Pantprazole sodium sesquihydrate
Stomach acid is strong enough to corrode and even dissolve metals.
High levels of acid in the stomach can cause Gastritis, Peptic ulcer or acid reflux.
Prevent hyperacidity with Pantox 40 tablets
Pantox 40 tablets contain Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate, which is a proton pump inhibitor. It reduces the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach. It is indicated for use in patients with acid reflux, stomach and duodenal ulcers and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
It works by reducing the amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. It inhibits the proton pumps in the parietal cells that are responsible for the production of hydrochloric acid.
The most common side effects are headache, nausea, stomach pain, flatulence, vomiting or diarrhea. These are usually mild and temporary.
Use of pantoprazole for a long period of time may lead to chronic inflammation of stomach lining, vitamin B-12 deficiency and low magnesium.
Increased acidity occurs due to the following reasons -
Excessive diet, increased consumption of spicy and oily foods
Stomach ulcers can increase the acid production.
Stress is the major cause for increased amounts of acid in the stomach.
Bacterial infection also found to increase the acid production.
Irregular meals, long gap between meals
Lack of sufficient sleep.