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Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

By TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Capsule(s) in Strip

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Domperidone(30.0 Mg) + Esomeprazole(20.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTACID AND ANTI-EMETIC

Medical Description

Nexpro RD 20 capsule is an anti-reflux medicine and is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which does not respond to esomeprazole medication alone. It contains a combination of esome...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
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    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
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uses

Uses of Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

Nexpro RD 20 capsule is used in adult patients to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in which there is a reflux of acid from the stomach into the food pipe, causing heartburn, chest discomfo...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

  • If you are allergic to esomeprazole, domperidone or any other ingredients of Nexpro RD 20 capsule.
  • If you have a blockage or tear in the intestines.
  • If you are suffering from liver or kidney disorder, bleeding in the digestive system.
  • If you have any tumour of the pituitary gland (prolactin pituitary tumours).
  • If you have severe heart problems such as congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems, electrolyte imbalance.
  • If you are taking any medicine which might affect the contraction of the heart muscle (QT prolongation).
  • If you are taking medicines such as Nelfinavir (used in HIV infection), Clarithromycin (antibiotic), Ketoconazole (antifungal) or Verapamil (used in high blood pressure and chest pain).
sideEffects

Side effects of Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Gas
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Nexpro RD 20 capsule during pregnancy?
A:
You should consult your doctor before using Nexpro RD 20 capsule as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Nexpro RD 20 capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Components of Nexpro RD 20 capsule passes into breast milk in small amounts, thus, consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding. After assessing the benefits over the risks, your doctor might change the medicine, ask you to stop breastfeeding or closely monitor the baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Nexpro RD 20 capsules?
A:
Nexpro RD 20 capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy or even blur your vision on a temporary basis. You should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Nexpro RD 20 capsules?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with Nexpro RD 20 capsule as it is known to increase acidity and can make your acidity worse.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any liver and kidney-related diseases.
  • You have a specific blood test (Chromogranin A).
  • You experience black stools or have a stomach tumour.
  • You have a history of fractures or have osteoporosis or taking steroids.
  • You develop skin lesions, especially in the sun-exposed area, after taking this medicine.
  • You are taking medicines to treat HIV or apomorphine (used to treat muscle stiffness).
  • You have heart problems and associated symptoms like palpitations, difficulty in breathing and unconsciousness.
  • You experience stomach pain or indigestion, unexplained weight loss, have problems while swallowing, vomit out food or blood after taking this medicine.
  • You have low levels of vitamin B12. This medicine is known to reduce the absorption of vitamin B12 after long term use. Supplements may be needed.
  • You are on these capsules for long-term treatment (more than three months), your blood magnesium levels may decrease. Hence, your doctor may perform regular tests for the same.
  • Nexpro RD 20 capsule is not recommended for patients below the age of 18 years.
  • You are taking this medicine for more than one year may increase the chances of developing bone fractures.
  • Nexpro RD 20 capsule may lead to a slightly increased risk of bacterial infections due to salmonella and campylobacter organisms.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

How Does It Work?

  • A pump called the proton pump in the stomach is responsible for the flow of stomach acids.
  • Esomeprazole works by binding to this proton pump in stomach cells and blocks the acid secretion.
  • Domperidone acts by increasing the motility of the stomach and intestines so that acid does not reflux back into the food pipe.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

Nexpro RD 20 capsule should be taken as directed by the doctor. These capsules should be swallowed as a whole with water at least 1 hour before meals. These capsules should not be opened, chewed or cr...
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interactions

Interactions of Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Nexpro RD 20 capsule works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, im...
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  • Medicine used to treat heart failure like digoxin may lead to toxicity when taken with this medicine.
  • If you are taking warfarin (blood-thinner) along with this medicine, caution is needed as there are chances of increased bleeding.

Interactions with food items

Nexpro RD 20 capsule should preferably be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before meals.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

  • Store Nexpro RD 20 capsule below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep this medicine away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Nexpro Rd 20mg Capsule

Overdose

Overdose of Nexpro RD 20 capsule can cause nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation, weakness, confusion, agitation, anxiety, fits, altered consciousness, sleepiness, etc. In case of an ...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose of Nexpro RD 20 capsule, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Alok Nachane

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of the Nexpro RD 20 capsule?

A: Nexpro RD 20 capsule is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults when GERD does not respond to esomeprazole medicine alone. This condition leads to acid regurgitating from the stomach into the food pipe, causing heartburn, chest discomfort and acidity.

Q: Can Nexpro RD 20 capsule be taken after food?

A: It should not be taken after food as food interacts with the absorption of this medicine. Hence, it should preferably be taken at least 1 hour before food.

Q: How much time does it take for Nexpro RD 20 capsule to act?

A: It takes approximately 1 hour after taking a dose for Nexpro RD 20 capsule to act. However, the action varies in each individual due to varied physiology, disease condition and severity.

Q: Can we take Nexpro RD 20 capsule along with itraconazole?

A: You should avoid taking this medicine with itraconazole as it reduces the absorption of itraconazole, reducing its effect. You should consult your doctor before taking itraconazole when on treatment with Nexpro RD 20 capsule.

Q: Is Nexpro RD 20 used to treat acidity?

A: Yes, Nexpro RD 20 capsule is used for acid reflux and its symptoms including acidity.

Q: What is the composition of the Nexpro RD?

A: Nexpro RD contains a combination of domperidone and esomeprazole, an anti-reflux medicine.

Q: How does Nexpro RD work?

A: Esomeprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor reduces acid secretion in the stomach. While domperidone increases the motility of the stomach and intestines so that acid does not reflux back into the food pipe.

Q: Is there any side effect of Nexpro rd 20?

A: Headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gas are a few common side effects of the Nexpro rd 20. Although not everyone gets them. Side effects often improve as your body gets used to the medicine.

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ContainsDomperidone(30.0 Mg),Esomeprazole(20.0 Mg)
UsesGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting
Last Updated on: 24 Nov 2021 | 10:17 AM (IST)
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