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Pantop Forte 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Pantop Tablet

Pantop Forte 20 mg 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 oesophagus (which connects your throat to your stomach. It is also used to prevent and treat stomach ulcers.

You should take Pantop Forte 20 mg 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 a 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 diarrhoea, stomach pain and feeling or being sick. These tend to be mild but talk to your pharmacist or doctor if they bother you or do not go away. The risk of side effects may increase the longer you take this medicine. Serious side effects are rare, but some need immediate medical attention. Ask your doctor what these are. You may be more likely to have a broken bone if you take it for a long time. It is best to avoid foods that seem to make your symptoms worse, such as rich, spicy and fatty foods. It also helps to cut down on caffeinated drinks, such as tea, coffee and cola, as well as alcohol.

Pantop Forte 20 mg 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 Pantop Forte 20 mg 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. It is not usually recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Pantop Tablet side effects

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

How to use Pantop 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. Pantop Forte 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pantop Tablet works

Pantop Forte 20 mg 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.

Pantop Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Pantop Forte 20 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pantop Forte 20 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pantop Forte 20 mg 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
Pantop Forte 20 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pantop Forte 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pantop Forte 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Pantop Forte 20 mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Liver
CAUTION
Pantop Forte 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pantop Forte 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pantop Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pantop Forte 20 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • Take it 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 can cause weak bones and 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

Taking Pantop with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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MODERATE
Brand(s): Clopinorm
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MINOR

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Pantop used for?

Pantop 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 Pantop?

Long-term use of Pantop 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 Pantop 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 Pantop cause weight gain?

Although rare but long-term treatment with Pantop 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 Pantop safe?

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

Q. Can I take Pantop for long term?

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

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

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

Q. What is the best time to take Pantop?

Usually, Pantop is taken once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take Pantop 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 Pantop sufficient?

No, single dose of Pantop 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 Pantop if I feel better?

No,do not stop taking Pantop or change the dosage without consulting your doctor. If you have been on Pantop 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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