Brand Name Pifomz 20mg Tablet
Salt Composition Omeprazole (20mg)
Strength 20mg
Product Form Tablet
Storage Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Category Gastro Intestional Tract
Country of Origin India
Manufacturer Pifer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Manufacturer/Marketer AddressPifer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd,Plot No. - 79-80, Sec- 6A, IIE, Sidcul, Haridwar, 249403
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    Medical Description of Pifomz 20mg Tablet

    Pifomz 20mg Tablet contains Omeprazole 20mg. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), an anti-ulcer agent used to treat the stomach and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Erosive Esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It decreases stomach acid secretion and  relieves ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, used in combination with antibiotics like amoxicillin or clarithromycin and metronidazole or tinidazole; acid related to dyspepsia and active benign gastric ulcers. Furthermore, it is used to treat stress ulcers and acid secretion during the intake of painkillers (NSAIDs).

    This medicine is contraindicated to allergic symptoms such as skin rashes, itching, swelling, breathing difficulties etc, liver dysfunction, atrophic gastritis, vitamin and mineral deficiency.


    Pifomz 20mg Tablet Uses

    Pifomz 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of the following conditions as Erosive esophagitis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Helicobacter pylori infection, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Gastroduodenal ulcers.


    Pifomz 20mg Tablet Benefits

    Erosive esophagitis

    The swelling of esophagus (muscular tube helps food moves from the throat to the stomach) is called Esophagitis. It is caused due to excess acid production back flow from stomach to esophagus, resulting in a condition called Erosive esophagitis; it should irritate, and damages the lining of the esophagus. This medicine is used to treat this acid suppression in the stomach.

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

    GERD occurs due to stomach acid frequently flows backwards direction from the stomach to the esophagus, which leads to developing heartburn, and acid indigestion. Primarily it can manage with lifestyle changes and using OTC (Over the counter) medicines. Also, sometimes need surgery. This medicine is used to treat this backflow acid secretion in the stomach.

    Helicobacter pylori infection

    H. Pylori causes infection to the lining of the stomach called H. Pylori infection, gastritis, and peptic ulcer disease. This medicine is used in combination with antibiotics (amoxicillin or clarithromycin) and metronidazole or tinidazole to treat this bacterial infection.

    Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

    Tumours formed in the pancreas and duodenum leads to produce gastrin hormone, which in turn causes more acid secretion in the stomach is called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This medicine is used to treat this acid suppression in the stomach due to tumours.

    Gastro- duodenal ulcers 

    By increasing stomach acid secretion leads to develop gastro-duodenal ulcers. This medicine is used to treat this excessive stomach acid production. Also used to treat stress ulcers. 


    Pifomz 20mg Tablet Indication

    Pifomz 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of the following conditions as Erosive esophagitis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Helicobacter pylori infection, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Gastroduodenal ulcers.

    Pifomz (Omeprazole) can also prescribe with a combination of antibiotics (amoxicillin, or clarithromycin), and metronidazole, or tinidazole to treat H. Pylori infection. Also used to treat stress ulcers, arises due to intake of NSAIDs. The course of this medicine is up to 8 weeks, infection not suppress, increase the course for more than 8 weeks in some cases. But, children should not be given more than 8 weeks. Swallow the whole Tablet at once. Don’t break, chewed or crushed the Tablet.


    Mechanism of action of Pifomz 20mg Tablet

    Pifomz 20mg (Omeprazole) acts on the final step of gastric acid secretion; it blocks the acid releasing gastric parietal cell of the stomach. Parietal cell of the stomach contains H+/K+ ATP Pumps, which helps in acid secretion and then inhibits acid production by blocking these H+K+ ATP pumps. This action will last up to 24 hours, in between, more pumps will be produced by the stomach, which indicates the need to take the next dose to prevent the acid production in the stomach.

     


    How Pifomz 20mg Tablet works

    Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, works by inhibiting the action of proton pumps (presented in the parietal cells of the stomach, involves acid secretion). Then it decreases the acid secretion from the stomach.


    Pifomz 20mg Tablet Contraindication

    This medicine is contradicated to allergic symptoms such as skin rashes, itching, swelling, breathing difficulties etc, liver dysfunction, vitamin and mineral deficiency.


