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Pan 40 MG Tablet

Manufacturer :  Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Pantoprazole
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Pan 40 MG Tablet

Pan 40 MG Tablet is prescribed for the short-term treatment of erosive esophagitis associated with gastroesophageal diseases (GERD). It is also helpful in treating 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 oesophagus being damaged by the acids and treating peptic ulcers in the digestive system.

The tablet also helps in the treatment of stomach ulcers caused by the bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. It is important that you stick to the dosage prescribed by the doctor to avoid any serious side effects. When taking the tablet, make sure that you do not miss a dose.

Some of the side effects of Pan 40 MG Tablet are joint pain, dizziness, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and headache. Other serious side effects include anxiety, irregular heartbeat, severe diarrhoea, seizures, muscle spasms, tremors and lupus or kidney damage. If you experience any of it, consult a doctor immediately.

Take with or without food. Pan 40 MG Tablet should be swallowed whole; not chewed, crushed, or split. Do not administer via a nasogastric or feeding tube. Assess other medications the patient may be taking where absorption may be altered by a change in gastric pH (itraconazole, ketoconazole, iron salts, ampicillin esters).

Treatment of an overdose would include appropriate supportive treatment. No adverse events were seen with ingestions of 400 and 600 mg doses. Pantoprazole is not removed by hemodialysis.

Also Read: Famocid 40 MG Tablet Uses

    What are the uses of Pan 40 MG Tablet

    • Erosive Esophagitis

    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    • Helicobacter Pylori Infection

    • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

    • Other Forms Of Ulcers

    What are the contraindications of Pan 40 MG Tablet ?

    What are the side effects of Pan 40 MG Tablet ?

    Key highlights of Pan 40 MG Tablet

    • 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?

      Pan 40 MG Tablet and its metabolites are excreted in the milk of rats. It is unknown if pantoprazole is excreted in human milk. Do not use in women who are breast-feeding.

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      The results of combining the use of this medication with alcohol are unknown. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

    • 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. Consult your doctor to seek more help to avoid any serious implications.

    • Does this affect liver function?

      Pan 40 MG Tablet must not be prescribed to patients who are vulnerable to liver diseases and impairment. Dosage adjustment is not required for mild to moderate impairment. Specific guidelines are not available for patients with severe hepatic impairment.

    What are the substitutes for Pan 40 MG Tablet ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Pan 40 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      Missed dose of this medication must be made up for unless it is time for the next dose.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      If overdose of this tablet results in serious side effects, it is best to seek medical help.

    How does this medication work?

    Pan 40 MG Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor drug and it suppresses gastric acid secretion by inhibiting the parietal cell H+/K+ ATP pump.

      What are the interactions of Pan 40 MG Tablet ?

      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 Alcohol

        Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
      • Interaction with Medicine

        Pan 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 tablet. It is important that you inform your doctor about the medications you are already taking at the time of prescription.
      • Interaction with Disease

        • Pan 40 MG Tablet 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.
        • Symptomatic response does not preclude gastric malignancy; not indicated for maintenance therapy; safety and efficacy for use beyond 16 weeks have not been established; safety and efficacy in pediatric patients have not been established.
      • Interaction with Food

        Information not available. It can be taken with or without food.

      FAQs about Pan 40 MG Tablet

      • Ques : What is Pan 40 MG Tablet?

        Ans : This medication is prescribed for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders like gastroesophageal diseases or GERD, peptic ulcers, acid reflux, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

      • Ques : How long do I need to use Pan 40 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

        Ans : This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

      • Ques : At what frequency do I need to use Pan 40 MG Tablet?

        Ans : This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

      • Ques : Should I use Pan 40 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

        Ans : This medication should be taken prior to the meal, approximately 30 minutes before it, in the prescribed dosage.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Pan 40 MG Tablet?

        Ans : This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

      • Ques : What are the effects of Pan 40 MG Tablet on older adults?

        Ans : Proton pump inhibitors (such as Pan 40 MG Tablet) may increase the risk for bone fractures, especially with longer use, higher doses in older adults. Consult your doctor about ways to prevent bone loss/fracture.

      • Ques : Can I take Pan 40 MG Tablet along with other medications to improve the clinical symptoms?

        Ans : Yes, if needed, antacids may be taken along with this medication. If you are taking sucralfate, take Pan 40 MG Tablet at least 30 minutes before sucralfate. These two can alleviate the clinical symptoms of the disease.

      • Ques : How long does it take for Pan 40 MG Tablet to work?

        Ans : You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for this medication to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.

      • Ques : Is Pan 40 MG Tablet safe?

        Ans : Yes, this drug is relatively safe. It is advised to consult the doctor before consuming this drug.

      • Ques : Does Pan 40 MG Tablet cause weight gain?

        Ans : In rare cases, the consumption of this drug can cause weight gain. You are advised to consult your doctor for any weight-related concern.


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      • Pantoprazole 40 mg gastro-resistant tablets- EMC [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 24 April 2019]. Available from:

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