Pantozol Control

Основна информация

  • Търговско наименование:
  • Pantozol Control
  • Използвай за:
  • Хората
  • Вид на лекарството:
  • алопатични наркотици



  • Предлага се в:
  • Pantozol Control
    Европейски съюз
  • Език:
  • английски

Терапевтична информация

  • Терапевтична група:
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Терапевтична област:
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Терапевтични показания:
  • Short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (e.g. heartburn, acid regurgitation) in adults.
  • Каталог на резюме:
  • Revision: 14


  • Източник:
  • EMA - European Medicines Agency
  • Статус Оторизация:
  • Authorised
  • Номер на разрешението:
  • EMEA/H/C/001013
  • Дата Оторизация:
  • 11-06-2009
  • EMEA код:
  • EMEA/H/C/001013
  • Последна актуализация:
  • 07-05-2020

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EPAR summary for the public

Pantozol Control


This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Pantozol Control. It explains

how the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) assessed the medicine to reach its

opinion in favour of granting a marketing authorisation and its recommendations on the conditions of

use for Pantozol Control.

What is Pantozol Control?

Pantozol Control is a medicine that contains the active substance pantoprazole. It is available as

gastroresistant tablets (20 mg). ‘Gastroresistant’ means that the tablet’s contents pass through the

stomach without being broken down until they reach the intestine. This prevents the active substance

from being destroyed by the acid in the stomach.

Pantozol Control is similar to a ‘reference medicine’ already authorised in the European Union (EU)

called Pantozol.

What is Pantozol Control used for?

Pantozol Control is used for the short-term treatment of the symptoms of acid reflux in adults. Acid

reflux is when acid produced in the stomach escapes into the gullet, causing heartburn and acid

regurgitation (acid flowing up into the mouth).

The medicine can be obtained without a prescription.

How is Pantozol Control used?

The recommended dose of Pantozol Control is one tablet once a day until symptoms have stopped. The

patient may need to take the medicine for two to three days in a row for symptoms to improve. If

there is no improvement in symptoms within two weeks of continuous treatment, patients should

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consult their doctor. Patients should not take the medicine for longer than four weeks without

consulting their doctor.

The tablets should be swallowed whole with liquid before a meal and should not be chewed or crushed.

How does Pantozol Control work?

The active substance in Pantozol Control, pantoprazole, is a proton pump inhibitor. It works by

blocking ‘proton pumps’, proteins found in specialised cells in the stomach lining that pump acid into

the stomach. By blocking the pumps, pantoprazole reduces acid production, relieving the symptoms of

acid reflux.

Pantoprazole-containing medicines have been available in the European Union (EU) since 1994. The

reference medicine, Pantozol, is only available with a prescription. It is used for long-term treatments

and is also used to treat a wider range of gastrointestinal diseases (conditions affecting the gut) than

Pantozol Control.

How has Pantozol Control been studied?

Because pantoprazole has been in use for many years, the applicant presented data from the scientific

literature. The applicant also presented information from two main studies looking at the effects of

pantoprazole 20 mg in a total of 563 adults who had symptoms of acid reflux, including at least one

episode of heartburn in the three days before the studies began. The first study compared

pantoprazole with placebo (a dummy treatment) in 219 adults, and the second compared it with

ranitidine (another medicine used to treat acid reflux symptoms) in 344 adults. The main measure of

effectiveness was the number of patients with symptoms of heartburn over the first two weeks of


What benefit has Pantozol Control shown during the studies?

Pantoprazole was more effective than placebo and ranitidine at improving the symptoms of acid reflux.

In the first study, 74% of the patients taking pantoprazole (80 out of 108) and 43% of those taking

placebo (48 out of 111) had no heartburn after two weeks. Pantoprazole was also more effective than

placebo at reducing symptoms of acid regurgitation. In the second study, 70% of the patients taking

pantoprazole (121 out of 172) and 59% of those talking ranitidine (102 out of 172) had no heartburn

after two weeks of treatment.

What is the risk associated with Pantozol Control?

The most common side effects with Pantozol Control (seen in around 1 patient in 100) are diarrhoea

and headache. For the full list of all side effects reported with pantoprazole, see the package leaflet.

