Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

Medically reviewed by Dr. Naresh Dang | Written By Kunal V Kumar

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 3:58 am

Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

Uses of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel is used to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) such as Acid Reflux, Heartburn. It is also used to prevent ulcers from forming.

How Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel works

Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel disrupts acid-pumping cells in the stomach, reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It helps in reducing symptoms like acid reflux, heartburn.

Side Effects of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

The most common side effects of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel are Headache, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Constipation, Rash, Cough. These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while Taking Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

Do not consume Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel if you are allergic to Pantoprazole. If you have kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, consult your doctor before using Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel. To avoid adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

Dosage of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

The dosage of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel depends on many factors such as the patient’s age, health, medical history of the patient and many other conditions, please take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

If you forget to take a dose of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose. Symptoms of overdose with Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel are Hypoactivity, Fatigue. Immediately contact your doctor if an overdose with Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel is suspected.

Onset of Action Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

It takes about 2 to 3 hour to show the effect of the medicine.

Duration of Action Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

Effect of medication lasts for an average of 18 to 20 hours.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Information is not available right now; please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

It is safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. However; consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breastfeeding

Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Driving

Not safe during driving; you may feel dizzy after taking this medicine.

Kidney

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel

Q.1) Can I buy Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel without a prescription? Ans. No, you need a valid prescription to buy Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel. Q.2) What are the usages of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel? Ans. Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel used to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Gastric Ulcer. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a digestive disorder that occurs when acidic stomach fluids or food back up from the stomach into the oesophagus. Oesophagus - food pipe that runs from the throat to the stomach. Q.3) How does Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel work? Ans. Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel contains Pantoprazole - Pantoprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach. Q.4) What are the side effects of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel? Ans. The common side effects of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel are Headache, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Constipation, Rash, Cough. Q.5) Is Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel banned in India? Ans. Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.6) Is Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel safe to use? Ans. Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel is safe to use if you are not allergic to Pantoprazole. Pregnant and lactating women, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines. Q.7) How to use Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel? Ans. Take Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel as prescribed by your doctor, the usual adult dose is once or twice a day before meals. Q.8) Can I consume alcohol while taking Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel? Ans. Please avoid drinking alcohol while taking Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel. Heavy drinking alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Q.9) How long does the effect of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel last? Ans. Effect of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel lasts for an average of 18-20 hours. Q.10) What if I miss a dose of Pantacid 40mg Oral Gel? Ans. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember about it. If it is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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Interaction

Drug :- antimicrobials: Increased esomeprazole level.

atazanavir, nelfinavir: Decreased blood levels of these drugs.

diazepam: Possibly increased diazepam level.

digoxin, iron salts, ketoconazole: Possibly decreased absorption of these drugs.

saquinavir: Increased plasma saquinavir level with increased toxicity.

voriconazole: Increased esomeprazole exposure and risk of adverse effects.

warfarin: Possibly increased INR and PT, leading to abnormal bleeding.

Food :- all foods: Decreased bioavailability of esomeprazole.

About Reviewer

Dr. Naresh Dang is an MD in Internal Medicine. He has special interest in the field of Diabetes, and has over two decades of professional experience in his chosen field of specialty. Dr. Dang is an expert in the managememnt of Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipids. He also provides consultation for Life Style Management.

About Author

Kunal is a registered pharmacist with RGUHS with over 11 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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