Pantoprazole Composition – Pantoprazole 40 MG
Manufactured By – General
Prescription – Prescription Required
Form – Tablet
Price – Rs 20
Quantity – 10 tablets in 1 strip
What is Pantoprazole?
- Pantoprazole belongs to group of drugs called as “proton pump inhibitors” which are used for the treatment of acidity, heart burn, stomach ulcer etc.
- Pantoprazole is available in tablet form (20mg, 40mg) and injection forms.
- Pantoprazole can be used in the prevention, control and treatment of following diseases and symptoms:
- Gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD)
- Gastric ulcer/peptic ulcer
- Zollinger Ellison syndrome
- Heart burn
- Erosive Esophagitis
- Helicobacter pylori infection
- Gastrin secreting tumour
- Pantoprazole can also be used for purposes not mentioned above.
How does Pantoprazole work?
- Pantoprazole belongs to group of drugs called as “proton pump inhibitor” which are used for the treatment of peptic ulcer.
- Pantoprazole works by inhibiting gastric acid secretion. It inhibits acid secretion both in resting phase as well as when stimulated by food thus preventing heart burn and gastric ulcer disease.
- When taken for once a day for one week, Pantoprazole achieved up to 95% inhibition of gastric acid secretion.
Pantoprazole Price in India
|Strip of 15 Tablets||Rs 159.50|
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How to Take Pantoprazole?
- Pantoprazole is available in tablet form for oral use.
- The dosage and duration of treatment with Pantoprazole should be decided by the doctor. Do not take more than or less than the recommended dose.
- Pantoprazole is well absorbed orally and should be taken empty stomach (at least half an hour before food) in the morning.
- The tablet should be swallowed as a whole without crushing, chewing or breaking it along with plenty of fluids.
- If administered in injection form (Intravenous), it should be applied by a qualified professional following a test dose to rule out allergy.
- Intravenous (injection) form should be discontinued as soon as patient can start oral therapy.
- It is always advisable to take the dose (either oral or injectable form) at a fixed time every day.
Common Dosage for Pantoprazole?
- The optimum duration of treatment with Pantoprazole varies with the condition of the patient and initial response to the drug.
- The recommended dose for Pantoprazole in adults is one 40mg tablet once daily half an hour before food. In children and in less severe cases, 20mg tablet can also be administered.
- Depending upon the severity of condition, oral Pantoprazole can be administered up to 8 weeks for symptomatic relief. In patients who have not healed, additional 8 weeks course can be given.
- Safety of Pantoprazole for maintenance therapy beyond 16 weeks has not been established.
- Patients with kidney and liver disease must use it with caution and under supervision of a doctor.
- In case of non-improvement of symptoms or symptoms getting worse, consult your doctor immediately.
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When to Avoid Pantoprazole?
- Pantoprazole should be avoided or used with caution in following patients:
- Patients with allergy to any of its components
- Blockage in intestine
- Patients with electrolyte disturbance especially Magnesium, potassium and calcium
- Patients with severe kidney and liver disease
Side-effects of Pantoprazole:
Common side effects with Pantoprazole include:
- Abdominal pain
- Skin rash
- Joint pains
- Pain at injection site
- Increased chances of bone fracture (when taken for longer duration)
In addition, it may also cause some allergic or unwanted effects. In such cases, seek medical attention immediately.
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Effect on organs?
- Patients with severe liver and kidney disease should use Pantoprazole with caution. Dose adjustment by doctor might be needed in few cases.
Reported Allergic Reactions?
Report to your doctor if you are allergic to the ingredients of Pantoprazole or other proton pump inhibitor drugs.
Signs of allergic reaction include:
- Rashes/itching of skin
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Loss of consciousness
Drug Interactions to Be Careful About
- Drug interactions refer to effect of drugs on each other and on human body following ingestion.
- Large numbers of medicines have shown interaction with other drugs resulting in decreased therapeutic effect and increased chances of side effects.
- It is always advised that the patient must inform the doctor of all the drugs/over the counter products/vitamin supplements being used along with Pantoprazole.
- All the possible drug interactions might not be listed here. Few important drug interactions with Pantoprazole include:
Shows Effects / Results In:
- The effects of Pantoprazole start within 30 minutes to 1 hour following oral administration and reaches its peak effect in 2 to 2.5 hours
Is Pantoprazole addictive?
- No such tendency has been reported.
Can I have Pantoprazole with alcohol?
- Consumption of alcohol is not recommended when on Pantoprazole therapy as alcohol increases acidity and may further aggregate the problem thereby reducing the potency of Pantoprazole.
- Consult your doctor before administering alcohol along with Pantoprazole.
Any particular food item to be avoided?
- No such interaction with food products seen.
Can I have Pantoprazole when pregnant?
- Pantoprazole is safe to use during pregnancy however it should only be used when clearly needed.
- Always communicate with your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant for case specific recommendations.
Can I have Pantoprazole when feeding a baby?
- Nursing mothers are advised to use Pantoprazole with caution as the drug may pass into breast milk and could harm the baby.
- Always inform your doctor before if you are breast-feeding your child.
Can I drive after taking Pantoprazole?
- Few patients on Pantoprazole may experience side effects like dizziness, headache, decreased alertness etc.
- Caution must be exercised in such patients when driving or operating heavy machinery.
What happens if I overdose on Pantoprazole?
- Pantoprazole should not be administered in more than recommended dose or for longer duration as it may lead to toxicity.
- If anyone is suspected of an over-dosage, seek medical attention immediately.
What happens if I take expired Pantoprazole?
- Taking a single expired dose may not cause any major adverse effect. However, the potency of the medicine may well have been reduced.
- To be on the safer side, always check and never use an expired drug.
What happens if I miss a dose of Pantoprazole?
- Always administer the missed dose as soon as you remember it. But, if it’s already time for the second dose- do not take double the dose to make up for the missed dose.
Storage of Pantoprazole
Stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight and heat.
Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Pro Tips When Taking Pantoprazole:
- Pantoprazole when used in larger doses and for longer duration may increase your risk for bone fractures (osteoporosis) especially among elderly.
- When used for longer duration, it may also cause difficult in absorption of vitamin B12 and thus deficiency of Vitamin B12.