Q. Is a single dose of Pantodac 20 Tablet sufficient?
No, a single dose may not be sufficient. However, with only a few doses of Pantodac 20 Tablet you may get relief with the symptoms. Pantodac 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), Pantodac 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 Pantodac 20 Tablet regularly for 2 weeks as prescribed.
Q. Can I take Pantodac 20 Tablet for a long term?
Pantodac 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. Pantodac 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 Pantodac 20 Tablet as advised by your doctor and under their supervision.
Q. What are the long term side effects of Pantodac 20 Tablet?
If Pantodac 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 Pantodac 20 Tablet?
Usually, Pantodac 20 Tablet is taken once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take Pantodac 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 Pantodac 20 Tablet if I feel better?
If you have been taking Pantodac 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 Pantodac 20 Tablet.
Q. Does Pantodac 20 Tablet cause weight gain?
Although rare but long-term treatment with Pantodac 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 Pantodac 20 Tablet?
No, alcohol intake is not advised with Pantodac 20 Tablet. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Pantodac 20 Tablet, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.
Q. Can I take antacids along with Pantodac 20 Tablet?
Yes, you can take antacids along with Pantodac 20 Tablet. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Pantodac 20 Tablet.
Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?
Pantodac 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 Pantodac 20 Tablet?
Yes, it is safe to take painkillers along with Pantodac 20 Tablet. Pantodac 20 Tablet prevents acidity and stomach ulcers associated with the intake of painkillers. Pantodac 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.