What is Pantoprazole for:
This medication is a proton-pump inhibitor, prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, and erosive esophagitis. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach.
How does Pantoprazole work:
Pantoprazole helps avoid harm to the GI (gastrointestinal) tract caused by stomach acid or infection.
How should Pantoprazole be used:
It comes as a delayed-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day. It should be taken approximately 30 minutes prior to meals for maximal effectiveness. Tablets should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, split or chewed. Injection administered by healthcare providers as into the vein.
Common side effects of Pantoprazole :
Headache. Loose stools (diarrhea). Hip, spine, or wrist fractures may rarely happen.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
What precautions should I take when taking Pantoprazole :
If you have an allergy to pantoprazole or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
When do I need to seek medical help
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. A fast heartbeat. Very bad belly pain. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Very bad bone pain. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Any bruising or bleeding. Seizures. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Pantoprazole with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. – Taking them together can cause bad side effects. – Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Pantoprazole :
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. – Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants