Q: Can I take the Sompraz 40 tablet after having food?
A: Sompraz 40 tablets can be taken after food. However, it is best if you take it on an empty stomach for better acidity control.
Q: Can I give the Sompraz 40 tablet to my 7-year-old child?
A: No, this medicine is not recommended for use by children as there is limited safety-related data for use in children under 12 years of age.
Q: Does the Sompraz 40 tablet reduce gas?
A: No, this medicine does not reduce gas. However, it helps to relieve heartburn and pain due to increased acidity.
Q: What is the difference between the Sompraz 40 tablet and the Sompraz D tablet?
A: Sompraz 40 tablet contains Esomeprazole which helps in reducing acidity and relieving heartburn and pain due to acid reflux. Whereas the Sompraz D contains Esomeprazole and Domperidone, it is also used for the treatment of acid reflux, especially when the patient is not responding to Esomeprazole therapy alone.
Q: Does the Sompraz 40 tablet cause liver pain?
A: No, there is no such side effects reported with the use of the Sompraz 40 tablet. However, you may feel stomach discomforts after using this medicine which should not be confused with the pain associated with the liver.
Q: What is the Sompraz 40 used for?
A: Sompraz 40 is used for the treatment of acid reflux disease, ulcers and conditions of increased acid production due to a tumour. It helps in relieving symptoms such as heartburn, chest pain and acidity. It also helps in eradicating bacteria which if left untreated can cause ulcers.
Q: What does the Sompraz 40 contain Omeprazole or Esomeprazole?
A: Sompraz 40 tablet contains Esomeprazole as its active ingredient.
Q: I feel bloated on taking the Sompraz 40 mg tablets, is it normal?
A: Yes, bloating is one of the side effects observed after taking this tablet.
Q: What is the difference between Esomeprazole and Pantoprazole?
A: Esomeprazole and Pantoprazole are structurally different molecules both of which belong to the class of proton pump inhibitors which works to relieve heartburn and chest pain by decreasing the acid production in the stomach. Both the molecules may differ slightly in the way they act and may produce different side effects and interact differently with other medicines. It is advisable that you take the medicine that is prescribed to you by your doctor and avoid self-medication.
Q: Is prolonged use of the Sompraz 40 mg tablet harmful?
A: Yes, studies have suggested that prolonged use of the Sompraz 40 mg tablet for 3 months may lead to low magnesium levels that may cause side effects like tiredness, confusion, dizziness and irregular heartbeats. Long term use for more than a year may lead to making your bone weak with increased risk of fractures, Vitamin B12 deficiency, increased risk of stomach infections along with irregular heartbeats, indigestion and gases.
Q: Is Sompraz 40 tablet an antacid?
A: Sompraz 40 tablet belongs to an acid-lowering class of medicine, but it is not being classified as antacids. They are classified as proton pump inhibitors responsible for decreasing the acid secretions in the stomach.