Pantozol Control must not be used in people who are hypersensitive (allergic) to pantoprazole, soya or

any of the other ingredients. It must not be used with atazanavir (a medicine used to treat human

immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infection).

Why has Pantozol Control been approved?

The CHMP noted that pantoprazole 20 mg was effective in the short-term treatment of reflux

symptoms and that there is a long safety experience with the medicine as a prescription medicine. It

was also of the opinion that, based on the experience of the use of pantoprazole, the availability of

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Pantozol Control without medical supervision is appropriate. The CHMP therefore decided that Pantozol

Control’s benefits are greater than its risks and recommended that it be given marketing authorisation.

Other information about Pantozol Control

The European Commission granted a marketing authorisation valid throughout the EU for Pantozol

Control on 12 June 2009.

The full EPAR for Pantozol Control can be found on the Agency’s website:

medicine/Human medicines/European public assessment reports. For more information about

treatment with Pantozol Control, read the package leaflet (also part of the EPAR) or contact your

doctor or pharmacist.

This summary was last updated in 03-2013.

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Package leaflet: Information for the patient

PANTOZOL Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets


Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important

information for you.

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told


Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side

effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 2 weeks.

You should not take PANTOZOL Control tablets for more than 4 weeks without consulting a


What is in this leaflet

What PANTOZOL Control is and what it is used for

What you need to know before you take PANTOZOL Control

How to take PANTOZOL Control

Possible side effects

How to store PANTOZOL Control

Contents of the pack and other information


What PANTOZOL Control is and what it is used for

PANTOZOL Control contains the active substance pantoprazole, which blocks the ‘pump’ that

produces stomach acid. Hence it reduces the amount of acid in your stomach.

PANTOZOL Control is used for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (for example heartburn,

acid regurgitation) in adults.

Reflux is the backflow of acid from the stomach into the gullet (“foodpipe”), which may become

inflamed and painful. This may cause you symptoms such as a painful burning sensation in the chest

rising up to the throat (heartburn) and a sour taste in the mouth (acid regurgitation).

You may experience relief from your acid reflux and heartburn symptoms after just one day of

treatment with PANTOZOL Control, but this medicine is not meant to bring immediate relief. It may be

necessary to take the tablets for 2-3 consecutive days to relieve the symptoms.

You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 2 weeks.


What you need to know before you take PANTOZOL Control

Do not take PANTOZOL Control:

if you are allergic to pantoprazole or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in

section 6)

if you are taking HIV protease inhibitors such as atazanavir; nelfinavir (for the treatment of

HIV-infection). See ‘Other medicines and PANTOZOL Control’.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor before taking PANTOZOL Control

if you have been treated for heartburn or indigestion continuously for 4 or more weeks

if you are over 55 years old and taking non-prescription indigestion treatment on a daily basis

if you are over 55 years old with any new or recently changed reflux symptoms

if you have previously had a gastric ulcer or stomach surgery

if you have liver problems or jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes)

if you regularly see your doctor for serious complaints or conditions

if you are due to have an endoscopy or a breath test called a C-urea test.

if you have ever had a skin reaction after treatment with a medicine similar to PANTOZOL


if you are due to have a specific blood test (Chromogranin A)

if you are taking HIV protease inhibitors such as atazanavir,


(for the treatment of

HIV-infection) at the same time as pantoprazole, ask your doctor for specific advice.

Do not take this product for longer than 4 weeks without consulting your doctor. If your reflux

symptoms (heartburn or acid regurgitation) persist for longer than 2 weeks, consult your doctor who

will decide about the need for long-term intake of this medicinal product.

If you take PANTOZOL Control for longer periods, this may cause additional risks, such as:

reduced absorption of Vitamin B

, and Vitamin B

deficiency if you already have low body

stores of Vitamin B

fracture of your hip, wrist or spine, especially if you already suffer from osteoporosis or if you

are taking corticosteroids (which can increase the risk of osteoporosis).

falling magnesium levels in your blood (potential symptoms: fatigue, involuntary muscle

contractions, disorientation, convulsions, dizziness, increased heart rate). Low levels of

magnesium can also lead to a reduction in potassium or calcium levels in the blood. You should

talk to your doctor if you have been using this product for more than 4 weeks. Your doctor may

decide to perform regular blood tests to monitor your levels of magnesium.

