Pantoloc Control Tablets 20mg Pack of 14
Pantoloc Control Tablets 20mg Pack of 14
£9.85 Save: £2.36 RRP: £12.21
Brand: Pantoloc Control
Weight: 16g (includes packaging)
Pantoloc Control works at the source of the problem, helping to prevent the production of excess acid from your stomach that causes heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux.
An effective treatment for heartburn
When heartburn hits, it is caused by acid from your stomach (which helps digest food) travelling up from your stomach into your oesophagus. The lining of your oesophagus is very delicate so when acid from your stomach escapes into it the results can be very painful. Frequent heartburn sufferers will recognise the familiar burning sensation that rises from the stomach, or lower chest, up towards the neck or throat.
Many people who suffer from heartburn more than twice a week use antacids to relieve their symptoms. Although antacids are suitable for people who experience heartburn they provide only short-term relief from heartburn by neutralising the acid and not targeting the problem of acid at the source. As antacids are only effective for a short amount of time, sufferers may take many tablets a day to relieve their symptoms. This can be particularly troublesome at night-time, with relief often not lasting through the night causing disturbed sleep.
Pantoloc Control is a type of heartburn medicine called a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI). It works by stopping proton pumps– a mechanism in your stomach –from producing excess acid. Therefore, as a result there is less acidity or concentration of acid that could irritate your oesophagus and cause heartburn.
Pantoloc Control is different from most other heartburn treatments available over the counter. It acts directly at the source of the problem and can provide effective symptom relief, both night and day, with just one tablet a day.
Day and night relief
By working at the source of the problem, Pantoloc Control also provides long-lasting relief from heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. Just one tablet a day can provide complete relief from symptoms for up to 24 hours, importantly relieving troublesome night-time heartburn.
Who can take Pantoloc Control?
Pantoloc Control is suitable for adults aged 18 years and over. It is aimed at those people suffering with frequent or recurrent heartburn amounting to two or more episodes per week.
How long does it take to work?
Pantoloc Contronl reduces excess acid secretion for up to 24 hours, so with only one tablet a day you may start to experience relief from symptoms during the day and at night starting after the first day. Whilst you may start to experience symptomatic relief after approximately 1 day of treatment with Pantoloc Control, it might be necessary to take it for up to 7 days to achieve complete heartburn control.
How long does Pantoloc Control last?
One tablet of Pantoloc Controlcan relieve heartburn for up to 24 hours providing daytime and night-time relief. Pantoloc Control is it not intended for immediate relief and it might be necessary to take the tablets for 2-3 consecutive days to achieve improvement of symptoms.
Can other heartburn treatments be taken alongside Pantoloc Control?
If necessary, over-the-counter antacids may be taken with Pantoloc Control providing you follow the directions for these products accordingly. Other acid suppression medicines including H2-receptor antagonists (e.g. ranitidine) and other proton pump inhibitor medicines should not be taken while taking Pantoloc Control.
The recommended dose is 20 mg pantoprazole (one tablet) per day.
It might be necessary to take the tablets for 2-3 consecutive days to achieve improvement of symptoms. Once complete relief of symptoms has occurred, treatment should be discontinued.
The treatment should not exceed 4 weeks without consulting a doctor.
If no symptom relief is obtained within 2 weeks of continuous treatment, the patient should be instructed to consult a doctor.
No dose adjustment is necessary in elderly patients or in those with impaired renal or liver function.
Pantoloc Control is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age due to insufficient data on safety and efficacy.
Pantoloc Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets should not be chewed or crushed, and should be swallowed whole with liquid before a meal.
Patients should be instructed to consult a doctor if:
- They have unintentional loss of weight, anaemia, gastrointestinal bleeding, dysphagia, persistent vomiting or vomiting with blood, since it may alleviate symptoms and delay diagnosis of a severe condition. In these cases, malignancy should be excluded.
They have had previous gastric ulcer or gastrointestinal surgery.
They are on continuous symptomatic treatment of indigestion or heartburn for 4 or more weeks.
They have jaundice, hepatic impairment, or liver disease.
They have any other serious disease affecting general well-being.
They are aged over 55 years with new or recently changed symptoms.
Patients with long-term recurrent symptoms of indigestion or heartburn should see their doctor at regular intervals. Especially, patients over 55 years taking any non-prescription indigestion or heartburn remedy on a daily basis should inform their pharmacist or doctor.
Patients should be advised that the tablets are not intended to provide immediate relief.
Patients may start to experience symptomatic relief after approximately one day of treatment with pantoprazole, but it might be necessary to take it for 7 days to achieve complete heartburn control.
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
The most commonly reported side effects are diarrhoea and headache, both occuring in approximately 1% of patients.
20 mg pantoprazole (as sodium sesquihydrate)