Pantoloc Control

pantoprazole

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This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR). It explains how the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) assessed the studies performed, to reach its recommendations on how to use the medicine.

If you need more information about your medical condition or your treatment, read the package leaflet (also part of the EPAR) or contact your doctor or pharmacist. If you want more information on the basis of the CHMP recommendations, read the scientific discussion (also part of the EPAR).

What is Pantoloc Control?

Pantoloc 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.

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

What is Pantoloc Control used for?

Pantoloc 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 Pantoloc Control used?

The recommended dose of Pantoloc 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 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 Pantoloc Control work?

The active substance in Pantoloc 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, Pantoloc, 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 Pantoloc Control.

How has Pantoloc 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 treatment.

What benefit has Pantoloc 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 Pantoloc Control?

The most common side effects with Pantoloc Control (seen in around 1 patient in 100) are diarrhoea and headache. For the full list of all side effects reported with Pantoloc Control, see the package leaflet.

Pantoloc 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 Pantoloc 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 Pantoloc Control without medical supervision is appropriate. The CHMP therefore decided that Pantoloc Control’s benefits are greater than its risks and recommended that it be given marketing authorisation.

Other information about Pantoloc Control

The European Commission granted a marketing authorisation valid throughout the EU for Pantoloc Control on 12 June 2009.

For more information about treatment with Pantoloc Control, read the package leaflet (also part of the EPAR) or contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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Pantoloc Control : EPAR - Summary for the public BG = bălgarski 22/06/2009 03/05/2013
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Pantoloc Control : EPAR - Summary for the public SV = svenska 22/06/2009 03/05/2013

This EPAR was last updated on 08/06/2016 .

Authorisation details

Product details

Product details for Pantoloc Control
NamePantoloc Control
Agency product numberEMEA/H/C/001100
Active substance

pantoprazole

International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name

pantoprazole

Therapeutic area Gastroesophageal Reflux
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code A02BC02

Publication details

Publication details for Pantoloc Control
Marketing-authorisation holder

Takeda GmbH

Revision10
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union12/06/2009

Contact address:

Takeda GmbH
Byk-Gulden-Strasse 2
D-78467 Konstanz
Germany

Product information

Product information

27/01/2016  Pantoloc Control -EMEA/H/C/001100 -N/0026

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Contents

  • Annex I - Summary of product characteristics
  • Annex IIA - Manufacturing-authorisation holder responsible for batch release
  • Annex IIB - Conditions of the marketing authorisation
  • Annex IIIA - Labelling
  • Annex IIIB - Package leaflet

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Proton-pump inhibitors

Therapeutic indication

Short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (e.g. heartburn, acid regurgitation) in adults.

Assessment History

Changes since initial authorisation of medicine

Name Language First published Last updated
Pantoloc Control : EPAR - Procedural steps taken and scientific information after authorisation SV = svenska 05/03/2010 08/06/2016

Initial marketing-authorisation documents

Name Language First published Last updated
Pantoloc Control : EPAR - Public assessment report SV = svenska 22/06/2009  
Committee for medicinal products for human use, summary of positive opinion for Pantoloc Control SV = svenska 18/02/2009  

Authorised

This medicine is approved for use in the European Union