SALT INFORMATIONCinitapride(3 mg)
Cinitapride is used in the treatment of motility-related gastrointestinal disorders like indigestion (dyspepsia), gastroesophageal reflux disease (frequent persistent heartburn, flow of bitter fluid into mouth, difficulty swallowing, and upper abdominal pain), delayed gastric emptying, and vomiting.
How it works
Cinitapride belongs to a class of drugs called benzamide. It works by increasing the movement of esophagus (food pipe), stomach, and intestines during digestion. It also increases the strength of muscle between esophagus and stomach.
Common side effects
Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Headache, Jaundice, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Joint pain
Pantoprazole is used for treating symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (heartburn, back flow of acid from stomach, difficulty in swallowing), inflammation of esophagus, excess acid secretion by stomach (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome), in prevention of intestinal or stomach ulcers in patients caused by prolonged pain killer use.
How it works
Pantoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. It acts by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Common side effects
Fever, Blurred vision, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Hip fracture, Vertigo, Itching
- Always take cinitapride at least 15 minutes before meals.
- Caution has to be exercised when administered in elderly patients, as it may cause movement disorder or prolong the heartbeat.
- Do not drive or operate machinery while you are taking cinitapride as it may cause drowsiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while you are taking cinitapride as it may increase sleepiness.
- Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to cinitapride or any of its ingredients.
- Do not consume this drug if you have gastrointestinal bleeding, obstruction, tear (perforation), or movement disorder.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is cinitapride safe during pregnancy?
Cinitapride should not be administered in first trimester. It should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding.
Q. Is it safe to use cinitapride during breastfeeding?
Cinitapride is not safe during breast feeding. It should only be used if no other alternative drug is available. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. What is cinitapride is used for?
Cinitapride is used for the treatment of motility-related gastrointestinal disorders like indigestion, reflux disease, delayed gastric emptying, and vomiting.
Q. How does cinitapride work?
Cinitapride works by increasing the movement of esophagus, stomach, and intestines during digestion. It also increases the strength of muscle between esophagus and stomach to prevent the reflux conditions.
Q. Is pantoprazole safe?
Pantoprazole is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is Pantocid 20/Pantocid 40/Pantosec/ Pantium used for?
Pantocid (20 or 40 mg)/Pantosec/Pantium are various brands of pantoprazole available and used for the same indications as pantoprazole.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with other medications?
It is safe to take other medications with pantoprazole if prescribed by your doctor. However, it should not be taken with ketoconazole and other anti-fungals, warfarin, atazanavir and erlotinib.
Q. Does pantoprazole cause weight gain, dizziness, constipation, bloating, or headache?
Pantoprazole may cause weight changes, dizziness, constipation, bloating, or headache. If you notice such symptoms, consult your doctor.
Q. Is pantoprazole an antacid?
No, pantoprazole is not an antacid. It reduces the production of acid in stomach, while antacids neutralize the acids present in stomach.
Q. Is pantoprazole gluten free?
Yes. Pantoprazole is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.