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    Cinitapride + Pantoprazole

    Information about Cinitapride + Pantoprazole

    Cinitapride + pantoprazole uses

    Cinitapride+Pantoprazole is used in the treatment of heartburn and acidity.

    How cinitapride + pantoprazole works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Cinitapride and Pantoprazole, which relieves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Cinitapride is a prokinetic which facilitates the movement of intestines, thereby increasing the frequency of bowel movements, softening stools, and reducing abdominal pain/discomfort. Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

    Common side effects of cinitapride + pantoprazole

    Headache, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Flatulence, Dizziness
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS (Oral Pathology & Microbiology), BDS
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    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
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    Last updated on:
    04 Jan 2019 | 11:47 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cinitapride + Pantoprazole

    • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
    • Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
    • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.
    • Do not consume alcohol while taking $nae as it can increase the risk of stomach damage.
    • Long-term use may cause weak or broken bones. Take adequate intake of dietary calcium and vitamin D or their supplements. Do not take it for longer than prescribed.

    Frequently asked questions for Cinitapride + Pantoprazole

    Cinitapride + Pantoprazole

    Q. Which is the best time to take Cinitapride+Pantoprazole?

    Take Cinitapride+Pantoprazole exactly as directed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. To prevent heartburn and acid indigestion, take it 30-60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages as that can lead to indigestion. Follow all directions as advised.

    Q. What is Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus (the tube which connects your mouth and stomach). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus. Symptoms include chest pain usually after eating, which might be worse at night, and difficulty in swallowing.

    Q. Can I take Cinitapride+Pantoprazole if I am pregnant?

    Speak with your doctor if you conceive or plan on conceiving while taking Cinitapride+Pantoprazole. Some studies have shown that it is unsafe to use during pregnancy as it may harm the fetus.

    Q. Can I drink alcohol with Cinitapride+Pantoprazole?

    No, alcohol is usually avoided while taking Cinitapride+Pantoprazole as it may increase the acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe (esophagus) causing heartburn (painful burning in chest). This would decrease the effect of this medicine and can aggravate your existing condition.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cinitapride+Pantoprazole?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)