    Pifomz 20mg Tablet Side Effects

    Diarrhoea

    Stomach pain

    Headache

    Nausea

    Vomiting

    Dizziness

    Drowsiness

    Muscle pain

    Sleepiness


    FAQs for Pifomz 20mg Tablet

    Does Pifomz 20mg (omeprazole 20mg) Tablet contain a habit-forming drug?

    No, Pifomz 20mg Tablet doesn’t have habit forming tendency.

    What is the time duration for Pifomz 20mg Tablet to react on the body?

    Pifomz 20mg Tablet shows its action within one hour after administration. It will take 2 to 3 days for better relief and 4 to 5 weeks will take for complete relief.

    How long Pifomz 20mg Tablet will sustain in our body?

    Pifomz 20mg Tablet remains for 24hrs in our body.

    Is it safe during pregnancy?

    No. It is not safe during pregnancy. It shows an effect on the fetus. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Can we take over years of time?

    Long-term use of this medicine leads to develop atrophic gastritis, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.


    Precautions and general warning of Pifomz 20mg Tablet

    Alcohol

    No results were found, not get proper information. By using alcohol leads to develop acidity, which leads to worsening the patient health conditions. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Driving or operating machinery

    No. Pifomz 20mg Tablet is not safe to drive after administration. It causes dizziness, sleepiness, and alters the ability to drive. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Pregnancy

    No. This Tablet is not safe during pregnancy. It shows an effect on the fetus. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Breast Feeding

    No. Pifomz 20mg Tablet is not safe during breastfeeding. It shows the effect on the babies, secreted through breast milk. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Kidney Problem

    Yes. It is safe in patients with kidney diseases. It doesn’t show an effect on the kidneys. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Liver Disease

    This Tablet should be used with caution in patients with hepatic dysfunction; hepatic impairment, or liver diseases. Then it leads to a risk of liver dysfunction or liver damage. Inform your doctor, and then take for a better life. Based on the patient clinical conditions, dose adjustment or replacement is needed.


    How to Take Pifomz 20mg Tablet

    Pifomz 20mg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, at least one hour before the meal as prescribed by the doctor. Take this medicine at a fixed time intervals. It is better, try to finish your dinner three hours before going to bed, for reducing the acid secretion in the stomach.

    Take the correct dose and duration of medicine as prescribed by the doctor. Swallow the whole Tablet at once. Don’t break, chewed, or crushed the Tablet.


    Use of Pifomz 20mg Tablet in Adult

    It is considered safe to use this medicine in adults. Kindly consult with your doctor.


    Use of Pifomz 20mg Tablet in children

    No information is available regarding the use of this medicine in children who are below 1 year old. Kindly consult with the doctor.


    Use of Pifomz 20mg Tablet in Elderly Patients

    It is considered safe to use this medicine and dose adjustment is not required in an elderly patient. Kindly consult with your doctor.


    Other general warnings

    If you are allergic to Omeprazole. Informed the doctor before prescribing this medicine. If you noticed any allergic symptoms such as skin rashes, itching, swelling, breathing difficulties, etc. Immediately meet your doctor, for a better quality of a life.


    Talk to your doctor if

    If you’re allergic to the composition of the medicines

    If you’re using any concomitant medications

    If you’re not responding to the treatment

     


    General instructions

    Pifomz 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of the following conditions as Erosive esophagitis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Helicobacter pylori infection, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Gastroduodenal ulcers.

    Omeprazole can also prescribe with the combination of antibiotics (amoxicillin or clarithromycin) and metronidazole or tinidazole to treat H. Pylori infection. Also used to treat stress ulcers, arises due to intake of NSAIDs.


    Drug Interaction of Pifomz 20mg Tablet

    Drug-Drug Interaction

    Methotrexate

    Methotrexate is an antimetabolite used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine alters the action of methotrexate. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Nelfinavir

    Nelfinavir is an antiviral drug. This medicine alters the action of nelfinavir. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    CitaPifomzm

    CitaPifomzm is an antidepressant drug used to treat depression. This medicine alters the action of citaPifomzm.  Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Warfarin

    Warfarin is an anticoagulant drug. This medicine increases the levels of warfarin in our body leads to an increase in INR levels. It leads to the risk of serious bleeding. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Fluconazole, Ketoconazole

