Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S

Description

  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to designed to treat symptoms of stomach and intestine diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease,erosive esophagitis, Zollinger- Ellison syndrome (an autoimmune disease) and similar conditions
  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S contains Omeprazole
  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)
  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children
  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is available in capsule and injection form.
  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be ingested under doctor’s advisement
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Type

Capsule

Feature

20mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Omeprazole

Composition

Omeprazole 20 mg

Brand

Kair Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is prescribed to patients who regularly experience heartburn,acid reflux and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome,are at a high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding,as well as other stomach and esophageal disorders related to increased production of acid in the stomach by cells that exist in the inner lining of the stomach.Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S works by blocking the release and production of excessive acid in the body.Acid reflux (the unnatural flow of acid from the stomach to the esophagus) left untreated can lead to stomach ulcers,significant damage to the esophageal lining and tumors in the esophagus and stomach.

A capsule a day is most commonly prescribed.Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to adults and children above the age of one month.The doctor may prescribe Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S twice a day in certain conditions and cases.Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be ingested at the same time each day,an alarm can be set as a helpful reminder for the patient to not miss a single dose.Long term treatment of Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S can lead to depletion of vitamin B12 levels in the body therefore,it is advised that patients undergoing treatment with Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S start a vitB12 regime as prescribed by a physician.

Dosage as well as length of treatment with Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S,is dependent upon the patient’s medical condition and the patient’s response to Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S.If a patient is pregnant,breastfeeding or planning to start a family then treatment with Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be taken under the advice of the doctor.Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S may also be prescribed to patients undergoing treatment with NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) as they cause stomach ulcers that Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S can effectively prevent.

Indications

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Esophagitis
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • H.pylori infections
  • Peptic ulcer

How Does Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S Work

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors;these pumps are naturally present in the cells,lining the stomach and secrete acid (H+ ions).The acid produced helps aid in the digestion of the food ingested,but in excess can lead to harmful effects on the human body.Therefore,Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S blocks the pump and thereby preventing excessive production of acid in the body.

How To Use Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is prescribed to be taken an hour before meal (preferably before breakfast),to be swallowed whole.If the patient is unable to swallow capsules or pills,the capsule can be carefully opened and sprinkled on a spoonful (tablespoon) of applesauce and then ingested whole without chewing.Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S may take upto two weeks to show changes thus,it’s advised to not stop treatment until advised by a doctor.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet or two,a day is prescribed to be taken daily an hour before meal time.Dosage may vary depending upon the patient’s illness.

Child Dosage 

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children aged 1 month and older.The dosage,for young patients is dependent upon their weight and illness being treated.If a patient is unable to swallow a capsule,then an alternate method of ingesting the drug is explained by the doctor.

Elderly Dosage

The dosage for patients aged 65 years and older is mostly the same as the adult dosage with some alterations for patients with underlying medical conditions especially renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) diseases.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S has shown no significant evidence of causing harm to an unborn child but it is imperative that a doctor be consulted before ingesting Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S if you are planning on starting a family or are pregnant.Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S passes through breast milk to the baby but there is no evidence showing any effects of the drug on the baby.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Systemic Lupus erythematosus  (an autoimmune disorder)
  • Liver Impairment
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low levels of magnesium in the body
  • In patients that are due for an endoscopy

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S:

  • Mild to moderate renal (Kidney) impairment
  • Mild to moderate hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Malignant diseases
  • Severe gastrointestinal infections
  • Low levels of Vitamin B12 in the body 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S:

  • Phenytoin (anti-seizure medication)
  • Warfarin (anticoagulant)
  • Clopidogrel (antiplatelet or blood thinner drug)
  • Ketoconazole,itraconazole,voriconazole (antifungal medication)
  • Protease inhibitors 
  • Diazepam (sedative)
  • Citalopram,imipramine,clomipramine (antidepressants)
  • Other CYP2C19 substrates 
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers 
  • Digoxin 
  • Methotrexate (immunosuppressant) 

Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

Common Adverse Effects

These effects are mild and tend to resolve on their own in a couple of days.

