Anxipan Capsule is a combination of two medicines used to treat anxiety, acidity, and heartburn. It relaxes the nerves in the brain and also prevents excess acid formation in the stomach, indigestion, and heartburn that may be associated with anxiety.
Anxipan Capsule may be taken with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as it has habit-forming potential. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember.
Finish the full course of the treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly as it may cause nausea and anxiety.
Some common side effects
Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, constipation, stomach pain, flatulence, sedation, difficulty in urination, and blurred vision.
However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.
It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
It may cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration.
If you get watery diarrhea with fever or stomach pain that persists, then you should consult your doctor.
USES OF ANXIPAN CAPSULE
BENEFITS OF ANXIPAN CAPSULE
Continue taking it for as long as the doctor may advise you to.
Take a fiber-rich diet, avoid oily or spicy food and drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.
Heartburn is a burning feeling in your chest caused by stomach acids travelling back up towards your throat and mouth (acid reflux). Anxipan Capsule improves the movement of food in the stomach and helps prevent heartburn.
You should take it exactly as it is prescribed or as it says on the label for it to be effective. Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn.
Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller, more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax.
Do not eat within 3 to 4 hours of going to bed.
Anxipan Capsule reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable.
It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping it suddenly can cause serious problems.
So, do not stop taking it without discussing with your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ANXIPAN CAPSULE
Common side effects of Anxipan
- Stomach pain
- Weight gain
- Difficulty in urination
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
- Blurred vision
- Slow heart rate
HOW TO USE ANXIPAN CAPSULE
Anxipan Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW ANXIPAN CAPSULE WORKS
Anxipan Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Amitriptyline and Pantoprazole which treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) associated with anxiety.
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant which increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.
Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which reduces the amount of acid in the stomach and relieves acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Capsule may impair your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.