Avopan 40mg Inj contains the active substance Pantoprazole that belongs to a group of medicines called "Proton pump inhibitor," medications that reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Precautions and Warnings
Mode of Action
Directions for Use
Storage and disposal
Uses of Avopan 40mg Inj
Treatment of heartburn, acid regurgitation (sensation of acid in your throat or mouth), pain while swallowing that is caused due to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
In the treatment of reflux oesophagitis (inflammation of oesophagus with regurgitation of acid in the stomach)
In adults, it is used to prevent small intestine and stomach ulcers that are caused by long term use of painkillers called NSAIDs, e.g., Ibuprofen
To treat one or more tumors formed in pancreas or upper part of small intestine (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome)
Contraindications of Avopan 40mg Inj
You are allergic to Pantoprazole, or any other proton pump inhibitors
If you are allergic to any of the other ingredients of this medicine
If you are on a medicine called Rilpivirine
Side effects of Avopan 40mg Inj
Injection site inflammation that forms clot or block in the vein (thrombophlebitis)
Nausea (feeling sick)
Polyps in stomach
Bloating and flatulence
Stomach pain and discomfort
Skin rash, rash with fever, redness or inflamed skin, itchy skin
Fracture of the hip, wrist or spine
Lack of energy
Precautions and Warnings of Avopan 40mg Inj
Can I take Avopan 40mg Inj during pregnancy?
A moderate amount of data indicates that the use of Avopan 40mg Inj in pregnant women does not affect the baby; however this medicine is preferred to be avoided during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, you should use this medicine only if your doctor considers the benefit for you are more significant than the potential risk to your unborn baby.
Can I take Avopan 40mg Inj while breastfeeding?
Avopan 40mg Inj can pass into breast milk. It is advised not to take medicine unless prescribed by your doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Avopan 40mg Inj?
Avopan 40mg Inj has a negligible influence on the ability to drive. If you experience side effects like dizziness or disturbed vision, you should avoid driving or using machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Avopan 40mg Inj?
Drinking alcohol when you are taking Pantoprazole does not affect the way this medicine works; however, you must avoid drinking large quantities of alcohol as it is known to increase acidity and can make your acidity worse.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have severe liver problems
You are taking NSAIDs (painkillers)
You have a personal or family history of stomach cancer
You are taking medicines used to treat HIV
You have low levels of vitamin B12 (like Cobalamin). This medicine is known to reduce the absorption of vitamin B12 after a long term use.
Taking this medicine for more than one year may increase chances of developing bone fractures
If you are on this medicine for more than three months, your blood magnesium levels may drop. Your doctor may perform regular tests for the same
On exposure to sun, you get rash on your skin, stop your treatment with Pantoprazole and inform your doctor as this may be a symptom of Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE)
Mode of Action of Avopan 40mg Inj
How Does It Work?
A pump called the proton pump in the stomach is responsible for the secretion of stomach acids. Pantoprazole binds to this proton pump in stomach cells, thus blocking acid secretion. Therefore, it is used in conditions where there is excessive acidity....
Directions for Use of Avopan 40mg Inj
This medicine will be given in hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection
Do not self inject this medicine
Interactions of Avopan 40mg Inj
Interactions with other medicines
Medicines that are gastric pH dependent such as Itraconazole, Ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infections)
Medicines given in HIV or AIDS such as Atazanavir, Tenofovir
Medicines used for thinning, or thickening of the blood like Warfarin and Phenprocoumon
Medicines used for certain types of cancer such as Methotrexate
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions with food or beverages.
However, nicotine and caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate and cola) can increase stomach acid or delay ulcer healing and hinder the treatment process.
Storage and disposal of Avopan 40mg Inj
Store below 25°C
Protect it from direct sunlight
Please keep it away from children
Dosage of Avopan 40mg Inj
Your doctor or nurse will give this injection; therefore, it is unlikley that you overdose on the medicine.
Missed a Dose
Your doctor or nurse will monitor you about when the medicine should be given to you
It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform them
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