding or increase the risk of infection ;
Allergic reactions, sometimes severe , including swelling of the lips , tongue and throat , fever , difficulty breathing ;
Low levels of sodium in the blood . This can cause weakness , vomiting and muscle cramps ;
Sense of excitement , confusion , or depression ;
Changes in taste ;
Vision problems , such as blurred vision;
Sudden onset of difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (bronchospasm ) ;
Dry mouth ;
Inflammation of the mouth ;
Infection called " thrush " which can affect the gut and is caused by fungi;
Liver problems , including jaundice, which causes yellowing of the skin , dark urine and fatigue ;
Hair loss ( alopecia ) ;
Skin rash when exposed to sunlight ;
Joint pain ( arthralgia) or muscle pain ( myalgia) ;
Severe kidney problems (interstitial nephritis) ;
Increased sweating .
Very rare side effects
Changes in the number of blood cells, including agranulocytosis (lack of white blood cell) ;
Seeing, feeling or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations ) ;
Severe liver problems leading to liver failure and inflammation of the brain;
Sudden onset of severe rash associated with blistering or peeling of the skin, which may be associated with fever and joint pain (erythema multiforme , Stevens -Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis) ;
Muscle weakness ;
Breast enlargement in men.
In very rare cases Gastrotsid can affect the white blood cells and lead to immune deficiency . If you have an infection with symptoms such as fever with a serious deterioration of your general condition, or fever with local infection symptoms such as pain in the neck , throat, or mouth, or difficulty urinating , you should consult your doctor as soon as possible , so the lack of white blood cells ( agranulocytosis) can be ruled out by a blood test . It is important to know that you currently taking this medicine.
If you are being treated with Gastrotsid for more than three months possible values of magnesium in your blood decrease. Symptoms of low levels of magnesium may be fatigue, involuntary muscle contractions , disorientation , convulsions, dizziness , increased heart rate . If you experience any of these symptoms , tell your doctor immediately. Low values of the magnesium can also lead to a lowering of the level of potassium or calcium in the blood. Your doctor may order regular blood tests to monitor the values of magnesium in your blood.
Do not be afraid of this list of possible side effects . You may not get any of them . If you get any side effects , talk with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any side effects not listed in this leaflet.
5 . How to store Gastrotsid
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the label , carton or blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Gastrotsid if you notice a change in the appearance of the capsules.
Packaged Capsules : Store below 30 ° C. Packages should be tightly closed to protect from moisture.
Blisters: Store below 25 ° C. Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required . These measures will help to protect the environment.
6 . Package Contents and more information
What does Gastrotsid
The active substance is omeprazole . Each capsule contains 10 mg or 20 mg of omeprazole.
Excipients are : sugar spheres (consisting of corn starch , sucrose and water) , methacrylic acid - ethyl acrylate (1:1 ) dispersion of hypromellose, talc , mannitol , macrogol 6000 , titanium dioxide ( E171 ), polysorbate 80 , disodium phosphate anhydrous , sodium lauryl sulfate .
Capsule shell : gelatin , water, titanium dioxide ( E171), quinoline yellow (E 104)
Gastrotsid looks like and contents of pack
10 mg: opaque yellow capsules ;
20 mg: opaque yellow capsules.
The capsule contains whitish ( ivory ) to creamy-white spherical microgranules .