Pantoprazole : Indication, Dosage, Side-effect

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In this blog, I will give you information regarding Pantoprazole medicine. It is useful in acidity or heartburn. It is available in market with different brand names like Ppp-i, Pan, Pantocid etc. Acidity is common problem now a days due to our life style, our food habits, etc.

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Pantaprazole is discovered in 1985 and come into commercial use in 1994. As per W.H.O. it’s most essential, effective & safest drug.

So,this is very important topic to learn.We learn here

It is available in two forms :
Oral medicine and Injection form.

INDICATION OF PANTOPRAZOLE

  1. Acidity or heartburn
  2. Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  3. Erosive oesophagitis
  4. Gastric and duodenal ulcer
  5. NSAID induced ulcer
    Pain-killer for long duration without acidity regulator medicine may cause ulcer. So, this medicine indicated in pain-killer associated ulcer. To avoid this type of situation doctor generally prescribed acidity regulator along with antibiotic & NSAID. 
  6. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES)

In this way, Pantoprazole is useful for many conditions. It is very important point that how it works? After taking this medicine, it suppresses gastric juice secretion by specific inhibition of enzyme H*K* ATPase. Which is present on secretory surface of parietal cells in stomach. It inhibit H* means proton pump, So this medicine in known as proton pump inhibitor.

Gastric juice means gastric acid, when gastric juice secretion decreases automatically we feel better in acidity & helps us in above conditions. Go To List

DOSAGE OF PANTOPRAZOLE

Adult – 20 to 40 mg given two times in a day before meal.

Children – Pantoprazole is given to children ages seven or older for treatment of erosive oesophagitis. Safety and effectiveness of pantoprazole have only been established in the treatment of erosive oesophagitis in children.

Pregnancy – In studies using larger dose than recommended performed on rats and rabbits, there was no evident harm on the development on baby.

Onset of effect – within 2-4 hours. Go To List

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Breast feeding – Pantoprazole has been found to pass through breast milk. However, in rodent cancer studies, pantoprazole medicine has been shown to potentially cause tumour growth. The clinical relevance of the finding is unknown, but risks and benifits are recommended for consideration in determine use of therapy to mother and child. 

ADVERSE EFFECT

Each & every molecule which have effect, it has also side-effect. We can not deny adverse effect or side-effect. But it is not happen to everybody, it only occurs to someone who have sensitivity to particular molecule.

It is patient’s responsibility that they should bring sensitivity report with them if any, while consulting doctor.

If adverse effect occur, that may like as below.

  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache,dizziness
  • Rashes,itching 

SPECIAL PRECAUTION

  • Use cautiously in liver problems
  • Avoid alcohol as it may aggravate the underlying condition and decrease the benefit.
  • Avoid prolonged use Go To List 

BRAND NAMES 

PantOprazole contain in available in different brand names. It is available in both oral medicine and injection form.

  • Pan by alkem
  • P-PPI by bluecross
  • Pantacool by pci
  • Pantocid by sun pharma

It is available in below strenth

  • 10mg,20mg,40mg

If you are suffering from this kind of problem than you must change your life style instead taking medicines for acidity everyday. Go To List

If you are taking medicine for acidity for long time without advise of doctor than it may be harm to you. Unnecessary continuation of medicine for long time may causes vitamin B12 deficiency, illness like typhoid or diarrhoea.

You can modify lifestyle by avoid addiction, taking less number of tea per day, avoid fried-spicy and living stress free life.

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