Pan D - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Pan D: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Pan D?

Pan D is a capsule composed of 40 mg of pantoprazole and 30 mg of domperidone. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux (aka acid reflux or GERD) and peptic ulcers. Pan D helps relieve symptoms such as acidity, indigestion, heartburn, and stomach pain. It is taken before consuming food, as prescribed by the doctor.

Uses Of Pan D

Pan D is primarily used to treat gastrointestinal problems and discomforts. Pan D helps neutralize acids present in the stomach for easier passage of gas. In turn, it reduces stomach discomfort. It is used to treat bloating, indigestion, acidity, heartburn, and other symptoms due to excess stomach acid production.

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Side Effects Of Pan D

Pan D is mostly safe for consumption by patients. However, if patients develop adverse side effects, they may suffer from —

  • Xerostomia (also known as dry mouth).
  • Constant headache.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Dizziness.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Altered sense of taste.
  • Joint/muscle pain.
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Irregular periods.

In such cases, the patient must consult a doctor urgently.

What is Pan D

Uses of Pan D

Side effects of Pan D


Frequently Asked Questions about Pan D

1. How Long Can I Take Pan D?

Pan D can be taken orally, per a doctor's prescription. It is advised to take 1 capsule one hour before a meal for at least 5-7 days. Any modifications made in the prescription by the doctor must be followed duly.

2. Can Pan D Be Taken After Food?

Pan D capsule can be administered before or after a meal, though it's advised to be taken one hour before the meal. Pan D is most effective treating GERD and peptic ulcer disease when taken one hour before the meal.

3. How To Take a Pan D Tablet?

When faced with acidity, digestion problems, or GERD, Pan D, a capsule, is taken orally one hour before a meal. It can be taken once or twice daily, depending on the doctor's prescription.

4. Can Pan D Be Taken During Pregnancy?

Although there haven’t been cases where Pan D consumption has been harmful to the mother or child during pregnancy, it is considered best to consult a doctor before any such administration. Precautionary measures need to be taken during pregnancy.

5. Is Pan D Safe During Breastfeeding?

New mothers taking Pan D are advised to put breastfeeding on hold until completing the medicine course. This is to avoid any passing over of the drug through breast milk to the baby. Consult a doctor if you're facing any digestive issues and do not self-medicate.

6. Is Pan D Good For Constipation?

Pan D is a recommended medicine for constipation, as it neutralizes stomach acids for easier gas passage. But it must be taken within prescribed amounts, as constipation is also a side effect of Pan D. For treatment of constipation, laxatives are suggested.

7. When Should I Take Pan D?

You can take it once daily. Pan D must be taken preferably in the morning, one hour before food. A doctor can modify its dosage. Though it can be taken after food, its effectiveness is at its peak if taken an hour before food.

8. Is Pan 40 Good For Acidity?

The Pan 40 tablet is useful against excessive stomach acid production. Thus, it is suitable for the treatment of acidity. It's helpful in the treatment of GERD also. It aids the passage of gas through the digestive tract easier. It helps against indigestion, stomach pain, and acid reflux.

9. Is Pan 40 And Pan D Same?

Pan 40 is a tablet consisting of only 40 mg of pantoprazole. In contrast, Pan D is a capsule that consists of 40 mg of pantoprazole and 30 mg of domperidone. Pan 40 helps in the treatment of esophagitis, gastritis, etc. Pan D also benefits to help against nausea and/or vomiting with the domperidone.

10. Who Should Not Take Pan 40?

Patients who are allergic to Pan 40 tablets or have a vitamin B12 deficiency, liver disease, osteoporosis, gastric cancer, or are pregnant must avoid consuming Pan 40 tablets. Pan 40 must also be avoided by patients who show adverse side-effect symptoms and must immediately consult a doctor.

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