Pan L Capsule 10
Levosulpride is generally used in the treatment of schizophrenia, depression, vomiting, nausea, heart burn, and diabetic gastroparesis. 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 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 drug 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?
Levosulpiride is an antipsychotic drug primarily acts as dopamine D2 receptor antagonist. It causes mood changes by affecting norepinephrine, acetylcholine, serotonin, histamine and GABA receptors. Pantoprazole 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 effects ?
The common side effects of levosulpiride are indigestion, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, breast enlargement, hypotension, and increased liver transaminases. 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 Safe Use
• Avoid using Pan L medicine, if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Take Pan L medicine 15 minutes before meals.
• Be cautious when using Pan L medicine in elderly patients.
• Avoid drinking alcohol when using Pan L medicine.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated when using Pan L medicine.
• Do not use Pan L medicine for a long period to avoid side effects.
• Use Pan L medicine on doctor’s prescription.
• Discontinue Pan L medicine and immediately consult the doctor if any unusual symptoms are developed.
• Take medical consultation before using Pan L medicine during pregnancy and breast feeding.
FAQs : Levosulpiride:
1. Does levosulpiride cause missing of menstrual periods? Yes, levosulpiride may cause missing of menstrual periods.
2. Should I take levosulpiride before food or after food? Take levosulpiride drug one hour before the meals.
3. Does levosulpiride cause weight gain? Yes, levosulpiride may cause an increase in the weight.
4. Is levosulpiride addictive? No, levosulpiride does not cause any addiction.
5. Does levosulpiride causes erectile dysfunction? No, levosulpiride does not cause erectile dysfunction. Pantoprazole:
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.