Purfact Capsule

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Purfact Information

Purfact is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Acidity, GERD, Peptic Ulcer. Secondary and off-label uses of Purfact have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Purfact depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Purfact side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Purfact go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Purfact's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Purfact's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

The section on Purfact contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Purfact with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Purfact is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Purfact Benefits & Uses

Purfact is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Purfact 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

Purfact Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Purfact safe for pregnant women?


    Purfact is safe to take during pregnancy.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Purfact safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Purfact. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Purfact on the Kidneys?


    Purfact does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Purfact on the Liver?


    Side effects of Purfact rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Purfact on the Heart?


    Purfact is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Purfact with Other Drugs

Purfact should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Purfact Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Purfact unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Purfact

  • Is this Purfact habit forming or addictive?


    Purfact is not addictive in nature.

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


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Purfact as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Purfact is safe for use.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Purfact for mental disorders.

    No

Purfact Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Purfact


    Taking Purfact with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Purfact


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Purfact as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Purfact

Question over 5 years ago

How to use Purfact?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

Purfact should be taken 30 - 60 minute before taking any meal. Preferably it should be taken once a day in the morning before breakfast. However, some patient may require to take it twice a day, in this case, 1 tablet should be taken in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening before the meal as directed by the doctor. You are recommended to consult your doctor regarding the exact dosage regime of medicine and follow his/her instruction. 

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Purfact with sucralfate?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Purfact can be taken with sucralfate, take it at least 30 minutes before consuming sucralfate. If you experience any unwanted side effects after taking these two medicines at the same time then inform the doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions. 

Question over 5 years ago

How does Purfact works?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Purfact works by blocking the action of the enzyme in the wall of a stomach which is responsible for acid production in the stomach. By blocking the enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this helps to relieve the stomach from acidity, heartburn, GERD, stomach ulcer and other acidity related stomach problem.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Purfact with zantac?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Purfact can be taken with Zantac. Both medicines work by reducing the acid secretion in the stomach which helps in relieving acidity. No harmful drug interactions have been reported between them. However, please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Purfact an antacid?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Purfact is not an antacid. It is proton pump inhibitor which reduce the excess acid in the stomach.



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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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