Ocid 20mg Capsule is known to be a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It helps in reduction of the acid in the stomach which thereby helps in getting relief from acid-related indigestion as well as heartburn.
Belonging to a group of common drugs called PPIs, Ocid 20 MG Capsule is mainly used for the reduction of acid content produced within the stomach. This drug is used to treat duodenal or gastric ulcers, Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), esophagus inflammation and in cases where the stomach secretes excess amount of acid. Mainly, this drug can be helpful in curing all kinds of infections which are a result of Helicobacter Pylori bacteria.
Ocid 20 uses include acidity treatment, treatment of heartburn and stomach ulcers. Most commonly people use Ocid 20 capsules for acidity.
Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease
Ocid 20 Capsules are quite helpful for treating GERD (a condition in which stomach acid and a few other contents flow back and irritate the food pipe).
One of the Ocid 20 mg uses is the treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a condition in which the tumor in the small intestine’s upper part of the small intestine will produce the excess amount of acid in the stomach.)
Ocid 20 Capsule is used for the treatment of Duodenal ulcer (a condition in which the patient has open sores on the small intestine’s lining).
Helicobacter pylori Infection
Ocid 20 Capsule is used in the treatment of H.Pylori infection which is known to be most common cause of peptic ulcer that is caused due to bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.
Ocid 20 Capsule is also used for the treatment of Erosive Esophagitis which is known to be inflammation of the food pipe (Esophagus).
Now when you know why Ocid 20 medicine is used, let us tell you about its side effects. Ocid 20 Side Effects include diarrhea, gas, vomiting, headache, nausea and stomach aches. Very rarely you might also notice some possibility of seizures, irregular heart-beats, jitteriness, muscle spasms and weakness, bone fractures, decreased magnesium levels inside the body, feet/hand spasms, voice box spasms, etc. The above mentioned side effects are noticed if you take it for more than a period of 3 months.
Also, if you are having a prolonged intake of this capsule i.e., for over 3 years then it may result in the decreased ability of your body to absorb Vitamin B12. In such cases, the symptoms may include irregular menstrual cycles, impaired muscle coordination, tingling sensation or numbness of the feet and hands, neuro-inflammation, nervousness etc. Some of the other side effects which may also be possible are inflammation of the intestine and the stomach lining, damage to the kidneys, allergic reactions, weight loss, diarrhea, fever and heartburn. You can use this medicine during pregnancy only if the benefits of it are outweighing the risks associated with it.
After knowing about the Ocid 20 mg Side Effects, let use tell you about its dose.
After knowing about Ocid 20 uses and side effects, you must read the Ocid 20 dosage instructions before you start taking the medicine. You must take this capsule for the duration and in the dose as suggested by your doctor. You must swallow it as a whole and you must not chew, crush or break it. Ocid 20mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, however at a fixed time in a day. Ocid 20 is said to have a proven advantage if you have it daily 1 hour before the breakfast. Most of the doctors will advice you to take Ocid 20 before food/breakfast early morning.
Missed Dose instructions
If you have missed a dose, you must take the missed dose as soon as possible. If the time almost for the next dose, you must skip the dose and follow the usual schedule.
You must seek for emergency medical treatment or you should contact the doctor if you have taken an overdose of Ocid 20.
Now, when you know about the Ocid 20 mg dosage, let us know about its price.
Ocid 20 Price as per MRP(Maximum Retail Price) – Rs.39.28/Strip of 15 Capsules. Ocid 20 Capsule Price per Capsule comes out to be Rs.2.62.
Ocid 20 Composition or Ocid 20 Salt includes Omeprazole. Kindly note that Ocid may also be available in various strengths.
Precautions & How to Use
Before you start using Ocid 20 Capsule, you must tell your doctor about your current medications list including pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.), over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies. Some of the health conditions are likely to give you side effects of this drug. You must take Ocid 20 as advised and prescribed by the doctor. Dosage may vary from patient to patient and may differ based on the condition of the patient. You must not forget to tell the doctor if your condition persists or gets worse.
Important precautions that must be taken are listed below :
- You must not chew or crush the tablets
- You should not take double dose for covering up the dose you forgot
- You should not use this capsule if you are allergic to omeprazole
Here is a list of medicines that have the same composition, strength and form as that of Ocid 20 MG Capsule, and therefore they can be used as its substitute or Ocid 20 alternative.
- Omicap 20 MG Capsule (Micro Labs Ltd)
- Omerax 20 MG Capsule (Zydus Cadila)
- Olit 20 MG Capsule (Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
- Lomac 20 MG Capsule (Cipla Ltd)
- Emopoz 20 MG Capsule (Alde Medi Impex)
Action and Related Warnings
There are a few Ocid 20 Action and related warnings you must consider while taking it :
Taking huge amount of alcohol consumption can lead to increased acidity and could cause heartburn due to acid reflux in the food pipe. This may in turn decrease the dug effect and can aggravate your current condition.
Pregnancy : Taking Ocid 20 during pregnancy may be unsafe. Some of the studies done on animals show bad effects on the foetu, however, there are a very limited number of studies done on humans. If you want to know that is Ocid 20 safe in pregnancy? We would say that it is better to take advice of your doctor.
Lactation : Ocid 20mg Capsule is probably quite safe to use during lactation. Limited number of human data suggests that the Ocid 20 does not have any kind of significant risk to the baby.
Driving : You must not drive until and unless you are feeling well. After taking Ocid 20mg Capsule you may feel dizzy or you may have some visual disturbances which in turn might affect your driving ability.
Kidney : Ocid 20mg Capsule is known to be quite safe to use in kidney disease patients. In such patients, there is no need for adjustment of Ocid 20mg Capsule dose.
Liver : Ocid 20mg Capsule must be used with extra precautions in patients with severe liver disease. In these patients, there may be a need to adjust the dose of Ocid 20mg Capsule for which you must consult your doctor. The doctor might advice a lower dose for patients with liver disease and who needs to take this medication for a long time.