Pantakind 40mg Tablet contains Pantoprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called "Proton pump inhibitor," which reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It also has anti-acid reflux actions. Pantoprazole blocks the proton pumps in the stomach wall responsible for the production of acid. It is used to treat stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other acidity related problems. This medicine works best when taken on an empty stomach. You should tell your doctor about your medical history, if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take or might take....
Q: I get recurring acidity, what should I do to avoid it?
Avoid spicy and oily food.
Reduce smoking and alcohol intake as these are known to worsen reflux.
Avoid carbonated drinks like cold drinks, soda as the carbon dioxide gas in these is known to aggravate acid reflux.
Reduce intake of mint and chocolate.
Some medicines are known to increase acidity and worsen the condition such as pain killers, Ibuprofen. You should avoid using these for a long duration.
Q: I have been taking Pantoprazole for some months now, what should I watch for?
Take this medicine only for the duration as prescribed by your doctor.
If there is relief in your symptoms, you may visit your doctor for a follow-up, where your doctor may reduce its dose.
This medicine is known to cause fractures, low magnesium levels, vitamin B12 levels on long term use.
You need to be cautious about these and keep checking your blood levels regularly, and if needed, your doctor may prescribe the supplements for these deficiencies.
Q: What is Pantakind 40mg Tablet used for?
A: Pantakind 40mg Tablet is used to treat acid reflux conditions, acidity related disorders such as stomach and intestinal ulcers, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a tumour in the pancreas, which causes oversecretion of stomach acids).
Q: When should I take Pantakind 40?
A: Pantakind 40 should preferably be taken 30 minutes before your first meal or breakfast, or as advised by the doctor.
Q: Is Pantakind 40 and Pan 40 the same?
A: Yes, both the medicines have 40mg of pantaprazole, as its active ingredient.