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Pantoprazole

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Pantoprazole is a proton-pump inhibitor drug. Doctors prescribe this medicine for the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions like GERD or gastroesophageal disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, stomach or peptic ulcers, and acid reflux.

This proton-pump inhibitor works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It inhibits the acid-pumping cells within the stomach lining, from producing stomach acids. Thus, it decreases the production of stomach acids. In this way, Pantoprazole is effective in treating the ulcers in the digestive system, the symptom of GERD called acid reflux and it prevents the esophagus from being damaged by stomach acids.

Pantoprazole comes from the class of medicines called proton-pump inhibitors. It is used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is also taken along with other drugs, for the treatment of a stomach ulcer caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. The doctor can prescribe Pantoprazole, in order to prevent the development of peptic ulcers from taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Pantoprazole works by reducing the excessive production of acids in the stomach. It inhibits the proton pumps of your stomach lining, from producing acids, by shutting down the acid pumping cells within the stomach. This decreases the amount of acid within the stomach. Therefore, it is effective in treating the overflow of stomach acids to the esophagus, as well as ulcers caused by excess acid and protecting the esophagus from damage.

This medicine can be taken orally as a capsule or tablet. A medical professional can also administer it intravenously. Strictly follow the instructions given by your doctor when he/she prescribes Pantoprazole. You should follow the course of the prescription until it has been completed. Avoid skipping out on a dose and if you do, do not take an extra pill to make up for it.

The most common side effects that you can face from taking Pantoprazole are joint pain, gassy stomach, headaches, diarrhea, dizziness, abdominal pain and vomiting. Some of the more severe side effects include a vitamin B 12 deficiency, seizures, tremors, muscle spasms, abnormal heartbeat, anxiety, severe diarrhea caused by a Clostridium difficile infection, lupus and kidney damage. You should call for emergency medical aid as soon as these symptoms present themselves. If you are allergic to Pantoprazole then you will experience symptoms like severe rashes, hives, itchiness, swelling of the face or tongue and having trouble breathing. If you notice any of these symptoms, discontinue the usage of this medicine and contact your doctor immediately.

People who have certain conditions face a higher risk of developing side effects, if they take Pantoprazole. It is advisable to inform your doctor, before taking this medicine, if you suffer from liver diseases, kidney failure, Lupus, allergies, osteoporosis and hypomagnesaemia. Children below the age of ten tears should not take this medicine. It is advisable for women who are breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant or are pregnant to avoid taking this medicine.

Erosive Esophagitis
Pantoprazole is used in the treatment of severe ulcers caused by chronic acidity.
Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease
Pantoprazole is used in the treatment of a reflux disease where acid from the stomach and bile irritates the food pipe.
Helicobacter pylori Infection
Pantoprazole is used to treat H.Pylori infection in combination with other drugs.
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Pantoprazole is used to treat a condition where excessive amount of acid is produced in the stomach due to tumors in the small intestine.
Other forms of Ulcers
Pantoprazole is used to treat ulcers of stomach (Gastric) and small intestine (Duodenal). It is also used to prevent ulcers caused by stress.
Pantoprazole is not recommended if you are allergic to Pantoprazole or any other drug of the same group i.e Benzimidazoles.
In addition to its intended effect, Pantoprazole may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Moderate Common
Pantoprazole can cause headache and dizziness especially in pediatric patients.
Altered sense of taste Moderate Common
Pantoprazole can make things taste metallic or bitter.
Running nose and cough Moderate Common
Pantoprazole can cause running nose, cough, blocked nose, breathing difficulties.
Diarrhea Moderate Common
Pantoprazole can cause stomach discomforts including diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence etc.
Nausea or vomiting Moderate Less Common
Pantoprazole can cause nausea and vomiting in some patients.
Unusual tiredness and weakness Minor Less Common
Pantoprazole on long term usage can cause tiredness and weakness along with muscle pain and occasional cramps.
Skin Rash Major Less Common
Pantoprazole can cause skin rashes and Pruritis like symptoms.
Anorexia Moderate Less Common
Pantoprazole can cause severe loss of appetite resulting in under-nourishment.
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect lasts for an average of close to 24 hours after administration.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within an hour of oral administration. However, taking this medicine after food might delay the onset of action.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy. There is a lack of evidence regarding its safety in pregnant women
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use by mothers who are breastfeeding.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Pantoprazole as ingredient
Umano Healthcare Pvt.Limited
Talent Healthcare
Abbott India Ltd
Druto Laboratories
Gracious Pharmaceuticals
Icon Lifesciences
Kivi Labs Ltd
Mova Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Biostrass Health Sciences
Coxswain Healthcare
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alembic Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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 Disease
Liver Disease Major
Any incidence of liver disease should be reported to the doctor. Suitable adjustment in dosage can be done based on the extent of impairment.
Osteoporosis Major
Suitable adjustment in dosage quantity and duration should be made if you are at risk of Osteoporosis related fracture. Established treatment guidelines should be strictly followed in such cases.
Hypomagnesemia Major
Any incidences of magnesium level imbalance should be reported to the doctor. The imbalance could occur due to a disease or some other medication being taken. Regular monitoring is recommended if you are suffering from this condition and taking Pantoprazole.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Nelfinavir Major
Pantoprazole is not recommended for use if you are already taking anti-viral medications like Nelfinavir or other drugs used in the management of HIV Infection.
Digoxin Moderate
Pantoprazole should be used with caution if you are already taking Digoxin. Prior usage of any of these drugs should be informed to the doctor. Any symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, disturbances in vision, and abnormalities in heartbeat should be reported immediately.
Ketoconazole Moderate
Usage of Pantoprazole with Ketoconazole or other antifungals of the same group should be avoided. Inform the doctor about the usage of either of these medications so that safer alternatives can be prescribed.
Warfarin Major
Usage of Pantoprazole with Warfarin should be strictly monitored by the doctor. Suitable adjustment in dosage and monitoring of Prothrombin time is necessary to ensure safety. Any symptoms like unusual bleeding, swelling, vomiting, presence of blood in urine should be reported immediately.
Phenytoin Moderate
Pantoprazole is not recommended for use when you are taking phenytoin. Inform the doctor about the usage of either of the drugs so that substitute medicine could be prescribed.
What are you using Pantoprazole for?
Other
Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease
Helicobacter pylori Infection
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Average
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
Empty stomach
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Headache
Other

