Astra Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.
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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Astac.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Astac is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there a... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Astac is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Astac does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Astac should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Astac may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Astac should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Astac may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Astac is a medicine that reduces the amount of excess acid make by your stomach. It is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion and other sympto... View More
Uses of Astac
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
- Peptic ulcer disease
Side effects of Astac
How to use Astac
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. Astac may be taken with or... View More
How Astac works
Astac is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the acid produced in the stomach. This helps to relieve acid-related indigestion and h... View More
What if you forget to take Astac?
If you miss a dose of Astac, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your reg... View More
- If you are also taking other medications to treat acidity (e.g., antacid), take them 2 hours before or after taking Astac.
- Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
- Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Astac for 2 weeks as you may be suffering from some other problems.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease as dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
- Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor.
Dyspepsia, H. pylori infection, Benign gastric and duodenal ulceration, GERD, Acid aspiration during general anesth, Prophylaxis during NSAID treatment,... View More
May be taken with or without food. IV Administration Direct injection: 50 mg diluted to ?20 mL with compatible IV infusion fluid and given over ?5 m... View More
Oral Benign gastric and duodenal ulceration Adult: Initially, 300 mg daily at bedtime or 150 mg bid for 4-8 wk; 300 mg bid for 4 wk may be used in duo... View More
Oral Benign gastric and duodenal ulceration Child: 1 mth to 16 yr 4-8 mg/kg daily in 2 divided doses. Max: 300 mg/day. Treatment duration: 4-8 wk. Mai... View More
Oral: CrCl Dosage <50 150 mg daily at bedtime, adjust dose cautiously if necessary.Parenteral: Individual doses may be reduced to 25 mg.
Mode of Action
Ranitidine competitively blocks histamine at H2-receptors of the gastric parietal cells which inhibits gastric acid secretion. It does not affect pepsin... View More
Possibility of malignancy should be excluded prior to therapy as the drug may mask symptoms and delay diagnosis of gastric malignancy. Patients w/ diffi... View More
1-10% Headache (3%) <1% Abdominal pain,Agitation,Alopecia,Confusion,Constipation,Diarrhea,Dizziness,Hypersensitivity reaction,Nausea,Vomiting Fr... View More
Delayed absorption and increased peak serum concentration w/ propantheline bromide. Ranitidine minimally inhibits hepatic metabolism of coumarin anticoa... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More