Pantosec D is prescribed to treat conditions like acidity, heartburn, gastric ulcer, Helicobacter pylori infection, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, etc. Get to know how Pantocid works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Pantosec D is not suggested.
Table of Contents
- What is Pantosec D?
- Pantosec D Composition and Active Ingredients
- Pantosec D Uses and Benefits
- How Does Pantosec D Work?
- Side Effects of Pantosec D
- Contraindications for Pantosec D
- Dosage of Pantosec D
- Precautions Before taking Pantosec D
- General warnings
- Pantosec D Drug Interactions
- Substitutes for Pantosec D
What is Pantosec D?
Pantosec D is a proton-pump inhibitor drug. It is a branded medicine manufactured and marketed by Cipla Pharmaceutical Ltd in India. Pantosec D is used for acidity, heartburn, gastric ulcer, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastrin-secreting tumor, intestinal ulcer, esophageal mucosal injury, benign gastric ulcer, benign duodenal ulcer, esophagus inflammation, stomach ulcers, and other conditions.
Pantosec D Composition and Active Ingredients
Pantosec D is composed of the following active ingredients:
- Domperidone – 10 MG
- Pantoprazole – 40 MG
Pantosec D Uses and Benefits
Pantosec D is beneficial to treat a variety of diseases as discussed below:
Pantosec D is effective in treating gastric ulcers which are characterized by a sore in the stomach lining or duodenum.
Pantosec D is effective in treating peptic ulcers which develops on the lining of the stomach, esophagus, and small intestine.
Esophageal Mucosal Injury
Esophageal Mucosal Injury is an injury caused by GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease), which leads to an increase in gastric juice to the esophagus (food pipe or gullet). However, it can be treated with Pantosec D.
Gastrinoma/ Gastrin Secreting Tumor
Pantosec D helps to cure Gastrinomas at their early stage and does save you from hazards of cancer.
Helicobacter pylori Infection
Pantosec D 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.
Pantosec D 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.
How Does Pantosec D Work?
Pantoprazole works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach and intestines which helps in relieving indigestion and heartburn related to acid.
Domperidone is a dopamine antagonist and helps to move the food from stomach to intestine, stops the backward flow of the food from the stomach thus helps to reduce nausea and vomiting sensation.
Side Effects of Pantosec D
When some drug is used to cure some kind of health problems, along with its intended benefits there is a chance of getting a few unwanted side effects too. Some patients may get some side effects as mentioned here. If you suffer them and they don’t reduce in a short period, then it is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for proper medical attention. You Doctor would make changes in your medication, and dosage accordingly.
- Dry mouth
- Muscle pains
- Blurred vision
- Tenderness of Breast
- Gastric problem
- Irregular Menstruation
Contraindications for Pantosec D
Do not take Pantosec D if you are suffering from the following condition:
Pantosec D is not prescribed for use in patients who have a known history of the following conditions
- Allergy to Pantosec D and its ingredients
- Atrophic gastritis
- Interstitial nephritis
- Low amount of magnesium in the blood
- Clostridium difficile bacteria related colitis
- Inadequate vitamin B12
Dosage of Pantosec D
It is not an OTC (over-the-counter) medicine and does require a prescription from a qualified doctor. The general dosage is one tablet per day and your doctor may increase the dosage based on your condition. Advised to follow the guidelines as per the prescription.
Precautions Before taking Pantosec D
- Take Pantosec D only if prescribed by the physician
- Do not consume alcohol while taking Pantosec D; it can increase the risk of stomach damage.
- Take the 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 Pantosec D if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine or any of their excipients
- Do not take this Pantosec D after the expiry date stated on the carton package
- Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
Excess usage of the drug or in high quantity might result in unwanted and adverse side effects. If used any uneven amount of drug, or if you suffer any side effects, it is advised to consult your doctor for immediate medical attention.
If a regular dose is missed, then take it earliest possible, and if it is nearing the next dosage time, then skip the missed one and carry on with the next regular dose. Never use extra doses.
It is not recommended in pregnancy, but if have to use it then it is strongly recommended to use with proper advice from your doctor to avoid any side effects.
Pantosec D is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consultation with your physician.
Pantosec D is safe to use during breastfeeding. Before taking Pantosec D, consult your physician.
Pantosec D Drug Interactions
If you use other over the counter products or other drugs at the same time, the effects of the Pantosec D may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly.
If you are using any kind of medicine, or any supplements like herbal, or vitamin supplements for any kind of health problems, let your Doctor know about your course of medicines or any health products you are using to avoid any unwanted side effects. You doctor would adjust the dosage accordingly.
Pantosec D may interact with the following medicines and products:
Substitutes for Pantosec D
Here is the List of substitute’s medicines which have the same composition, strength, and form as Pantosec D:
- Pentab-D Tablet – Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
- Pentowok D Tablet – Wockhardt Ltd
- Pentotas D – Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Dr. Srishti Tayal is Chief Radiologist at Radiodent – Dental and Maxillofacial Imaging. She has completed BDS and MDS with Gold Medal from JSS Medical College, Mysore. She is a passionate medical researcher and has published five research papers in various medical journals and received an award for the best scientific paper.
In addition to following her pursuits in dentistry, she is also an avid medical writer who believes in bridging the information gap among the common population with regards to modern medicine.