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Sompraz 40 MG Tablet : Uses, Side Effects and Dosage

Sompraz 40 mg tablet is used in treating medical conditions caused by excessive production of acid in the stomach. These medical ailments may include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and Helicobacter pylori infections. It is classified as a proton pump inhibitor. 

 

Nature of Sompraz 40:                    Proton Pump Inhibitor
Composition of Sompraz 40:                                       Esomeprazole
Uses of Sompraz 40:Gastric ulcer/ Peptic ulcer, Gastrin-secreting tumor, Erosive Esophagitis, Zollinger Ellison Syndrome, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Helicobacter pylori infection
Side effects of Sompraz 40:Headache, Skin rashes, Joint Pains, Flatulence, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, pain at the injection site, increased chances of bone fracture (if taken for a longer duration), Difficulty in breathing, swelling of lips, face, eyelids, hands and feet, irregular heartbeat and more.
Precautions of Sompraz 40:Allergy, Liver or Renal disease, Immune disorder, Breastfeeding, Pregnancy

 

Sompraz 40 mg tablet can also help to prevent stomach ulcer which is caused due to the intake of any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID). Sompraz 40 mg tablet is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals India Limited.

 

Uses and Benefits of Sompraz:

Sompraz is used to treat and prevent

  • Duodenal (intestinal) and gastric (stomach) ulcers
  • Ulcers caused by stress or various medicines like pain medications
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease, in which excess bile causes irritation in the esophagus or food pipe.
  • Erosive Esophagitis (ulcers caused by severe and chronic acidity)
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, in which tumors in the small intestine increase acid production.
  • Helicobacter pylori infection, a common cause of ulcers and inflammation in the stomach and intestines.

 

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Side Effects of Sompraz:

Administering Sompraz may cause a few unwanted side effects. Some common side effects of Sompraz are 

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in the abdominal area
  • Flatulence
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weakness
  • Fever
  • Skin Rashes
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling of the face, hands, and feet.

This is not a complete list of side effects. If the patient experiences these effects in a severe manner, or for a prolonged period of time, inform the doctor immediately.

 

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Common Dosage of Sompraz:

The dosage of Sompraz is based on

  • History of drug reaction/ allergy
  • Severity of disease
  • Reaction to the first dose
  • A medical condition of the patient/ health history
  • Patients with liver or kidney disease should consult the doctor before consuming the tablet

In case if the symptoms get worst, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention.

Sompraz tablet should be taken at a fixed time and for the duration prescribed by the doctor. The tablet has to be swallowed whole, and should not be broken, crushed or chewed. This tablet must be taken on an empty stomach. It is advised to continue the prescribed course of Sompraz  and to not stop it once the patient feels better.

  • Missed Dose : If the patient missed the dose then it is advisable to take it as soon as remember. But if it’s already time to take the next dose then skip the missed dose and take Sompraz  as per schedule dosage.
  • Overdose : If the patient has taken overdose of Sompraz then it is advised to seek immediate medical attention.

 

Sompraz 40 MG Tablet Composition and Nature:

Sompraz tablet contains 40 mg of Esomeprazole. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, which works by reducing the production of the acid in the stomach.

 

Sompraz Price in India:

Quantity of the tablet    Price (INR)
A strip of 15 tablets106.00

 

How to use Sompraz?

The dosage of the tablet should be decided by the doctor. Sompraz should be taken empty stomach (at least half an hour before food) for better results. It is advisable to take the drug at a fixed time. Don’t chew it, break it or crush it.

 

How Sompraz 40 MG Works?

Sompraz contains esomeprazole, which is a proton pump inhibitor. This medicine operates by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach, which treats gastric disorders like acidity, heartburn and ulcers.

 

When Sompraz 40 Mg Tablet is prescribed?

The doctor may prescribe Sompraz 40 mg tablet in conditions such as

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Sompraz 40 MG Tablet can be used for the treatment of reflux disease in which acid produced in the bile and stomach irritates the food pipe.
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: Sompraz 40 mg tablet is very effective to treat a condition where an excessive amount of acid is produced in the stomach due to tumors in the small intestine.
  • Helicobacter pylori Infection: Sompraz 40 mg tablet can be used in combination with other medicines to treat Helicobacter Pylori infection.
  • Erosive Esophagitis: This tablet can be used for the treatment of severe ulcers caused due to chronic acidity.
  • Other forms of Ulcers: Sompraz 40 MG Tablet can be used to treat and prevent gastric ulcers in the stomach and small intestines. It can also be used to prevent ulcers caused because of certain pain and stress medications.

 

 Warnings/Precautions: When to avoid Sompraz 40 MG Tablet?

