Gastropan 40 MG Tablet
Gastropan 40 MG Tablet is prescribed for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders like gastroesophageal diseases or GERD, peptic ulcers, acid reflux, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This proton-pump inhibitor reduces the amount of naturally occurring acid in the stomach.
It helps by preventing the esophagus which gets damaged by the acids and treating peptic ulcers in the digestive system. This medicine also helps in the treatment of stomach ulcers caused by a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.
You must stick to the dosage prescribed by the doctor to avoid any serious side effects. The medicine comes in the form of a capsule or a tablet but you can take it intravenously with the help of a doctor as well. When taking the tablet or capsule, make sure that you do not miss a dose.
This medication is used for the treatment of conditions like:
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Other Forms Of Ulcers
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of the effect of the medication lasts for an average of 24 hours, hence you need to take just one dose in a day.
What is the onset of action?
One can observe the onset of action within an hour of oral administration. However, the onset can take time if you consume the tablet after a meal. Consult your doctor to seek the best schedule of medication.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
It is probably safe to use the medication by pregnant women but should be consumed only after discussing all the benefits and risks involved with the doctor.
Is it habit forming?
No habit-forming tendencies have been reported with the use of this medication.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Breastfeeding women must consult the doctor and take this medication only if there are no other substitutes.
Is It safe with alcohol?
The results of combining the use of this medication with alcohol are unknown.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no sufficient information regarding this but it is advised that you avoid driving if you experience excessive drowsiness or calmness.
Does this affect kidney function?
People suffering from kidney-related diseases should take extra precaution while taking this medication.
Does this affect liver function?
It is advised that you avoid the medication if you suffer from any liver-related disease as the medication can aggravate the existing conditions.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
In case you miss a dose, it is advised that you skip the dose and not try to compensate it. A double dose can lead to overdose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
In case of an overdose, consult your doctor for immediate help to avoid any serious effects.
This medication belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitor drug and binds to H+/K+-exchanging ATPase in gastric parietal cells, resulting in blockage of acid secretion.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
The medication can interact with diseases like osteoporosis, hypomagnesemia and liver diseases to cause serious side effects. If you have any such diseases, make sure that you discuss it with your doctor before starting the course of medication.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineGastropan 40 MG Tablet can interact with certain medications and supplements to cause serious side effects. Ketoconazole, methotrexate, warfarin, nelfinavir and digoxin are few of the medications that you should be careful about while taking this Gastropan 40 MG Tablet. It is important that you inform your doctor about the medications you are already taking at the time of prescription.
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