Medicine Overview of Alpanto Tablet
Side Effects of Alpanto are Vomiting, Headache, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alpanto 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Alpanto 40 mg Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.
In Depth Information on Alpanto Tablet
- You have been prescribed Alpanto 40 mg Tablet 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.
Alpanto Tablet related warnings
Alpanto 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Alpanto 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Alpanto 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Alpanto 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Alpanto 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Alpanto 40 mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Alpanto 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alpanto 40 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Alpanto 40 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Alpanto Tablet
Q. What is Alpanto used for?
Alpanto is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Alpanto an antacid?
No, Alpanto is not an antacid, it belongs to a therapeutic group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It acts by decreasing acid secretion in the stomach while antacids neutralize the acid in the stomach and coat the stomach mucosa.
Alpanto is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Alpanto a painkiller?
No, Alpanto 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 Alpanto a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, Alpanto is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Can I take Alpanto forever?
Alpanto should not be taken for a long time unless there is an indication for the medicine. Though generally safe, certain conditions like low magnesium levels and fractures are associated with long-term use. Consult your doctor before continuing the drug for a long time as you may need to get some tests done on a regular basis.
Q. Can I take Alpanto with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Alpanto and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Alpanto with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Alpanto and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Alpanto with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Alpanto and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Alpanto with ranitidine?
Both Alpanto and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Alpanto if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Alpanto. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alpanto with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Alpanto Alpanto and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alpanto with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Alpanto while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Alpanto along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Alpanto with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Alpanto. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alpanto with other medications?
Alpanto can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Alpanto and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Alpanto with other medications.
Q. Can I take Alpanto with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Alpanto and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Alpanto cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Alpanto. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Alpanto, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Alpanto cause constipation?
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Alpanto in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Alpanto.
Q. Does Alpanto cause weight gain?
Change in weight has been associated with Alpanto. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Alpanto use.
Q. Does Alpanto cause dry mouth?
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Alpanto. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Alpanto.
Q. Does Alpanto cause gas?
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Alpanto use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Does Alpanto cause dementia?
Dementia has not been reported with Alpanto use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Q. Does Alpanto cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Alpanto. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Yes, like any other medicine, Alpanto has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Alpanto contain aluminum or magnesium?
Alpanto does not commonly contain aluminum or magnesium as an excipient (additional substance) or as a coating. Please read the package insert available with the medicine for further information.
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