What is pantozol 20mg used for?
Pantozol Control is used for the short-term treatment of the symptoms of acid reflux in adults. Acid reflux is when acid produced in the stomach escapes into the gullet, causing heartburn and acid regurgitation (acid flowing up into the mouth). The medicine can be obtained without a prescription.
How long does it take for pantozol to work?
You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for pantoprazole to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time. If you bought pantoprazole without a prescription, and feel no better after 2 weeks, tell your doctor.
When should pantozol be taken?
Take the tablet before a meal, at the same time every day. You should swallow the tablet whole with some water. Do not chew or break the tablet. PANTOZOL Control should not be used by children and young people under 18 years of age.
Which tablet is used for gastric problem?
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How long should I take pantoprazole 20 mg?
Adults can take 20 mg or 40 mg daily depending on the severity of the condition. Doctors will typically prescribe pantoprazole for 8 weeks. If the drug is not effective after 8 weeks, a person can, in some cases, continue taking the lowest effective dosage for another 8 weeks.
Does pantoprazole work immediately?
The medication takes approximately two and a half hours to begin working, so it won’t be effective for current symptoms. However, patients who need immediate relief from their acid reflux symptoms can combine pantoprazole with fast-acting Tums or Maalox to reduce the amount of acid.
How do you know if pantoprazole is working?
How to tell if the drug is working: You can tell that pantoprazole is working if it reduces your GERD symptoms, such as:
- difficulty swallowing.
- sensation of a lump in your throat.
Can pantoprazole cause kidney damage?
The use of proton pump inhibitors – including Prevacid (lansoprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), and Nexium (esomeprazole) – has been linked to an increased risk of kidney damage, kidney failure, and other serious side effects.
Is banana good for gastric?
Bananas are easy to digest and are known to ease stomach pain. They have a natural antacid effect and can relieve symptoms such as indigestion. This high potassium fruit also increases mucus production in the stomach which helps prevent the irritation of the stomach lining.
What are the side effects of pantoprazole 20 mg?
Pantoprazole may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- joint pain.
What should I avoid while taking pantoprazole?
For all other reasons for taking pantoprazole, your treatment will last for as long as is necessary to control your symptoms. Some foods may make your symptoms worse. Foods and drinks that have been suspected of this include peppermint, tomatoes, chocolate, spicy foods, hot drinks, coffee, and alcoholic drinks.
Is it safe to take pantoprazole for a long time?
In brief: Pantoprazole safety. Generally, it is safe. The main concern long term use without physician knowledge is that it may be covering up symptoms that could be signalling a serious condition.
What is the maximum daily dose of pantoprazole?
Once the erosive esophagitis has healed, the recommended daily dose of pantoprazole is 40 mg once a day to prevent the return of the condition.
When to take pantoprazole?
Plan to take pantoprazole 30 to 60 minutes before your first meal of the morning. The medication will work more successfully on an empty stomach, so try to take your tablet 1 hour before breakfast. This will give the medicine time to shut down the acid pumps that cause heartburn before you start eating.