Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's
Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's belongs to the class of drugs known as Proton pump inhibitor which reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcer, Zollinger Ellison syndrome (overproduction of acid due to pancreatic tumour), duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer and Crohn’s Disease-associated Ulcers.
Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's helps in reducing the stomach acid by blocking the actions of an enzyme (H+/K+ ATPase or gastric proton pump). This proton pump lies in the cells of the stomach wall responsible for the release of gastric acid secretion damaging tissues in the food pipe, stomach and duodenum. Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's prevents the release of stomach acid and relieves symptoms of food pipe lining inflammation (esophagitis) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn.
Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's can be prescribed to the adults and children aged 12 years and over. It is better to take Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's an hour before a meal. Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Besides this, Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's is also available in liquid form for those who cannot swallow tablets or capsules. Do not take Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's for more than 4 weeks of duration without consulting the doctor. You can increase the efficacy of Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's by taking a small meal or snacks frequently. Try to avoid caffeine-containing beverages (coffee, tea), spicy/deep fried/processed foods, carbonated beverages, acidic foods like citrus fruits/vegetables (tomatoes).
An adult taking Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's might have common side effects like headache, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence, dizziness, and arthralgia (joint pain). In the case of children taking Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's might report upper respiratory tract infections (URI), headache, fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, rash, and abdominal pain. These side effects are temporary and may get resolve after some time however if this side persists contact the doctor.
Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers but should be taken only after consulting a doctor. Tell your doctor if you have stomach or intestinal cancer, liver problem, allergic to Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's or will have an endoscopy in the future. Prolonged intake of Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's may cause deficiency of Vitamin B12 and low level of calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D leading to osteoporosis.
Hyperacidity, Heartburn, Peptic ulcer
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An adult taking Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's might have common side effects like,
In the case of children taking Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's might report,
These side effects are temporary and may get resolve after some time however if this side persists contact the doctor.
You should avoid taking Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's if you are allergic to Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's or proton pump inhibitors, have gastric cancer, liver disease, low magnesium level (osteoporosis), low vitamin B12, pregnant or planning for pregnancy and breastfeeding mothers. Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's may interact with a blood thinner (warfarin), antifungal (ketoconazole), anti-HIV drug (atazanavir, nelfinavir), iron supplements, ampicillin antibiotic, anti-cancer drug (methotrexate). Let your doctor know if you are taking these medicines. Prolonged intake of Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's may cause lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory condition in which the immune system attacks its own tissues), Vitamin B12, and magnesium deficiency. Intake of Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's may mask the symptom of gastric cancer, so if you have any severe stomach pain or gastric bleeding (blood in mucous or stool) immediately consult the doctor.
Drinking alcohol with Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's may cause dehydration and elevate the level of stomach acid thereby decreasing its efficiency. So try to avoid, limit alcohol or contact doctor before intake of Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's.
It is not known whether Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's affects the baby or not. So, contact a doctor before intake of Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.
Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's passes into the breast milk. However, no evidence of risk has been reported. Please consult your doctor before intake of Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.
In some cases, Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's may cause dizziness, sleepy, or blur vision. If you observe these symptoms do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you feel better.
Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's should be taken with precaution in patients with liver disease.
Patients with kidney disease should consult a doctor before taking Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's.
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Prolonged intake of Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's may lead to atrophic gastritis (inflammation of stomach cells), Vitamin B12 deficiency and weakening of bones or osteoporosis (loss of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D). Your doctor may prescribe calcium, vitamin D or haemoglobin enhancing medications to cope with long term side effects.
No. Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's is not prescribed for stomach cancer. Do not take Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's until your doctor has prescribed you. Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's is only indicated for the treatment of hyperacidity, acid reflux symptoms (GERD), heartburn and Zollinger Ellison syndrome.
No. Gas and acidity are two different common discomforts. Acidity is caused when improper functioning of the valve (sphincter) is located at the junction of the stomach and food pipe. As a result stomach acid backflows and enters the upper part of the food pipe causing heartburn. On the other hand, gas is the result of the digestion of the food and drinks eliminating gases like carbon dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, methane, etc. from the body.
Yes. Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's can alter certain medical tests like neuroendocrine tumours (secretin stimulation test), and urine screening tests for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). So before undergoing such diagnostics test contact your doctor.
Prolonged intake of Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's may weaken your bone and lower haemoglobin level. Your doctor may prescribe you Vitamin B12 for enhancing haemoglobin and calcium/vitamin D/magnesium supplements for bone health.
No. Dupan-40mg Tablet 10's prevents excess production of stomach acid causing acid reflux and heartburn. If blood is coming in your stool or mucous immediately contact the doctor.
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