ACILOC 150MG contains Ranitidine which belongs to a group of medicines called H2 receptor antagonists. It acts by reducing the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used for the treatment and prevention of ulcers of stomach and intestine. It also heals and stop problems caused by heartburn (acid in the food pipe) or indigestion. Ranitidine reduces the secretion of gastric acid stimulated either by food or drugs like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), often used to treat arthritis. It reduces gastric acid production by reversibly binding to histamine (H2) receptors present in the lining of gastric parietal cells.
Along with this treatment, your doctor might recommend you, to take enough rest and drink plenty of fluids. Sticking to simple meals and avoiding rich or spicy food can also be beneficial. Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol during this therapy, as it may reduce the chances of healing and worsen the ulcers. The most common side effects of taking this medicine are stomach pain, constipation or nausea, although not everybody gets them. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have stomach cancer, kidney problems, porphyria or diabetes. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
USES OF ACILOC 150 MG
Treat stomach and duodenal ulcers, heartburn (acid in the food pipe) and indigestion in both adults and in children above 3 years of age
Reduce infections in your stomach, when taken with antibiotics
Treat Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (a disease of pancreas which causes ulceration of the stomach, duodenum, gut and gullet)
Stop acid reflux, while under anesthesia during an operation
HOW ACILOC 150 MG WORKS
Ranitidine causes reversible binding to histamine (H2) receptors present in the lining of gastric parietal cells. Binding of histamine to H2 receptors triggers the production of stomach pain. Ranitidine selectively and competitively antagonizes the effects of histamine at H2-receptors and reduces the secretion of gastric acid.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always take ACILOC 150 MG as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy depending upon your age, weight and disease condition.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ACILOC 150MG
Allergic reactions (such as skin rash, flaking skin, swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, mouth or tongue, fever, sudden wheezing, fluttering or tightness of the chest, chest pain, feeling faint or collapse)
A change in the amount of urine passed and its colour
Slow or irregular heartbeats
Feeling sick (nausea)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Feeling sick (nausea):
Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal. Stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.
Eat fibre rich foods like fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Try to rest and relax. You can eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals. Keeping a heat pad on your stomach may also help. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
ACILOC 150 MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
ACILOC 150MG should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machines if your ability is affected by this medicine.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.
ACILOC 150MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
ACILOC 150MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ranitidine.
ACILOC 150MG should be taken with caution in patients with lung disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you:
Have stomach cancer, porphyria, unintended weight loss associated with acid indigestion, long term breathing problems, diabetes or any problems with your immune system
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
Medicines used for pain and swelling (including arthritis) such as indometacin or aspirin
Medicines used to treat diabetes (e.g. glipizide, or glibenclamide)
Medicines used to treat heart problems (e.g. procainamide, N-acetylprocainamide or propranolol)
Medicines used to induce sleep (e.g. triazolam or midazolam)
Medicines used to treat infections (e.g. raltegravir, atazanavir, delavirdine, ketoconazole, itraconazole or cefpodoxime)
Medicines used to treat cancer (e.g. erlotinib, gefitinib or lapatinib)
Warfarin (used to stop blood clots)
Lidocaine (a local anaesthetic)
Diazepam (used to treat anxiety)
Phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy)
Theophylline (used to treat long term breathing problems)
Sucralfate (used for stomach ulcers)