PANTOCID 20 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_GH_AR_4936 Category:

Generic : Pantoprazole (20mg)

Treatment : Gastroesophageal Reflux , Peptic Ulcer , Heartburn

Pack size  : 15 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$2.24

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Pantocid 20 Tablet is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used for treating acid-related diseases of the stomach and intestine such as heartburn, acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, and some other stomach conditions associated with excessive acid production.

Pantocid 20 Tablet is also used to prevent stomach ulcers and acidity that may be seen with the prolonged use of painkillers. It belongs to a class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). This medicine should be taken one hour before a meal, preferably in the morning. The dose will depend on your underlying condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep on taking it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear quickly. You can increase the efficiency of the treatment by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding caffeinated drinks (like tea and coffee), and spicy or fatty foods.

The most common side effects observed with this medicine include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, flatulence, diarrhea, and stomach pain. These symptoms are generally mild but if they bother you or do not go away, consult your doctor. Long-term use of this medicine may lead to an increased risk of side effects. For instance, using this medicine for more than 1 year may increase your risk for bone fractures, especially with higher doses. Talk to your doctor about ways to prevent bone loss (osteoporosis), like taking calcium and vitamin D supplements.

Before taking this medicine, you need to tell your doctor if you have severe liver problems, are taking medicines for HIV, have ever had an allergic reaction to similar medicines in the past, or suffer from bone loss (osteoporosis). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it.

 

BENEFITS OF PANTOCID TABLET

In Treatment of Heartburn

Heartburn and acid reflux happens when a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents and acid to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Pantocid 20 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You can increase the efficiency of the medicine by making certain lifestyle changes. These include avoiding foods that trigger the symptoms, eating smaller more frequent meals, losing weight if you are overweight.

In Treatment of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

GERD is a chronic (long-term) condition that is like having heartburn consistently rather than just occasionally. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Pantocid 20 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.

Some simple lifestyle changes can help reduce the symptoms of GERD. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3-4 hours of going to bed.

In Treatment of Peptic ulcer disease

Pantocid 20 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines along with this medicine depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking the medicine as it is prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear.

 

HOW TO USE PANTOCID TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pantocid 20 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

 

HOW PANTOCID TABLET WORKS

Pantocid 20 Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which in turn relieves acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pantocid 20 Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pantocid 20 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pantocid 20 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Pantocid 20 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pantocid 20 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pantocid 20 Tablet is recommended.
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Liver

CAUTION
Pantocid 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pantocid 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • Nitrazepam : (SERIOUS)
  • Lorazepam : (SERIOUS)
  • Clonazepam : (SERIOUS)
  • Clobazam : (SERIOUS)
  • Diazepam : (SERIOUS)
  • Alprazolam : (SERIOUS)
  • Phenytoin : (MODERATE)
  • Methotrexate : (MODERATE)
  • Roxithromycin : (MINOR)
  • Clopidogrel : (MINOR)

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE PANTOCID TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Pantocid 20 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pantocid

  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness

FAQ's

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Q. What is Pantocid 20 Tablet used for?

Pantocid 20 Tablet is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Pantocid 20 Tablet prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms.

Q. How long does it take for Pantocid 20 Tablet to work?

You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for Pantocid 20 Tablet to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.

Q. Is a single dose of Pantocid 20 Tablet sufficient?

No, a single dose may not be sufficient. However, with only a few doses of Pantocid 20 Tablet you may get relief with the symptoms. Pantocid 20 Tablet is usually needed only for a short term or upto 2 weeks for heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), Pantocid 20 Tablet may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Please consult your doctor if you do not feel better even after taking Pantocid 20 Tablet regularly for 2 weeks as prescribed.

Q. Is Pantocid 20 Tablet safe?

Yes, Pantocid 20 Tablet is relatively safe. Most of the people who take Pantocid 20 Tablet do not get a side effect. It is advised to be taken as directed by the doctor for maximum benefits.

Q. Can I take Pantocid 20 Tablet for a long term?

Pantocid 20 Tablet is usually prescribed for short-term use only. However, if the need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease, ZE syndrome, etc. Pantocid 20 Tablet may be prescribed for a long-term duration as well. Long-term use may carry an increased risk for side effects and must be discussed with the doctor. Please use Pantocid 20 Tablet as advised by your doctor and under their supervision.

Q. What are the long term side effects of Pantocid 20 Tablet?

If Pantocid 20 Tablet is used for more than 3 months, certain long-term side effects may be seen. The most important of these is low magnesium levels in your blood which may make you feel tired, confused, dizzy, shaky, or dizzy. You may also have muscle twitches or irregular heartbeat. If the use is further prolonged for more than a year, you may have an increased risk of bone fractures, stomach infections, and vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can make you anemic, as a result of which you may feel more tired, weak, or pale. Additionally, you may have palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, indigestion, loss of appetite, flatulence (gas), or nerve problems such as numbness, tingling, and problem in walking.

Q. What is the best time to take Pantocid 20 Tablet?

Usually, Pantocid 20 Tablet is taken once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take Pantocid 20 Tablet twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening. The tablets should be swallowed whole (remember not to be chewed or crushed) and taken at least 1 hour before a meal with some water.

Q. Can I stop taking Pantocid 20 Tablet if I feel better?

If you have been taking Pantocid 20 Tablet for a long time. Stopping it abruptly may lead to increased acid production, thereby worsening your symptoms. Therefore, you must discuss any dose changes or if you wish to come off Pantocid 20 Tablet.

Q. Does Pantocid 20 Tablet cause weight gain?

Although rare but long-term treatment with Pantocid 20 Tablet may cause weight gain. The reason could be the relief from reflux symptoms which could make you eat more. Consult your doctor for any weight-related concern.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Pantocid 20 Tablet?

No, alcohol intake is not advised with Pantocid 20 Tablet. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Pantocid 20 Tablet, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.

Q. Can I take antacids along with Pantocid 20 Tablet?

Yes, you can take antacids along with Pantocid 20 Tablet. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Pantocid 20 Tablet.

Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?

Pantocid 20 Tablet is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. You must refrain from caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.

Q. Are painkillers safe to take along with Pantocid 20 Tablet?

Yes, it is safe to take painkillers along with Pantocid 20 Tablet. Pantocid 20 Tablet prevents acidity and stomach ulcers associated with the intake of painkillers. Pantocid 20 Tablet is taken 1 hour before a meal. On the other hand, painkillers are usually taken with, or after a meal to avoid stomach upset.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 1*15

pack form  – tablet

Weight  – 5 (gms)

Dimensions  – 6 (cm) x 0.1 (cm) x 10 (cm)

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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