FORPPI-40 Tablet

Pantoprazole 40 mg

Composition:

Each FORPPI-40 tablet contains pantoprazole 40mg.

Description:

Pantoprazole is substituted benzimidazole that belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors. Pantoprazole inhibits the gastric secretion in the stomach. Therefore, it is used in the treatment of different types of ulcers. High levels of stomach acid lead to several complications such as difficulty in swallowing, persistent cough, sleeplessness and heartburn. Of all the ulcer treatments, proton pump inhibition is considered to be the best form of treatment as blocking the proton pump would prevent the acid formation and alleviate the above-mentioned symptoms, at a faster rate.

Pantoprazole prevents the stomach acid secretion by blocking the proton pumps of the parietal cells present in the inner lining of the stomach. Pantoprazole is activated in the acidic environment only. Once it is activated in the parietal cells, pantoprazole inhibits the activity of H+ /K+ ATPase or the proton pump system, which acidifies the stomach by causing the influx of hydrogen ions into the stomach. This way the final step of gastric acid secretion is prevented and the acid levels are brought down. This drug also facilitates the healing of existing ulcers and prevents the eruption of the new ones.

Indications:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Benign Gastric/Duodenal Ulcer
  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Hypersecretory disorders
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • Crohnís Disease-associated Ulcers
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • NSAID-induced gastric ulcers

Dosage and Administration:

As directed by the physician

Contraindication:

FORPPI-40 tablet is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards pantoprazole or any other substituted benzimidazoles. This medicine is also contraindicated in patients with liver disorders, low levels of magnesium in the blood, heart diseases and osteoporosis.

Adverse effects:

Adverse effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, GI disturbances, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, sweating, unexplained weight loss and troubled breathing.

Precaution:

There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to pantoprazole administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.

Presentation:

FORPPI-40 tablets are available in a 10X10ís Alu Alu packing.

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