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Pansec 40 MG Tablet

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsPantoprazole
Description
Pansec 40 MG Tablet is an anti-ulcer medicine. It is used to treat various stomach and intestinal conditions that may occur due to excess production of acid. These conditions include peptic ulcers (open sores on the walls of the stomach, small intestine, and food pipe), erosive esophagitis (swelling of the food pipe), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (a condition where the stomach acid flows back into the food pipe). Pansec 40 MG Tablet reduces excess acid production in your stomach and relieves the symptoms such as heartburn, inability to swallow food, stomach pain, and vomiting. Pansec 40 MG Tablet shows side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach pain, watery stools, and dizziness. These side effects are mild and subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if these side effects worsen or last for a long time. Pansec 40 MG Tablet should be taken preferably one hour before a meal. The dosage and duration of taking this medication will be decided by your doctor. If you take Pansec 40 MG Tablet for heartburn, it may take 1-2 days to control your symptoms. However, if your condition does not improve in a few days, consult your doctor to know the underlying reason. Pansec 40 MG Tablet should not be used if you are allergic to it. It is not recommended for use in children below 5 years of age. Inform your doctor if you have liver and bone problems. If you take Pansec 40 MG Tablet for a longer duration, use it with caution as it may decrease the magnesium level in your body and/or increase the risk of bone fracture. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Pansec 40 MG Tablet

  • Headache
  • Watery stools
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Skin rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain
  • Dizziness
  • Presence of blood in stool
  • Troubled breathing
  • Dark or clay coloured stools
  • Stomach pain

Uses of Pansec 40 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Stomach and intestinal ulcers
  • Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease
  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • Helicobacter pylori Infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken by Pansec 40 MG Tablet to take effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    After administration, the effect of Pansec 40 MG Tablet remains in your body for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Pansec 40 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Pansec 40 MG Tablet is usually not recommended in pregnant women as there are no adequate data on human studies. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Pansec 40 MG Tablet may pass into breastmilk. An alternate medicine may be prescribed, especially while nursing your newborn or preterm infant. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid Pansec 40 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have a history of allergy to this medication. If you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching anywhere on your body, breathing difficulty, swelling of the face, tongue, throat, etc., seek medical attention immediately.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Pansec 40 MG Tablet is usually not recommended in pregnant women as there are no adequate data on human studies. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Pansec 40 MG Tablet may pass into breastmilk. An alternate medicine may be prescribed, especially while nursing your newborn or preterm infant. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Long-term treatment (e.g., more than 3 years) with Pansec 40 MG Tablet may decrease the absorption of Vitamin B12 in your body. Your doctor may prescribe vitamin B12 supplements or suggest a lower dose of this medicine if vitamin B12 deficiency is suspected.

Lupus erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus is a condition that affects your skin, kidneys, brain, joints, and other organs. It occurs when the immune system of your body attacks its own tissues. Lupus may occur or gets worse while using Pansec 40 MG Tablet. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience tiredness, painful joints, rashes, or lesions on the skin while using this medicine.

Hypomagnesemia

Pansec 40 MG Tablet may decrease the magnesium levels in your blood (hypomagnesemia) when used for a long time. Inform your doctor if you experience any symptoms such as dizziness, irregular heartbeat, shivering, muscle pain, seizures (fits), etc. You may be advised to check magnesium levels in your blood at regular intervals. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Driving or operating a machine

Pansec 40 MG Tablet may cause dizziness or visual disturbances. Hence, avoid driving vehicles and operating heavy machines after taking this medicine unless you know how this medicine affects you.

Use in children

Pansec 40 MG Tablet is not recommended in children below 5 years of age. It may be used in children above five years of age for short-term treatment (for up to 8 weeks).

Missed Dose

Try not to skip the dose of Pansec 40 MG Tablet. In case you missed a dose, take it immediately. However, if the delay is more than 12 hours, skip the dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

You should not take more than the prescribed dose. Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor in case of overdose with Pansec 40 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Methotrexate

Warfarin

Nelfinavir

Digoxin

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Pansec 40 MG Tablet is broken down in the liver. Therefore, if you have severe liver damage, you need special consideration while taking Pansec 40 MG Tablet as it may lead to accumulation of this medicine and lead to toxic effects. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring of liver enzymes by your doctor, especially on long-term use.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak. Pansec 40 MG Tablet decreases calcium absorption in your body leading to a deficiency of calcium required to maintain bone strength. Long-term use of Pansec 40 MG Tablet can lead to an increased risk of bone fractures. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your bone health and mineral status.

Colitis

Colitis is swelling of the inner lining of the colon (large intestine) that may cause diarrhoea. If you have colitis use Pansec 40 MG Tablet with extreme caution as it may increase the risk of diarrhoea.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

There may be a false-positive test of urine screening for tetrahydrocannabinol if you are taking Pansec 40 MG Tablet. Inform your doctor or lab technician about the use of this medicine before the lab test.
Take Pansec 40 MG Tablet one hour before your food. Drink an adequate amount of water. Do not chew or crush the tablet. Avoid taking more than the prescribed dose. If you are using Pansec 40 MG Tablet for a longer time, your doctor may prescribe calcium and vitamin D supplement along with this medicine to maintain bone strength. Avoid taking food and drinks such as peppermint, chocolates, spicy food, coffee, alcoholic drinks, etc. as it may worsen your symptoms. Avoid driving and operating heavy machines as this medicine may cause visual disturbances and dizziness.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Pansec 40 MG Tablet reduces the production of excess acid in the stomach and relieves the symptoms of acidity.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Anti-Ulcer Agents, Proton pump inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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