Pepnil 40 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Pepnil Tablet

Pepnil 40 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Pepnil Tablet side effects

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

How to use Pepnil 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. Pepnil 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pepnil Tablet works

Pepnil 40 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.

Pepnil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Pepnil 40 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Pepnil 40 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.
Driving
Pepnil 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Pepnil 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pepnil 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Pepnil 40 mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Liver
Pepnil 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pepnil 40 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pepnil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pepnil 40 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.

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Expert Advice

  • 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 Pepnil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MINOR
Brand(s): Clopinorm
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pepnil

upper abdominal problem with gastric history. using RabletD tablet regularly but the pain is chronic since yesterday till now. please help Doctor
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. I would advice you to go for an Upper GI Endoscopy and Ultrasound Abdomen for the same. You might be having Gall bladder issues or Peptic ulcer disease.
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Pepnil to work?

Pepnil 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 Pepnil?

It is best to take Pepnil before your breakfast. If you are taking two doses, take it in the morning and evening. Pepnil is more effective when it is taken 30 min before your food.

Q. Can I stop taking Pepnil if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Pepnil before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is completed.

Q. Is it safe to use Pepnil for long term?

Pepnil should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. Pepnil is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.

Q. Can I take Pepnil at bedtime?

If advised by your doctor, Pepnil can be taken at bedtime. It is helpful in controlling overnight excess acid secretion.

Q. Can I take Pepnil with antibiotics?

Yes, according to clinical studies, it is safe to take antibiotics while taking Pepnil. However, always consult your doctor before taking Pepnil along with antibiotics.

Q. Does Pepnil cause hair loss?

No, hair loss has not been reported with the use of Pepnil. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Pepnil, please consult your doctor.

Q. Does Pepnil cause constipation?

Yes, both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as common side effects of Pepnil in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Pepnil.

Q. Does Pepnil cause weight gain?

Yes, Pepnil can cause both weight gain or weight loss. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss while using Pepnil.

Q. Does Pepnil cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Pepnil can cause dry mouth. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Pepnil.

Q. Does Pepnil cause gas?

Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) can occur as a result of Pepnil use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Q. Is Pepnil safe?

Yes, Pepnil is relatively safe if taken in the prescribed dose for the prescribed duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What is Pepnil used for?

Pepnil 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 3rd Aug 2018.
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