Aciloc 150 MG Tablet
Aciloc 150 MG Tablet is a very effective medicine to reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat and prevent stomach acid related disorders like heartburn and acid reflux disease.
Aciloc Tablet Uses
Aciloc Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Acid peptic disease
- Gastric ulcer
- Benign duodenal ulcer
- Inflammation of esophagus
- Inflammation of the esophagus
Aciloc Tablet - Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Aciloc Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Chest pain
- Swelling of lips
- Very low blood pressure
Aciloc Tablet - Precautions & How to Use
Before using Aciloc Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Do not take this medication if you are allergic to it
- Pregnant or planning to get pregnant
Expert advice for Aciloc Tablet
- Aciloc is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
- Take Aciloc before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
- If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Aciloc.
- Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
- Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Aciloc for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
If you miss a dose of Ranitidine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for Ranitidine
Q. How is Aciloc different from omeprazole?
Both Aciloc and omeprazole lower the amount of acid produced in the stomach. However, omeprazole is seen to be more effective in resolving heartburn in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in healing stomach and duodenal ulcers but has a slow onset of action. On the other hand, Aciloc provides quick relief and is sometimes used with omeprazole to help in relieving acidity for initial few days. However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Q. Is Aciloc an over the counter (OTC) drug?
No, Aciloc is not an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.
Q. Can I take Aciloc with azithromycin?
Yes, Aciloc can be taken with azithromycin. Aciloc may be given to lower the acid secretion caused by gastritis or stomach irritation caused by azithromycin. No drug-drug interactions or any additional harmful effects have been seen when they are used together compared to when they are used alone.
Q. Can the use of Aciloc cause constipation?
Yes, the use of Aciloc can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effect seen with Aciloc. Taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids can help in relieving constipation and can also help in decreasing acidity.
Q. Can I take Aciloc with prednisone?
Yes, Aciloc can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile have been when these are used together compared to when each drug is used alone.
Q. Can I take Aciloc with metoprolol?
Yes, Aciloc can be taken with metoprolol. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile have been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Q. Is Aciloc an antacid?
No, Aciloc is not an antacid. It belongs to the class of H2 blockers (antihistamines) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach while antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Q. Can I take Aciloc for the treatment of allergies or hives (urticaria)?
Aciloc can help in decreasing the redness of the allergies or hives (urticaria) when used along with antihistaminics like cetirizine by narrowing the blood vessels. However, this is not an approved use of Aciloc and should be used only when advised by a doctor.
Q. Does Aciloc expire?
Yes, Aciloc does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Aciloc after the expiry date.
Q. Can I take Aciloc with tramadol?
Yes, Aciloc can be taken with the tramadol. Aciloc may be given to lower the acid secretion caused by gastritis or stomach irritation caused by tramadol. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Q. Is Aciloc an antihistaminic drug?
Yes, Aciloc is an antihistaminic drug. It acts on histamine receptors in the stomach and blocks the action of a chemical messenger histamine (causes acid secretion in stomach) and hence decreases the acid production in the stomach.
Q. Is Aciloc safe?
Yes, Aciloc is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience at the doses advised like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Can I take Aciloc with doxycycline?
Yes, Aciloc can be taken with doxycycline. Aciloc may be given to lower the acid secretion caused by gastritis or stomach irritation caused by doxycycline. No drug-drug interactions or any change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.