Pentab 40mg Strip Of 10 Tablets 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....
Q: I get recurring acidity, what should I do to avoid it?
Avoid spicy, oily food
Reduce smoking and alcohol intake as these are known to worsen the reflux
Avoid carbonated drinks like cold drinks, soda as the carbon dioxide gas in these is known to aggravate acid reflux
Reduce chocolate, mint intake
Some medicines are known to increase the acidity and worsen the condition such as pain killers, Ibuprofen. You should avoid using these for 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