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Gelupan D Capsule

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By PFIZER LTD
10 Capsule(s) in Strip
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Therapeutic classification:

Antacid And Anti-emetic
therapy

Medical Description

Gelupan D Cap contains Pantoprazole and Domperidone, an anti-reflux medicine.

Uses of Gelupan D Cap

It is used in the treatment of gastrointestinal reflux disease, not responding to pantoprazole alone. This condition leads to acid regurgitating from the stomach into the food pipe, causing heartburn, chest discomfort or acidity.
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Contraindications of Gelupan D Cap

  • If you are allergic to Pantoprazole or Domperidone or any of the ingredients of this medicine
  • If you are taking any product containing Rilpivirine
  • If you have stomach or intestinal bleeding or obstruction
  • If you are suffering from liver or kidney disorder
  • If you have any tumor of the pituitary gland (prolactin pituitary tumours)
  • If you have serious heart problems like congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems or electrolyte imbalance

Side effects of Gelupan D Cap

  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Rash
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Decreased magnesium in blood
  • Polyps in the stomach
  • Irregular menses, breast enlargement, breast swelling

Precautions and Warnings of Gelupan D Cap

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Gelupan D Cap during pregnancy?
A:
  • The components of this medicine might harm your unborn baby
  • Do not use this medicine during pregnancy
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Gelupan D Cap while breastfeeding?
A:
  • This medicine passes into breast milk in small amounts and might affect your baby
  • Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding. After assessing the benefits over risks, your doctor might change the medicine or ask you to stop breastfeeding or closely monitor the baby

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Gelupan D Cap?
A:
If you experience headache, dizziness, drowsiness and visual disturbances, it is advisable not to drive or use machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Gelupan D Cap?
A:
There are no interaction reported between this medicine and alcohol. However, alcohol is known to increase acidity and can make your acidity worse.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop watery diarrhoea or fever after taking this medicine
  • You experience black stools
  • You have a stomach tumour or cancer
  • You have a history of fractures or have osteoporosis or taking steroids
  • On exposure to sun, you get rash on your skin, stop your treatment and inform your doctor as soon as you can
  • You are on this medicine for a long time. Your blood magnesium levels may drop. Your doctor may perform regular tests for the same
  • Taking this medicine for more than one year may increase chances of developing bone fractures
  • You have serious heart problems like congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems and electrolyte imbalance
  • You have liver and kidney disease or kidney failure
  • You are taking medicines to treat infection or you have HIV
  • You need to go through a regular checkup if you are taking this medicine since last one year

Mode of Action of Gelupan D Cap

How Does It Work?

  • A pump called the proton pump in the stomach is responsible for the secretion of stomach acids
  • Pantoprazole binds to this proton pump in stomach cells, thus blocking acid secretion
  • Domperidone increases the motility of stomach, intestines; so that acid does not reflux back into the food pipe

Directions for Use of Gelupan D Cap

It should be taken as a whole with sufficient amount of water, preferably in the morning before food.

Interactions of Gelupan D Cap

Interactions with other medicines

  • This medicine contains Pantoprazole and Domperidone. Any interactions seen with these two components when taken alone may occur with this combination.
  • Medicines used to treat HIV infection like Atazanavir
  • Medicines used to thin the blood like Warfarin
  • Do not take this medicine along with Methotrexate
  • Medicines used to treat fungal infections like Ketoconazole, Itraconazole and Posaconazole
  • Medicines used to treat infections (antibiotics) like Erythromycin
  • Medicines used to treat heart diseases or medicines that may affect your heart

Interactions with food items

To be taken on an empty stomach. There are no known interactions with food or beverages. However, nicotine, caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate and cola) and alcohol can stimulate stomach acid or delay ulcer healing and hinder the treatment process.
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Storage and disposal of Gelupan D Cap

  • Store this medicine below 25°C
  • Protect it from light
  • Keep it out of the reach of children

Dosage of Gelupan D Cap

Overdose

  • Overdose symptoms may lead to uncontrolled muscle movements, aggression, fits, sleepiness, slurred speech, anxiety etc.
  • If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What are the precautions I need to take before taking this medicine?

  • You need to tell your doctor if you have any heart, liver or kidney problem
  • Check if you have low levels of magnesium or vitamin B12
  • You should avoid the use of this medicine for a prolonged time
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines for treating HIV

Q: What is GERD?

A: GERD stands for gastro-intestinal reflux disorder. There is a valve-like structure in between stomach and food pipe, which allows food to pass from food pipe into the stomach. In this disease, the acid from the stomach, goes back, upwards in the food pipe. This acid then causes chest discomfort, pain, burping and damage to the food pipe.

Q: Can I give this medicine to my child for acidity?

A: No, this medicine is not meant for children less than 12 years of age.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)

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