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. Pentagon D 10mg/40mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach. Take it preferably 30 minutes before food.
Pentagon D 10mg/40mg Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Domperidone and Pantoprazole which relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Domperidone is a prokinetic which works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It also acts on the upper digestive tract and helps food move more easily through the stomach. Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps relieve acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pentagon D 10mg/40mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Pentagon D 10mg/40mg Capsule 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.
Pentagon D 10mg/40mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Pentagon D 10mg/40mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pentagon D 10mg/40mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Pentagon D 10mg/40mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pentagon D 10mg/40mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.