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Pentastar 40 mg Injection

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Composition for Pentastar 40 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Pentastar 40 mg Injection

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
MRP
55.87
10 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Pentastar Injection

Uses of Pentastar Injection

Pentastar 40 mg Injection is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).

Pentastar Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Pentastar are Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Stomach pain, Nausea, Flatulence, Diarrhoea, Joint pain.

How to use Pentastar Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Pentastar Injection works

Pentastar 40 mg 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 Pentastar Injection

Expert advice for Pentastar 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.
  • Pentastar 40 mg Injection 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 Pentastar 40 mg Injection can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Pentastar 40 mg Injection 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
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Pentastar Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Pentastar Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Pentastar 40 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Pentastar 40 mg 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.
Driving
Pentastar 40 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Pentastar 40 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pentastar 40 mg Injection is recommended.
However, the use of Pentastar 40 mg Injection is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Liver
Pentastar 40 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pentastar 40 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pentastar Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Pentastar 40 mg Injection, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Pentastar Injection

Frequently asked questions about Pantoprazole

Q. What is Pentastar used for?
Pentastar is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Pentastar an antacid?
No, Pentastar 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.
Q. Is Pentastar safe?
Pentastar is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Pentastar a painkiller?
No, Pentastar 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.
Q. Is Pentastar a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, Pentastar is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Can I take Pentastar forever?
Pentastar 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 Pentastar with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Pentastar and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Pentastar with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Pentastar and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Pentastar with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Pentastar and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Pentastar with ranitidine?
Both Pentastar and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Pentastar if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Pentastar. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pentastar with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Pentastar Pentastar and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pentastar with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Pentastar while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Pentastar along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Pentastar with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Pentastar. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pentastar with other medications?
Pentastar can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Pentastar and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Pentastar with other medications.
Q. Can I take Pentastar with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Pentastar and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Pentastar cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Pentastar. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Pentastar, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Pentastar cause constipation?
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Pentastar in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Pentastar.
Q. Does Pentastar cause weight gain?
Change in weight has been associated with Pentastar. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Pentastar use.
Q. Does Pentastar cause dry mouth?
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Pentastar. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Pentastar.
Q. Does Pentastar cause gas?
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Pentastar use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Does Pentastar cause dementia?
Dementia has not been reported with Pentastar use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Q. Does Pentastar cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Pentastar. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Q. Does Pentastar expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Pentastar has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Pentastar contain aluminum or magnesium?
Pentastar 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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Pentastar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Pentastar with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Pentastar with Cilostazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Pentastar with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Pentastar with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee
Pentastar with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M
Pentastar with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Pentastar with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etizom, Etimax, Etezole, Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam, Etizoram
Pentastar with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Pentastar with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Pentastar with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
Pentastar with Magnesium Hydroxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Pentastar with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Pentastar with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Pentastar with Methotrexate
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Methotrexate: Methosis, Metrex, Rhutrex, Meditrex, Mext, Vibzi, Meth
Pentastar with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Protoin, Pna, Seztin
Pentastar with Dipyridamole
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Dipyridamole: Cardiwell, Thrombonil
Pentastar with Spiramycin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Pentastar with Digoxin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin
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