There are some precautions and warnings which must be kept in mind while consuming Sompraz 40 mg tablet. These may include:

  • The interaction of alcohol with Sompraz is not known. It is suggested not to take the tablet after taking alcohol.
  • Sompraz tablet should be used with caution during pregnancy, as the drug may have some unwanted effects on the fetus. Discuss the risks and benefits of using Sompraz with the doctor.
  • Sompraz tablet is safe to use during lactation. Research has shown that the tablet does not have any effects on the baby if it passes into the breast milk.
  • Sompraz is not safe to use when driving or operating heavy machinery as it may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
  • Patients with kidney diseases can use Sompraz safely.
  • Patients with liver diseases can use Sompraz, after dose adjustment. However, those with severe problems are advised not to use Sompraz.
  • Taking Sompraz 40 mg tablet for a very long duration may weaken the immune system, making the patient vulnerable to infections and skin disorders.
  • Sompraz tablet may cause severe diarrhea. Inform the doctor if the patient experience chronic diarrhea.
  • Sompraz tablet may decrease magnesium levels in the blood. It is advised to consult the doctor.
  • Sompraz tablet should not be taken by those with osteoporosis, as it reduces the calcium levels in the body. It is suggested to consult the doctor.
  • Prolonged use of Sompraz tablet may reduce the absorption of Vitamin B. It is recommended to take supplements after consulting the doctor.

 

Sompraz 40 Substitutes:

Other medicines can be used in place of Sompraz 40 mg tablet. Some of these substitutes:

  • Nexpro 40 mg tablet: It is manufactured by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited and has the same ingredients and effects as Sompraz 40 mg tablet.
  • Neksium 40 mg tablet:This tablet is manufactured by AstraZeneca and has the same composition and uses as Sompraz 40 mg tablet.
  • Esomac 40 mg tablet: It is manufactured by Cipla Limited and has the same ingredients and effects as Sompraz 40 mg tablet.
  • Raciper 40 mg tablet: This tablet is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited  and has the same composition and uses as Sompraz 40 mg tablet.

 

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Sompraz Interactions:

Interaction with Medicines:

There are some medications that may not interact well with Sompraz 40 mg tablet. Some of these are:

  • Medicines that contain Ritonavir, Indinavir and Nelfinavir do not interact well with Sompraz 40 mg tablet.
  • Anti-fungal medicines containing Ketoconazole should not be used with Sompraz tablet.
  • Medicines that prevent clotting in the blood like Clopidogrel should not be used with Sompraz tablet.
  • Medicines like Methotrexate should not be used with Sompraz tablet as they will not interact well.
  • Medications that treat cardiac problems like Digoxin do not interact well with Sompraz tablet.

Interaction with Disease:

  • Patients with severe liver diseases should not use Sompraz 40.
  • Patients with osteoporosis are advised not to use this medicine, as Sompraz may further weaken the bones.
  • It is advised that patients should inform their doctor about the use of Sompraz when taking a neuroendocrine or carcinoid tumor test, as it may affect the results.

Interaction with Alcohol: 

  • It is advisable not to take Sompraz with alcohol as it may cause an adverse reaction.

 

 Variants of Sompraz 40:

Following are the medicine variants of Sompraz 40 mg tablet:

  • Sompraz 40 mg Injection
  • Sompraz D 40 capsule
  • Sompraz Fast 40mg tablet

 

Medicines that should not be taken with Sompraz:

Listed below are some medicines that should not be taken with Sompraz:

  • Magnesium hydroxide
  • Clobazam
  • Diazepam
  • Clonazepam
  • Alprazolam
  • Phenytoin
  • Lorazepam
  • Roxithromycin
  • Methotrexate
  • Clopidogrel
  • Antacids
  • Aprepitant

 

How to Sompraz 40 Mg Tablet?

  • Store Sompraz 40 in a cool and dry place away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Keep it away from the reach of the children.
  • Keep it away from pets.
  • Don’t flush the drug until not instructed.
  • Don’t freeze or refrigerate.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

1) Is it safe to use Sompraz 40 mg tablet with birth control pills?

Ans: Yes. It is safe to use Sompraz 40 mg tablet with birth control medications as non harmful interactions have been found.

 

2) Can taking Sompraz 40 mg tablet cause weight loss?

Ans: Sompraz 40 mg tablet may lead to a decreased appetite, which may lead to an associated fall in weight.

 

3) Is it safe to take Sompraz 40 mg tablet tablet when undergoing dialysis?

Ans: Yes, Sompraz 40 mg tablet may be used during dialysis. However, consult your doctor before doing so.

 

4) What is Sompraz 40 mg tablet used to treat?

Ans: Sompraz 40 mg tablet is used to treat various gastric diseases including Gastric ulcer/ Peptic ulcer, Gastrin-secreting tumor, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Erosive Esophagitis, Zollinger Ellison Syndrome and Helicobacter pylori infection.

 

5) What are the side effects of Sompraz 40 mg tablet?

Ans: Like other medicines, Sompraz 40 mg tablet also has some side effects such as

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Flatulence
  • Gynecomastia
  • Dizziness
  • Joint pains
  • Galactorrhea
  • Increased chances of bone fracture (when taken for a longer duration)

 

6) What is Sompraz 40 mg tablet used for?