Tell your doctor immediately, before or after taking this medicine, if you notice any of the following

symptoms, which could be a sign of another, more serious, disease:

an unintentional loss of weight (not related to a diet or an exercise programme)

vomiting, particularly if repeated

vomiting blood; this may appear as dark coffee grounds in your vomit

you notice blood in your stools; which may be black or tarry in appearance

difficulty in swallowing or pain when swallowing

you look pale and feel weak (anaemia)

chest pain

stomach pain

severe and/or persistent diarrhoea, because this medicine has been associated with a small

increase in infectious diarrhoea.

if you get a rash on your skin, especially in areas exposed to the sun tell your doctor as soon as

you can, as you may need to stop your treatment with SOMAC Control. Remember to also

mention any other ill-effects like pain in your joints

Your doctor may decide that you need some tests.

If you are due to have a blood test, tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine.

You may experience relief from your acid reflux and heartburn symptoms after just one day of

treatment with PANTOZOL Control, but this medicine is not meant to bring immediate relief.

You should not take it as a preventive measure.

If you have been suffering from repetitive heartburn or indigestion symptoms for some time, remember

to see your doctor regularly.

Children and adolescents

PANTOZOL Control should not be used by children and adolescents under 18 years of age due to a

lack of safety information in this younger age group.

Other medicines and PANTOZOL Control

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines.

PANTOZOL Control may stop certain other medicines from working properly. Especially medicines

containing one of the following active substances:

HIV protease inhibitors such as atazanavir, nelfinavir (for the treatment of HIV-infection). You

must not use PANTOZOL Control if you are taking HIV protease inhibitors. See ‘Do not take

PANTOZOL Control’.

ketoconazole (used for fungal infections).

warfarin and phenprocoumon (used to thin blood and prevent clots). You may need further blood


methotrexate (used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and cancer) – if you are taking

methotrexate your doctor may temporarily stop your PANTOZOL Control treatment because

pantoprazole can increase levels of methotrexate in the blood.

Do not take PANTOZOL Control with other medicines which limit the amount of acid produced in your

stomach, such as another proton pump inhibitor (omeprazole, lansoprazole or rabeprazole) or an

H2 antagonist (e.g. ranitidine, famotidine).

However, you may take PANTOZOL Control with antacids (e.g. magaldrate, alginic acid, sodium

bicarbonate, aluminium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate, or combinations thereof), if needed.

Pregnancyand, breast-feeding

You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant or while-breastfeeding.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask

your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Driving and using machines

If you experience side effects like dizziness or disturbed vision, you should not drive or use machines.


How to take PANTOZOL Control

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told

you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The recommended dose is one tablet a day. Do not exceed this recommended dose of 20 mg

pantoprazole daily.

You should take this medicine for at least 2-3 consecutive days. Stop taking PANTOZOL Control when

you are completely symptom-free. You may experience relief from your acid reflux and heartburn

symptoms after just one day of treatment with PANTOZOL Control, but this medicine is not meant to

bring immediate relief.

If you have no symptom-relief after taking this medicine for 2 weeks continuously, consult your doctor.

Do not take PANTOZOL Control tablets for more than 4 weeks without consulting your doctor.

Take the tablet before a meal, at the same time every day. You should swallow the tablet whole with

some water. Do not chew or break the tablet.

If you take more PANTOZOL Control than you should

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have taken more than the recommended dose. If possible take your

medicine and this leaflet with you.

If you forget to take PANTOZOL Control

Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose. Take your next, normal dose, the next day,

at your usual time.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Tell your doctor immediately or contact the casualty department at your nearest hospital, if you get

any of the following serious side effects. Stop taking this medicine straight away, but take this leaflet

and/or the tablets with you.


