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Acimed-CT Capsule 10's

Acimed-CT Capsule 10's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Nexmed Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Apr-26

About Acimed-CT Capsule

Acimed-CT Capsule is a combination medication used to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), indigestion, duodenal ulcers, erosive oesophagitis (acid-related damage to the lining of the oesophagus), infections caused by Helicobacter pylori when given along with an antibiotic, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. The stomach is usually protected from acid by a mucous layer. In some cases, due to excess acid production, the mucous layer gets eroded, which leads to complications like GERD, acidity, and peptic ulcers.

Acimed-CT Capsule contains Pantoprazole and Cinitapride. Pantoprazole works by blocking the action of an enzyme called gastric proton pump, which is responsible for the production of stomach acid. Cinitapride increases the pressure of the inferior oesophageal sphincter, thereby preventing the back-flow of food and acid from the stomach into the mouth. Together, Acimed-CT Capsule helps in preventing acid reflux, thereby providing relief from acidity and heartburn. 

You are advised to take Acimed-CT Capsule for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects, such as headache, flatulence, stomach pain, constipation, and diarrhoea. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.

Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Acimed-CT Capsule may cause dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Acimed-CT Capsule should not be given to children as safety has not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Acimed-CT Capsule as it could lead to increased drowsiness and can elevate the production of stomach acid. Keep your doctor informed about all the medicines and your health condition to rule out any side effects.

Uses of Acimed-CT Capsule

Treatment of Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison disease, and Heartburn.

Medicinal Benefits

Acimed-CT Capsule is a combination medicine used to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), indigestion, duodenal ulcers, erosive oesophagitis (acid-related damage to the lining of the oesophagus), infections caused by Helicobacter pylori when given along with an antibiotic, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Acimed-CT Capsule is a combination of two drugs: Pantoprazole and Cinitapride. Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that works by blocking the action of an enzyme called the gastric proton pump, which is responsible for the production of acid. Cinitapride is a gastro-prokinetic agent which increases the pressure of the inferior oesophageal sphincter, thereby preventing the back-flow of food and acid from the stomach into the mouth. Together, Acimed-CT Capsule helps in preventing acid reflux, thereby providing relief from acidity. Acimed-CT Capsule increases gastrointestinal motility by enhancing the strength of contractions without disrupting their rhythm; thus, it helps treat indigestion.

Directions for Use

Take Acimed-CT Capsule 30-60 minutes prior to food. Swallow Acimed-CT Capsule as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew or crush it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Acimed-CT Capsule

  • Headache
  • Flatulence
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea

Drug Warnings

Do not take Acimed-CT Capsule if you are allergic to any of its contents. Inform your doctor before taking Acimed-CT Capsule if you have severe liver or kidney problems; if you are due to have Chromogranin A test. Consult your doctor if you experience unexplained weight loss, stomach pain, indigestion, vomit food or blood, or if you pass black stools. On long-term treatment, Acimed-CT Capsule may cause osteoporosis, hypomagnesemia (low levels of magnesium), and may reduce the absorption of vitamin B12. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Acimed-CT Capsule may cause dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Acimed-CT Capsule should not be given to children as safety has not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Acimed-CT Capsule as it could lead to increased drowsiness and can elevate the production of stomach acid. Keep your doctor informed about all the medicines and your health condition to rule out any side-effects.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Acimed-CT Capsule may interact with pain killers (aspirin, naproxen), an antidepressant (duloxetine), hormone (levothyroxine), statins (atorvastatin), blood thinner (clopidogrel), vitamin (cyanocobalamin), a drug used to treat motion sickness (phenothiazine), cardiac glycoside (digoxin), anti-dopaminergic drugs (used to treat schizophrenia), anticholinergic drugs (used to treat overactive bladder and COPD) and opioid analgesics (used to relieve pain).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. Alcohol intake leads to increased production of stomach acid, thereby increasing acidity and heartburn.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have gastrointestinal bleeding, mechanical obstruction or perforation, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD), liver disease, bone fractures, or hypomagnesemia (low levels of magnesium).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • ASPIRIN
  • NAPROXEN
  • DULOXETINE
  • LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM
  • ATORVASTATIN
  • CLOPIDOGREL
  • CYANOCOBALAMIN
  • PHENOTHIAZINE
  • DIGOXIN

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat smaller meals more often.

