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Pantodac 40 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Pantodac 40 Tablet is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used to treat heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux and problems in your food pipe. It is also used to prevent and treat stomach ulcers and acidity seen with the use of pain-killers, and some other conditions.

Pantodac 40 Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). This medicine should be taken one hour before a meal, preferably in the morning. Try to take it regularly at the same time each day as advised by your doctor. The dose will depend on your underlying condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep on taking it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear quickly. You can increase the efficiency of the treatment by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding caffeinated drinks (like tea and coffee), and spicy or fatty foods.

The most common side effects observed with this medicine include nausea, vomiting headache, dizziness, flatulence, diarrhea, and stomach pain. These symptoms are generally mild but if they bother you or do not go away, consult your doctor. Long-term use of this medicine may lead to an increased risk of side effects. For instance, using this medicine for more than 1 year, may increase your risk for bone fractures, especially with higher doses. Talk to your doctor about ways to prevent bone loss (osteoporosis), like taking calcium and vitamin D supplements.

Low blood magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia) have been observed in some people taking this medicine for 3 months or more. These reduced levels of magnesium may lead to tiredness, confusion, dizziness, muscle twitches, and an irregular heartbeat. Your doctor may monitor your magnesium levels to prevent this.

Pantodac 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 ever had an allergic reaction to similar medicines in the past or suffer from bone loss (osteoporosis). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it makes your stomach produce excessive acid and can worsen your symptoms. Do not drive or use machinery or tools, if this medicine makes you feel dizzy or sleepy.

Side effects of Pantodac Tablet

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

How to use Pantodac 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. Pantodac 40 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Pantodac Tablet works

Pantodac 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 Pantodac 40 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pantodac 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
Pantodac 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Pantodac 40 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pantodac 40 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pantodac 40 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Pantodac 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pantodac 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Pantodac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pantodac 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

  • Pantodac 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 excessive intake of carbonated beverages/soft drinks, citrus juices, fried food, caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee.
    • 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 Pantodac 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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I have stomach pain. I mostly used pantodac 20. But today I use pantodac 40. Is any problem for me What is the difference between pantodac 20 and 40 Hello r u there
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Only diff of mgMore strong is 40 mg
Heartburn Mental disorder Depression Frequent persistent heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux disease Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion Back flow of acid from stomach Difficulty in swallowing Inflammation of esophagus Excess acid secretion by stomach Intestinal or stomach ulcers
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to be examined in clinic to reach a diagnosis and then appropriate medicine can be prescribed
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FAQs

Q. What is Pantodac used for?

Pantodac is used for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers (gastric and duodenal ulcers), reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Pantodac prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers and stress ulcers in critically ill people. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms.

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

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

Q. Is a single dose of Pantodac sufficient?

No, a single dose may not be sufficient but you may get relief in a few doses only. Pantodac is usually needed only for a short term or upto 2 weeks for heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease, ZE syndrome etc, Pantodac may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Please consult your doctor if you do not feel better even after taking Pantodac regularly for 2 weeks as prescribed.

Q. Is Pantodac safe?

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

Q. Can I take Pantodac for a long term?

Pantodac is usually prescribed for short term use only. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease, ZE syndrome etc, Pantodac may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Long term use may carry an increased risk for side effects and must be discussed with the doctor. Please use Pantodac as advised by your doctor and under their supervision.

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

If Pantodac is used for more than 3 months, certain long term side effects may be seen. The most important of these is low magnesium levels in your blood which may make you feel tired, confused, dizzy, shaky or dizzy. You may also have muscle twitches or irregular heartbeat. If the use is further prolonged for more than a year, you may have an increased risk of bone fractures, stomach infections and vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can make you anemic, as a result of which you may feel more tired, weak, or pale. Additionally you may have palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, indigestion, loss of appetite, flatulence (gas) or nerve problems such as numbness, tingling and problem in walking.

Q. What is the best time to take Pantodac?

Usually, Pantodac is taken once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take Pantodac 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. Can I stop taking Pantodac if I feel better?

If you have been taking Pantodac for a long time. Stopping it abruptly may lead to increased acid production, thereby worsening your symptoms. Therefore, you must discuss any dose changes or if you wish to come off Pantodac.

Q. Does Pantodac cause weight gain?

Although rare but long-term treatment with Pantodac 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. Can I take alcohol with Pantodac?

No, alcohol intake is not advised with Pantodac. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Pantodac, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.

Q. Can I take antacids along with Pantodac?

Yes, you can take antacids along with Pantodac. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Pantodac.

Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?

Pantodac is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. It also helps to cut down on caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.

Q. Are painkillers safe to take along with Pantodac?

Yes, it is safe to take painkillers along with Pantodac. Pantodac prevents acidity and stomach ulcers associated with the intake of painkillers. Pantodac is taken 1 hour before a meal. On the other hand, painkillers must be taken with, or after a meal to avoid stomach upset.

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