Pantoprazole + Itopride is a combination of two medicines: Pantoprazole + Itopride1 and Pantoprazole + Itopride2. Pantoprazole + Itopride1 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. Pantoprazole + Itopride2 is a prokinetic which works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It also acts on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Pantosig IT Capsule?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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.
Q. What is the best time to take Pantosig IT Capsule?
Take Pantosig IT Capsule exactly as directed by your doctor. It is best to take Pantosig IT Capsule with or without food. To prevent heartburn and acid indigestion, take it 30-60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that can lead to indigestion. Follow all directions as advised.
Q. What are the serious side effects I can have if I overdose on Pantosig IT Capsule?
Serious side effects are rare and can occur if you take a higher than the recommended dose of Pantosig IT Capsule. You could have stomach pain that seems to be getting worse (sign of an inflamed liver or pancreas), back pain, fever, pain while peeing or blood in your urine (signs of kidney problems), rash and a slow or irregular heartbeat.
Q. Can the use of Pantosig IT Capsule cause dryness in mouth?
Yes, the use of Pantosig IT Capsule can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can I take Pantosig IT Capsule if I am pregnant?
Speak with your doctor if you conceive while taking Pantosig IT Capsule. Let your doctor know even if you are planning a baby. Some studies have shown that its use is unsafe during pregnancy as it may harm the fetus.
Q. Can I drink alcohol with Pantosig IT Capsule?
No, alcohol is usually avoided while taking Pantosig IT Capsule as it may makes your stomach produce more acid than normal. This can irritate your stomach lining and make your symptoms worse.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.