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PEPCINOVA 40MG TABLET

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Composition FOR PEPCINOVA

Pantoprazole(40 mg)

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It is better to take Pepcinova 40mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Pepcinova 40mg tablet.
SAFE
Pepcinova 40mg 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR PEPCINOVA

    Pantoprazole(40 mg)

    Uses

    Pepcinova 40mg tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers

    How it works

    Pepcinova 40mg tablet lowers the acid production in the stomach.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence

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    Expert advice FOR PEPCINOVA

    • Get a blood test done to know the magnesium level in your body once a year; you may need a magnesium supplement while using the Pantoprazole,as a long-term treatment.
    • Long-term use of the Pantoprazole can cause weak or broken bones.
    • Take Pantoprazole immediately before a meal, preferably in the morning.
    • Take Pantoprazole for the entire duration of the treatment, even if you begin to feel better.

    Frequently asked questions FOR PEPCINOVA

    Pantoprazole

    Q.

    What is pantoprazole used for?
    Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.

    Q.

    Is pantoprazole an antacid?
    No, pantoprazole 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 pantoprazole safe?
    Pantoprazole is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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    Is pantoprazole gluten free?
    Yes. Pantoprazole is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

    Q.

    Is pantoprazole safe for long-term use?
    Various studies have shown that pantoprazole is generally safe in long-term use. However, conditions like hypomagnesemia and bone fractures are associated with long-term use of the drug. Consult with your doctor before prolonged use of the drug.

    Q.

    Is pantoprazole the same as rabeprazole?
    Pantoprazole belongs to the same group of drugs as rabeprazole called proton pump inhibitors. They work by the same mechanism of action and have similar side effects, however, the effects could be different in different individuals.

    Q.

    Is pantoprazole safe while breastfeeding?
    Pantoprazole is known to be excreted in breast milk. So, the decision to continue the medicine while breastfeeding should be taken by the doctor as the benefits should be more than the risk of stopping the medicine. Please consult your doctor.

    Q.

    Is pantoprazole safe in pregnancy?
    There is not enough data establishing the safety of both pantoprazole in pregnancy. It should only be used if the clinical benefits are more than the risks and only if it is recommended by your doctor.

    Q.

    Is pantoprazole a painkiller?
    No, pantoprazole 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 pantoprazole a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
    Yes, pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

    Q.

    Is pantoprazole stronger than omeprazole?
    Available studies suggest that pantoprazole and omeprazole have a similar effect with regard to decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach. There was also no significant difference between pantoprazole and omeprazole in their ulcer healing property.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole forever?
    Pantoprazole 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.

    How long can I take pantoprazole for?
    The duration of pantoprazole therapy depends on the disease for which it is taken. Please take the medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor. Always consult your doctor if using pantoprazole for a long term.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with ondansetron?
    No relevant interactions have been reported between pantoprazole and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with food?
    Taking pantoprazole with food may delay its absorption (time to reach blood). But the bioavailability (amount of medicine which reaches the blood) of pantoprazole is not altered by taking it with food.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with azithromycin?
    No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between pantoprazole and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with Ibuprofen?
    There are no interactions reported between pantoprazole and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with ranitidine?
    Both pantoprazole and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and pantoprazole if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with pantoprazole. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with amoxicillin?
    No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between pantoprazole and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with antibiotics?
    Various studies comparing the use of pantoprazole while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking pantoprazole along with antibiotics.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with levothyroxine?
    Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with pantoprazole. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with other medications?
    Pantoprazole can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with pantoprazole and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take pantoprazole with other medications.

    Q.

    Can I take pantoprazole with ciprofloxacin?
    There are no interactions reported between pantoprazole and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole cause hair loss?
    Hair loss has not been reported with the use of pantoprazole. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking pantoprazole, please consult your doctor.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole work immediately?
    Pantoprazole capsules, when taken orally, will take some time to get absorbed and to produce an effect. The absorption is faster if taken on an empty stomach and is delayed when taken along with food.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole cause constipation?
    Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of pantoprazole in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking pantoprazole.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole cause weight gain?
    Change in weight has been associated with pantoprazole. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during pantoprazole use.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole cause dry mouth?
    Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with pantoprazole. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking pantoprazole.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole cause gas?
    Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with pantoprazole use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole cause dementia?
    Dementia has not been reported with pantoprazole use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole cause diarrhea?
    Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of pantoprazole. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole expire?
    Yes, like any other medicine, pantoprazole has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.

    Q.

    Does pantoprazole contain aluminum or magnesium?
    Pantoprazole 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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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)