Pantocid 20 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Pantoprazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

This medication is a proton-pump inhibitor drug. It is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions like GERD or gastroesophageal disease. Also, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, stomach or peptic ulcers, and acid reflux.

This proton-pump inhibitor works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It inhibits the acid-pumping cells within the stomach lining, from producing stomach acids. Thus, it decreases the production of stomach acids.

In this way, this medication is effective in treating the ulcers in the digestive system, the symptom of GERD called acid reflux and it prevents the esophagus from being damaged by stomach acids.

The medication is utilised for the treatment of conditions like:

  • Erosive Esophagitis

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Helicobacter Pylori Infection

  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

  • Other Forms Of Ulcers

This medication can cause below-mentioned side effects

  • Headache

  • Altered Sense Of Taste

  • Running Nose And Cough

  • Diarrhoea

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Unusual Tiredness And Weakness

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect lasts for an average of close to 24 hours after administration.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication reflects within a few minutes after oral administration as it gets absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract swiftly.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. There is a lack of evidence regarding its safety in pregnant women
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for use by mothers who are breastfeeding.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Pantocid 20 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case of an overdose.

This medication is a 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 Medicine

    This medication intetacrs with Ketoconazole, Methotrexate, Warfarin, Nelfinavir, and Digoxin.
  • Interaction with Disease

    This medication interacts with Liver Disease, Osteoporosis, and Hypomagnesemia.

Ques: What is Pantocid 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication has Pantoprazole as an active ingredient present. It performs its action by obstructing the release of acids in the stomach.

Ques: What are the uses of Pantocid 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions like gastroesophageal reflux diseases, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive esophagitis, diarrhea, bloating, and vomiting.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Pantocid 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of this medication. These include dizziness, headache, mouth dryness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence, stomach disorders, and vomiting.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Pantocid 20 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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About Pantocid 20 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Pantocid 20 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Pantocid 20 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Pantocid 20 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Pantocid 20 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Pantocid 20 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Pantocid 20 MG Tablet ?
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