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Pantocid 40 MG Tablet

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

About Pantocid 40 MG Tablet

Pantocid 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.

Pantocid 40 MG 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 this drug 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.

Pantocid 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. Pantocid 40 MG Tablet is not removed by hemodialysis.

    What are the uses of Pantocid 40 MG Tablet

    • Erosive Esophagitis

    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    • Helicobacter Pylori Infection

    • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

    • Other Forms Of Ulcers

    What are the contraindications of Pantocid 40 MG Tablet ?

    What are the side effects of Pantocid 40 MG Tablet ?

    Key highlights of Pantocid 40 MG Tablet

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The duration of the effect usually lasts for 6 hours but may vary from person to person. Look for a prescription of dosage that is according to your body’s reaction to the medicine.

    • What is the onset of action?

      You can experience the effects of the medicine within 30 to 60 minutes after administration.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      Pregnant women must avoid this medication, as there is no conclusive evidence that makes it completely safe for use for such women. The medication may have cause problems than benefits.

    • Is it habit forming?

      Pantocid Tablet is not habit forming. You may consult a doctor if you feel like the need of consumption even after the end of course.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      Breastfeeding women should not consume this medicine as it can affect the infant as well. Consume the medicine only after consulting it with a doctor. It is important to understand that you need to look if the benefits outweigh the risk in such conditions.

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      There is no sufficient information regarding the safety of the use of alcohol along with the medicine. However, it is advisable that you consult your doctor for this, as some of the side effects like dizziness an drowsiness can aggravate when interacted with alcohol.

    • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

      You can indulge in driving but only if you are feeling completely fit. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness, it is better that you avoid indulging in such activities.

    • Does this affect kidney function?

      There is not much information regarding the effect that the medicine can have on the functioning of the kidney. You may consult your doctor if you suffer from serious kidney related issues.

    • Does this affect liver function?

      If you suffer from liver related issues, you must discuss about your medical history to the doctor to have a better understanding about the possible side effects the medicine can have on your liver.

    What are the substitutes for Pantocid 40 MG Tablet ?

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

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      If you miss a dose, it is better if you skip that dose because a double dose can cause serious side effects. If you miss a dose and remember it within half an hour of prescribed time, you may have it.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      In case of an overdose, make sure that you visit a doctor as soon as possible. Immediate medical attention is required in cases with serious side effects.

    How does this medication work?

    This is a proton pump inhibitor drug and binds to H+/K+-exchanging ATPase in gastric parietal cells, resulting in blockage of acid secretion.

      What are the interactions of Pantocid 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

        The medicine can increase the intensity of side effects like drowsiness or dizziness when interacted with alcohol. Therefore, it is advisable that you discuss with your doctor if you drink quite often.

      • Interaction with Medicine

        Pantocid 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 Pantocid 40 MG Tablet. It is important that you inform your doctor about the medications you are already taking at the time of prescription.
      • Interaction with Disease

        The medicine can interact with diseases like tumour in pituitary gland or cardiovascular diseases and aggravate the conditions. People with such diseases must consult the doctor before seeking benefits of this medication.

      • Interaction with Food

        There is no sufficient information regarding any food group that may harm you upon interaction with the medicine.

      FAQs about Pantocid 40 MG Tablet

      • Ques : What is Pantocid 40 mg tablet?

        Ans : It is a medication which has pantoprazole as an active ingredient present in it. This medication perform its action by decreasing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn and it is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).

      • Ques : What is Pantocid 40 mg tablet used for?

        Ans : It is a medication which is used for the treatment, control, and prevention of below mentioned conditions such as: Erosive Esophagitis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Helicobacter pylori Infection, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, Gastro-duodenal ulcers and Acidity.

      • Ques : What are the side effects of Pantocid 40 mg tablet?

        Ans : It is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects like Dizziness, Severe Asthma And Breathing Problems, Menstrual Abnormalities, Loss Of Libido, Dry Mouth and Skin Rash.

      • Ques : What is the best time to take Pantocid?

        Ans : The best time to consume medicine is it before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening.The tablet is more effective when it is taken 30 min before your food. It is a prescribed medication which should only be used on a prescription only.

      • Ques : How long do I need to use medicine before I see improvement of my conditions?

        Ans : This medication should be consumed, till the complete eradication of disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor and moreover taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can also cause inadequate effect on the patient. So please consult your doctor.

      • Ques : At what frequency do I need to use tablet ?

        Ans : This medication is generally used once a day, as the time interval upto which this medication has an impact, is around 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor for the dosage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

      • Ques : Should I use medicine empty stomach, before food or after food?

        Ans : This medication is commonly taken from mouth and the action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on using it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a the day.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Pantocid Tablet?

        Ans : This medication contains salts, which are suitable to store at room temperature and keeping this medication above or below that, can cause inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away, from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.

      • Ques : Is Pantocid 40 MG Tablet safe?

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

      • Ques : Does Pantocid 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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