Pantodac – Everything you wish to know about it!

Pantodac Tablet is a proton-pump inhibitor drug. It is used for acidity, heartburn, gastric ulcer, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, intestinal ulcer, esophageal mucosal injury, benign gastric ulcer, benign duodenal ulcer, Oesophagus inflammation, stomach ulcers and other conditions. Get to know how Pantodac works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Pantodac is not suggested.

How Pantodac tablet works?

The mechanism of action is by inhibiting the acid production in stomach, thereby helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Pantodac tablet Composition and Active Ingredients

It is a branded medicine manufactured and marketed by Zydus Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited in India. Pantodac composed of Pantoprazole as an active salt.

  • Pantoprazole – 40 MG

Pantodac Tablet Uses and Benefits

This medicine is beneficial to treat a variety of acid issues as discussed below:

Gastric Ulcer

Effective in treating gastric ulcers which are characterized by sores in the stomach lining or duodenum.

Peptic ulcer

Pantodac tablet is effective in peptic ulcers treatment, which develops on the lining of the stomach, Oesophagus, and small intestine.

Esophageal Mucosal Injury

Esophageal Mucosal Injury is an injury caused by GERD (Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease), which leads to increase in gastric juice to oesophagus (food pipe or gullet). However, it can be treated with Pantodac.

Gastrinoma/ Gastrin- secreting Tumor

Prescribed to treat early stages of Gastrinoma and from hazards of cancer.

Pantodac Tablet during Pregnancy

Pregnancy induces surge of various hormones, which may lead to various imbalances in body including frequent acid refluxes and gastric issues. Normally, Pantodac tablet is safe for pregnant women to cure acid reflux.

Helicobacter pylori Infection

Is very useful in treating Helicobacter pylori infection. Helicobacter pylori are bacteria spiral in shape, which grows in the digestive tract and infects stomach linings.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Pantodac Tablet is used to treat Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome which is a condition where an excessive amount of acid is produced in the stomach due to tumors in the small intestines.

Pantodac Tablet Side effects

Although Pantodac tablet is one of the most effective medicine to treat gastrointestinal disorders and acid reflux, it has certain limitations. Consult your physician in case you experience any of the below symptoms:

Running nose and sore throat Cough – Pantodac tablet can cause irritation in the throat and nasal tract.

Headache And Nausea, Vomiting – In case of children, Pantodac tablet can cause these problems.

Loss of appetite – Pantodac tablet may lead to food averseness and make you undernourished. It can also create metallic taste with dry mouth.

Diarrhea – Sometimes, you may experience loose stools with other stomach discomforts such as pain and flatulence.

Skin Infection – This tablet sometimes can lead to skin rash and swelling.

Contraindications for Pantodac tablet

Do not this medicine if you are suffering from the following condition:

Allergy

This is not prescribed for use in patients who have a known history of following conditions

  • Allergy to Pantodac tablet and its ingredients
  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • Broken bone
  • Clostridium difficile bacteria related colitis
  • Inadequate vitamin B12

Pantodac tablet Dosage

It is not an OTC (over-the-counter) medicine and does require a prescription from a qualified doctor. Pantodac should be swallowed as a whole with water and usually at a fixed time of the day.

Precautions before taking Pantodac tablet

  • Use this tablet only if prescribed by the physician
  • Do not consume alcohol while using Pantodac tablet which can increase the risk of stomach damage.
  • Stop consuming alcohol for at least Three days after the last dosage of this medicine
  • Take full course of treatment
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicine
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any disease
  • Do not take Pantodac tablet if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine or any of their excipients
  • Do not take this Pantodac tablet after the expiry date stated on the carton package
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.

General warnings

Overdosage

Taking more than prescribed Pantodac tablet may cause harmful side effects. Consult your physician or pharmacist if you find any side effects.

What if you missed a dose?

If a regular dose is missed out by mistake, try to use as soon as you remember, and if it is nearing the next schedule time, then you just skip the missed one and continue with the next scheduled one. Do not take extra doses.

Pregnancy

Pantodac tablet is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Pantodac tablet is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consultation with your physician.

Breastfeeding

Pantodac tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Before taking Pantodac tablet consult your physician.

Pantodac Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you use other over the counter products or other drugs at the same time, the effects of the Pantodac Tablet may change. Moreover this might lead to a higher risk of getting side effects, and this medicine might be less effective. Tell your physician about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your physician can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Pantodac Tablet may interact with the following medicines and products:

  • Alcohol
  • Atazanavir
  • Ketoconazole
  • Methotrexate
  • Erlotinib
  • Itraconazole
  • Nelfinavir

Substitutes for Pantodac tablet

Here is the List of substitute’s medicines which have the same composition, strength and form as Pantodac tablet:

  • Pantakind 40mg Tablet – Mankind Pharma Ltd
  • Panplus 40mg Tablet – Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Aciban 40mg Tablet – Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Pantin 40mg Tablet – Hetero Drugs Ltd
  • Panto 40mg Tablet – Micro Labs Ltd
  • Pantocid 40mg Tablet – Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

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Ms. Nikita Saraswat graduated as a gold medalist in B. Pharma from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in 2012. Subsequently, she has earned a Master in Pharmacology from Council of Scientific Research – Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow (CSIR-IITR). She currently serves as an Assistant Professor as well as pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Nikita is also a passionate author who loves to keep herself updated with the latest advances in medicine and health. She regularly publishes her writings on medicine at HealthClues and has also published various research papers and healthcare books in reputed publications including the Bentham Science Journal, UGC and Clarivate Analytics indexed journals.

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