What is Kagasdine?
Kagasdine medicine contains the active ingredient Omeprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Omeprazole is a medicine used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
It is also used to prevent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in people at high risk for the disease. Active ingredient Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and its effectiveness is similar to that of other PPIs.
Drug information Kagasdine
- Drug name: Kagasdine.
- Ingredients: Omeprazole – 20mg.
- Registration Number: VD-16386-12.
- Packing: Box of 2 blisters x 10 capsules containing enteric pellets.
- Gastrointestinal drug group
- Production Company: Khanh Hoa CPDP Company.
What does Kagasdine do?
- Kagasdine is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess acid in the stomach. It is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).
- It can also be used with antibiotics to treat stomach ulcers caused by infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
- Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are used to help control heartburn that occurs 2 or more days per week. Over-the-counter drug must be taken on a regular basis for 14 consecutive days.
Who should not take the drug?
- Do not administer to patients with hypersensitivity to Omeprazole or to any of the other excipients in Kagasdine.
- Omeprazole, like other proton pump inhibitors, should not be used concomitantly with nelfinavir.
Dosage and how to use Kagasdine?
Dosage of Kagasdine
The dose of Kagasdine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label.
- For people with gastroesophageal reflux disease: Use capsules or powder with a concentration of 20mg / 1 day / 1 time. The duration of use of the drug lasts 4-8 weeks.
- For people with stomach ulcers: Use 20mg / 1 day / 1 time. Use time 2-4 weeks.
- For people with stomach ulcers: Use 20-40mg / 1 time / day. Duration of use is from 4 to 8 weeks.
- For the treatment of heartburn : the recommended dose for adults is 20 mg per day.
How to take medicine
Take medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more, do not use it more often, and do not use it for longer than directed by your doctor.
Take the medicine before a meal (about 30 minutes) according to the instructions on the medicine label. Swallow the tablet whole, do not crush it into a powder.
In case the patient has to eat through a catheter, the doctor will inject Kagasdine through the catheter. Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve.
Precautions while you are taking Kagasdine
Diarrhea: When stomach acid decreases, the number of normal bacteria in the digestive system increases. Sometimes, this can cause a serious infection in the digestive tract.
Fluid and electrolyte balance: like other PPIs, can cause changes in the blood levels of electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, chloride, and calcium while taking this medicine.
Liver function: Liver disease or decreased liver function may cause this drug to build up in the body. If you have liver problems, discuss with your doctor how this medicine may affect your health.
Fractures: Studies show that the use of drug, like other PPIs, may be associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis-related fractures, especially for people who have taken this medicine for one year or more. longer.
Severe stomach problems: If you have persistent vomiting, trouble swallowing, blood in your stools, coughing up blood, or severe unintentional weight loss, see your doctor right away.
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE): Omeprazole, like other PPIs, has rarely been associated with SCLE, an autoimmune disease. If you develop any skin lesions, especially in sun-exposed areas, and if accompanied by muscle aches, contact your doctor immediately.
Vitamin B12: Long-term use of Kagasdine can lead to vitamin B12 deficiency. If you are vegetarian or have low vitamin B12 levels, discuss with your doctor whether special monitoring is needed.
Pregnancy: This medicine should not be used during pregnancy unless the potential benefit outweighs the risk. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, call your doctor right away.
Breast- feeding: This medicine passes into breast milk. If you are a nursing mother and are taking the medicine Kagasdine, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breastfeeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medicine in children have not been established.
Kagasdine side effects
Common side effects of Kagasdine include: headache, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation.
Kagasdine medicine can also make you feel dizzy or drowsy. Some people may find it difficult to fall asleep.
It can also cause an itchy rash or lumpy skin, or make your feet or ankles swell. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if side effects bother you or don’t go away.
What other drugs may interact with Kagasdine?
Some medicines and omeprazole can affect each other and make you more likely to have side effects.
Tell your doctor if you are taking these medicines before you start treatment with Kagasdine:
- Heart medications: such as digoxin.
- Cilostazol (treatment of peripheral artery disease).
- Antifungal drugs: such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole and voriconazole.
- Methotrexate (treatment of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis).
- HIV medicine.
- Phenytoin (an anti-epileptic drug).
- Rifampicin (an antibiotic).
- Blood-raising drugs: such as clopidogrel and warfarin.
Do not take St John’s wort, an herbal remedy for depression, while taking omeprazole. St John’s wort may stop omeprazole from working as it should.
These are not all medicines that may not combine well with omeprazole. For a complete list, see the leaflet inside your medicine pack.
How to store Kagasdine?
- You should store the medicine at room temperature, in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
- You should not store the medicine in the refrigerator.
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Do not throw medicine down the toilet or plumbing.
The above article is for reference only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Readers should only follow the instructions of the doctor who is treating you, Index-China disclaims responsibility if problems occur.
Reputable source ThuocLP Vietnamese: Kagasdine medicine: Uses, dosage; usage
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh is currently Hanoi Medical University Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Head of Department of General-Uematology of Hanoi Medical University. Consulting doctor at ThuocLP Pharmacy.
Professional qualifications, Academic degrees – Education:
Graduated from General Practitioner System, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated with a Master degree in Internal Medicine, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, Henri Mondor Institute Center, University of Paris 6, French Republic 1996-1997; 1999
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, North Royal Sydney Hospital, Australia; 2002
Graduated from a training program specialized in chronic liver diseases, Pizza, Italy 2009
Graduated with a PhD in Gastrointestinal, Hanoi Medical University
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Hanoi Medical University
Training and Scientific Research:
Published more than 200 articles in domestic and international specialized journals
Editor of many monographs and participates in compiling 2 textbooks.
Guide many students and graduate students of Hanoi Medical University
Manager of many grassroots research projects
Certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP: 2012, 2015), Ministry of Health
Specialized certificates: General gastrointestinal endoscopy, Interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy, General gastrointestinal ultrasound, Interventional gastrointestinal ultrasound (Bach Mai BV), Chronic liver disease.