Ropraz 20mg Tablet Description:
Ropraz 20mg Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
Ropraz 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers.
Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ropraz 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Is Ropraz an over the counter product?
No, Ropraz is not an over the counter product, it is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Is Ropraz an antacid?
Ropraz is not an antacid. It belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach while antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Does Ropraz cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones)?
Yes, long term use of Ropraz can cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones). It decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.