Noxicid is in a family of drugs called PPIs ( Proton Pump Inhibitors) which blocks proton pumps in the stomach thereby reducing the production of acid there.
The active ingredient in most PPIs is esomeprazole; it’s what does all the proton pump blocking. Nocixid is commonly used in the treatment of acid reflux in the stomach of GERD ( Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) patients. It can also be used in the treatment of peptic ulcers and indigestion.
In this article, we will be talking about this popular drug, and its uses, side effects, and other related issues.
Noxicid is very important in the treatment of many stomach disorders. The very popular ones include:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
GERD is a very prevalent condition in the world. It is the reflux or flow back of acid from the stomach towards the oesophagus. This causes a burn sensation in the chest as the tissues there are not suited to house such acid as opposed to the tissues in the stomach.
Like all other PPIs, it treats this by blocking proton pumps that aid in avid production, thereby reducing the acidic content of the stomach.
- Peptic Ulcers
Peptic ulcers are a type of ulcer that refers to gaps in the lining of the stomach walls. The acidic nature of the stomach usually tends to widen the gaps, and worsen the situation over time.
All PPIs reduce acidic content and as such Noxicid can be used when treating this class of ulcers.
Noxicid can treat indigestion also, when the symptoms include nausea, upper abdominal discomfort and pain. These all point to unusual activity in the upper part of the stomach and lower parts of the oesophagus.
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
This a syndrome caused by the over secretion of acid in the stomach. This increased secretion is as a result of a pancreatic tumor. The pancreas controls many hormones that cause this secretion. These tumors are the root cause of the excessive acid secretion.
Noxicid is not the only PPI out there, but it has been found to be more effective in the treatment of these conditions than most of their counterparts.
Dosage And Intake
Noxicid is usually taken once a day and at the same time every day. In most cases, an hour before taking food. This helps it act faster as the stomach will be most probably empty just before a meal. In some cases it might also be taken twice a day, depending on what your physician has prescribed.
Additionally, Noxicid comes in capsules; this prevents it from being broken down by stomach acids before it’s effects kick in. Alternative forms of intake include dissolving it in water and delivering it through feeding tubes.
Noxicid is not left out when it comes to side effects. Some baggage it may come with include:
- Dry mouth or strange after taste in mouth
- Diarrhoea, flatulence and nausea
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite
The above-mentioned are at certain levels normal, however some more severe side effects include:
- Unusual bleeding
- Muscle spasms
- Extreme diarrhoea and watery stool
- Extreme fatigue
- Yellow coloration of eyes (jaundice)
- Chest or back pains
- Allergic reactions
- Persistent sire throat
Many of the severe side effects are as a result of continual use and are very uncommon at initial usage.
Noxicid is an effective and efficient drug; it very much often does its job. There might be numerous side effects, however, so we advise that you properly consult your doctor before you make use of it. Thank you.