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Zole 20mg Capsule

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Omeprazole(20.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Zole 20mg Cap is an antacid that belongs to the class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors that is used to decrease acid production in stomach. The generic name of Zole 20mg Cap is omeprazole.
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Uses of Zole 20mg Cap

  • Stomach ulcer
  • ulcer in the first part of intestines,
  • heartburn,
  • acid regurgitation associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • to prevent upper gastric bleeding
  • to treat stomach infection called Helicobacter pylori infection

Contraindications of Zole 20mg Cap

  • allergy to it or its constituents
  • chronic heart failure
  • reduced calcium and magnesium levels
  • taking anti-HIV medications
  • stomach cancer

Side effects of Zole 20mg Cap

  • headache
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • stomach pain
  • itching
  • rashes due to allergy
  • difficulty in breathing
  • nausea or vomiting
  • disturbances in sleep
  • increased risk of infections on long-term use
  • low levels of sodium in the blood
  • fatigue
  • irregular heartbeats
  • pain in joints
  • hair loss

Precautions and Warnings of Zole 20mg Cap



Can I take Zole 20mg Cap during pregnancy?
There is no adequate information on the safety of this medicine during pregnancy. Consult your doctor about the details and other possible medications for your condition before taking it.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Zole 20mg Cap while breastfeeding?
This medicine is known to pass via breastmilk to the infant; hence, it is advisable to avoid breastfeeding during its administration. Kindly consult your doctor for more details on its administration and other possible alternatives for your condition.


Can I drive if I have consumed Zole 20mg Cap?
This medicine does not inhibit the ability to drive. But in the event of any side effects associated with it, kindly avoid driving or operating tools and machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with Zole 20mg Cap?
There are no interactions of this medicine with alcohol; however, consumption of alcohol increases acidity and might worsen the underlying problem. So, it would be better to avoid intake of alcohol on its administration.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Do not start, alter or stop this medicine on your own. Take precaution while administering it to paediatric patients. Consult your doctor on the completion of the treatment. Do not suggest the medicin...
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Mode of Action of Zole 20mg Cap

How Does It Work?

The composition of Zole 20mg Cap blocks the proton pump, a system in the cells of the stomach which is responsible for the production of acid in the stomach. Hence, it causes relief from the symptoms ...
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Directions for Use of Zole 20mg Cap

This medicine should be taken as per your doctor's prescription and is for oral use only. Do not take it beyond the prescribed dose. Swallow (not chew, crush or break) it whole with water.

Interactions of Zole 20mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

  • Warfarin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Digoxin
  • Cyclosporine
  • Phenytoin
  • Ketoconazole
  • Voriconazole
  • Nelfinavir
  • Methotrexate
  • Iron supplements

Interactions with food items

This medicine is not known to have any interactions with food; however, nicotine, caffeine and alcohol can stimulate the stomach acid and can delay the treatment process. Also, the individual taking i...
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Other general Interactions

The medicine is known to interact with chronic heart failure. Kindly consult your doctor for more details and alternative medication for your condition.

Storage and disposal of Zole 20mg Cap

The medicine should be stored in a closed container placed in a cool and dry place away from the reach of children; no special storage conditions are needed. Kindly avoid using it beyond the date of e...
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Dosage of Zole 20mg Cap


Zole 20mg Cap needs to be administered in limited doses. The prescribed dose should not be exceeded. Overdose of Zole 20mg Cap may lead to confusion, drowsiness, blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, dry m...
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Missed a Dose

You should avoid missing a dose of the medicine. In the case of a missed dose, administer it as soon as you recall it. If it is time for the upcoming dose, the missed dose can be skipped and the regu...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know before starting this medicine?

A: It is advisable to inform your doctor about your complete medical/surgical history, any history of stomach cancer, HIV or AIDS, liver ailments (cirrhosis) and other critical conditions.

Q: Can this medicine be used for children?

A: This medicine is not advisable to be used by children less than 16 years of age.

Q: Can airport x-ray machines affect this medication?

A: This medicine is not affected by airport x-ray machines, and it is considered safe to carry it during travelling.

Q: Are there any alternatives for this medicine?

A: Yes, there are numerous alternatives for this medicine; however, they may or may not suit your needs. Consult your doctor for more information about the other possible medications.

Q: Are there any dietary restrictions when taking this medicine

A: Spicy food is advised to be avoided as they are known to increase the acidity and can worsen the existing problem.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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