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Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used to reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is indicated for healing or prevention of the erosive esophagitis, gastric or duodenal ulcers, Helicobacter pylori infection, and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Pantoprazole uses include reducing the production of stomach acid, stopping the back flow of stomach acid, and relieving heartburn symptoms. Apart from acid relief, pantoprazole prevents peptic ulcer that may occur as a side effect in the patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
How does the drug work?
PAN contains pantoprazole that stops the production of stomach acid by inhibiting the action of proton pumps. Proton pumps are the ion channels, found on the cells lining the stomach, produces stomach acid. Sometimes, the excess acid produced in the stomach can flow back into the esophagus causing pain and burning sensation (heartburn).
What are the common side effect?
The pantoprazole side effects include excessive tiredness, high body temperature, headache, joint pain, dry mouth, dizziness, rashes or itching, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, and bloating.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. What should I do if I miss a dose? If you forget to take the medication at the usual time, you must take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, you must skip the missed dose.
2. Are there any storage precautions for pantoprazole? Store the medication at room temperature (25°C) and away from direct heat. Keep the drug out of reach of children.
3. What long-term effects I might experience with pantoprazole? Use of pantoprazole for more than one year may increase your risk of bone fractures and vitamin B12 deficiency.
4. Is pantoprazole an antacid? No, pantoprazole is not an antacid it is a proton pump inhibitor. Pantoprazole reduces the production of acid in stomach where as antacid neutralizes the acids present in stomach
5. Can I take any other medications along with pantoprazole? It is safe to take other medications if prescribed by your doctor. However, avoid taking ketoconazole and other anti-fungals, warfarin, atazanavir and erlotinib.