Astropan 40 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Astropan Tablet

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

Astropan Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

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.

Astropan Tablet related warnings

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?

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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Astropan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MINOR
Brand(s): Clopinorm
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Astropan

upper abdominal problem with gastric history. using RabletD tablet regularly but the pain is chronic since yesterday till now. please help Doctor
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. I would advice you to go for an Upper GI Endoscopy and Ultrasound Abdomen for the same. You might be having Gall bladder issues or Peptic ulcer disease.
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Astropan to work?

Astropan will start working in 2-3 hours after ingestion. You should start to feel better in 2-3 days.

Q. What is the best time to take Astropan?

It is best to take Astropan before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Astropan is more effective when it is taken 30 min before your food.

Q. Can I stop taking Astropan if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Astropan before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is completed.

Q. Is it safe to use Astropan for long term?

Astropan should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. Astropan is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.

Q. Can I take Astropan at bedtime?

If advised by your doctor, Astropan can be taken at bedtime. It is helpful in controlling overnight excess acid secretion.

Q. Can I take Astropan with antibiotics?

Yes, according to clinical studies, it is safe to take antibiotics while taking Astropan. However, always consult your doctor before taking Astropan along with antibiotics.

Q. Does Astropan cause hair loss?

No, 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?

Yes, both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as 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?

Yes, Astropan can cause both weight gain or weight loss. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss while using Astropan.

Q. Does Astropan cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Astropan can cause dry mouth. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Astropan.

Q. Does Astropan cause gas?

Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) can occur as a result of Astropan use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Q. Is Astropan safe?

Yes, Astropan is relatively safe if taken in the prescribed dose for the prescribed duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What is Astropan used for?

Astropan is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). PPIs are used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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