Pantoprazole is prescribed for the short-term treatment of erosive esophagitis associated with gastroesophageal diseases (GERD). It is also helpful in treating peptic ulcers, acid reflux and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
This proton-pump inhibitor reduces the amount of naturally occurring acid in the stomach. It helps by preventing oesophagus being damaged by the acids and treating peptic ulcers in the digestive system.
Pantoprazole also helps in the treatment of stomach ulcers caused by the bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. It is important that you stick to the dosage prescribed by the doctor to avoid any serious side effects. When taking the tablet, make sure that you do not miss a dose.
Some of the side effects of this drug are joint pain, dizziness, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and headache. Other serious side effects include anxiety, irregular heartbeat, severe diarrhoea, seizures, muscle spasms, tremors and lupus or kidney damage. If you experience any of it, consult a doctor immediately.
Pantoprazole should be swallowed whole; not chewed, crushed, or split. Do not administer via a nasogastric or feeding tube. Assess other medications the patient may be taking where absorption may be altered by a change in gastric pH (itraconazole, ketoconazole, iron salts, ampicillin esters).
Treatment of an overdose would include appropriate supportive treatment. No adverse events were seen with ingestions of 400 and 600 mg doses. Pantoprazole is not removed by hemodialysis.
This medicine is used for the treatment of conditions like:
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Other Forms Of Ulcers
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of the effect of the medication lasts for an average of 24 hours, hence you need to take just one dose in a day.
What is the onset of action?
One can observe the onset of action within an hour of oral administration. However, the onset can take time if you consume the tablet after a meal. Consult your doctor to seek the best schedule of medication.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
It is probably safe to use the medication by pregnant women but should be consumed only after discussing all the benefits and risks involved with the doctor.
Is it habit forming?
No habit-forming tendencies have been reported with the use of this medication.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Breastfeeding women must consult the doctor and take this medication only if there are no other substitutes.
Is It safe with alcohol?
The results of combining the use of this medication with alcohol are unknown.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no sufficient information regarding this but it is advised that you avoid driving if you experience excessive drowsiness or calmness.
Does this affect kidney function?
People suffering from kidney-related diseases should take extra precaution while taking this medication.
Does this affect liver function?Dosage adjustment is not required for mild to moderate impairment. Specific guidelines are not available for patients with severe hepatic impairment.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
In case you miss a dose, it is advised that you skip the dose and not try to compensate it. A double dose can lead to overdose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
In case of an overdose, consult your doctor for immediate help to avoid any serious effects.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Pantoprazole as ingredient
This medication belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitor drug and binds to H+/K+-exchanging ATPase in gastric parietal cells, resulting in blockage of acid secretion.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Disease
The medication can interact with diseases like osteoporosis, hypomagnesemia and liver diseases to cause serious side effects. If you have any such diseases, make sure that you discuss it with your doctor before starting the course of medication.
Interaction with Food
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