Chexid

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Chexid Information

Chexid is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. Peptic Ulcer are some of its major therapeutic uses. Chexid also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Chexid. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

While these are the most often observed Chexid side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Chexid normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Chexid has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Chexid's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Chexid related warnings section.

Other contraindications of Chexid have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Chexid have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Chexid is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Chexid Benefits & Uses

Chexid is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Chexid Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Acidity
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Acidity
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Acidity
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Chexid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Chexid is used -

Moderate

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • पेट दर्द
  • Diarrhoea
  • पेट की गैस
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Paresthesia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Belching

Chexid Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Chexid safe for pregnant women?


    Chexid may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Chexid, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Chexid safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Chexid. Immediately discontinue Chexid if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Chexid on the Kidneys?


    Chexid does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Chexid on the Liver?


    Chexid has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Chexid on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Chexid for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Chexid with Other Drugs

Chexid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Chexid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Chexid unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Chexid

  • Is this Chexid habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Chexid has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Chexid you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Chexid is safe as it does not bear any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Chexid cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Chexid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Chexid


    Taking Chexid with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Chexid


    Consuming Chexid with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Chexid

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Chexid cause constipation?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Chexid can cause constipation. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, if you are experiencing any unpleasant effects after taking this medicine, please consult your doctor right away and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Chexid cause dizziness?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Chexid might cause dizziness in some cases. If you are experiencing excessive dizziness after taking this drug then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Chexid with antibiotic?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Chexid can be taken with an antibiotic. Taking Chexid with a certain antibiotic can treat H.Pylori associated stomach ulcer. However, it is best to consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Chexid good for gastritis?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Chexid is used to treat gastritis. It helps by preventing the excessive acid secretion in the stomach and additionally relieving the symptoms of gastritis such as stomach pain, stomach inflammation, and acid reflux.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Chexid safe?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Chexid is safe to use, if taken prescribed quantity for the specific duration as directed by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed at therapeutic doses such as headache, dizziness, and vomiting. If you experience above-mention side effects after taking medicine then immediately consult your doctor follow his/her instruction.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

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US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prevacid® (lansoprazole)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prevacid® (lansoprazole)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prevacid® Solutab™ (lansoprazole)

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