Pan 20mg Tablet
Pan 20 MG Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of stomach ulcers, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other acidity-related disorders. Pantoprazole decreases the acid produced in the stomach.
Uses of Pan Tablet
Pan 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Side effects of Pan Tablet
- Abdominal pain
How to use Pan Tablet
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pan 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Pan Tablet works
Pan 20mg tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
Expert advice for Pan Tablet
- Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
- Pan can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine.
- Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Pan can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
- Pan is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
- It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
- Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration as advised by your doctor
If you miss a dose of Pantoprazole, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for Pan 20mg Tablet
Q. What is Pan used for?
Pan is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Pan an antacid?
No, Pan is not an antacid, it belongs to a therapeutic group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It acts by decreasing acid secretion in the stomach while antacids neutralize the acid in the stomach and coat the stomach mucosa.
Q. Is Pan safe?
Pan is relatively safe if taken in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Pan a painkiller?
No, Pan is not a painkiller. It is a proton pump inhibitor which is used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Pan a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, Pan is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Q. Can I take Pan forever?
Pan should not be taken for a long time unless there is an indication for the medicine. Though generally safe, certain conditions like low magnesium levels and fractures are associated with long-term use. Consult your doctor before continuing the drug for a long time as you may need to get some tests done on a regular basis.
Q. Can I take Pan with ondansetron?
No relevant interactions have been reported between Pan and ondansetron. Consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can I take Pan with azithromycin?
No clinically relevant interactions have been reported between Pan and azithromycin so far. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.