PANTOCID L CAPSULE SR

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Levosulpiride(75 mg)

Uses

Levosulpiride is used in the treatment of psychosis, depression, frequent persistent heart burn, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion (dyspepsia).

How it works

Levosulpride belongs to a class of medications called atypical antipsychotic agent. It acts by inhibiting the receptor (D2 and D3) found in the brain and subsequently decreasing the level of chemical compound (dopamine) present in the brain.

Common side effects

Increase in body weight, Postural hypotension (low blood pressure), Breast enlargement, Irregular menstrual cycle, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Liver transaminases increased

Pantoprazole(40 mg)

Uses

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, Itching, Hip fracture, Blurred vision, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Vertigo

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Expert advice

  • Do not take this drug if you are allergic to levosulpride.
  • Before taking the drug consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Immediately consult your doctor if you  have absence if periods, abnormal milk secretion or changes in sexual desire, fever, muscle stiffness. 
  • The drug can make you dizzy. Be careful  when driving vehicles or operating machines.

Frequently asked questions

Levosulpiride

Q. Is levosulpiride safe?
Levosulpiride is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
 
Q. Is levosulpiride an antidepressant?
No, it is used in the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, psychosis, dyspepsia.
 
Q. What is levosulpiride? What are its uses?
Levosulpiride belong to class of medication called as atypical antipsychotics. It acts by decreasing the activity of dopamine in the brain. Levosulpiride is used in the treatment psychosis, depression, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia.
 
Q. Does levosulpiride cause erectile dysfunction?
No. patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding the possible side effects. 

Pantoprazole

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 10 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)