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Pantaprazole is a drug that belongs to the class of Proton pump inhibitors. It reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach, which causes ulcers, acid reflux and indigestion. Excess production of acid in the stomach can result in inflammation, ulcers and other conditions. It treats erosive oesophagitis, and Zollinger Ellison syndrome. This drug has been widely accepted due to excellent patient compliance and with least side effects. Pantaprazole is available on our website in the form of oral tablet dosage form.
The ailments, it is used for:
Pantaprazole is a potent gastric acid reducer drug given in the following conditions such as:
Understanding the drug Pantaprazole:
Pantaprazole is a potent drug that aims to decrease the acid production and prevents heartburn and other unpleasant symptoms.
How it works?
Pantaprazole is a proton pump inhibitors that selectively bind the H+,K(+)-ATPase proton pump and suppresses the production of acid. It forms the covalent bond with the acidic compartment of the parietal cells. Pantaprazole is considered as the most effective and stable drug of the proton pump inhibitor class of drugs.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Pantaprazole if you:
How much to take?
The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as age, gender and body weight. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. The usual recommended dose is 40 mg once a day. It can be increased or decreased depending upon the patient’s condition. Always take the dose as prescribed by the Doctor.
What are the strengths available?
Pantaprazole is available in following strength preparations on our website:
Who is the manufacturer?
Pan is manufactured by Alkem laboratories, a well known pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the pack of 30 ,60 and 90 tablets.
How to take
Pantaprazole is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet with a full glass of water. Don’t crush or chew the tablet. Avoid taking any other type of liquid.
When to take?
Always take the medicine as instructed by the Doctor or Pharmacist. Don’t consume the medicine in a greater amount. Generally, Pantaprazole 40 mg is taken empty stomach early morning once a day. The dose intake varies from patient to patient. So, doctor will recommend the best therapeutic dose for you. Consult your doctor before taking the drug.
For how long should it be taken?
Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the drug intake.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible if you encounter any unusual symptoms.
What if you miss the dose?
Pantaprazole is prescribed by the doctor for a definite tenure. Before stopping the intake always consult yoourr doctor. Try to take the medicine at the same time each day. This reduces the chances of missing a dose. Talk to your Doctor if you miss the Dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up with the previous one.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also has some undesired effects with it. Pantaprazole shows common side effects such as:
Some serious and rare side effects that need serious consideration are stated below:
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, the doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Pantaprazole. Drugs listed below may interact with Pantapraozle:
What are the things to be taken care of?