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Composition for PENTASTAR

Pantoprazole(60 mg)

food interaction for PENTASTAR

alcohol interaction for PENTASTAR

pregnancy interaction for PENTASTAR

lactation interaction for PENTASTAR

It is better to take Pentastar 60 mg injection empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Pentastar 60 mg injection.
Pentastar 60 mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Pantoprazole(60 mg)


Pentastar 60 mg injection is used for treating symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (heartburn, back flow of acid from stomach, difficulty in swallowing), inflammation of esophagus, excess acid secretion by stomach (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome), in prevention of intestinal or stomach ulcers in patients caused by prolonged pain killer use.

How it works

Pentastar 60 mg injection belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. It acts by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Common side effects

Fever, Blurred vision, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Hip fracture, Vertigo, Itching


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Expert advice for PENTASTAR

  • Take the medicine 1 hour before a meal and swallow the tablet as whole. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are put on long-term treatment with pantoprazole, especially if you have severe liver disease, deficiency of vitamin B12 or receiving the drug atazanavir for HIV treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you have low magnesium levels in your blood.
  • Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to it.

Frequently asked questions for PENTASTAR


Q. Is pantoprazole safe?
Pantoprazole is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is Pantocid 20/Pantocid 40/Pantosec/ Pantium used for?
Pantocid (20 or 40 mg)/Pantosec/Pantium are various brands of pantoprazole available and used for the same indications as pantoprazole.
Q. Can I take pantoprazole with other medications?
It is safe to take other medications with pantoprazole if prescribed by your doctor. However, it should not be taken with ketoconazole and other anti-fungals, warfarin, atazanavir and erlotinib.
Q. Does pantoprazole cause weight gain, dizziness, constipation, bloating, or headache?
Pantoprazole may cause weight changes, dizziness, constipation, bloating, or headache. If you notice such symptoms, consult your doctor.
Q. Is pantoprazole an antacid?
No, pantoprazole is not an antacid. It reduces the production of acid in stomach, while antacids neutralize the acids present in stomach.
Q. Is pantoprazole gluten free?
Yes. Pantoprazole is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.


Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)