Popular Questions & Answers

I frequently feel body pain .sometimes nerve twitching also .I had checked some blood tests where my sgot and sgpt levels were high .from then I used to eat boiled foods without chillies etc. It was ok for some days and again it starts .earlier I had issues like acidity and gas. But I did not took any medicine for gas though they provided me pantoprazole 40. Also my digestion strength gets lower. Don't know what to do .please tell me what to do. Earlier I checked even endoscopy but no ulcer seen. Accept all other only sgot ,sgpt are high.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
I frequently feel body pain .sometimes nerve twitching also .I had checked some blood tests where my sgot and sgpt le...
AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) are reasonably sensitive indicators of liver damage or injury from different types of diseases or conditions, and collectively they are termed liver tests or liver blood tests. They may mean liver problems or they may not. For example, elevations of these enzymes can occur with muscle damage. So do consult us for the treatment with homeopathic medicines.

I've done LFT and result is Bilirubin total 1.40,bilirubin direct 0.50,bilirubin indirect 0.90,sgot 36.00,sgpt 49.00,alp 106.00,ggt 65.00,protein total 8.30,albumin 4.70,globulin 3.60,a/G Ratio 1.30 is this normal or liver disease, I've done ultrasound upper abdomen and result is normal, recently I have taken Reheptin tablet, after 1 month, I have done LFT and result is Bilirubin total 0.90,bilirubin direct 0.40,bilirubin indirect 0.50,sgot 43.00,sgpt 59.00,alp 72.00,ggt 45.00,protein total 8.40,albumin 4.80,globulin 3.60,a/G Ratio 1.33, is normal or liver damage, I have done complete hemogram and result is normal, hepatitis a, b,c and hiv test and result is negative, I have cold and dry cough all time, I've done chest x ray and result is normal, now my problem is indigestion and sleeping problem, little blurred vision, lightheadedness, what is wrong with my health.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, MRCP (UK), DM - Clinical Haematology
Hematologist, Kolkata
I've done LFT and result is Bilirubin total 1.40,bilirubin direct 0.50,bilirubin indirect 0.90,sgot 36.00,sgpt 49.00,...
The reports are all normal, However, the blurring of vision and lightheadedness is a problem indeed. Get yourself examined by an Eye specialist and he may be able to tell you if there is anything wrong with your eyes. Relax. You do not have a liver problem, at least from the reports and symptoms that you have shared with us here. However, it will be worthwhile knowing if you consume alcohol regularly and if yes, in what amount. In case you do, you will need to cut down on the alcohol as excess alcohol can cause all the problems you just mentioned. In case you need any further help, you can book​ an online consult and I will be happy to help.
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I am 46 years old, male.I have been experiencing mild pain on right side of stomach while taking food, after few hours feeling normal. Please advice.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, MRCP (UK), DM - Clinical Haematology
Hematologist, Kolkata
I am 46 years old, male.I have been experiencing mild pain on right side of stomach while taking food, after few hour...
Take a PPI e.g. Tab Pantoprazole (40): 1 tab once daily in empty stomach for 4 weeks. In case the pain persists in the interim or increases, consult a gastroenterologist. In case you want to discuss further, do book an online consult and I will be happy to help.
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Stomach Ulcer: 4 Best Ways To Treat It!

