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Protera-I contains pantoprazole and itopride. Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Side effects when using pantoprazole are diarrhea; headache; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting. 

Itopride (HCl) is primarily a prokintetic which is indicated in conditions like dyspepsia, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, nausea and vomiting. Itopride are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, these include dizziness, headache, diarrhea, constipation, redness, tremor.


What Is Pantoprazole Used For?
                Pantoprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), including heartburn. It has also been licensed to treat erosive esophagitis. Pantoprazole is also used for long-term treatment of pathological hypersecretory diseases.
 
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Erosive esophagitis
Pathological hyper secretory diseases 
 
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Erosive Esophagitis
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which stomach acids and other contents of the stomach go back into the esophagus (acid reflux). This can result in GERD symptoms, including the most common symptom of GERD -- heartburn. One of the complications of GERD is erosive esophagitis, which occurs when the lining of the esophagus becomes damaged by stomach acid.
 
Pantoprazole has been licensed to treat symptoms of GERD, including heartburn. It has also been licensed to treat erosive esophagitis. After erosive esophagitis has healed, pantoprazole may also be used prevent the return of the condition.
 
Joint ace-tablet--information

Dosage -- Adult: PO Osteoarthritis; Rheumatic disorders 500 mg 3-4 times/day.

Administration --- Should be taken with food. (Preferably taken at meals.)
Contraindications ----- Allergy to shellfish.
Special Precautions ----- Diabetic patients, patients on heparin. 
Adverse Drug Reactions -----
                                                 Heart burn, epigastric pain/tenderness, diarhea, nausea, dyspepsia, constipation, abdominal pain, palpitations, drowsiness, skin reaction, headache, indigestion.

CIMS Class ---- Supplements & Adjuvant Therapy
ATC Classification  --- - glucosamine ; Belongs to the class of other non-steroidal antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products.


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