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Astropan 40 mg Tablet

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Composition for Astropan 40 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Astropan 40 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
MRP
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₹5.9/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Astropan Tablet

Uses of Astropan Tablet

Astropan 40 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).

Astropan Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Astropan are Vomiting, Headache, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.

How to use Astropan Tablet

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. Astropan 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Astropan Tablet works

Astropan 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 Astropan Tablet

Expert advice for Astropan Tablet

  • 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.
  • Astropan 40 mg Tablet can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Astropan 40 mg Tablet can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Astropan 40 mg Tablet is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
  • Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration as advised by your doctor
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Astropan Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Astropan Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Astropan 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Astropan 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.
Driving
Astropan 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Astropan 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Astropan 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Astropan 40 mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Liver
Astropan 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Astropan 40 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Astropan Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Astropan 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Astropan Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Pantoprazole

Q. What is Astropan used for?
Astropan is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Astropan an antacid?
No, Astropan 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.
Q. Is Astropan safe?
Astropan is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Astropan a painkiller?
No, Astropan 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 Astropan a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, Astropan is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Can I take Astropan forever?
Astropan 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 Astropan with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Astropan and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Astropan with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Astropan and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Astropan with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Astropan and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Astropan with ranitidine?
Both Astropan and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Astropan if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Astropan. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Astropan with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Astropan Astropan and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Astropan with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Astropan while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Astropan along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Astropan with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Astropan. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Astropan with other medications?
Astropan can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Astropan and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Astropan with other medications.
Q. Can I take Astropan with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Astropan and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Astropan cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Astropan. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Astropan, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Astropan cause constipation?
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Astropan in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Astropan.
Q. Does Astropan cause weight gain?
Change in weight has been associated with Astropan. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Astropan use.
Q. Does Astropan cause dry mouth?
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Astropan. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Astropan.
Q. Does Astropan cause gas?
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Astropan use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Does Astropan cause dementia?
Dementia has not been reported with Astropan use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Q. Does Astropan cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Astropan. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Q. Does Astropan expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Astropan has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Astropan contain aluminum or magnesium?
Astropan 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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Taking Astropan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Astropan with Cilostazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Astropan with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Astropan with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Astropan with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etizom, Etimax, Etezole, Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam, Etizoram
Astropan with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Astropan with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M
Astropan with Magnesium Hydroxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Astropan with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Astropan with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
Astropan with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Astropan with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Astropan with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Astropan with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee
Astropan with Methotrexate
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Methotrexate: Methosis, Metrex, Rhutrex, Meditrex, Mext, Vibzi, Meth
Astropan with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Protoin, Pna, Seztin
Astropan with Dipyridamole
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Dipyridamole: Cardiwell, Thrombonil
Astropan with Spiramycin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Astropan with Digoxin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin
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