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Pantosec 40 MG Injection

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

About Pantosec 40 MG Injection

Pantosec 40 MG Injection 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 oesophagus being damaged by the acids and treating peptic ulcers in the digestive system. It 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. Apart from the solution form that can be injected in the body, this medication also comes in the form of a capsule and tablet. When taking the medication, make sure that you do not miss a dose. If you miss a dose, just skip it. Some of the side effects include joint pain, dizziness, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and headache. This may not require immediate medical attention. Some of the 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.

    What are the uses of Pantosec 40 MG Injection

    • Erosive Esophagitis

    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    • Helicobacter Pylori Infection

    • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

    • Other Forms Of Ulcers

    What are the contraindications of Pantosec 40 MG Injection ?

    What are the side effects of Pantosec 40 MG Injection ?

    Key highlights of Pantosec 40 MG Injection

    • 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 it being administered in the body. 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. The benefits of Pantosec 40 MG Injection should clearly outweigh the risks to make it eligible for consumption.

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      The results of combining the use of this medication with alcohol are unknown. Consult your doctor to know about the safety of consuming alcohol while on the 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?

      It is advised that you avoid the medication if you suffer from any liver related disease as the medication can aggravate the existing conditions. Ask for substitute medications from your doctor.

    What are the substitutes for Pantosec 40 MG Injection ?

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

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • 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.

    How does this medication work?

    Pantosec 40 MG Injection 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 Pantosec 40 MG Injection ?

      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


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


        Information not available.
      • 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.

      Disclaimer : The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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      Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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