Medicine Overview of Pentacure Injection
Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Pentacure 40mg Injection 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.
In Depth Information on Pentacure Injection
- 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.
- Pentacure can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine.
- Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Pentacure can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
- Pentacure is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
- It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
- Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration as advised by your doctor
Pentacure Injection related warnings
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
Pentacure 40mg Injection 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.
Pentacure 40mg Injection 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.
Pentacure 40mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Pentacure 40mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pentacure 40mg Injection is recommended.
However, the use of Pentacure 40mg Injection is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Pentacure 40mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pentacure 40mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Pantoprazole, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Pentacure Injection
Pentacure is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
No, Pentacure is not an antacid, it belongs to a therapeutic group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It acts by decreasing acid secretion in the stomach while antacids neutralize the acid in the stomach and coat the stomach mucosa.
Pentacure is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
No, Pentacure is not a painkiller. It is a proton pump inhibitor which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Yes, Pentacure is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Pentacure should not be taken for a long time unless there is an indication for the medicine. Though generally safe, certain conditions like low magnesium levels and fractures are associated with long-term use. Consult your doctor before continuing the drug for a long time as you may need to get some tests done on a regular basis.
Q. Can I take Pentacure with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Pentacure and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Pentacure with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Pentacure and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Pentacure with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Pentacure and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Pentacure with ranitidine?
Both Pentacure and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Pentacure if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Pentacure. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pentacure with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Pentacure Pentacure and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pentacure with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Pentacure while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Pentacure along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Pentacure with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Pentacure. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pentacure with other medications?
Pentacure can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Pentacure and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Pentacure with other medications.
Q. Can I take Pentacure with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Pentacure and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Pentacure. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Pentacure, please consult your doctor.
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Pentacure in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Pentacure.
Change in weight has been associated with Pentacure. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Pentacure use.
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Pentacure. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Pentacure.
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Pentacure use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Dementia has not been reported with Pentacure use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Pentacure. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Yes, like any other medicine, Pentacure has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Pentacure contain aluminum or magnesium?
Pentacure does not commonly contain aluminum or magnesium as an excipient (additional substance) or as a coating. Please read the package insert available with the medicine for further information.
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