Pentopen 20 mg Tablet


Uses of Pentopen Tablet

Pentopen 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).

Pentopen Tablet side effects

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

How to use Pentopen 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. Pentopen 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pentopen Tablet works

Pentopen 20 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.

Pentopen Tablet related warnings

Pentopen 20 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.
Pentopen 20 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.
Pentopen 20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Pentopen 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pentopen 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Pentopen 20 mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Pentopen 20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pentopen 20 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pentopen Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pentopen 20 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Pentopen 20 mg Tablet to reduce stomach acid and heal stomach ulcers.
  • 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 Pentopen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pentopen

Now I am taking esomeprazole-40mg once in the morning in empty stomach. What is the best medicine in ayurveda for acidity?What should be best medicine in stead of allopathic?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
there are a lotbof medicines to cure acidity in Ayurveda. syrup smllapitta mishran 10 ml thrice before meal, and powder anago 1 spoon befre meal twice. Anago powder is my self prepared medicine and is very effective. follow a healthy lifestyle, avoid junk spicy oily food
I have acidity &lots of gases problemsI am waiting. Thanku
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
take RABEKIND DSR twice daily 1 hour before breakfast and 1 hour before dinner for 4 weeksTab ZINCOVIT once daily after breakfast for 4 weeksSyrup ULGEL 10ml twice daily with meals for 2 weeks
Do you have any questions related to Pentopen 20 mg Tablet?


Q. How long does it take for Pentopen to work?
Pentopen 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 Pentopen?
It is best to take Pentopen before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Pentopen is more effective when it is taken 30 min before your food.
Q. Can I stop taking Pentopen if I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Pentopen before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is completed.
Q. Is it safe to use Pentopen for long term?
Pentopen should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. Pentopen is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.
Q. Can I take Pentopen at bedtime?
If advised by your doctor, Pentopen can be taken at bedtime. It is helpful in controlling overnight excess acid secretion.
Q. Can I take Pentopen with antibiotics?
Yes, according to clinical studies, it is safe to take antibiotics while taking Pentopen. However, always consult your doctor before taking Pentopen along with antibiotics.
Q. Does Pentopen cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported with the use of Pentopen. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Pentopen, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Pentopen cause constipation?
Yes, both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as common side effects of Pentopen in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Pentopen.
Q. Does Pentopen cause weight gain?
Yes, Pentopen can cause both weight gain or weight loss. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss while using Pentopen.
Q. Does Pentopen cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Pentopen can cause dry mouth. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Pentopen.
Q. Does Pentopen cause gas?
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) can occur as a result of Pentopen use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Is Pentopen safe?
Yes, Pentopen is relatively safe if taken in the prescribed dose for the prescribed duration advised by your doctor.
Q. What is Pentopen used for?
Pentopen is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). PPIs are used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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