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PAN 40 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

PAN 40 Tablet is a medicine which reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and problems in your food pipe. It is also used to prevent and treat stomach ulcers.

You should take PAN 40 Tablet as your doctor advises. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but it should be the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your condition. Normally it should be swallowed whole about an hour before the first meal and at the same time each day. It may take up to a few weeks to work properly but your doctor will tell you how long you need to be taking it for. You should keep on taking it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear quickly. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, your doctor may carry out regular tests to check your levels of magnesium which can fall with this medicine.

Common side effects include headache, constipation or diarrhea, stomach pain and nausea. These tend to be mild but talk to your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. The risk of side effects may increase the longer you take this medicine. You may be more likely to have a broken bone if you take it for a long time. It is best to avoid caffeinated drinks, such as tea, coffee and cola and spicy or fatty food as it may make your symptoms worse.

PAN 40 Tablet is not suitable for some people. Before taking this medicine, you need to tell your doctor if you have severe liver problems, are taking medicines for HIV, have had an allergic reaction to similar medicines in the past or have osteoporosis. Alcohol does not interfere with the way PAN 40 Tablet works. However, drinking alcohol makes your stomach produce more acid than normal. This medicine can make you feel dizzy, sleepy, or affect your vision. If this happens, do not drive, cycle or use machinery or tools until you feel better.

Side effects of PAN Tablet

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

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

How PAN Tablet works

PAN 40 Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which in turn relieves acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with PAN 40 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
PAN 40 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
PAN 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
PAN 40 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
PAN 40 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of PAN 40 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
PAN 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of PAN 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take PAN Tablet?

If you miss a dose of PAN 40 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.

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Quick Tips

  • PAN 40 Tablet should be taken one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
  • 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 of PAN 40 Tablet can cause weak bones and a deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking medication without talking to your doctor. 

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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As soon as I go to sleep I start coughing and it stops after i drink water. it feels like as if something has stuck in the throat. it is happening for the past few days. Same happen if i do not drink water for some time. Please help me with the solution.
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
It can be due to acid reflux. Take tab pan D morning and zintac bed time . Try this
Sir when i sawllow without eating drinking i feel something there in my throat round shape i dont have proper digestion getting pain always pls sugest me some medicine
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
It can be acid reflux. Get a laryngoscopy done by an ENT specialist to rule out any pathology. Try pan d once daily for 1 month
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FAQs

Q. What is PAN used for?

PAN is used for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers (gastric and duodenal ulcers), reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ZE syndrome. It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach.

Q. What are the long term side effects of PAN?

Long-term use of PAN for more than 3 months may decrease the levels of magnesium in your blood. This can make you feel tired, confused, and dizzy. It may also cause muscle twitches, shakiness, and an irregular heartbeat. Inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. In addition, if PAN is used for more than a year, you may have increased chances of certain side effects such as bone fractures, gut infections, and vitamin B12 deficiency. With vitamin B12 deficiency you may develop symptoms such as feeling very tired, sore and red tongue, mouth ulcers, and pins and needles.

Q. Does PAN cause weight gain?

Although rare but long-term treatment with PAN may cause weight gain. The reason could be the relief from reflux symptoms which could make you eat more. Consult your doctor for any weight-related concern.

Q. Is PAN safe?

Yes, PAN is relatively safe. Most of the people who take PAN do not get a side effect. It is advised to be taken as directed by the doctor for maximum benefits.

Q. Can I take PAN for long term?

Long term treatment with PAN should be taken only if prescribed by the doctor.

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

You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for PAN to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.

Q. What is the best time to take PAN?

Usually, PAN is taken once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take PAN twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening. The tablets should be swallowed whole (remember not be chewed or crushed) and taken at least 1 hour before a meal with some water.

Q. Is single dose of PAN sufficient?

No, single dose of PAN is not sufficient. You should take it for at least 2 weeks, if taking on your own, for heartburn or acid reflux. Whereas, if you are to take it for stomach ulcers or ZE syndrome consult your doctor for duration of treatment.

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

No,do not stop taking PAN or change the dosage without consulting your doctor. If you have been on PAN for a long time, suddenly stopping it may make your stomach produce a lot more acid and make your symptoms come back. Hence, a gradual dose reduction before stopping completely is preferred to avoid such things from happening.

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References
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