Ans: Sompraz 40 mg tablet is very effective in the medical ailments caused by the excessive production of acid in the stomach. The conditions may include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and Helicobacter pylori infections.

 

7) Is it safe for pregnant women to consume Sompraz 40 mg tablet?

Ans: Sompraz 40 mg is not recommended to be taken by pregnant women as it may cause unwanted effects to the fetus. Consult a doctor before consuming this.

 

8) Can Sompraz 40 mg tablet help counter iron deficiencies?

Ans: No, Sompraz 40mg tablet can’t help counter iron deficiencies. Consult a doctor before taking this drug.

 

9) How long does Sompraz 40 take to show signs of improvement in the patient’s conditions?

Ans: Improvements in one’s condition can be seen within an average duration of 16-18 hours. However, one must consult the doctor in case no signs of improvement are noted.

 

10) What is the common dosage of Sompraz 40?

Ans: Usually, Sompraz 40 is advised to be taken empty stomach (at least half an hour before having the meal). Sompraz should be taken with a glass full of water. Consult a doctor before taking this.

 

11) Can Sompraz 40 be consumed on an empty stomach?

Ans: Yes, Sompraz 40 can be taken empty stomach (at least half an hour before having the meal) for better results.

 

12) Is it safe to operate heavy machinery or drive a vehicle after taking Sompraz 40?

Ans: No, it is not recommended to operate heavy machinery or drive a vehicle after taking Sompraz 40 as the consumption of it may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Consult a doctor before taking this tablet.

 

13) Is Sompraz 40 habit forming? 

Ans: No, Sompraz 40 is not habit forming or addictive. However, one must consult a doctor before taking it.

 

14) I missed a dose of Sompraz 40. What should I do?

Ans: In case you have missed a dose of Sompraz 40, then take it as soon as you remember. However, the patient should not consume extra doses to make up for the mixed dose. 

 

15) How Sompraz 40 works?

Ans: The active ingredient Esomeprazole of Sompraz 40 mg tablet belongs to the group of proton pump inhibitor, which reduces the production of acid in the stomach. Thus it inhibits acid secretion and prevents heartburn and gastric ulcer disease.

 

16) Is Sompraz 40 Mg Tablet allergic to any food?

Ans: Any allergy to food is not reported yet but it is advised to consult the doctor before consuming this. 

 

17) Why Sompraz 40mg tablet is prescribed?

Ans: Sompraz 40 mg tablet is prescribed by the doctor to prevent and treat conditions such as 

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A condition in which acid produced in the stomach and bile irritates the food pipe.
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: A condition where an excessive amount of acid is produced in the stomach due to tumors in the small intestine.
  • Helicobacter pylori Infection: An infection which causes an ulcer in the small intestine
  • Erosive Esophagitis: A condition caused by chronic acidity.

 

18) At what frequency the patients need to use Sompraz 40mg?

Ans: It should be taken empty stomach (at least half an hour before the meal). It is advised to take it as per doctor’s prescription.

 

19) Can I immediately stop taking the Sompraz 40mg tablet?

Ans: There are various medicines that can be stopped immediately as it may cause an adverse effect. Please consult the doctor before stopping the consumption of Sompraz 40mg tablet.

 

20) When to avoid Sompraz 40mg?

Ans: It is advisable not to take Sompraz 40 mg tablet in the following conditions:

  • Patients with moderate to severe kidney disease
  • Patient with liver disease
  • Allergic to any component of the disease

 

21) What are the effects of Sompraz 40mg on organs?

Ans: Sompraz 40 tablet should be administered with caution to the patient facing renal or liver disease. It is advised to take Sompraz only after consulting the doctor.

 

22) What are the storage requirements for Sompraz?

Ans: Following are the required conditions for the storage of Sompraz:

  • It should be stored in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep it away from the reach of children.
  • Keep it away from the reach of pets.
  • Don’t flush the drug until not instructed.
  • Don’t freeze or refrigerate.

 

23) What are the pro tips that should be taken care while administering Sompraz 40 mg tablet?

Ans: Following are some of the things that should be taken care while taking Sompraz 40 mg tablet:

  • It may cause difficulty in the absorption of vitamin B12, therefore causes deficiency of vitamin B12.
  • It may increase the risk of bone fracture if used in larger doses and for the larger duration.

 

24) It Sompraz 40mg tablet an over the counter medicine?

Ans: Yes, Sompraz 40mg tablet is an over-the-counter drug. 

 

25) What are the contradictions associated with Sompraz 40mg tablet?

Ans: Following are some of the contraindications related to Sompraz 40mg tablet:

  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Broken bone
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Inadequate vitamin B12
  • Clostridium difficile bacteria related colitis
  • Low amount of magnesium in the blood

 

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Last updated on : 21-02-2019

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