Somac® Tablets and Granules pantoprazole Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) What is in this leaflet Zollinger-Ellison syndrome What Somac is used
syndrome, where the stomach produces very large amounts of acid,
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump
ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal
this medicine. You can also Ask your doctor if you have any download the most up to date questions about why it has been leaflet from prescribed for you. http://www.takedaaustralia.com.au Helicobacter pylori in their stomach.
will kill the Helicobacter pylori and
SOMAC should not be given to children under 5 years of age. If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Keep this leaflet with the medicine. Reflux disease
Somac is also used to treat reflux oesophagitis or reflux disease. This
Before you take
(reflux) of food and acid from the stomach into the food pipe, also known as the oesophagus.
When you must not take it Do not take Somac if you have an allergy to:
• any medicine containing pantoprazole
• any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
Some symptoms of an allergic reaction include skin rash, itching, shortness of breath or swelling of the
Do not take this medicine if you have severe liver disease or cirrhosis. Do not take Somac in combination with antibiotics or any other medicine if:
to remove any remaining granules and drink immediately
Do not take Somac in combination How to take Somac with atazanavir (an anti-viral medication).Do not take it after the Follow all directions given to you expiry date printed on the pack or by your doctor or pharmacist if the packaging is damaged or carefully. shows signs of tampering. If you do not understand the instructions on the box/bottle, ask Before you start to take it your doctor or pharmacist for
have any allergies to any other How much to take medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes. When to take it Tell your doctor if you have or have Take Somac at about the same time each day. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Your doctor can discuss the risks and benefits involved. If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you take Somac. Do not crush or chew the tablets or Taking other medicines granules. Somac tablets and Tell your doctor if you are taking granules have a special coating to any other medicines, including any protect them from the acidic that you buy without a contents of your stomach. For prescription from your pharmacy, Somac to work effectively, this supermarket or health food shop. coating must not be broken. How long to take it Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor or pharmacist tells you. How to take it If you forget to take it Swallow your tablets whole with a If it is almost time for your next little water with or without food. dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking it as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make Things you must not do Ask your doctor or pharmacist any up for the dose that you missed. questions you may have. Do not use this medicine to treat Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to. you notice any of the following and If you are not sure what to do, ask they worry you: your doctor or pharmacist. Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same If you have trouble remembering symptoms as you. when to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist for hints. Things that may help your condition If you take too much (overdose)
Some self help measures suggested below may help your condition.
Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone Australia 13 11 26 or New Zealand 0800 764 766), or go to Accident and Emergency at Alcohol - your doctor may advise your nearest hospital, if you or anyone else may have taken too Aspirin and many other much Somac. Do this even if there medicines used to treat are no signs of discomfort or arthritis, period pain, poisoning. headaches – these medicines
• Caffeine – your doctor may While you are taking Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following: Things you must do If you are about to be started on any new medicine, remind your
• Eating habits – eat smaller, more doctor and pharmacist that you are taking Somac. Tell any other doctors, dentists and pharmacists who treat you that
• Smoking - your doctor may you are taking this medicine. If you are going to have surgery, tell the surgeon that you are taking
• Weight – your doctor may this medicine. If you become pregnant while you are taking this medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
severe chills, sore throat or mouth ulcers
If you are about to have any blood tests, tell your doctor that you are Side effects taking this medicine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel Keep all of your doctor’s well while you are taking Somac. appointments so that your progress can be checked.
side effects. Sometimes they are serious, but most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side-effects.
Tell your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell. Other side effects not listed above may occur in some Ask your doctor or pharmacist if Supplier you do not understand anything in this list. After taking Somac Ingredients Tablets Storage Keep your tablets in their blister or bottle, and granules in their sachet pack until it is time to take them. Keep the medicine in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C (granules) or 30°C (tablets). Do not store it or any other medicines in the bathroom, near a sink or windowsill. Do not leave it in the car. Keep it where children cannot reach it.
a-half metres (5 feet) above the ground, is a good place to store
your pharmacist what to do with any tablets or granules that are left over.
• cellulose - microcrystalline • sodium carbonate anhydrous • crospovidone
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CHILDREN’S SERVICES ASTHMA ACTION PLAN (To be updated at least annually and as needed) For children in childcare, kindergarten, preschool, family day care and out of school hours care Instructions To be completed by parents/guardians in consultation with their child’s doctor. Parents/guardians should inform the children’s services that their child attends immediate