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Uses of Pantocid 20mg Tablet
Pantocid 20mg Tablet is used to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) such as Acid Reflux, Heartburn. It is also used to prevent ulcers from forming.
How Pantocid 20mg Tablet works
Pantocid 20mg Tablet 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 Pantocid 20mg Tablet
The most common side effects of Pantocid 20mg Tablet 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 Pantocid 20mg Tablet
Do not consume Pantocid 20mg Tablet if you are allergic to Pantoprazole. If you have kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, consult your doctor before using Pantocid 20mg Tablet. To avoid adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.
Dosage of Pantocid 20mg Tablet
The dosage of Pantocid 20mg Tablet 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 Pantocid 20mg Tablet
If you forget to take a dose of Pantocid 20mg Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose. Symptoms of overdose with Pantocid 20mg Tablet are Hypoactivity, Fatigue. Immediately contact your doctor if an overdose with Pantocid 20mg Tablet is suspected.
Onset of Action Pantocid 20mg Tablet
It takes about 2 to 3 hour to show the effect of the medicine.
Duration of Action Pantocid 20mg Tablet
Effect of medication lasts for an average of 18 to 20 hours.
Precautions & Warnings
Information is not available right now; please consult your doctor.
It is safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. However; consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Not safe during driving; you may feel dizzy after taking this medicine.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pantocid 20mg Tablet
Q.1) Can I buy Pantocid 20mg Tablet without a prescription? Ans. No, you need a valid prescription to buy Pantocid 20mg Tablet. Q.2) What are the usages of Pantocid 20mg Tablet? Ans. Pantocid 20mg Tablet 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 Pantocid 20mg Tablet work? Ans. Pantocid 20mg Tablet contains Pantoprazole - Pantoprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach. Q.4) What are the side effects of Pantocid 20mg Tablet? Ans. The common side effects of Pantocid 20mg Tablet are Headache, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Constipation, Rash, Cough. Q.5) Is Pantocid 20mg Tablet banned in India? Ans. Pantocid 20mg Tablet is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.6) Is Pantocid 20mg Tablet safe to use? Ans. Pantocid 20mg Tablet 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 Pantocid 20mg Tablet? Ans. Take Pantocid 20mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor, the usual adult dose is once or twice a day before meals. Do not crush or chew, swallow it with water. Q.8) Can I consume alcohol while taking Pantocid 20mg Tablet? Ans. Please avoid drinking alcohol while taking Pantocid 20mg Tablet. Heavy drinking alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Q.9) How long does the effect of Pantocid 20mg Tablet last? Ans. Effect of Pantocid 20mg Tablet lasts for an average of 18-20 hours. Q.10) What if I miss a dose of Pantocid 20mg Tablet? 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.
For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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.
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.
Kunal is a registered pharmacist with RGUHS with over 11 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.