FORPPI-40 Tablet

Pantoprazole 40 mg

Each tablet contains

  • Pantoprazole 40 mg

DESCRIPTION

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It suppresses the final step in gastric acid production by covalently binding to the enzyme system at the secretory surface of the gastric parietal cell. This effect leads to inhibition of both basal and stimulated gastric acid secretion, irrespective of the stimulus. The binding to the enzyme system results in duration of antisecretory effect that persists longer than 24 hours.

INDICATIONS

Dyspepsia ,peptic ulcer disease including after endoscopic treatment for bleeding ,as part of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy,Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or GORD) esophagus, Stress gastritis and ulcer prevention in critical care , Gastrinomas and other conditions that cause hyper secretion of acid including Zollinger–Ellison syndrome .

DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

FORPPI-40 mg ,one tablet should be taken daily for four to eight weeks of treatment. The medication should be taken around the same time each day.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

FORPPI-40 should not be administered in the following cases:

  • Severe liver disease
  • Low levels of magnesium in your blood;
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low bone mineral density (osteopenia).

PRECAUTION

Caution should be exercised when patient is hypersensitive to pantoprazole or to similar drugs (such as lansoprazole, omeprazole); or if you have any other allergies.

Proton pump inhibitors (such as pantoprazole) may increase risk for bone fractures, especially with longer use, higher doses, and in older adults.

ADVERSE EFFECTS

Severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss, diarrhea that is watery or bloody, seizure (convulsions), kidney problems - urinating more or less than usual, blood in urine, swelling, rapid weight gain, symptoms of low magnesium - dizziness, confusion; fast or uneven heart rate, tremors (shaking) or jerking muscle movements, feeling jittery, muscle cramps, muscle spasms in your hands and feet , cough or choking feeling.

PREGNANCY & LACTATON

Although there is no evidence suggesting that pantoprazole use is harmful during pregnancy.It is recommended that the drug only be used during pregnancy as needed, when no other options are available.

PRESENTATION

FORPPI-40 mg tablets are available in a 10X10’s blister packing

CAUTION

The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Please note it is dangerous to take any medication without doctor’s prescription or professional advice from a registered health practitioner. Always follow the instructions of physician / doctor / registered medical practitioner before using any medicine. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Keep all medicines away from your children. Store as recommended. Please consult your health care provider, before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition. The allopathic medicine as per the law in India must be sold by retail pharmacies holding valid trading drug license only.

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