Can Refluyet cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Refluyet. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
How it works
Refluyet belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Refluyet works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It does this by blocking the proton pump in the cells of your stomach. The proton pump works in the final step of acid production. When the proton pump is blocked, your stomach makes less acid. This helps to decrease your symptoms.
Refluyet oral capsule doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.
What other drugs will affect Refluyet?
Sucralfate (Carafate) can make it harder for your body to absorb Refluyet. Wait at least 30 minutes after taking Refluyet before you take sucralfate.
Tell your doctor if you use methotrexate.
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
Many drugs can affect Refluyet, and some drugs should not be used at the same time. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
Tables 2 and 3 include drugs with clinically important drug interactions and interaction with diagnostics when administered concomitantly with PREVACID or PREVACID SoluTab and instructions for preventing or managing them.
Consult the labeling of concomitantly used drugs to obtain further information about interactions with PPIs.
Table 2. Clinically Relevant Interactions Affecting Drugs Co-Administered with PREVACID orPREVACID SoluTab and Interactions with DiagnosticsAntiretroviralsClinical Impact:The effect of PPIs on antiretroviral drugs is variable. The clinical importance and the mechanisms behind these interactions are not always known.
- Decreased exposure of some antiretroviral drugs (e.g., rilpivirine, atazanavir, and nelfinavir) when used concomitantly with Refluyet may reduce antiviral effect and promote the development of drug resistance.
- Increased exposure of other antiretroviral drugs (e.g., saquinavir) when used concomitantly with Refluyet may increase toxicity of the antiretroviral drugs.
- There are other antiretroviral drugs which do not result in clinically relevant interactions with Refluyet.
Q: Is it all right to take Prevacid for a long period of time?
A: A: Prevacid (Refluyet) is used to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid. The use of Prevacid to maintain healing of ulcers and erosive esophagitis was evaluated in scientific studies that followed patients over 12 months. If you are concerned about the long-term use of Prevacid, please contact your health care provider. For more information on Prevacid, please visit //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prevacid. Michelle McDermott, PharmD
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What to do about:
- headaches - make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink too much alcohol. Ask your pharmacist to recommend a painkiller. Headaches should usually go away after the first week of taking Refluyet. Talk to your doctor if they last longer than a week or are severe.
- feeling sick - it may help if you don't eat rich or spicy food while you're taking Refluyet.
- diarrhoea or being sick (vomiting) - drink plenty of water by having small, frequent sips to avoid dehydration. Signs of dehydration include peeing less than usual or having strong-smelling pee. Do not take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea or vomiting without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.
- stomach pain - try to rest and relax. It can help to eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your pharmacist or doctor.
- constipation - eat more high-fibre foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Try to exercise more regularly, for example, by going for a daily walk or run. If this doesn't help, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
- wind - steer clear of foods that cause wind like lentils, peas, beans and onions. It might also help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, eat and drink slowly, and exercise regularly. Some pharmacy remedies, such as simethicone, may help relieve the symptoms of wind.
- itchy skin rashes - it may help to take an antihistamine which you can buy from a pharmacy. Check with the pharmacist to see what type is suitable for you.
- feeling dizzy or tired - if Refluyet makes you feel dizzy or tired, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Do not drive or use tools or machinery if you're feeling tired. Do not drink alcohol as it will make you feel worse.
- dry mouth or throat - chew sugar-free gum or sugar-free sweets.
3. Who can and can't take Refluyet
Refluyet can be taken by adults. It can also be taken by children when prescribed by a doctor.
Refluyet isn't suitable for some people.
To make sure Refluyet is safe for you, tell your doctor if you:
- have had an allergic reaction to Refluyet or any other medicines in the past
- have liver problems
- are due to have an endoscopy
If you are having an endoscopy, ask your doctor if you should stop taking Refluyet a few weeks before your procedure. This is because Refluyet may hide some of the problems that would usually be spotted during an endoscopy. Refluyet is generally not recommended in pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
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What is Refluyet?
Refluyet is a proton pump inhibitor. Refluyet decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Refluyet is used to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Over-the-counter Refluyet (Prevacid OTC) is used to treat frequent heartburn that happens 2 or more days per week. This medicine is not for the immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.
What are the side effects of Refluyet?
Refluyet like other PPIs is well-tolerated. The most common side effects are:
Other important side effects include:
Proton pump inhibitors may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infection. High doses and long-term use (1 year or longer) may increase the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. Prolonged use also reduces absorption of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin).
Long-term use of PPIs has also been associated with low levels of magnesium (hypomagnesemia). Analysis of patients taking PPIs for long periods of time showed an increased risk of heart attacks.
Therefore, it is important to use the lowest doses and shortest duration of treatment necessary for the condition being treated.