About RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s
SR Capsule 10’s is composed of two medicines, namely: Domperidone and Pantoprazole. Domperidone is a prokinetic and anti-nausea agent that helps to treat indigestion and stomach pain. On the other hand, Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the excess stomach acid formation by blocking the actions of an enzyme (H+/K+ ATPase or gastric proton pump).RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s is a widely used medicine to treat peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s prevents the release of stomach acid and relieves symptoms of food pipe lining inflammation (esophagitis), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn.
Domperidone works by increasing the movement of food through the stomach and the digestive tract more quickly and in this way reduces the feeling of bloating, or fullness and indigestion. On the other hand, it effectively blocks the action of a vomiting centre (chemoreceptor trigger zone – CTZ) located in your brain, that is responsible for inducing the feeling of nausea and vomiting. Pantoprazole helps in reducing the stomach acid by blocking the actions of an enzyme (H+/K+ ATPase or gastric proton pump). This proton pump lies in the cells of the stomach wall responsible for the release of gastric acid secretion damaging tissues in the food pipe, stomach, and duodenum. RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s can be prescribed to the adults and children aged 12 years and over. It is better to take RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s an hour before a meal. RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Avoid intake of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s for more than four weeks of duration without consulting the doctor. You can increase the efficacy of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s by taking a small meal or snacks frequently. Try to avoid caffeine-containing beverages (coffee, tea), spicy/deep fried/processed foods, carbonated drinks, acidic foods like citrus fruits/vegetables (tomatoes).
Like all medicines, RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s may cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effects of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s are diarrhoea, stomach pain, flatulence (gas), dryness in the mouth, dizziness, and headache. Everyone doesn’t need to experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, speak with your doctor. Prolonged intake of Pantoprazole is associated with a low level of Vitamin B12 and low magnesium. Hence yearly test of Vitamin B12 and magnesium is required if you are taking RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s for the long term. Use of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s is contraindicated in people with lupus (autoimmune inflammatory disease).
Uses of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Heartburn due to hyperacidity, Inflammation of food pipe (esophagitis), Peptic ulcer
RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s plays a vital role in preventing nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, stomach pain, peptic ulcer, and other conditions due to hyperacidity or acid reflux. Pantoprazole prevents proton pumps gate from producing an excessive amount of stomach acid. While Domperidone stops nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) blocking messages between parts of your brain called the chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ) and the vomiting center.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s
Most of the side effects of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. Some common side effects of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s headache, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence, dizziness, and arthralgia (joint pain). Very rarely, it may cause swelling of the tongue and/or throat, difficulty in swallowing, difficulties in breathing, allergic facial swelling, severe dizziness with a very fast heartbeat, and heavy sweating. blistering of the skin, acute kidney injury, yellowing of the skin, fever, rash, and enlarged kidneys sometimes with painful urination, and lower back pain (serious inflammation of the kidneys), possibly leading to kidney failure. This requires immediate medical attention.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
You should avoid taking RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s if you are allergic to RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s or proton pump inhibitors, have gastric cancer, liver disease, low magnesium level (osteoporosis), low vitamin B12, pregnant or planning for pregnancy, and breastfeeding mothers. RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s may interact with a blood thinner (warfarin), antifungal (ketoconazole), anti-HIV drug (atazanavir, nelfinavir), iron supplements, ampicillin antibiotic, anti-cancer drug (methotrexate). Let your doctor know if you are taking these medicines. Prolonged intake of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s may cause lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory condition in which the immune system attacks its own tissues), Vitamin B12, and magnesium deficiency. Intake of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s may mask the symptom of gastric cancer, so if you have any severe stomach pain or gastric bleeding (blood in mucous or stool) immediately consult the doctor.
Drug-Drug Interaction: RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s may interact with a blood thinner (clopidogrel, warfarin), antifungal (ketoconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole), anti-HIV drug (atazanavir, nelfinavir), iron supplements, antibiotic (ampicillin, rifampicin), heart medicine (digoxin) and anti-cancer drug (methotrexate). Let your doctor know if you are taking these medicines.
Drug-Food Interaction: RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s interact with St John’s wort plant that is used as an anti-depressant. This plant may affect the working of RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s. So avoid its intake with RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s.
Drug-Disease Interaction: RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s should be not given in patients with C. difficile induced colitis, liver disease, bone fractures, low Vitamin B12 (anaemia), low magnesium (hypomagnesemia).
It is best to avoid alcohol while taking medication.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You should use this medicine only if your doctor considers the benefit for you greater than the potential risk for your unborn child or baby.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
The name is not recommended during breast-feeding. However, your doctor may prescribe it for you during breast-feeding if he/she feels that the benefit to you outweighs the risk. You should not take $ name without doctor’s advice.
Drive only if you are physically stable and mentally focussed, If you experience drowsiness after taking RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s you should not drive or operate any machinery or vehicles.
In patients with severe liver impairment, the liver enzymes should be monitored regularly during treatment with pantoprazole, particularly on long-term use
If u have or had history or evidence of any kidney-related diseases, please consult the doctor before taking the RUCSPAN-DSR SR Capsule 10’s.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Avoid intake of acid or heartburn triggering foods or drinks like onions, peppermint, chocolate, caffeinated beverages, citrus fruits or juices, tomatoes and high-fat and spicy foods.
- Before going to sleep try to raise your bedhead so that your head and chest are higher than your feet. Do not use piles of pillows, instead, one raised block is fine. This will not allow the stomach acid to backflow through your food pipe.
- Avoid taking alcohol and smoking cigarette. Alcohol can raise the level of production of stomach acid leading to heartburn and acid reflux. On the other hand, nicotine smoking damages the valve (sphincter) which prevents backflow of the stomach acid back into the food pipe.
- Include high fibre containing foods, berries, cherries, leafy green veggies (kale, spinach) and black peppers in your meal. These foods are full of antioxidant, calcium and vitamin B 12 that can help cope with the long term effects of the medicine. Fermented dairy products like miso, sauerkraut, and kimchi contain probiotics which help in the prevention of excess stomach acid production. Cranberry juice can be beneficial in the peptic ulcer and H Pyroli infection.
- Avoid regular sitting continuously, as it can increase stomach acid production. Try to take a break of 5 minutes in 1 hour by brisk walking or stretching.