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. Alcohol intake leads to increased production of stomach acid, thereby increasing acidity and heartburn.

  • Maintain a healthy weight by regular exercising.

  • Avoid lying down after eating to prevent acid reflux.

  • Avoid tight-fitting clothes as it might increase the pressure on the abdomen leading to acid reflux.

  • Practise relaxation techniques and avoid stress by doing yoga or meditation.

  • Avoid foods such as high-fat food, spicy food, chocolates, citrus fruits, pineapple, tomato, onion, garlic, tea and soda. 

  • Avoid sitting continuously as it may trigger acidity. Take a break of 5minutes every hour by doing brisk walking or stretching.

Special Advise

  • Inform your doctor before taking Acimed-CT Capsule  if you are due to have Chromogranin A test.

  • Regular monitoring of magnesium and vitamin B12 levels is advised if you are on long-term treatment with Acimed-CT Capsule .

  • Your doctor may recommend calcium and vitamin supplements if you are on long-term treatment with Acimed-CT Capsule .

Disease/Condition Glossary

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the food pipe (oesophagus). This backflow (acid reflux) irritates the food pipe and causes heartburn. Symptoms include heartburn, sour or bitter taste in the mouth, and difficulty swallowing. 

Peptic ulcers: Peptic ulcers are sores that develop on the lining of the stomach and intestine due to erosion of the stomach's protective lining. Symptoms include nausea, changes in appetite, bloody or dark stools, unexplained weight loss, vomiting, and indigestion. 

Indigestion: Indigestion is the feeling of fullness. It occurs due to slow gastric emptying. Symptoms include stomach pain, bloating, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.

Zollinger Ellison syndrome: It is a rare condition in which a gastrin-secreting tumour of the pancreas causes excessive acid production, leading to peptic ulcers.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Acimed-CT Capsule . Alcohol intake leads to increased production of stomach acid, thereby increases acidity and heartburn.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Consult your doctor before taking Acimed-CT Capsule if you are pregnant; your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Consult your doctor before taking Acimed-CT Capsule if you are breastfeeding; your doctor will decide whether Acimed-CT Capsule can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

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Driving

Caution

Acimed-CT Capsule may cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery unless you are alert.

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Liver

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. Consult your doctor before taking Acimed-CT Capsule if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

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Kidney

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. Consult your doctor before taking Acimed-CT Capsule if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.

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Children

Unsafe

Acimed-CT Capsule should not be given to children as safety and effectiveness were not established.

Country of origin

India
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FAQs

Acimed-CT Capsule treats Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison disease, and Heartburn.
Acimed-CT Capsule contains Pantoprazole and Cinitapride. Pantoprazole works by blocking the action of an enzyme called gastric proton pump, which is responsible for the production of stomach acid. Cinitapride increases the pressure of the inferior oesophageal sphincter, thereby preventing the back-flow of food and acid from the stomach into the mouth. Together, Acimed-CT Capsule helps in preventing acid reflux, thereby providing relief from acidity and heartburn. 
Diarrhoea might be a side-effect of Acimed-CT Capsule . Drink enough fluids and eat non-spicy food if you experience diarrhoea. If you find blood in stools (tarry stools) or if you experience severe diarrhoea, consult your doctor. Do not take anti-diarrheal medicine on your own.
Avoid lying down immediately after meals to prevent symptoms of acid reflux. After having meal try for 10-15 minutes of brisk walking, especially after having dinner. Raise the head of the bed 10-20 cm by putting a pillow so that the head and chest are above the waist. This helps in preventing acid reflux.
Acimed-CT Capsule contains pantoprazole which might increase the risk of bone fracture in the hip, spine or wrist due to decreased level of magnesium in bones. This mainly occurs in people taking higher doses of Acimed-CT Capsule for longer durations. Inform your doctor before taking Acimed-CT Capsule if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids.
Dry mouth could be a side-effect of Acimed-CT Capsule . Limiting caffeine intake, avoiding smoking and mouthwashes containing alcohol, drinking water regularly, and chewing sugar-free gum/candy might help stimulate saliva and thereby prevents drying of the mouth.

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