PANTODAC IT Capsule 10's


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Itopride+Pantoprazole
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Drug Information for PANTODAC IT Capsule 10's

What is Itopride + Pantoprazole combination used for?

Itopride + Pantoprazole combination is used for the management of duodenal and gastric ulcer. It is also used for the treatment of following conditions:

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Diabetic gastroparesis
  • Non-ulcer dyspepsia
  • Chronic gastritis

Itopride + Pantoprazole combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Itopride + Pantoprazole combination work?

In Itopride + Pantoprazole combination, Itopride belongs to the class of drugs called gastro-intestinal tract regulators. Itopride acts by increasing the concentration of acetylcholine, which promotes gastric motility and improves gastro-duodenal coordination.

Pantoprazole belongs to the class of drugs called proton-pump inhibitors. This drug acts by inhibiting gastric acid secretion by binding to certain sites on the secretary surface of gastric parietal cells.

How to take Itopride + Pantoprazole combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Itopride + Pantoprazole combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the whole capsule. Do not open, crush, or chew the capsule. Take the drug 30 minutes before or two hours after having a meal.

If you miss a dose of Itopride + Pantoprazole combination, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed.

What are the drugs that interact with Itopride + Pantoprazole?

Drugs that interact with Itopride + Pantoprazole combination include the following:

  • Alprazolam
  • Atropine
  • Cisapride
  • Diazepam
  • Diclofenac
  • Methotrexate
  • Metoprolol
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Itopride + Pantoprazole combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Itopride + Pantoprazole combination:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Dyspepsia
  • Constipation
  • Arthralgia
  • Dizziness

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Epidermal necrolysis
  • Insomnia

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Itopride + Pantoprazole combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Itopride + Pantoprazole combination or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drugs or herbal products while on Itopride + Pantoprazole
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
  • Avoid using Itopride + Pantoprazole combination if you have a history of gastric malignancy.
  • Be cautious while taking Itopride + Pantoprazole combination if you have any liver, kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not use this medication in children younger than 12 years of age.

You are advised not to take Itopride + Pantoprazole combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking  Itopride + Pantoprazole combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, kidney, liver or any respiratory diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any history of osteoporosis or bone disorders as Itopride + Pantoprazole combination may weaken your bones.

Frequently Asked Questions about Itopride + Pantoprazole

  1. Is it safe to use Itopride + Pantoprazole combination in patients with osteoporosis?
  2. Use of Itopride + Pantoprazole combination may weaken your bones. Therefore, consult your doctor before using the drug to prevent further complications.

  3. How should Itopride + Pantoprazole combination be stored?
  4. Store Itopride + Pantoprazole combination at room temperature, away from light and moisture.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Itopride + Pantoprazole combination?
  6. Blood electrolyte levels and bone mineral tests must be regularly monitored while using Itopride + Pantoprazole combination.

  7. What is the usual dosage of Itopride + Pantoprazole combination?
  8. The usual dosage of Itopride + Pantoprazole combination is one capsule twice a day. Consult your doctor for further information.

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