Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Pantocid D Capsule
Pantocid D Capsule is a prescription medicine used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease by relieving the symptoms of acidity such as indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, or irritation.Pantocid D Capsule is composed of two medicines, namely: Domperidone and Pantoprazole. Domperidone is a prokinetic and anti-nausea agent that helps to treat indigestion and stomach pain. On the other hand, Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the excess stomach acid formation by blocking the actions of an enzyme (H+/K+ ATPase or gastric proton pump).
Domperidone works by increasing the movement of food through the stomach and the digestive tract more quickly and in this way reduces the feeling of bloating, or fullness and indigestion. On the other hand, it effectively blocks the action of a vomiting centre (chemoreceptor trigger zone - CTZ) located in your brain, that is responsible for inducing the feeling of nausea and vomiting. Pantoprazole helps in reducing the stomach acid by blocking the actions of an enzyme (H+/K+ ATPase or gastric proton pump). This proton pump lies in the cells of the stomach wall responsible for the release of gastric acid secretion damaging tissues in the food pipe, stomach, and duodenum.
Pantocid D Capsule also neutralizes the acid in the stomach and promotes easy passage of gas to reduce stomach discomfort. Pantocid D Capsule can be prescribed to the adults and children aged 12 years and over. It is better to take Pantocid D Capsule an hour before a meal. Pantocid D Capsule should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Avoid intake of Pantocid D Capsule for more than four weeks of duration without consulting the doctor. You can increase the efficacy of Pantocid D Capsule by taking a small meal or snacks frequently. Try to avoid caffeine-containing beverages (coffee, tea), spicy/deep fried/processed foods, carbonated drinks, acidic foods like citrus fruits/vegetables (tomatoes). The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking Pantocid D Capsule for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Pantocid D Capsule is to be taken empty stomach. Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects.
Common side effects of Pantocid D Capsule
You should avoid taking Pantocid D Capsule if you are allergic to Pantocid D Capsule or proton pump inhibitors, have gastric cancer, liver disease, low magnesium level (osteoporosis), low vitamin B12, pregnant or planning for pregnancy, and breastfeeding mothers. Pantocid D Capsule may interact with a blood thinner (warfarin), antifungal (ketoconazole), anti-HIV drug (atazanavir, nelfinavir), iron supplements, ampicillin antibiotic, anti-cancer drug (methotrexate). Let your doctor know if you are taking these medicines. Prolonged intake of Pantocid D Capsule may cause lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory condition in which the immune system attacks its own tissues), Vitamin B12, and magnesium deficiency. Intake of Pantocid D Capsule may mask the symptom of gastric cancer, so if you have any severe stomach pain or gastric bleeding (blood in mucous or stool) immediately consult the doctor.
This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Pantocid D Capsule as it can worsen your sleepiness. Lifestyle modifications like having cold milk and avoiding hot tea, coffee, spicy food, or chocolate can help you to get better results. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from kidney or liver disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
Pantocid D Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Pantocid D Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Pantocid D Capsule should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Pantocid D Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pantocid D Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Pantocid D Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pantocid D Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Is it safe to use Pantocid D Capsule?
Pantocid D Capsule is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like diarrhea, stomach pain, flatulence, dryness in the mouth, dizziness, headache, and other uncommon and rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication, inform your doctor.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Pantocid D Capsule?
The use of Pantocid D Capsule is considered to be harmful for patients with a known hypersensitivity to pantoprazole or domperidone or any other inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease.
Q. How can I manage my long term side effects?
Prolonged intake of Pantocid D Capsule may weaken your bone and lower haemoglobin level. Your doctor may prescribe you Vitamin B12 for enhancing haemoglobin and calcium/vitamin D/magnesium supplements for bone health.
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