Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Pantocid IT Capsule SR
Pantocid IT Capsule SR is a combination medicine used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease by relieving the symptoms of acidity such as heartburn, stomach pain, or irritation. It also neutralizes the acid and promotes easy passage of gas to reduce stomach discomfort. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the food pipe (oesophagus). Peptic ulcers are sores that develop on the inner lining of the intestine and stomach. Pantocid IT Capsule SR is a combination of two drugs, namely: Pantoprazole and Itopride. Pantoprazole works by blocking the action of an enzyme called gastric proton pump, which is responsible for the production of acid. Itopride works by accelerating gastric emptying and improves gastric sensitivity and tension. It also has anti-emetic action. Together, Pantocid IT Capsule SR helps in preventing acid reflux, thereby providing relief from acidity.
Pantocid IT Capsule SR is taken without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine 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.
Inform your doctor before taking Pantocid IT Capsule SR if you have a history of gastrointestinal bleeding, mechanical perforation/obstruction, or movement disorder. On long-term treatment, Pantocid IT Capsule SR may cause osteoporosis and hypomagnesemia (low levels of magnesium). Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Pantocid IT Capsule SR may cause drowsiness, so drive only if you are alert. Pantocid IT Capsule SR should not be given to children as safety has not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Pantocid IT Capsule SR as it could lead to increased drowsiness and can elevate the production of stomach acid.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Pantocid IT Capsule SR is to be taken empty stomach 30-60 minutes before food. Swallow it as a whole with water. Do not chew, crush or break 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 IT Capsule SR
Do not take Pantocid IT Capsule SR if you are allergic to any of its contents. Inform your doctor before taking Pantocid IT Capsule SR if you have a history of gastrointestinal bleeding, mechanical perforation/obstruction, or movement disorder. Pantocid IT Capsule SR may cause osteoporosis and hypomagnesemia (low magnesium) on long-term treatment. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Pantocid IT Capsule SR may cause dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Pantocid IT Capsule SR should not be given to children as safety has not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Pantocid IT Capsule SR as it could lead to increased drowsiness and can elevate the production of stomach acid. Keep your doctor informed about your medications and health condition to rule out any side effects.
There is limited information available on the use of Pantocid IT Capsule SR in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Pantocid IT Capsule SR is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pantocid IT Capsule SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Pantocid IT Capsule SR. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Pantocid IT Capsule SR during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Pantocid IT Capsule SR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Pantocid IT Capsule SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Pantocid IT Capsule SR?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. What is the best time to take Pantocid IT Capsule SR?
Take Pantocid IT Capsule SR exactly as directed by your doctor. It is best to take Pantocid IT Capsule SR with or without food. To prevent heartburn and acid indigestion, take it 30-60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages that can lead to indigestion. Follow all directions as advised.
Q. What are the serious side effects I can have if I overdose on Pantocid IT Capsule SR?
Serious side effects are rare and can occur if you take a higher than the recommended dose of Pantocid IT Capsule SR. You could have stomach pain that seems to be getting worse (sign of an inflamed liver or pancreas), back pain, fever, pain while peeing or blood in your urine (signs of kidney problems), rash and a slow or irregular heartbeat.
Q. Does Pantocid IT Capsule SR cause diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea might be a side-effect of Pantocid IT Capsule SR. Drink enough fluids and eat non-spicy food if you experience diarrhoea. If you find blood in stools (tarry stools) or if you experience severe diarrhoea, consult your doctor. Do not take anti-diarrheal medicine on your own.
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