Serious allergic reactions (rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people): Hypersensitivity

reactions, so-called anaphylactic reactions, anaphylactic shock and angioedema. Typical

symptoms are: swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue and/or throat, which may cause difficulty in

swallowing or breathing, hives (nettle rash), severe dizziness with very fast heartbeat and heavy



Serious skin reactions (frequency not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the

available data): rash with swelling, blistering or peeling of the skin, losing skin and bleeding around

eyes, nose, mouth or genitals and rapid deterioration of your general health, or rash when exposed to

the sun.


Other serious reactions (frequency not known): yellowing of the skin and eyes (due to severe

liver damage), or kidney problems such as painful urination and lower back pain with fever.

Other side effects include:

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people): Benign polyps in the stomach


Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):

headache; dizziness; diarrhoea; feeling sick, vomiting; bloating and flatulence (wind);

constipation; dry mouth; bellyache and discomfort; skin rash or hives; itching; feeling weak,

exhausted or generally unwell; sleep disorders; increase in liver enzymes in a blood test; fracture

in the hip, wrist or spine.


Rare side effects:

distortion or complete lack of the sense of taste; disturbances in vision such as blurred vision;

pain in the joints; muscle pains; weight changes; raised body temperature; swelling of the

extremities; depression; increased bilirubin and fat levels in blood (seen in blood tests), breast

enlargement in males; high fever and a sharp drop in circulating granular white blood cells (seen

in blood tests).


Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):

disorientation; reduction in the number of blood platelets, which may cause you to bleed or bruise

more than normal; reduction in the number of white blood cells, which may lead to more frequent

infections; coexisting abnormal reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as

platelets (seen in blood tests).


Frequency not known:

hallucination, confusion (especially in patients with a history of these symptoms); decreased level

of sodium in blood; decreased level of magnesium in blood, rash, possibly with pain in the joints;

feeling of tingling, prickling, pins and needles, burning sensation or numbness, inflammation in

the large bowel, that causes persistent watery diarrhoea.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not

listed in this leaflet.

You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system listed in

Appendix V. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this



How to store PANTOZOL Control

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date, which is stated on the carton and the blister after ‘EXP’.

The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to

throw away medicines you no longeruse. These measures will help protect the environment.


Contents of the pack and other information

What PANTOZOL Control contains

The active substance is pantoprazole. Each tablet contains 20 mg pantoprazole (as sodium


The other ingredients are:

Core: sodium carbonate (anhydrous), mannitol, crospovidone, povidone K90, calcium


Coating: hypromellose, povidone, titanium dioxide (E171), yellow iron oxide (E172),

propylene glycol, methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer, sodium lauril sulfate,

polysorbate 80, triethyl citrate.

Printing ink: shellac, red, black and yellow iron oxide (E172) and ammonia solution,


What PANTOZOL Control looks like and contents of the pack

The gastro-resistant tablets are yellow, oval, biconvex film-coated tablets imprinted with “P20” on one


PANTOZOL Control is available in Alu/Alu blisters with or without cardboard reinforcement.

Packs containing 7 or 14 gastro-resistant tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Takeda GmbH

Byk-Gulden-Straße 2, 78467 Konstanz



Takeda GmbH

Production site Oranienburg

Lehnitzstraße 70-98, 16515 Oranienburg


For any information about this medicine, please contact the local representative of the Marketing

Authorisation Holder:


Takeda Belgium

Tél/Tel: + 32 2 464 06 11


Takeda, UAB

Tel: +370 521 09070


Такеда България

Teл.: + 359 (2) 958 27 36


Takeda Belgium

Tél/Tel: + 32 2 464 06 11

Česká republika

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United Kingdom

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The following recommendations for lifestyle and dietary changes may also help to relieve heartburn or

acid related symptoms.

Avoid large meals

Eat slowly

Stop smoking

Reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption

Reduce weight (if overweight)

Avoid tight-fitting clothing or belts

Avoid eating less than three hours before bedtime

Elevate bedhead (if you suffer from nocturnal symptoms)

Reduce intake of food that can cause heartburn. These might include: Chocolate, peppermint,

spearmint, fatty and fried food, acidic food, spicy food, citrus fruits and fruit juices, tomatoes.