3. Who can and can't take Ipproton
Ipproton can be taken by adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Ipproton can be taken by children and babies if it's been prescribed by a doctor.
To make sure Ipproton is safe for you, tell your doctor if you:
- have had an allergic reaction to Ipproton or any other medicines in the past
- have liver problems
- are due to have an endoscopy
Ask your doctor if you should stop taking Ipproton a few weeks before your endoscopy. This is because esIpproton may hide some of the problems that would usually be spotted during an endoscopy.
In pharmacokinetic studies of single 20 mg Ipproton doses, an increase in AUC of approximately four-fold was noted in Asian subjects compared with Caucasians. Dose reduction, particularly where maintenance of healing of erosive esophagitis is indicated, for Asian subjects should be considered.
Q: I'm currently taking Prilosec. Is there any research indicating that Prilosec can cause heart problems?
A: In 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Review of Prilosec (Ipproton) and Nexium (esIpproton). The review was prompted by two small, long-term studies that saw an increase in cardiac problems in patients taking either Prilosec or Nexium compared to patients who had surgery. After reviewing all available information, the FDA concluded that the effect was not caused by the drugs themselves and that long-term use of these drugs is not likely to increase the risk of heart problems. The FDA recommends continued use of these products. Consult your healthcare provider for any concerns you may have with Prilosec treatment. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prilosec. Sarah McKenney Lewis, PharmD
Q: I take Prilosec for GERD. Is my medication causing me occasional constipation and gas?
A: Prilosec (Ipproton) is classified as a proton pump inhibitor. Prilosec is approved for the treatment of duodenal ulcers, heartburn, symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), erosive esophagitis, hypersecretory conditions, and for the treatment of H. pylori. According to medical references, flatulence (excessive gas) and constipation are possible side effects reported by studied patients taking Prilosec. The incidence that flatulence was reported at is 3 percent of patients. Constipation is reported at an incidence of 2 percent. If you think that you are experiencing a side effect from your medication, talk with your physician. Do not stop taking or change the dose of your medication without first talking to your physician. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Jen Marsico, RPh
Administration of Ipproton 20 mg twice daily for 4 days and a single 1000 mg dose of MMF approximately one hour after the last dose of Ipproton to 12 healthy subjects in a cross-over study resulted in a 52% reduction in the Cmax and 23% reduction in the AUC of MPA.
Storage And Handling
PRILOSEC Delayed-Release Capsules, 10 mg, are opaque, hard gelatin, apricot and amethyst colored capsules, coded 606 on cap and PRILOSEC 10 on the body. They are supplied as follows:
NDC 0186-0606-31 unit of use bottles of 30
PRILOSEC Delayed-Release Capsules, 20 mg, are opaque, hard gelatin, amethyst colored capsules, coded 742 on cap and PRILOSEC 20 on body. They are supplied as follows:
NDC 0186-0742-31 unit of use bottles of 30 NDC 0186-0742-82 bottles of 1000
PRILOSEC Delayed-Release Capsules, 40 mg, are opaque, hard gelatin, apricot and amethyst colored capsules, coded 743 on cap and PRILOSEC 40 on the body. They are supplied as follows:
NDC 0186-0743-31 unit of use bottles of 30 NDC 0186-0743-68 bottles of 100
PRILOSEC For Delayed-Release Oral Suspension, 2.5 mg or 10 mg, is supplied as a unit dose packet containing a fine yellow powder, consisting of white to brownish Ipproton granules and pale yellow inactive granules. PRILOSEC unit dose packets are supplied as follows:
NDC 0186-0625-01 unit dose packages of 30: 2.5 mg packets NDC 0186-0610-01 unit dose packages of 30: 10 mg packets
How long will I take it for?
If you bought the medicine yourself from a pharmacy, tell your doctor if you feel no better after taking Ipproton for 2 weeks.
They may want to do tests to find out what's causing your symptoms or change you to a different medicine.
Depending on your illness or the reason you're taking Ipproton, you may only need it for a few weeks or months.
Sometimes you might need to take it for longer, even for many years.
Some people don't need to take Ipproton every day and take it only when they have symptoms.
Once you feel better (often after a few days or weeks), you can stop taking it.
But taking Ipproton in this way isn't suitable for everyone. Talk to your doctor about what's best for you.