Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Pantop 40
Pantop 40 Tablet is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used for treating acid-related diseases of the stomach and intestine such as heartburn, acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, and some other stomach conditions associated with excessive acid production.
Pantop 40 Tablet is also used to prevent stomach ulcers and acidity that may be seen with the prolonged use of painkillers. It belongs to a class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). This medicine should be taken one hour before a meal, preferably in the morning. The dose will depend on your underlying condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep on taking it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear quickly. You can increase the efficiency of the treatment by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding caffeinated drinks (like tea and coffee), and spicy or fatty foods.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pantop 40 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Pantop
Q. What is Pantop 40 Tablet used for?
A. Pantop 40 Tablet is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, reflux esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Pantop 40 Tablet prevents acidity associated with use of painkillers. It is also used to treat a disease associated with excessive acid production in the stomach known as Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES). It works by reducing the amount of acid made by your stomach and thus relieves your symptoms.
Q. How long does it take for Pantop 40 Tablet to work?
A. You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for Pantop 40 Tablet to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.
Q. Is a single dose of Pantop 40 Tablet sufficient?
A. No, a single dose may not be sufficient. However, with only a few doses of Pantop 40 Tablet you may get relief with the symptoms. Pantop 40 Tablet is usually needed only for a short term or upto 2 weeks for heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux. However, if need arises, such as for treating peptic ulcer disease and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (ZES), Pantop 40 Tablet may be prescribed for a long term duration as well. Please consult your doctor if you do not feel better even after taking Pantop 40 Tablet regularly for 2 weeks as prescribed.
Q. Is Pantop 40 Tablet safe?
A. Yes, Pantop 40 Tablet is relatively safe. Most of the people who take Pantop 40 Tablet do not get a side effect. It is advised to be taken as directed by the doctor for maximum benefits.
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