Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR

Introduction

Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR is a prescription medicine used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux) and indigestion by relieving the symptoms such as heartburn, stomach pain, or irritation. It also neutralizes the acid in the stomach and promotes easy passage of gas to reduce stomach discomfort.

Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR is taken without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Most common side effects are diarrhea, flatulence, stomach pain, dryness in mouth, and headache. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any side effects. It may also cause sleepiness and dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness. Lifestyle modifications like having cold milk and avoiding hot tea, coffee, spicy food or chocolate can help you to get better results.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Nexpro RD Capsule SR

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
  • Functional dyspepsia

Benefits of Nexpro RD Capsule SR

In Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic (long-term) 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 oesophagus and mouth. Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR 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 reduce the symptoms of GERD. 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 3-4 hours of going to bed.

In Functional dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia is another term for indigestion that is not associated with a specific cause. It may cause symptoms such as an early feeling of fullness after eating, stomach pain or discomfort, nausea, and bloating. Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR helps treat these symptoms by increasing the rate of stomach emptying. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and make appropriate lifestyle changes to get maximum benefit.

 

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Side effects of Nexpro RD Capsule SR

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 Nexpro RD

  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Stomach pain
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache

How to use Nexpro RD Capsule SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR is to be taken empty stomach.

How Nexpro RD Capsule SR works

Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone and Esomeprazole. Domperidone is a prokinetic which works on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing the food to move more easily through the stomach. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nexpro RD 40 Capsule SR is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.