Pantoprazole is generally used in treatment of acidity, gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Pantoprazole, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Pantoprazole is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Pantoprazole belongs to the category of drugs called as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It's main action is a long-lasting reduction of stomach acid production that helps relieve acid related indigestion and heartburns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Pantoprazole used for? Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Pantoprazole an antacid? Pantoprazole belongs to a therapeutic class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors and is not an antacid. It acts by decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach whereas antacids neutralize the acid in the stomach and coat the stomach mucosa.
Q. Is Pantoprazole safe? Pantoprazole is safe provided you follow your doctors prescription and instructions while taking Pantoprazole.
Q. Is Pantoprazole a painkiller? No, Pantoprazole is not a painkiller. It is a proton pump inhibitor which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Pantoprazole a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)? Pantoprazole inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.It is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole forever? Pantoprazole though safe it should not be taken for a long time as it may cause certain conditions like fractures and low magnesium levels. Do inform your doctor if you are using this medication for a long period, as you need to get some test done on a regular basis.
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole with ondansetron? There are no interactions observed with NAME} and ondansetron. Do inform your doctor if you are taking these medications together.
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole with azithromycin? No interactions have been observed with Pantoprazole and azithromycin. Do inform your doctor if you are taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole with Ibuprofen? No interactions noted with Pantoprazole and ibuprofen. Do inform your doctor if you are taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole with ranitidine? No interactions have been reported with ranitidine and Pantoprazole. Studies show that there are no additional benefits in using ranitidine along with Pantoprazole as both the drugs work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach. However, consult your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole with amoxicillin? No interactions have been noted with Pantoprazole and amoxicillin. Do inform your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole with antibiotics? Various studies have revealed no clinical interactions with Pantoprazole and antibiotics. It is always recommended to consult your doctor before taking Pantoprazole with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole with levothyroxine? The Absorption time of levothyroxine by the body can be delayed if consumed with Pantoprazole. However, consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole with other medications? Pantoprazole is safe with other drugs. Certain medication like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants have interaction with Pantoprazole. Thus these drugs should not be taken together or should be monitored closely if taken together. Do inform your doctor if you take any other medicines with Pantoprazole.
Q. Can I take Pantoprazole with ciprofloxacin? There are no interactions noted with Pantoprazole and ciprofloxacin. This also doesn't mean that interactions do not happen, it is always recommended to consult your doctor before taking Pantoprazole with any medications.
Q. Does Pantoprazole cause hair loss? Pantoprazole doesn't cause any Hair loss. Consult your doctor if you note hair loss while taking Pantoprazole.
Q. Does Pantoprazole cause constipation? Both in children and adult, constipation & diarrhea are noted as a common side effect of Pantoprazole. Do inform your doctor, if you notice any intolerable side effects with Pantoprazole.
Q. Does Pantoprazole cause weight gain? Weight gain or weight loss is noted with Pantoprazole. Consult your doctor if you notice any weight chances with Pantoprazole.
Q. Does Pantoprazole cause dry mouth? One of the common side effects of Pantoprazole is dry mouth. Inform your doctor if you notice any side effects with Pantoprazole.
Q. Does Pantoprazole cause gas? Bloating(fullness), abdominal distension and flatulence (gas) have been reported with the usage of Pantoprazole. Do inform your doctor if you experience such symptoms.
Q. Does Pantoprazole cause dementia? Pantoprazole doesn't cause Dementia. Do inform your doctor if you notice such symptoms.
Q. Does Pantoprazole cause diarrhea? One of the most common side effects of Pantoprazole is Diarrhea. Do inform your doctor if you notice any side effects with Pantoprazole.
Q. Does Pantoprazole expire? Pantoprazole do have an expiry date. Before taking any medicines, check the expiry date on the pack.
Q. Does Pantoprazole contain aluminum or magnesium? Aluminum or magnesium is not found as an additional substance or as a coating in Pantoprazole. For detailed information, read the package insert available with the medicine.
You have been prescribed Pantoprazole to reduce stomach acid and heal stomach ulcers.Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.Long-term use can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
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