  • Headaches
  • Stomach cramps
  • Passing excessive wind 
  • Constipation/Diarrhea (each patient may have a different reaction to Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S)
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Skin rash (commonly seen on face)
  • Joint pain
  • Numbness of hands and feet
  • Yellowing of skin
  • Fundic gland polyps 
  • Bloody stool
  • Clostridium Difficile associated diarrhea 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Fatigue – Patients are advised to have a healthy diet with a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables to help reduce fatigue in patients.Avoid unnecessary activities for a few days.
  • Stomach cramps- can be relieved by using a heating pad,staying away from garlic,onions and other food groups that might trigger the cramps.Camomile tea has shown great results in easing stomach cramps as it’s full of antioxidants.
  • Dry mouth- Patients are recommended to always carry around a water bottle with them wherever they go and periodically keep sipping to prevent thirst and extremely dry mouth.Ice pops in hot weather and energy drinks (verified by the doctor) are helpful in combating dry mouth as well as sugar free chewing gum that is not mint flavored has shown evidence of helping with dry mouth.

 Key Facts About Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S

  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors
  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is commonly used to help fight acid reflux and heartburn
  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be be taken an hour before meal time,preferably before breakfast
  • Common side effects such as headache,dry mouth and fatigue tend to resolve on their own in a few days time
  • Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children and elderly patients.

FAQS

#1.HOW DOES Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S WORK?

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors;these pumps are naturally present in the cells,lining the stomach and secrete acid (H+ ions).The acid produced helps aid in digestion of food ingested,but in excess can lead to harmful effects in the human body.Therefore,Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S blocks the pump and thereby preventing excessive production of acid in the body.

#2.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S TO BRING RELIEF?

The positive effects of Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S can be felt after a few days’ time.It may take up to 2-4 weeks to reap the full benefits of Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S.

#3.CAN I TAKE Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S FOR MORE THAN THREE MONTHS?

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is safe to be taken for up to 6 months to a year (patients have it for longer if advised by a doctor).In long treatment plans,the doctor may monitor a patient’s magnesium,vitamin B12 and calcium levels periodically.

#4.IS IT SAFE TO TAKE PAINKILLERS ALONG WITH Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S?

Yes,it is safe to take painkillers such as paracetamol and/or nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) while undergoing treatment with this drug.

#5.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident,kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away.The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in seizures,difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#6.HOW TO STORE Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S?

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to alter certain drugs.

#7.WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO STOP TAKING Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S BEFORE CERTAIN LABORATORY TESTS?

Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S can cause false tests results due to its interaction with certain substances used in laboratory tests.Before undergoing any tests,it is important to inform your doctor and lab technician of any and all medications currently being taken by a patient.

#8.WHAT LAB TESTS ARE PRESCRIBED BY A DOCTOR WHILE UNDERGOING TREATMENT WITH Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S?

Calcium,Vitamin D,Vitamin B12 and magnesium levels are periodically tested to ensure that they are in their normal ranges as Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S may deplete them.

#9.IS IT SAFE TO TAKE Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S WITH BIRTH CONTROL PILLS?

 Yes,it is safe as there is no evidence of Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S interfering with any prescribed birth control drugs.

#10.CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?

Yes.You can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help naturally decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach.These include reducing daily intake of caffeine as well as caffeinated drinks,avoiding spice and fatty food,eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#11.CAN I HAVE ALCOHOL WHILE UNDERGOING TREATMENT WITH Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S?

It is safe to have alcohol with Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S as alcohol does not interact with the chemical composition of Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S but it is advised to not have alcohol as it increases the amount of acid produced and may trigger heartburn.

#12.WHAT FOODS HELP PREVENT ACID REFLUX?

The following food items have shown to have greatly aid in the reduction of acid produced by the body:

  • Oatmeal
  • Vegetables
  • Ginger
  • Fruits (such as bananas,apples,pears)
  • Egg whites

#13.COMMON SIDE EFFECTS SEEN WITH Vify 20mg Capsule?

These effects are mild and tend to resolve on their own in a couple of days.

  • Headaches
  • Stomach cramps
  • Passing excessive wind 
  • Constipation/Diarrhea (each patient may have a different reaction to Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S)
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth

#14.IS Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S SAFE TO BE GIVEN TO CHILDREN?

Yes,Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children from the ages of 1 month and olders.Vify 20mg Capsule 14 ‘S can be sprinkled on to applesauce and given to the child,if she/he is unable to swallow the tablet whole.