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Pantoday 40mg Tablet

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Pantoprazole(40.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

This medicine belongs to the group of proton pump inhibitors, which decrease the production of acids in the stomach. It is used for treating acid-related diseases in the stomach and intestines. The generic name of Pantoday 40mg Tab is Pantoprazole.
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Uses of Pantoday 40mg Tab

Pantoday 40mg Tab uses are for treating stomach ulcers ulcer in the first part of intestines; a peculiar infection of the stomach called Helicobacter pylori infection (in this condition, this medicine is used along with antibiotics); treating symptoms like heartburn, acid regurgitation associated to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. Also, this medicine can be used alone or in combination with other medicines that decrease or neutralize acid secretion.
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Contraindications of Pantoday 40mg Tab

If you have any allergic reaction to pantoprazole or other proton pump inhibitors. If you are on rilpivirine or atazanavir or other anti-HIV medications. If you are on methotrexate. If you have or are suspected to have stomach cancer. There are studies that link pantoprazole to stomach cancer. It is important to share if you have any personal or family history of stomach cancer.
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Side effects of Pantoday 40mg Tab

Pantoday 40mg Tab side effects (common) are headache, constipation or diarrhoea along with flatulence and dry mouth; stomach-ache, fatigue, skin rash, sore throat; serious skin conditions: blistering of skin, erosion of nose, mouth, lips, genitals (Steven–Johnson syndrome) and sensitivity to light; increased risk of infections in the long-term use; fracture of the hip, wrist or spine; skin turning yellow (severe damage to liver cells, jaundice); altered sense of taste; disturbances in vision such as blurred vision; and decreased sodium and magnesium level in blood.
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Precautions and Warnings of Pantoday 40mg Tab


Can I take Pantoday 40mg Tab during pregnancy?
There is no adequate information from the use of this medicine in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, you should use this medicine only if your doctor considers that the benefits are greater than the potential risks for your unborn baby.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Pantoday 40mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Pantoday 40mg Tab passes into human milk. If you are breast-feeding mom, ask your doctor before taking this medicine.


Can I drive if I have consumed Pantoday 40mg Tab?
This medicine has negligible influence on the ability to drive. If you experience side effects like dizziness or disturbed vision after its administration, you should avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
No interaction between alcohol and Pantoday 40mg Tab has been reported. However, alcohol is known to increase acidity and can worsen your acidity .

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
If you have severe liver issues or increased levels of liver enzymes, the treatment should be stopped. If you have low levels of vitamin B12 (like cobalamin), the treatment should be stopped; because Pantoday 40mg Tab is known to cause a reduced absorption of vitamin B12 in the long term. If on exposure to sun, you get rash on your skin, stop your treatment with Pantoday 40mg Tab and inform your doctor as soon as you can. It may cause Clostridium difficle-associated diarrhoea and malabsorption if it is taken for a long term. Therefore, the treatment should be taken only on doctor’s advice.
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Mode of Action of Pantoday 40mg Tab

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 secretion of acids. Therefore, it is used in conditions where there is excessive acidity.
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Directions for Use of Pantoday 40mg Tab

The tablet needs to be taken one hour before a meal without chewing or breaking it and should be wholly swallowed with some water. This tablet is not supposed to be taken with food rather it can be taken with empty stomach, preferably morning.
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Interactions of Pantoday 40mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines, such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, that are used to treat fungal infections
  • Medicines, such as erlotinib, methotrexate, that are used for certain types of cancer
  • Medicines prescribed to patients with AIDS such as nelfinavir/tenofovir/atazanavir, rilpivirine, etc.
  • Warfarin and phenprocoumon, which affect the thickening or thinning of the blood

Interactions with food items

This medication is advised to be taken on an empty stomach. There are not any known interactions with food or beverages. However, nicotine, caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate and cola) and alcohol can stimulate stomach acid or delay ulcer healing and hinder the treatment process.
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Other general Interactions

  • Avoid this medication, if you have severe liver issues or low levels of vitamin B12 (like cobalamin). Pantoday 40mg Tab is known to cause reduced absorption of vitamin B12 in the long term.
  • If being exposed to sun, you get rash on your skin, stop your treatment with this medicine and inform your doctor as soon as you can. It may cause Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea and malabsorption if it is taken for a long term. Therefore, it should be taken only on doctor’s advice.
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Storage and disposal of Pantoday 40mg Tab

This medicine should be kept out of sunlight, moisture and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the container. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines that you no longer use. These measures will be helpful in protection of the environment.
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Dosage of Pantoday 40mg Tab


There are no known symptoms of overdose. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you feel uneasiness or sickness after its use.

Missed a Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you recall it. Also, the missed dose, if it is almost time for the upcoming dose. In that case, your regular dosing schedule should be followed. Do not take more doses to compensate for a missed one.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How long this medicine can be taken?

A: It generally needs five days to a week for the onset of its action. The duration depends on the condition for which it is taken. Usually, it is prescribed in timed courses for the duration of one to six months.

Q: What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting this medication?

A: There are studies that link Pantoday 40mg Tab to stomach cancer. It is important to share if you have any personal or family history of stomach cancer. It is also important for you to share information on history of HIV or AIDS, liver cirrhosis or other critical conditions that you are suffering from. Also, disclose to your doctor all the ongoing medications and supplements that you are taking.

Q: When and how the medicine should be consumed?

A: It is given in the tablet form to be taken on an empty stomach, in the morning as a single dose.

Q: Can I take Pantoday 40mg Tab with other medicines?

A: Sometimes, medicines are not safe when you take them with certain other medicines and food. Taking them together can cause harmful side effects. Please be sure to talk to your doctor for all the information about the medicines you are taking.

Q: Can I take Pantoday 40mg Tab with antibiotics?

A: Yes, it can be taken along with the antibiotics if your doctor has prescribed it to you. This medicine is also given together with antibiotics (usually clarithromycin plus metronidazole or amoxicillin) to help eradicate a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori from the stomach of people with a duodenal ulcer or inflammation of the stomach (gastritis).

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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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