Aciloc-300 mg (Ranitidine)
Aciloc contains the active ingredient Ranitidine, which belongs to a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. The main ingredient acts to reduce the amount of acid produced by your stomach. The medicine can be purchased with a physician’s prescription. It reduces the pain associated with conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, heartburn, reflux, and scleroderma esophagitis.
Like other medicines, Aciloc has risks and benefits. Your physician has weighed the risks of you taking medicine against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
What is Aciloc used for?
Aciloc is formulated for:
- Short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcers and benign gastric ulcers
- Maintenance therapy for gastric and duodenal ulcers after healing active ulcers
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
- Treatment of erosive esophagitis
- Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Treatment of acid indigestion, heartburn, and sour stomach
How does Aciloc work?
Aciloc works by inhibiting the action of histamine at the H2-receptor site located primarily in gastric parietal cells, which leads to inhibition of gastric acid secretion. In this way, it heals and prevents ulcers, decreases symptoms of gastrointestinal reflux as well as secretion of gastric acid.
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What does Aciloc contain?
Aciloc for oral administration is supplied as 300 mg tablets. Each tablet contains 300 mg of the active component Ranitidine.
What are the side effects of Aciloc?
- Muscle or joint pain
- Sexual problems
- Blurred vision
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling sick
- Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
- Signs of frequent infections such as a sore throat, mouth ulcers
You may need urgent medical attention if any of these become serious or persist for a long time.
What medications interact with Aciloc?
- Aciloc may decrease absorption of itraconazole, atazanavir, gefitinib, ketoconazole, delavirdine.
- Concurrent use may increase absorption of glipizide and triazolam.
- Coadministration of Aciloc with warfarin may increase the effects of warfarin.
- The drug may also increase procainamide levels.
When should Aciloc not be used?
- Aciloc should not be used in patients who are allergic to any of the ingredients of the formulation.
Use it carefully in the following conditions:
- Phenylketonuric patients (effervescent tablets containing phenylalanine.
- Geriatric patients- These patients are more susceptible to central nervous system side effects including confusion and dizziness. The decrease in the dosage is recommended.
- Renal impairment- In patients with the kidney problem, increase dose interval is recommended.
- Acute porphyria
- Hepatic impairment
- Lactation- If passes into breast milk can cause decreased stomach acid in infants
How should Aciloc be used?
- Swallow the tablet with a glass of water. It does not matter whether you take it before or after consuming food.
- Those patients who are taking OTC formulations are advised not to consume the maximum dose continuously for more than two weeks without consulting physician. You should notify your physician if you experience trouble swallowing, or abdominal pain.
- It is to notify that smoking disrupts the mode of action of the medicine. Patients are advised to quit smoking.
- Patients taking Aciloc should avoid taking alcohol containing products, the excessive amount of caffeine, products containing aspirin or NSAIDs, and food products that cause an increase in gastrointestinal irritation.
- Increase your fluid and fiber intake to minimize the risk of constipation.
- Patients are advised to report onset of fever, diarrhea, sore throat, confusion, tarry stools, rash, dizziness, confusion, or hallucination.
How long should you use Aciloc?
If you are taking Aciloc to heal an ulcer then you may need to continue with it for 4 to 8 weeks. If consuming for reflux disease, keep taking it for up to three months. It is very important that you complete the full course prescribed by your physician. Once you will finish the course, your physician may want you to continue with the drug in order to stop the problem from occurring again.
Missed dose of Aciloc
If you forget to take it, skip the dose you missed dose and take your next scheduled dose. Talk to, your physician to know what to do further for the missed dose.
How should Aciloc be stored?
Keep the tablets in a cool, dry place. Do not place it near the bathroom or other wet places. Keep the medicine in its blister pack until it is time to take them.