    These are antifungal drugs used to treat fungal infections. This medicine alters the action of fluconazole or ketoconazole. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Digoxin

    Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside used to treat irregular heartbeats. This medicine alters the action of digoxin. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Diazepam

    Diazepam is a benzodiazepine used to treat seizures. This medicine alters the action of diazepam. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Phenytoin

    Phenytoin is an anticonvulsant used to treat trigeminal neuralgia. This medicine alters the action of phenytoin. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Gentamicin

    Gentamicin is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections. This medicine alters the action of gentamicin.  Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Clopidogrel

    Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet drug. This medicine alters the action of clopidogrel.  Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Drug-Food Interaction

    By using this medicine with food should be maintained time gap at least 1 hour before the meals for better effectiveness of the medicine. By using this medicine with spicy, fatty foods, alcohol, caffeinated drinks, or beverages such as coffee, tea, cola, etc, should be avoided for better effectiveness of the medicine.

    Drug-Disease Interaction

    Colitis

    This drug should be used cautiously in patients with gastrointestinal disease, especially colitis (swelling of the colon inner lining). It leads to worsening the patient health conditions. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Osteoporosis

    It is a bone disease, becomes bones weak. Long-term use of pantoprazole can cause calcium deficiency, which leads to showing the effect on bones. Calcium and vitamin D supplements are given with pantoprazole to minimize this calcium and vitamin deficiency. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Liver diseases

    Omeprazole primarily conversation of its active form occurs in the liver. It should be used with caution in patients with hepatic dysfunction; hepatic impairment, or liver diseases. Then it leads to the risk of liver dysfunction or liver damage. Inform your doctor, and then take for a better life. Based on the patient clinical conditions, dose adjustment or replacement is needed.

    Bone fractures

    By long-term use of this medicine leads to develop bone fractures (occurs due to deficiency of calcium supplement). Calcium and vitamin D supplements are given with pantoprazole to minimize this calcium and vitamin deficiency. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Vitamin B12 deficiency

    By long-term use of this medicine leads to develop vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 supplements are given with pantoprazole to minimize this vitamin deficiency. Ask your doctor, and then take for a better quality of life.

    Hypomagnesemia

    By long-term use of this medicine leads to develop hypomagnesemia (low magnesium levels), which leads to developing dizziness, shivering, muscle pain, irregular heartbeat, seizures, or fits. Inform your doctor, and then take for a better life. Based on the patient clinical conditions, dose adjustment or replacement is needed.

    Lupus erythrematosus

    By using of this medicine leads to develop lupus erythematous (an autoimmune disease that forms lupus, which affects the joints, brain, kidneys, akin, and other organs), leads to developing tiredness, joint pain, rashes, or lesions on the skin. Inform your doctor, and then take for a better life. Based on the patient clinical conditions, dose adjustment or replacement is needed.

    Atrophic gastritis

    By long-term use of this medicine leads to develop atrophic gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach mucosa), which leads to worsening the patient health conditions. Inform the doctor,  and then take for a better life. Based on the patient health conditions, dose adjustment, or replacement is needed.


    Over Dose

    Take the doses properly as directed by the doctor. Do not be taken as an overdose. If you are taken, unfortunately, immediately meet the doctor, for a better quality of life.


    Missed Dose

    Probably do not skip the dose of Omeprazole as directed by the doctor. If you skipped the dose, take it immediately. If you skipped the dose, it’s nearer to the next dose, take properly one dose, do not be taken as double the dose. It leads to overdose, immediately meet the doctor, for a better life.


    Storage and Disposal

    Stored at 10-30°C room temperature.

    Protect from light and heat.

    Keep away from children and pets. Otherwise, it becomes toxic to them.

    Disposed of properly in a suitable bag.


    Fast Tag

    Pifomz 20mg Tablet contains Omeprazole 20mg.

    Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), an anti-ulcer agent used to treat the stomach, and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Erosive Esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

    It decreases stomach acid secretion. It relieves ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, used in combination with antibiotics like amoxicillin, or clarithromycin, and metronidazole, or tinidazole; acid related to dyspepsia, and active benign gastric ulcers.

    Furthermore, it is used to treat stress ulcers and acid secretion during the intake of painkillers (NSAIDs).

    Likewise, it is better, try to finish your dinner three hours before going to bed, for reducing the acid secretion in the stomach.


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