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Aciloc Inj is a medicine that is used as an antacid, an antireflux agent, and an antiulcerant. Belonging to a group of medications called histamine receptor antagonists, it helps reduce acidity and heartburn by decreasing the amount of acid released by the stomach cells.
Uses of Aciloc Inj
Aciloc Inj uses include the treatment of heartburn and acidity caused due to acid reflux disease and stomach ulcers. It is also used for the prevention of acidity caused by medicines like ibuprofen and diclofenac. Sometimes, it is used along with anaesthesia to prevent stress ulcers or aspiration of stomach acid and in combination with antibiotics for the treatment of stomach infections.
Contraindications of Aciloc Inj
- Allergy to ranitidine salt
Side effects of Aciloc Inj
Common Aciloc Inj side effects include headaches, liver problems, stomach pain, constipation, jaundice, unusual weakness, irregular heart rhythm, hair loss, and blurred vision. Some rare side effects include muscle and joint pain, swollen, tender, or leaking breasts, and impotence. Seek immediate medical help in case you face allergic reactions, kidney problems such as back pain, fever, pain when passing urine, blood in the urine, and changes in blood tests, severe stomach pain (this can be a serious condition called ‘pancreatitis’), or a slow/irregular heartbeat.
Precautions and Warnings of Aciloc Inj
Can I use Aciloc Inj during pregnancy?
Though it is safe to use Aciloc Inj during pregnancy, you should consult your doctor before using it.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
Yes, you can. There are no reported adverse effects of the medicine on breastfed infants.
Can I drive if I have taken the medicine?
The medicine does not affect one's driving ability. So, it is safe to drive after taking the medicine.
Can I consume alcohol if I have taken the medicine?
Alcohol causes acidity and heartburn. Thus, you should avoid consuming alcohol after taking the medicine to avoid worsening your symptoms.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You should avoid taking the medicine if you suffer from stomach cancer, liver or kidney problems, porphyria (a condition due to the excess of porphyrin pigment that may cause urine discolouration), or if you are above 65 years of age.
Mode of Action of Aciloc Inj
How Does It Work?
The presence of ranitidine salt in Aciloc Inj helps decrease the production of acid by the stomach cells. It acts as a histamine receptor antagonist that blocks histamine and reduces the acidity in the stomach.
Directions for Use of Aciloc Inj
The medicine can be used as a single injection into a muscle or as a continuous infusion into a vein as per the prescription of the doctor.
Interactions of Aciloc Inj
Interactions with other medicines
Interactions with food items
The medicine does not show any interactions with food.
Storage and disposal of Aciloc Inj
The medicine should be stored in a cool and dry place at room temperature.
Dosage of Aciloc Inj
Only take the Aciloc Inj dosage as prescribed. The symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, irregular heartbeat, confusion, drowsiness, low blood pressure, breathing difficulty, dilated pupils, sweating, and slurring in speech.
Missed a Dose
You can skip the missed dose and take the next one. There is no need to compensate for the missed dose. However, if you remember close to the actual dosage time, then you should take it as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I use Aciloc Inj for the treatment of stomach ulcers?
A: Yes, Aciloc Inj is commonly used for the treatment of stomach ulcers.
Q: What are the common side effects of using the medicine?
A: The common side effects of the medicine include headaches, liver problems, stomach aches, jaundice, weakness, irregular heartbeat, blurred vision, and hair loss.
Q: I am alllergic to ranitidine. Can I use Aciloc Inj?
A: You should not use the medicine in case of a known allergy to ranitidine.
Q: Should the medicine be administered in the muscle or the vein?
A: The medicine can be administered either in the muscle or the vein as per the prescription of the doctor.
Q: Can I drive after taking the medicine?
A: Yes, you can. The medicine does not affect one's driving ability.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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