Panda Tablet 40mg is used to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer, H. Pylori infection, prophylaxis of NSAID induced ulcers, zollinger-ellison syndrome, and erosive oesophagitis. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Panda Tablet 40mg is Pantoprazole 40mg.
Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which acts by inhibiting the gastric acid secretion in the stomach.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking the Panda Tablet 40mg:
The following side effects may or may not occur due to the consumption of Panda Tablet 40mg. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the Panda Tablet 40mg immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time in order to compensate for the missed dose – this may prove dangerous to your health.
Pantocid Tablet 40mg may be taken either with or without food.
Take the medicine twice or thrice in a day (or as recommended by your doctor – priority).
Panda Tablet 40mg is not recommended in children younger than 5 years.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, look for any new or abnormal symptoms. If you observe any, promptly seek medical advice or report it to the nearby poison control center.
Take Panda Tablet 40mg only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Safety is not yet established. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant during the treatment.
Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother because safety during lactation is not yet established.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medication such as digoxin, methotrexate, diuretic or water pill.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant the use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
This medication is a proton-pump inhibitor, prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, and erosive esophagitis. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach.
Pantoprazole helps avoid harm to the GI (gastrointestinal) tract caused by stomach acid or infection.
It comes as a delayed-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day. It should be taken approximately 30 minutes prior to meals for maximal effectiveness. Tablets should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, split or chewed. Injection administered by healthcare providers as into the vein.
Headache. Loose stools (diarrhea). Hip, spine, or wrist fractures may rarely happen.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to pantoprazole or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. A fast heartbeat. Very bad belly pain. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Very bad bone pain. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Any bruising or bleeding. Seizures. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants
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