Q. What is Pents 40mg Injection used for?
Pents 40mg Injection is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Pents 40mg Injection prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms.
Q. Can I take antacids along with Pents 40mg Injection?
Yes, you can take antacids along with Pents 40mg Injection. Take it 2 hours before or after you take Pents 40mg Injection.
Q. How long does it take for Pents 40mg Injection to work?
You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for Pents 40mg Injection to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.
Q. Does Pents 40mg Injection cause weight gain?
Although rare but long-term treatment with Pents 40mg Injection may cause weight gain. The reason could be the relief from reflux symptoms which could make you eat more. Consult your doctor for any weight-related concern.
Q. Can I take alcohol with Pents 40mg Injection?
No, alcohol intake is not advised with Pents 40mg Injection. Alcohol itself does not affect the working of Pents 40mg Injection, but it can increase the acid production. This may further cause worsening of your symptoms.
Q. What dietary changes should I make to get relief from acidity?
Pents 40mg Injection is best taken 1 hour before a meal. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods while taking this medicine. You must refrain from caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola. Alcohol intake should also be avoided as it may worsen your symptoms.
Q. Can I take Pents 40mg Injection for a long term?
Pents 40mg Injection is usually prescribed for short term use only. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), Pents 40mg Injection may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Long term use may carry an increased risk for side effects and must be discussed with the doctor. Please use Pents 40mg Injection as advised by your doctor and under their supervision.
Q. Are painkillers safe to take along with Pents 40mg Injection?
Yes, it is safe to take painkillers along with Pents 40mg Injection. Pents 40mg Injection prevents acidity and stomach ulcers associated with the intake of painkillers. Pents 40mg Injection is taken 1 hour before a meal. On the other hand, painkillers are usually taken with, or after a meal to avoid stomach upset.
Q. Is a single dose of Pents 40mg Injection sufficient?
No, a single dose may not be sufficient. However, with only a few doses of Pents 40mg Injection you may get relief with the symptoms. Pents 40mg Injection is usually needed only for a short term or upto 2 weeks for heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), Pents 40mg Injection may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Please consult your doctor if you do not feel better even after taking Pents 40mg Injection regularly for 2 weeks as prescribed.
Q. What are the long term side effects of Pents 40mg Injection?
If Pents 40mg Injection is used for more than 3 months, certain long term side effects may be seen. The most important of these is low magnesium levels in your blood which may make you feel tired, confused, dizzy, shaky or dizzy. You may also have muscle twitches or irregular heartbeat. If the use is further prolonged for more than a year, you may have an increased risk of bone fractures, stomach infections and vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can make you anemic, as a result of which you may feel more tired, weak, or pale. Additionally you may have palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, indigestion, loss of appetite, flatulence (gas) or nerve problems such as numbness, tingling and problem in walking.