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Protocent 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Protocent 20mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Protocent 20mg Tablet

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Alcohol
MRP
44.95
₹4.5/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Protocent Tablet

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Uses of Protocent Tablet

Protocent 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers.
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Protocent Tablet side effects

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

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

How Protocent Tablet works

Protocent 20mg 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.

In Depth Information on Protocent Tablet

Expert advice for Protocent Tablet

  • 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.
  • Protocent 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 Protocent can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Protocent 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
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Protocent Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Protocent Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Protocent 20mg 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
Protocent 20mg 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
Protocent 20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE
Protocent 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Protocent 20mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Protocent 20mg Tablet is not advised along with other medicines used for the treatment of Helicobacter Pylori infection.
Liver
Protocent 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Protocent 20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Protocent Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Protocent 20mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Protocent Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Pantoprazole

Protocent is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
No, Protocent 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.
Protocent is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
No, Protocent 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, Protocent is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Protocent 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 Protocent with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Protocent and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Protocent with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Protocent and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.
Q. Can I take Protocent with Ibuprofen?
There are no interactions reported between Protocent and ibuprofen when used together. However, you must consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Protocent with ranitidine?
Both Protocent and ranitidine work by lowering the acid secretion in the stomach for stomach ulcers and heartburn. There are no interactions reported between ranitidine and Protocent if used together. However, studies have also shown no additional benefit in using ranitidine along with Protocent. Please Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Protocent with amoxicillin?
No clinically relevant interaction has been reported between Protocent Protocent and amoxicillin. Please check with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Can I take Protocent with antibiotics?
Various studies comparing the use of Protocent while the patients were also taking different antibiotics revealed no clinically relevant interactions. However, always consult your doctor before taking Protocent along with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Protocent with levothyroxine?
Absorption (time to reach blood) of levothyroxine may be delayed if it is taken with Protocent. Consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Protocent with other medications?
Protocent can generally be taken safely with other drugs. But there are certain medications like anti-HIV drugs and anticoagulants which can have interaction with Protocent and thus should not be combined or should be closely monitored when given together. Please consult your doctor if you need to take Protocent with other medications.
Q. Can I take Protocent with ciprofloxacin?
There are no interactions reported between Protocent 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 Protocent. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Protocent, please consult your doctor.
Both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as a common side effects of Protocent in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Protocent.
Change in weight has been associated with Protocent. Consult your doctor if you have weight gain or weight loss during Protocent use.
Dry mouth has been reported as a side effect with Protocent. Kindly consult your doctor if you have this problem while taking Protocent.
Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) have been associated with Protocent use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Dementia has not been reported with Protocent 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 Protocent. Do consult your doctor if you have any such symptom.
Yes, like any other medicine, Protocent has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Protocent contain aluminum or magnesium?
Protocent 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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Taking Protocent with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Protocent with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Protocent with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Protocent with Cilostazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Protocent with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee
Protocent with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobazam: Solzam, Clozop, Oresta, Adinep, Clobakem, Bazzy, Kivizam, Clobanil, Adobe, Lobachek, C Baz, Lobaz, Zep
Protocent with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Protocent with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Zepox, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Protocent with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Nira, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
Protocent with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Peptica, Placidox, Shipam, Anxol, D P M, Paxum
Protocent with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam, Etizoram
Protocent with Phenytoin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Eptoin, Protoin, Pna, Seztin
Protocent with Dipyridamole
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Dipyridamole: Cardiwell, Thrombonil
Protocent with Methotrexate Low Dose
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Methotrexate Low Dose: Folitrax, Rhutrex, Meditrex, Mext, Neotrexate, Imutrex, Trex, Vibzi, Hitrex, Meth, Remtrex
Protocent with Azithromycin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Azithromycin: Azitag, Maxithral, Azinova, Zithrocin, Zyloc, Nthrosin, Azilear, Rezim, Azrade, Bactiazi, Elderaze, Azilup, Laz, Aziwis, Unizith, Rti, Azimore, Azee, Azivista, Azlo, Azivent, Azibest, Morzit, Zady, Aziklin, Azinol, Azitru, Remycine, Azileb, Azita, Aznee, Nazi, Azinix, Bio AZ, Azidep, Azirite, Zicin, Azibact, Zikem, Aziagio, Azad, Azithea, Threeomycin, A24, Azimacro, Aro, Aziclass, Uzazy, Azikaa, Azid, Zofacin, Trulimax, Azlupin, Uthral, Azigreat, Aziter, Azi Faith, Azigold, Rizax, Ecothral, Cazithro, Azitex, Azitus XL, Azinkya, Izamed, Azicom, Azimed, Macrozin, Azipos, Azipeg, Aziforce, Azoo, Azipar, Azito, Azitab, Azicure, Rowezy, Azilac, Azax, Zithrokem, Azitrac, Azam, Azimount, Direkt, Servazith, Azimint, Azure, Azilin, Azest, Azinew, Azinext, Miomycin, Aziten, Aziway, Azitech, Azicox, Azindica, Aziber, Yash ZI, Zithro, Azisef, Azitin, Zarocin, Maazi, Zomycin, Azopil, Azipar O, Azithree, Azilide, Azigo, Karizma, Aziday, Zithrox, Azenas, Retramycin, Azcre, Pratham, Azoxyn, Vicon, Elzee, Azu OD, Zithcure, Xith, Azitop, Azibig, Azyric, Azifem, Azibiotic, Azifine, Aziline, Azilet, Azotis, Nanogram, Zitro, Zithium, Aziford, Azicid, Ertycin, Azeloc, Azimax, Myaz, Azirav, Zithree, Azycin, Azicrat, Ezecure, Azisoft, Qazi, Activa, Azisuper, Izabof, Zenmac, Aziwar, Azimon, Zohri, Azi Q, Azysafe, Azsuch, Azitras, Azirom, Azikem, Nuazy, Myazi, Zitromycin, Deftolide, Ronin, Nazith, Prazith, Azitsa, Azitas, Azumin, Azforin, Litazith, Flaag, Azmox, Zithromax, 3A, Azitive, Stfaz, Azilife, Azizen, Aziyug, Ortiza, AZ3, Zitis, Wiazi, Azomarc, Azimech, Azimist, Aziral, Aziset, Azro, Onazit, Gemycine, Stumz, Systhral, AN 500, Azauk, Zylid, Aziruth, Azinix Sdp, Azimark, Azire, Azith, Azovid, Maczed, Azitec, Zizom, Avitla, Azikam
Protocent with Digoxin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin
Protocent with Spiramycin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Protocent with Clarithromycin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Clarie, C Cin, Clarigard, Macrobid
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