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Pantoprazole belongs to the family of proton pump inhibitors. It is used for the treatment
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What are Pantoprazole uses?

Pantoprazole sodium is mainly used for treating certain stomach as well as oesophagus problems like acid reflux. This medicine works by decreasing the amount of acid that your stomach makes. Pantoprazole medication is known to relieve symptoms like heartburn, persistent cough as well as difficulty in swallowing. Pantoprazole tablets assist in healing the acid damage to the stomach as well as oesophagus, while it also helps in preventing ulcers that further prevents cancer of the oesophagus.  

Pantoprazole belongs to the class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. This medicine is given for treating Zillinger-Ellison syndrome as well as other conditions that involve excess stomach acid.   

Omeprazole and pantoprazole are the two proton pump inhibitors that are very effective in treating digestive conditions. 

Pantoprazole generic drug is available in the brand name of Protonix. You can buy this medicine from our pharmacy at a reasonable cost. Therefore, Pantoprazole for treating gastritis is very effective.  

What is the dosage of Pantoprazole? 

Before you start taking Pantoprazole generic tablet or each time you get a refill, make sure that you carefully read the medication guide which is provided by your doctor or pharmacist. In case, you have any kind of questions make sure that you ask you consult your doctor once.    

Take Protonix medication by mouth as prescribed by your doctor mainly once daily. Since this medicine is available in different strengths like Pantoprazole 40 mg and Pantoprazole 20 mg, due to which the dosage, as well as length of the treatment, is completely based on your medical condition as well as response to the treatment. When you are taking Pantoprazole tablets then you can take them with or without the food. Make sure that you swallow the tablets whole, you should never split, crush or chew the medication because in this way you can destroy the drug.

When you are taking Protonix generic granules, make sure that you take your dose 30 minutes before a meal. In order to take it with the mouth, open the packet and mix the granules in applesauce or apple juice properly. Don’t ever try to mix the medicine with other foods or liquid. You should also not crush or chew the granules. Sprinkle the granules on a teaspoon of applesauce and swallow all the mixture immediately within 10 minutes. Follow the medicine along with sips of water, while you can also mix the granules with one teaspoon or 5 millilitres of apple juice in a small cup and then stir it well for five seconds and swallow the entire mixture properly.  

In order to ensure that you take the complete dose make sure you rinse the cup once or twice with apple juice to mix any remaining granules as well as swallow the juice. Remember one thing that you should never prepare the mixture before the time for later use.  

In case you are giving the granules through a tube into the stomach like nasogastric or gastric tube then ask your doctor beforehand about the detailed instructions on how to properly mix as well as give it.  

If required, then there might be chances that your doctor tells to take Protonix medicine along with antacids. If you are also taking sucralfate then take Pantoprazole tablets at least 30 minutes before you take sucralfate. In order to get the most benefit from this medicine ensure that you take it on a regular basis. Take the medicine at the same time each day so that you remember taking it every day. It is very important for you to take Pantoprazole sodium 40 mg and 20mg for the entire prescribed length of the treatment even if you start feeling better after a few days.  

If you think that your condition persists or does not improve then contact your doctor immediately. The risk of side effects for this medicine goes up over time, so it is important for you to ask your doctor that for how long you need to continue this medication.  

There are chances that this medicine causes some false results with few medical tests, so make sure that you inform your doctor or laboratory staff well in advance that you are using this medicine.

Protonix medication is known to affect the drug-screening urine test due to which you might have false results so tell the laboratory staff that you are using Pantoprazole.  

Always store the medicine at room temperature right away from moisture, light as well as heat.  

What if you miss a dose?

As soon as you remember take the missed dose but if it’s time for your next dose make don’t take the missed dose because two doses should not be taken at the same time.  

Can you take this medicine during pregnancy? 

It is still unknown whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby or not. So if you are taking Pantoprazole 40 mg or Pantoprazole 20 mg and get pregnant or plan to become pregnant then inform your doctor immediately.  

Can a breastfeeding mother take Pantoprazole? 

You should strictly not take Pantoprazole 40 mg tablet or 20 mg tablet if you breastfeed your baby.  

What you should avoid while using this medicine? 

Pantoprazole medication is known to cause diarrhoea which is also considered as a sign of a new infection. You need to contact your doctor immediately if you are suffering from diarrhoea which is watery or bloody. But until and unless your doctor tells you, you should never use any anti-diarrhoea medicine.   

Precautions to be taken while using Pantoprazole 

 Heartburn is considered as one of the earliest symptoms of a heart attack. So if you suffer from chest pain which spread towards your jaw or shoulder and you also starts feeling anxious or light-headed then contact your doctor immediately.   

You should not use these Pantoprazole tablets if:

  • You are also taking medicines that are known to contain rilpivirine like Odefsey, Edurant, Juluca or if you are allergic to Pantoprazole and other similar medicines
  • It is important for you to tell your doctor well in advance if you have ever suffered from:
  • Lupus
  • Low level of magnesium in your blood
  • Osteoporosis or low bone mineral density

If you use Pantoprazole generic tablet for long term or more than once per day then you might suffer from a broken bone. Make sure that you talk with your doctor about how to keep your bones healthy, particularly if you are an adult over 50 years of age.  

Protonix medicine should not be given to children who are young than 5 years of age.  

What are the side effects of Pantoprazole? 

Remember one thing that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she thinks that the benefit of Pantoprazole is more as compared to its side effects. There are many people who have used this medicine and did not come across any serious side effects.  

Some of the common side effects of Pantoprazole medication are:

  • Headache, joint pain
  • Dizziness, nausea
  • Stomach pain, diarrhoea, vomiting
  • Joint pain, cold symptoms
  • Fever and rash

You need to contact your doctor immediately if you come across any signs of an allergic reaction to this medicine such as swelling of your throat, face, tongue or lips, hives as well as difficulty in breathing.  

You need to get the emergency medical help immediately if you suffer from:

  • Sudden pain or trouble in moving your back, hip or wrist
  • Symptoms of kidney problems like rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual, swelling as well as blood in the urine
  • Serious stomach pain and diarrhoea which is bloody or watery
  • Signs of low magnesium such as cough or choking feeling, dizziness, feeling jittery, fast or irregular heart rate, muscle cramps, tremors or jerking muscle movements as well as muscle spasms in your hands & feet
  • Swelling or bruising where intravenous pantoprazole was injected
  • New or worsening signs of lupus such as joint pain, arms that worsens in sunlight and skin rash on your cheeks

Taking Pantoprazole generic medicine for the long term might cause you to suffer from stomach growth known as fundic gland polyps. Make sure that you tell your doctor about all the risk. If you use this medicine for longer than three years then you might suffer from vitamin B-12 deficiency. In case you develop this condition, make sure that you talk to your doctor about managing this condition.     

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects. So if you suffer from any other conditions then make sure that you consult your doctor immediately.  

Pantoprazole Interactions 

There are many over the counter medicines, herbal products as well as vitamins  

There are total 127 drugs that are known to interact with Pantoprazole medication.

11 major drug interactions

99 moderate drug interactions

17 minor drug interactions 

Some of the drug names that interact with Pantoprazole tablets include Amoxicillin, Crestor, Famotidine, Lyrica, etc.  

How does Pantoprazole work? 

Pantoprazole is known to work by decreasing the amount of acid that your stomach makes. 

Pantoprazole Warnings 

This medicine is not for immediate relief of heartburn signs. Using Pantoprazole tablets for a long time can cause vitamin B-12 deficiency.  

We only ship medications which are approved by FDA, Also please consult your doctor to make a full decision on what medication to take.

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