Pantodac DSR capsule is an anti-reflux medicine contains pantoprazole and domperidone. It relieves symptoms of acid reflux disease like heartburn and chest discomfort. Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages like tea, coffee, soda and spicy, junk food which otherwise may aggravate your acidity. Some common side effects that you may experience are dry mouth, diarrhoea, weakness, joint and muscle pain. Long term use of this capsule may cause vitamin b12 deficiency, thus those who are already suffering from vitamin b12 deficiency should inform your doctor about the same before taking the medicine. Please inform your doctor about all your medical conditions before using the medicine....
Q: What are the precautions I need to take before taking this medicine?
You need to tell your doctor if you have any heart, liver or kidney problems.
Check if you have low levels of magnesium or vitamin B12.
You should avoid the use of this medicine for a prolonged time.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines for treating HIV.
Q: What is GERD?
A: GERD stands for gastro-intestinal reflux disorder. There is a valve-like structure in between the stomach and food pipe, which allows food to pass from the food pipe into the stomach. In this disease, the acid from the stomach, goes back, upwards in the food pipe. This acid then causes chest discomfort, pain, burping and damage to the food pipe.
Q: Can I give this medicine to my child for acidity?
A: No, this medicine is not meant for children less than 12 years of age.
Q: Will this medicine cause addiction?
A: No, this medicine is not addictive.
Q: Does this medicine cause diarrhoea?
A: Yes, diarrhoea is a probable side effect of this medicine. It is advised that you should avoid fried and spicy food when taking these capsules. Also, drink plenty of water. Please consult your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea.