Zoton FasTab is a medicine available in the form of dissolvable pills. Used to provide efficient relief from the symptoms of GORD including acid reflux and heartburn, Zoton is highly adept at lowering the levels of gastric acid, thus mitigating the unpleasant symptoms, simultaneously reducing abdominal pain and the risk of developing stomach ulcers. Zoton pills can also be used as standard tablets and administered via oral syringe. A branded medication developed and marketed by Pfizer, Zoton FasTab can be purchased in the UK only with a valid prescription issued by a certified medical professional.

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What causes heartburn?

Heartburn is the most common symptom of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease caused by the gastric acid rising and entering the oesophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest and throat as well as difficulties swallowing food. At the root of this condition is the compromised function of oesophageal sphincter, a circular muscle located at the lower part of the food pipe, acting as a kind of valve between stomach and oesophagus, allowing the food to reach the stomach and preventing gastric acid from rising into the oesophagus.

When compromised due to illness or increased pressure put on the stomach, this muscle will fail to fulfil its role, allowing the stomach acid to reach the oesophagus, causing the unpleasant sensations and potentially even damaging the food pipe.

How does Zoton FasTab help with heartburn?

At the root of high success of Zoton FasTab is its active ingredient, a pharmaceutical compound called lansoprazole that is classified as a proton pump inhibitor. Evidently, it works by inhibiting the activity of so-called proton pumps, elements within the cells of the lining of the stomach that are tasked with producing and releasing gastric acid when stimulated by the activity of certain receptors. What Zoton does is inhibiting their activity, thus preventing them from producing excess acid and facilitating lowering of the acid levels within the stomach. As a result, the risk of the acid reaching the oesophagus will be decreased, regardless of the compromised function of the oesophageal sphincter.

Can I buy Zoton FasTab online in the UK?

Yes, it is possible to obtain this medicine online. However, if you are looking to buy Zoton in the UK, you should keep in mind that you will need a prescription in order to do so and the same is true for online clinics and your local pharmacy alike. If you are simply looking to renew your prescription and start obtaining it via internet, then you will have to provide the proof that you already have a prescription. The doctor employed at the online clinic is likely to ask you a couple additional questions in order to confirm your suitability for the treatment. If everything checks out, the doctor will renew the prescription and use it to send the medicine to the address you provided.

However, if it is your first time buying Zoton FasTab, then you will first have to obtain a prescription at the online clinic. Luckily, this can be accomplished fairly easily. You will be required to fill in a detailed customised medical questionnaire that the doctor will use to get familiar with the nature of your condition as well as your medical profile and history. With this info available, the doctor will be able to assess your suitability for Zoton treatment and if you get the green light, he will issue a prescription and have the medicine sent to the address you provided.

How is Zoton FasTab used?

Whenever you are using a new medicine, it is of vital importance to learn everything there is about how it is supposed to be used. So, when using Zoton FasTab, you should of course follow the instructions provided by your prescriber exactly. This way, you will both optimise the results of the treatment and minimise the risk of experiencing unwanted side effects.

What follows is a short overview of the most general guidelines for the use of Zoton FasTab. Please keep in mind that this is not intended to be used as a substitute for the information provided by your prescriber. And for a detailed step-by-step guide on how to use this medicine, please refer to Zoton’s official patient information leaflet that is issued within every pack of the medicine.

  • Always take as instructed by your prescriber
  • If doctor’s instruction contradict the leaflet, follow the doctor’s instructions
  • The typical starting dose is one 14mg or 30mg tablet per day
  • If the rising acid has already caused some damage, the doctor might recommend higher starting dose
  • The duration of the course will be determined by the doctor, but it will be no longer than 4 weeks
  • Zoton is most effective when taken roughly half an hour before eating
  • Place the tablet on your tongue and it will dissolve in seconds, releasing small microgranules
  • You can also take the tablet whole, with a glass of water

Are there any Zoton FasTab side effects?

As is the case with all medications, Zoton FasTab also comes with an array of potential side effects. While not everyone using this medicine will experience them, it is still very important to get familiar with them prior to commencing treatment. That way, you will be able to act accordingly in different situations that might arise. Most importantly, you will be able to distinguish between those side effects that will require you to get immediate medical attention and those which might be unpleasant, but which are otherwise mostly harmless.

When it comes to side effects of Zoton you should be especially aware of, there are certain things that you should closely follow including any signs of an allergic reaction, angioedema, reduction in white blood cells count or magnesium levels as well as diarrhoea.

Other documented side effects include:

Frequency of occurrence Side effects
Common (1 in 10 users) Headache, dizziness, stomach pain, constipation, flatulence, dryness of the mouth, rash
Uncommon (1 in 1000 users) Depression, pain in the muscles and joints, fluid retention, changes in blood cell count
Rare (1 in 1000 users) Restlessness, fever, drowsiness, confusion, sleeping difficulties, vertigo, glossitis, abnormal skin sensations, photosensitivity, impotence, anaemia, liver and kidney problems, pancreatitis
Very rare (1 in 10.000 users) Inflammation of the mouth, colitis, fluctuations in sodium levels in the blood, changes in cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Please keep in mind that this is not a full list containing all documented side effects – for a more comprehensive overview, please refer to the official patient information leaflet that is issued within every pack of Zoton FasTab.