Gracid 20mg Tablet

Introduction to Gracid 20mg Tablet

Gracid 20mg Tablet is used to treat various stomach and digestive tract issues, such as duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, and moderate to severe reflux esophagitis.

  • It's specifically helpful for individuals with duodenal ulcers (found in the first part of the small intestine) and gastric ulcers (in the stomach lining), which can cause discomfort and complications.
  • Patients prescribed this medication should follow their healthcare provider's advice regarding the correct dosage and how long to take it.
  • It's important to promptly inform your healthcare provider about any ongoing symptoms or any adverse effects experienced while using this medication. 

How Gracid 20mg Tablet Works?

When a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much, stomach contents and acid can come back up into your esophagus and mouth, causing discomfort. Omez Capsule, part of a group called proton pump inhibitors, decreases stomach acid production, relieving heartburn and acid reflux pain.

How To Use Gracid 20mg Tablet

  • Take on an empty stomach.
  • Strictly follow the prescribed dose and duration for optimal results.
  • Comply with the medical advice provided by your healthcare professional.

Special Precautions About Gracid 20mg Tablet

  • Avoid prolonged use without medical supervision.
  • Consult a doctor if experiencing persistent stomach pain.
  • Inform healthcare providers about existing medical conditions.
  • Monitor for potential side effects.
  • Follow the prescribed dosage strictly.

Benefits Of Gracid 20mg Tablet

  • Provides relief from acid reflux.
  • Aids in healing gastric ulcers.
  • Reduces and prevents stomach acid.
  • Effective for managing GERD symptoms.

Side Effects Of Gracid 20mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

What If I Missed A Dose Of Gracid 20mg Tablet

If you forget a dose of the drug, take it ASAP. If close to the next dose, skip the missed one and stick to your usual schedule.  

  • Never double the dose. 
  • Always follow your routine and avoid changing it without consulting your healthcare provider.

FAQS

Gracid 20mg Tablet

Q. Can Gracid cause calcium deficiency and osteoporosis?

Gracid can cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones) as it decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency. This leads to an increased risk of bone fractures on long-term use, like hip, wrist or spine fractures. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Consult your doctor on ways to prevent this. Your doctor may advise you calcium or vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk.

Gracid 20mg Tablet

Q. For how long can Gracid be taken?

Take Gracid for as long as advised by your doctor. The duration of taking Gracid would vary depending on your condition. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.

Gracid 20mg Tablet

Q. Can I take Gracid with domperidone?

Gracid can be safely taken with domperidone as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone works by increasing the gut motility and Gracid decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.

Gracid 20mg Tablet

Q. Does Gracid cause vitamin deficiencies?

Gracid may cause vitamin B12 and vitamin C deficiency. When taken orally, vitamin B12 requires an acidic environment for its absorption from the stomach while Gracid causes a decrease in the gastric acid secretion. You may need to take vitamin B12 supplements along with it. The clinical significance of the decrease in vitamin C levels is not known, so vitamin C supplementation is not recommended.

Gracid 20mg Tablet

Q. What should I know before taking Gracid?

You should not take it if you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for HIV infection). Let your doctor know if you are suffering from any liver problems, persistent diarrhea or vomiting, black stools (blood-stained stools), unusual weight loss, trouble swallowing, stomach pain or indigestion. Tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you have or ever had an allergic skin reaction with Gracid. This medicine should not be given to children who are less than 1 year of age or whose body weight is less than 10 kgs. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking Gracid to avoid harmful effects on the baby.

Gracid 20mg Tablet

Q. Can Gracid be used in cardiac patients?

Patients with cardiac disease can take Gracid as prescribed by the doctor. However, Gracid can interact with certain drugs (e.g clopidogrel, digoxin) which might be used by a patient with an underlying cardiac disease. Patients taking Gracid and digoxin may need to be monitored for digoxin toxicity. Gracid decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects. Patients taking these medicines together need to be monitored closely by a doctor.

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Safety Advice For Gracid 20mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Alcohol

-Alcohol consumption can irritate the stomach lining and worsen acid reflux or stomach ulcer symptoms. -Therefore, alcohol intake is not advisable while being treated for these conditions.

Pregnancy

-It is generally considered safe for use during pregnancy.

Breast feeding

-It is generally considered safe for use during breastfeeding.-It can be used during breastfeeding as it's unlikely to pass into significant amounts in breast milk.

Kidney

-Generally, it's considered safe for the kidneys when used at prescribed doses. -Caution must be taken while using it.

Liver

-Generally, it's considered safe for the liver when used at prescribed doses. -It's crucial to use it cautiously in individuals with severe liver disease.

Driving

It is safe to drive if you does not feel any symptom; but if you feel nauseous after taking the medicine, avoid driving.

Alcohol

-Alcohol consumption can irritate the stomach lining and worsen acid reflux or stomach ulcer symptoms. -Therefore, alcohol intake is not advisable while being treated for these conditions.

Pregnancy

-It is generally considered safe for use during pregnancy.

Breast feeding

-It is generally considered safe for use during breastfeeding.-It can be used during breastfeeding as it's unlikely to pass into significant amounts in breast milk.

Kidney

-Generally, it's considered safe for the kidneys when used at prescribed doses. -Caution must be taken while using it.

Liver

-Generally, it's considered safe for the liver when used at prescribed doses. -It's crucial to use it cautiously in individuals with severe liver disease.

Driving

It is safe to drive if you does not feel any symptom; but if you feel nauseous after taking the medicine, avoid driving.

Health And Lifestyle

Making lifestyle changes, like avoiding trigger foods, eating smaller, more frequent meals, and losing weight if needed, can enhance the effectiveness of the medicine.

Drug Interaction

  • Anti HIV agents- Atazanavir and Nelfinavir

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • Oily and processed food
  • Spicy Food
  • Caffeinated beverages

Disease Explanation

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Duodenal ulcers are the sore forms in the duodenum (first part of small intestine); food enter here from stomach. Gastric ulcers are an open sore develop when stomach acid destroy internal protective lining of your stomach.

Update on: Saturday, 11 May, 2024

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Rakshita Garg