Aciloc Injection

Introduction

Aciloc Injection is a medicine that reduces the amount of excess acid made by your stomach. It is used in people who are hospitalized to treat certain conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.

Aciloc Injection is also used to treat ulcers (sores in the lining of the stomach or intestine) which did not get cured with other medications. It is generally administered by a doctor or a nurse. Do not self-administered this medicine at home. The dosage depends on what you are being treated for. Follow the advice of your doctor while taking the medicine. This medicine should relieve indigestion and heartburn within a few hours. You may only need to use it for a short time when you have symptoms. If you are getting the injection to prevent ulcers and other conditions you may need to take it for longer a period. You should keep using it regularly to prevent problems from happening in the future. You may be able to help improve your symptoms by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding spicy or fatty foods.

Most people do not experience any side effects while taking the medicine. However, the most common side effects include headache, constipation, feeling drowsy or tired, and diarrhea. These side effects are usually mild and will go away when you stop taking this medicine or as you adjust to it. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems. Also tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. This medicine is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding if it has been prescribed by a doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol as this can increase the amount of acid in your stomach, and make your symptoms worse.

Uses of Aciloc Injection

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
  • Peptic ulcer disease

Benefits of Aciloc Injection

In Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition which is like having heartburn consistently rather than just occasionally. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Aciloc Injection reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.

Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller, more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3 to 4 hours of going to bed.

In Peptic ulcer disease

Stomach ulcers are usually caused by using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or by bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. They both break down the stomach’s defense against the acid it produces to digest food. This damages the stomach and allows an ulcer to form. Aciloc Injection may be used to treat these ulcers. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines depending on what caused the ulcer. It may also be prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers from forming by reducing the amount of acid.

 

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Side effects of Aciloc Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Aciloc

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Aciloc Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Aciloc Injection works

Aciloc Injection is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the acid produced in the stomach. This helps to relieve acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Aciloc Injection.

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aciloc Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aciloc Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

SAFE
Aciloc Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Aciloc Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aciloc Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Aciloc Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aciloc Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.