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Pen 40 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Pen Tablet

Pen 40 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Pen Tablet side effects

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

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

How Pen Tablet works

Pen 40 mg Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Pen Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pen 40 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Pen 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Pen 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
Pen 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Pen 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pen 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Pen 40 mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Liver
Pen 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pen 40 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pen Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pen 40 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.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MINOR
Brand(s): Clopinorm
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pen

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Suffering from acid reflux disease due to which pain in throat and right side of lower abdomen
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for the time being you can take Robinia 30, 04 drops in half cup water and Nixocid tab 2 tab thrice daily for a month, but as this case needs supervision, discussion and examination you need to visit a homeopath so that he can discuss your case in detail, get some investigations, do examination and guide you accordingly,
I grind my teeth in sleep. What should i do?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Grinding your teeth or bruxism is a sleep related movement disorder.Doctors don't completely understand what causes bruxism. Possible physical or psychological causes may include: Emotions, such as anxiety, stress, anger, frustration or tension Aggressive, competitive or hyperactive personality type Abnormal alignment of upper and lower teeth (malocclusion) Other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea Response to pain from an earache or teething (in children) Stomach acid reflux into the esophagus An uncommon side effect of some psychiatric medications, such as phenothiazines or certain antidepressants A coping strategy or focusing habit Complication resulting from a disorder such as Huntington's disease or Parkinson's diseaseIn case it is causing damage to your teeth , visit a dentist.In case you have headache, facial pain, get a psychiatric evaluation
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FAQs

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

Pen will start working in 2-3 hours after ingestion. You should start to feel better in 2-3 days.

Q. What is the best time to take Pen?

It is best to take Pen before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Pen is more effective when it is taken 30 min before your food.

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

No, do not stop taking Pen before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is completed.

Q. Is it safe to use Pen for long term?

Pen should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. Pen is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.

Q. Can I take Pen at bedtime?

If advised by your doctor, Pen can be taken at bedtime. It is helpful in controlling overnight excess acid secretion.

Q. Does Pen cause hair loss?

No, hair loss has not been reported with the use of Pen. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Pen, please consult your doctor.

Q. Does Pen cause constipation?

Yes, both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as common side effects of Pen in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Pen.

Q. Does Pen cause gas?

Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) can occur as a result of Pen use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Q. Is Pen safe?

Yes, Pen is relatively safe if taken in the prescribed dose for the prescribed duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What is Pen used for?

Pen is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). PPIs are used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.

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References
  1. Wallace JL, Sharkey KA. Pharmacotherapy of Gastric Acidity, Peptic Ulcers, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2011. [Accessed 24 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Pantoprazole. Konstanz, Germany: Wyeth Pharmaceutical; 2000 [revised Mar. 2012]. [Accessed on 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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