Protera 40 Tablet (15)

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Protera 40 Tablet (15) Information

Protera 40 Tablet (15) is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Acidity, GERD, Peptic Ulcer. Other than this, Protera 40 Tablet (15) has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Protera 40 Tablet (15) depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Protera 40 Tablet (15) side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Protera 40 Tablet (15) normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Protera 40 Tablet (15)'s effect is Safe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Protera 40 Tablet (15) related warnings talks about Protera 40 Tablet (15)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Protera 40 Tablet (15) are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Protera 40 Tablet (15) have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Protera 40 Tablet (15) is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Protera 40 Tablet (15) Benefits & Uses

Protera 40 Tablet (15) is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Protera 40 Tablet (15) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 8 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Acidity
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Acidity
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Protera 40 Tablet (15) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Protera 40 Tablet (15) safe for pregnant women?


    Protera is safe for pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Protera 40 Tablet (15) safe during breastfeeding?


    Protera can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Protera 40 Tablet (15) on the Kidneys?


    Protera is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Protera 40 Tablet (15) on the Liver?


    Side effects of Protera rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Protera 40 Tablet (15) on the Heart?


    Protera is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Protera 40 Tablet (15) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Protera 40 Tablet (15) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Protera 40 Tablet (15)

  • Is this Protera 40 Tablet (15) habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Protera 40 Tablet (15) has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Protera 40 Tablet (15) can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Protera 40 Tablet (15) is safe as it does not bear any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Protera 40 Tablet (15) is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Protera 40 Tablet (15) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Protera 40 Tablet (15)


    Taking Protera 40 Tablet (15) with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Protera 40 Tablet (15)


    Consuming Protera 40 Tablet (15) with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Protera 40 Tablet (15)

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Protera without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

Protera is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to people to take this medicine without a doctor's advice.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Protera heal ulcer?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Protera helps in the preventing and healing the ulcer. It is one of the main uses of this drug. However, your doctor may also suggest other medicines to heal stomach ulcers completely.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Protera with levothyroxine?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Avoid taking Protera with levothyroxine because it delays the absorption of levothyroxine and also effects the efficacy of levothyroxine. Please seek guidance from your doctor regarding taking these two medicines together.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Protera cause diarrhea?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Protera can cause diarrhea. However, diarrhea could be a sign of a contracted infection too. If you experience severe diarrhea after consuming this medicine, inform the doctor light away without further delay.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Protera cause weight gain?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

Rarely Protera causes weight gain or loss. However, If you feel your weight is fluctuating after taking this medicine then inform the doctor right away and follow his/her instructions.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Protonix (pantoprazole sodium)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 653

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 984-986

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