Medicine Overview of Pfanto Capsule
Side effects of Pfanto Capsule
Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence.
How to use Pfanto Capsule
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pfanto 40mg Capsule at a fixed time.
How Pfanto Capsule works
Pfanto 40mg capsule lowers the acid production in the stomach.
In Depth Information on Pfanto Capsule
Expert advice for Pfanto Capsule
- 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.
- Pfanto 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 Pfanto can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
- Pfanto 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
Special precautions for Pfanto 40mg Capsule
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and ca+more
use acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition....
Pfanto 40mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Pfanto 40mg Capsule should be used with caution during lacta+more
tion. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body....
Pfanto 40mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affec+more
t your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear....
Pfanto 40mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pfanto 40mg Capsule is recommended.+more
However, the use of Pfanto 40mg Capsule is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection....
However, the use of Pfanto 40mg Capsule is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Pfanto 40mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver di+more
sease. No dose adjustment of Pfanto 40mg Capsule is recommended....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Medzol 1mg Injection, Anzilum 0.5mg Tablet, Preva 75mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Pantoprazole, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Pfanto 40mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Pantoprazole
Pfanto is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
No, Pfanto 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.
Pfanto is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
No, Pfanto 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.
Yes, Pfanto is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Pfanto 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 Pfanto with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Pfanto and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Pfanto with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Pfanto and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Pfanto with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Pfanto and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Pfanto with ranitidine?
Both Pfanto and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Pfanto if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Pfanto. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pfanto with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Pfanto Pfanto and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pfanto with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Pfanto while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Pfanto along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Pfanto with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Pfanto. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pfanto with other medications?
Pfanto can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Pfanto and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Pfanto with other medications.
Q. Can I take Pfanto with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Pfanto and ciprofloxacin. However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Hair loss has not been reported with the use of Pfanto. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Pfanto, please consult your doctor.
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Pfanto in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Pfanto.
Change in weight has been associated with Pfanto. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Pfanto use.
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Pfanto. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Pfanto.
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Pfanto use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Dementia has not been reported with Pfanto use. Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of dementia.
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly occurring side effects with the use of Pfanto. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Yes, like any other medicine, Pfanto has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Pfanto contain aluminum or magnesium?
Pfanto 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.
Q. Is Pfanto better than omeprazole?
Pfanto and omeprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Both work by decreasing acid production in the stomach and are seen to be almost equally effective and safe in many clinical research studies. However, the response may vary from patient to patient and depend on the dose
Q. What is the difference between Pfanto and famotidine?
Pfanto is a proton pump inhibitor. Whereas Famotidine is an H2 histamine receptor blocker. Pfanto is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.