PAN 20 Tablet 15's
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
PAN 20 Tablet 15's belongs to the class of drugs known as Proton pump inhibitor which reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcer, Zollinger Ellison syndrome (overproduction of acid due to pancreatic tumour), duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer and Crohn’s Disease-associated Ulcers.
PAN 20 Tablet 15's helps in reducing the stomach acid by blocking the actions of an enzyme (H+/K+ ATPase or gastric proton pump). This proton pump lies in the cells of the stomach wall responsible for the release of gastric acid secretion damaging tissues in the food pipe, stomach and duodenum. PAN 20 Tablet 15's prevents the release of stomach acid and relieves symptoms of food pipe lining inflammation (esophagitis) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn.
PAN 20 Tablet 15's can be prescribed to the adults and children aged 12 years and over. It is better to take PAN 20 Tablet 15's an hour before a meal. PAN 20 Tablet 15's should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Besides this, PAN 20 Tablet 15's is also available in liquid form for those who cannot swallow tablets or capsules. Do not take PAN 20 Tablet 15's for more than 4 weeks of duration without consulting the doctor. You can increase the efficacy of PAN 20 Tablet 15's by taking a small meal or snacks frequently. Try to avoid caffeine-containing beverages (coffee, tea), spicy/deep fried/processed foods, carbonated beverages, acidic foods like citrus fruits/vegetables (tomatoes).
An adult taking PAN 20 Tablet 15's might have common side effects like headache, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence, dizziness, and arthralgia (joint pain). In the case of children taking PAN 20 Tablet 15's might report upper respiratory tract infections (URI), headache, fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, rash, and abdominal pain. These side effects are temporary and may get resolve after some time however if this side persists contact the doctor.
PAN 20 Tablet 15's is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers but should be taken only after consulting a doctor. Tell your doctor if you have stomach or intestinal cancer, liver problem, allergic to PAN 20 Tablet 15's or will have an endoscopy in the future. Prolonged intake of PAN 20 Tablet 15's may cause deficiency of Vitamin B12 and low level of calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D leading to osteoporosis.
Hyperacidity, Heartburn, Peptic ulcer
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An adult taking PAN 20 Tablet 15's might have common side effects like,
In the case of children taking PAN 20 Tablet 15's might report,
These side effects are temporary and may get resolve after some time however if this side persists contact the doctor.
You should avoid taking PAN 20 Tablet 15's if you are allergic to PAN 20 Tablet 15's or proton pump inhibitors, have gastric cancer, liver disease, low magnesium level (osteoporosis), low vitamin B12, pregnant or planning for pregnancy and breastfeeding mothers. PAN 20 Tablet 15's may interact with a blood thinner (warfarin), antifungal (ketoconazole), anti-HIV drug (atazanavir, nelfinavir), iron supplements, ampicillin antibiotic, anti-cancer drug (methotrexate). Let your doctor know if you are taking these medicines. Prolonged intake of PAN 20 Tablet 15's may cause lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory condition in which the immune system attacks its own tissues), Vitamin B12, and magnesium deficiency. Intake of PAN 20 Tablet 15's may mask the symptom of gastric cancer, so if you have any severe stomach pain or gastric bleeding (blood in mucous or stool) immediately consult the doctor.
Drinking alcohol with PAN 20 Tablet 15's may cause dehydration and elevate the level of stomach acid thereby decreasing its efficiency. So try to avoid, limit alcohol or contact doctor before intake of PAN 20 Tablet 15's.
It is not known whether PAN 20 Tablet 15's affects the baby or not. So, contact a doctor before intake of PAN 20 Tablet 15's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.
PAN 20 Tablet 15's passes into the breast milk. However, no evidence of risk has been reported. Please consult your doctor before intake of PAN 20 Tablet 15's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.
In some cases, PAN 20 Tablet 15's may cause dizziness, sleepy, or blur vision. If you observe these symptoms do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you feel better.
PAN 20 Tablet 15's should be taken with precaution in patients with liver disease.
Patients with kidney disease should consult a doctor before taking PAN 20 Tablet 15's.
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Prolonged intake of PAN 20 Tablet 15's may lead to atrophic gastritis (inflammation of stomach cells), Vitamin B12 deficiency and weakening of bones or osteoporosis (loss of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D). Your doctor may prescribe calcium, vitamin D or haemoglobin enhancing medications to cope with long term side effects.
No. PAN 20 Tablet 15's is not prescribed for stomach cancer. Do not take PAN 20 Tablet 15's until your doctor has prescribed you. PAN 20 Tablet 15's is only indicated for the treatment of hyperacidity, acid reflux symptoms (GERD), heartburn and Zollinger Ellison syndrome.
No. Gas and acidity are two different common discomforts. Acidity is caused when improper functioning of the valve (sphincter) is located at the junction of the stomach and food pipe. As a result stomach acid backflows and enters the upper part of the food pipe causing heartburn. On the other hand, gas is the result of the digestion of the food and drinks eliminating gases like carbon dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, methane, etc. from the body.
Yes. PAN 20 Tablet 15's can alter certain medical tests like neuroendocrine tumours (secretin stimulation test), and urine screening tests for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). So before undergoing such diagnostics test contact your doctor.
Prolonged intake of PAN 20 Tablet 15's may weaken your bone and lower haemoglobin level. Your doctor may prescribe you Vitamin B12 for enhancing haemoglobin and calcium/vitamin D/magnesium supplements for bone health.
No. PAN 20 Tablet 15's prevents excess production of stomach acid causing acid reflux and heartburn. If blood is coming in your stool or mucous immediately contact the doctor.
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