DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
Skelan Protect usesSkelan Protect consists of Naproxen Sodium, Omeprazole.
Skelan Protect information
Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) is an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medicine. Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis's actions help reduce the chemicals found in the patient's organism that are usually responsible for the triggering of inflammation and pain.
Skelan Protect indications
Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) is a drug normally prescribed in the treatment of pain, stiffness or inflammation that are usually triggered by medical disorders such as Gout, Osteoarthritis, menstruation abdominal cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, injury, buritis and tendonitis.
Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) could also be prescribed in the treatment of other medical conditions that have not been mentioned here.
Skelan Protect warnings
While the patient is following a treatment with Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis, he or she should avoid consuming big amounts of alcohol. It is recommended that alcohol drinks should be entirely avoided as they increase the danger of stomach bleeding. Therefore, if the patient is consuming more than 3 bottles of different alcoholic beverages he or she might not be allowed to start a treatment with Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis.
Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) can lead to drowsiness and dizziness. If you are following a treatment with this drug you should be careful while performing actions that require mental and physical alertness. The treatment with Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) should be carefully monitored in the case of patients suffering from any of the next medical disorders:
Allergic reactions to Aspirin (or any other NSAIDs)
High blood pressure
Congestive heart disease
If you are suffering from any of these medical disorders you might not be allowed to start a treatment with Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis.
Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) is a Category B FDA pregnancy drug. Therefore it is not considered to be harmful to an unborn child. However, if you are pregnant, consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis. Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) (one of Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis's main ingredients) can pass into breast milk. If you are nursing an infant you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis.
Skelan Protect intake guidelines
Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) ought to be taken in just like your doctor told you to. Do not disobey the physician's instructions.
You should accompany each dose of the drug with a glass of water (from 6 to 8 ounces of liquid). Do not take Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) on an empty stomach as it can cause stomach upset. Do not stop your treatment with this drug without your doctor's consent even if you do not feel better after a few days of treatment.
Skelan Protect dosage
Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) that suits you best. The correct dosage varies from one person to another, as it depends on a couple of factors.
Skelan Protect overdose
Reported Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) overdose symptoms are:
Tingling sensation in legs and arms
No or little urine production
Shallow and slow breathing
Ringing in the ears
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here, you are in need of medical attention (inform your doctor immediately).
Skelan Protect missed dose
Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) can be taken in when you need it or on a regular basis. If you are following a treatment with Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis, try not to miss any of your doses. If you happen to miss one take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for another dose, skip the one that you have missed and continue with your regular schedule. You should not take in a double dose of this drug.
Skelan Protect side effects
Very serious side effects of Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) are bloody vomit or bloody stools.
Other dangerous side effects of Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) are:
Allergic reactions (difficulty while breathing, throat closing, hives, swelling of mouth, lips and tongue).
Ringing in the ears
Stomach cramps or stomach upsets, indigestion or heartburn
Other side effects of the drug are:
There are other mild side effects that can also occur if you are taking Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis. Inform your physician if you feel anything disturbing or unusual.
Skelan Protect drug reactions
You should inform your doctor if you are following a treatment with any of the drugs listed here:
Cold and cough medicines
Steroids (like prednisone)
If you are taking any of these drugs you may not be allowed to start taking Skelan Protect (Naproxen Sodium) Actavis. Ask for your doctor's advice before you start a treatment with this drug.
Skelan Protect is an inhibitor of H+ K+ ATPase. This medication inhibits the activity of H+-K+-ATPase in gastric parietal cells and thus blocks the final stage of hydrochloric acid secretion. This leads to a reduction in basal and stimulated secretion, regardless of the nature of the stimulus. Due to the reduction of acid secretion Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) reduces or normalizes the effects of acid in the esophagus in patients with reflux esophagitis.
Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) has a bactericidal effect on Helicobacter pylori. Eradication of H. pylori when Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) used with antibiotics allows to quickly arrest the symptoms, to take a high degree of healing of damaged mucosa and persistent long-term remission and reduce the likelihood of bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract.
After oral administration Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. This drug penetrates the parietal cells of gastric mucosa. Plasma protein binding is about 95% (predominantly albumin). Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) is biotransformed in the liver. Excreted by the kidneys - 72-80%, in the faeces - about 20%. T1/2 is 0.5-1 h. In patients with chronic liver diseases T1/2 increases up to 3 hours.
Why is Skelan Protect prescribed?
Gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer in acute phase (including associated with Helicobacter pylori), reflux esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive and ulcerative lesions of gastric and duodenal ulcers associated with taking NSAIDs.
Dosage and administration
The dosing regimen of Skelan Protect is individual. When this medication is administered orally of the single dose is 20-40 mg. The daily dose is 20-80 mg, the frequency of use is 1-2 times / day. The duration of treatment is 2-8 weeks.
Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) side effects, adverse reactions
Digestive system: rarely - nausea, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, flatulence.
CNS: rarely - headache, dizziness, weakness.
Hemopoietic system: in some cases - anemia, eosinopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia.
Urinary system: in some cases - hematuria, proteinuria.
Musculoskeletal system: in some cases - arthralgia, muscle weakness, myalgia.
Allergic reactions: rarely - skin rash.
Skelan Protect contraindications
Chronic liver disease (including in history), hypersensitivity to Skelan Protect (Omeprazole).
Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding
In the absence of clinical experience with Skelan Protect it is not recommended to use this drug during pregnancy. If necessary to use during Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) lactation it should been solve the issue of termination of breastfeeding.
Category effects on the fetus by FDA - C.
Before the treatment with Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) it is necessary to exclude the possibility of a malignant process (especially gastric ulcer) because Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) treatment can mask symptoms and delay the correct diagnosis.
Therapy with Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) may affects results of laboratory studies of liver and gastrin concentrations in blood plasma.
Due to lack of experience in clinical application of Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) this medicine is not recommended for children.
Skelan Protect drug interactions
This medication alters the bioavailability of any drug, absorption depends on pH (ketoconazole, iron salts, etc.). Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) slows down the elimination of drugs metabolized in the liver by microsomal oxidation (warfarin, diazepam, phenytoin, etc.).
Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) enhances the action of coumarin and diphenine, does not change - NSAIDs. This drug increases (relative) the concentration of clarithromycin in the blood; may increases the leukopenic and thrombocytopenic effects of depressants hematopoiesis drugs. Substance for intravenous infusion is compatible only with saline and dextrose (using other solvents may decrease the stability of Skelan Protect (Omeprazole) due to changes in pH of infusion medium).
Skelan Protect in case of emergency / overdose
Symptoms: dry mouth, nausea, blurred vision, headache, increased sweating, flushing, tachycardia, drowsiness, confusion.
Treatment: symptomatic, dialysis is ineffective.
Skelan Protect pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.
Skelan Protect available forms, composition, doses:
Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.
Skelan Protect destination | category:
Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.
Skelan Protect Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.
Skelan Protect pharmaceutical companies:
Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.
Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Skelan Protect?
Depending on the reaction of the Skelan Protect after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Skelan Protect not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Skelan Protect addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
ReviewsDrugs.com conducted a study on Skelan Protect, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Skelan Protect consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
One visitor reported usefulHow is the drug Skelan Protect useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website sDrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.
One visitor reported frequency of useHow often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Skelan Protect drug as prescribed by the doctor?
Few medications can be taken 3 times in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sDrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Skelan Protect is mentioned below.
Two visitors reported dosesWhat is the dose of Skelan Protect drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
One visitor reported administrationThe drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Skelan Protect drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
Eight visitors reported age
The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology