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Pantogit 40mg Tablet

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Introduction

Pantogit 40mg Tablet is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used for treating acid-related diseases of the stomach and intestine such as heartburn, acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, and some other stomach conditions associated with excessive acid production.

Pantogit 40mg Tablet is also used to prevent stomach ulcers and acidity that may be seen with the prolonged use of pain-killers. It 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. 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.

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.

Uses of Pantogit Tablet

Benefits of Pantogit Tablet

In Heartburn

Heartburn and acid reflux happens when a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents and acid to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Pantogit 40mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You can increase the efficiency of the medicine by making certain lifestyle changes. These include avoiding foods that trigger the symptoms, eating smaller more frequent meals, losing weight if you are overweight.

In Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

GERD is a chronic (long-term) condition which is like having heartburn consistently rather than just occasionally. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Pantogit 40mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.

Some simple lifestyle changes can help reduce the symptoms of GERD. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3-4 hours of going to bed.

In Peptic ulcer disease

Pantogit 40mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines along with this medicine depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking the medicine as it is prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear.

Side effects of Pantogit Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pantogit

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

How to use Pantogit 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. Pantogit 40mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Pantogit Tablet works

Pantogit 40mg 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 Pantogit 40mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pantogit 40mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pantogit 40mg 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 Pantogit 40mg 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
Pantogit 40mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pantogit 40mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Pantogit 40mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pantogit 40mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Pantogit Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pantogit 40mg 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

  • Pantogit 40mg Tablet should be taken 1 hour before a 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 Pantogit 40mg 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. 
  • Consult your doctor right away if you develop decreased urination, edema (swelling due to fluid retention), lower back pain, nausea, fatigue, and rash or fever. These could be signs of a kidney problem.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Sulfinylbenzimidazole Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pantogit with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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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
Acid reflux and chest burn due to acidity
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
NEKSIUM 40mg once daily in empty stomach for 3 weeksSyrup SUCRAL 10 ml 30 minutes before meal twice daily for 3 weeks
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FAQs

Q. What is Pantogit 40mg Tablet used for?

Pantogit 40mg Tablet is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Pantogit 40mg Tablet prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers. 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 Pantogit 40mg Tablet to work?

You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for Pantogit 40mg Tablet to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.

Q. Is a single dose of Pantogit 40mg Tablet sufficient?

No, a single dose may not be sufficient. However, with only a few doses of Pantogit 40mg Tablet you may get relief with the symptoms. Pantogit 40mg Tablet 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 and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), Pantogit 40mg Tablet may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Please consult your doctor if you do not feel better even after taking Pantogit 40mg Tablet regularly for 2 weeks as prescribed.

Q. Is Pantogit 40mg Tablet safe?

Yes, Pantogit 40mg Tablet is relatively safe. Most of the people who take Pantogit 40mg Tablet do not get a side effect. It is advised to be taken as directed by the doctor for maximum benefits.

Q. Can I take Pantogit 40mg Tablet for a long term?

Pantogit 40mg Tablet is usually prescribed for short term use only. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease, ZE syndrome etc, Pantogit 40mg Tablet 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 Pantogit 40mg Tablet as advised by your doctor and under their supervision.

Q. What are the long term side effects of Pantogit 40mg Tablet?

If Pantogit 40mg Tablet 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 Pantogit 40mg Tablet?

Usually, Pantogit 40mg Tablet is taken once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take Pantogit 40mg Tablet 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 Pantogit 40mg Tablet if I feel better?

If you have been taking Pantogit 40mg Tablet 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 Pantogit 40mg Tablet.

Q. Does Pantogit 40mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Although rare but long-term treatment with Pantogit 40mg Tablet 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 Pantogit 40mg Tablet?

No, alcohol intake is not advised with Pantogit 40mg Tablet. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Pantogit 40mg Tablet, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.

Q. Can I take antacids along with Pantogit 40mg Tablet?

Yes, you can take antacids along with Pantogit 40mg Tablet. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Pantogit 40mg Tablet.

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

Pantogit 40mg Tablet is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. You must refrain from 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 Pantogit 40mg Tablet?

Yes, it is safe to take painkillers along with Pantogit 40mg Tablet. Pantogit 40mg Tablet prevents acidity and stomach ulcers associated with the intake of painkillers. Pantogit 40mg Tablet is taken 1 hour before a meal. On the other hand, painkillers are usually taken with, or after a meal to avoid stomach upset.

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