Ulcer pain can be uneasy and unbearable at times. It is caused by a bacterium known as the H. Pylori. Pain medication, lifestyle changes, and healthy eating habits can ensure pain relief from this condition. Here is a list of 4 best ways to get instant pain relief from an ulcer:

  1. Medication - H. Pylori is often found in the digestive tract. Doctors suggest various combinations of antibiotics kill this bacterium. Some of those include tetracycline, levofloxacin, metronidazole, and tinidazole. These are prescribed as per the resistance rate of the bacteria. There are other sets of medication that blocks acid production in the body. These drugs which commonly go by the name of PPIs include esomeprazole, lansoprazole, and pantoprazole. The third set of medications reduces acidity in the stomach and gives instant relief. They are readily available over the counter and goes by the name antacid. The final line of medicines that are often prescribed by doctors includes Cytotec and Carafate. They protect the tissue lining of the intestine and the stomach.
  2. Consumption of cranberry - Cranberry has multiple health benefits. One of those includes the ability to fight against bacteria of the urinary tract. They also do not allow the bacteria to settle on the surface of the bladder. Cranberry in the form of juice, supplement and as a whole can be consumed daily to get relief from the stomach ulcer. It should be taken in specific quantity as too much of cranberry consumption can upset the stomach. Packaged cranberry juice from the market can be avoided as they contain high level of fructose which can unsettle the stomach.
  3. Flavonoids - A compound known as bioflavonoids are known to be extremely helpful for pain relief from an ulcer. These compounds naturally occur in many vegetables and fruits such as soybeans, berries, apples, legumes, green tea, broccoli and berries. Bioflavonoids available in red wine and citrus food should be strictly avoided as they can trigger ulcer pain. Bioflavonoids should be taken in measured quantities as too much consumption of it can cause harm in blood clotting. It can be consumed in the form of supplements if the body doesn’t receive the same from the daily diet.
  4. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice - This compound is nothing but licorice with the sweet flavour pulled out of it. A study showed that they are capable of completing curing the ulcer containing bacteria by inhibiting their growth. Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice is available in the form of candy and can be consumed once the pain starts. Supplements too are available in the market. Not more than 2 ounces of Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice should be consumed in a day as they can cause fluctuation in blood pressure and lead to heart diseases. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Stomach Ulcers - 5 Ways It Can Be Treated!

A stomach ulcer or gastric ulcer refers to the defects or breakdown in the mucosal lining in the stomach. The stomach contains acid, which helps in digestion and any break in the tissue lining may result in severe pain or bleeding in some cases. The pain is usually felt in the abdomen.

Stomach ulcers cause great discomfort and should be treated effectively. Here are the primary ways for treating stomach ulcers:

  1. Antibiotics: In the case of H. pylori infection, you should take a course of more than two antibiotics, to be taken twice a day and must be continued for a week. Antibiotics such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin or metronidazole may be used in case of such stomach ulcers. However it is always recommended to consult a specialized doctor before consuming any of these medicines. After several weeks of using the antibiotics, you should get a test done for detection of H. pylori bacteria. If they are still present, you have to take different antibiotics.

  2. Proton Pump Inhibitors: Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs helps in the reduction of the amount of acid produced by the stomach. This prevents damage to the ulcer and lets it heal naturally. PPIs are generally taken for four to eight weeks. The most common PPIs which are used for treating stomach ulcers are omeprazole, pantoprazole and lansoprazole.

  3. H2 Receptor Antagonists: H2 receptor antagonists reduce the production of stomach acid and function the same as PPIs. The most common H2 receptor for treating stomach ulcers is ranitidine.

  4. Antacids/ Alginate: All measures to treat stomach ulcers take several hours to show results. Your doctor may prescribe antacid medications for neutralizing the stomach acid. This will provide relief for the moment, but the relief is quite temporary and for a short span of time. By this time, the strong medicines most likely start working. There is a certain antacid medicine known as alginate. This develops a protective coating on the stomach lining. Antacids are available at all over the counter medicine stores and you should consult your doctor to get the best antacid which would work effectively on your stomach ulcer symptoms. You should take antacids before going to sleep or after taking meals.

  5. Natural Remedies: Stomach ulcer can also be treated at home using natural remedies. Medicines may sometimes cause further digestive complications, so home remedies are much more easy to follow and do not have side effects. The best way is to follow a proper diet, which is comprised of certain food items that help in curing stomach ulcers. You should consume bananas, honey, garlic, green leafy vegetables like cabbage, licorice and capsaicin.

Stomach ulcers cause great pain and also bleeding in several cases. Proper treatment procedures should be taken in case of stomach ulcer. There are many medical remedies, as well as home remedies for treating stomach ulcers. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gastroenterologist.

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Peptic Ulcers - 6 Possible Reasons Behind them

Peptic ulcer disease is a form of disease in which painful sores or ulcers are developed in the lining of the stomach or in the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine. Complications include severe blood loss and perforation of the stomach and intestines.

What can cause peptic ulcers?
Ulcers occur due to the imbalance of digestive fluids in the stomach or duodenum. Usually, ulcers are caused by the infection due to bacteria known as Helicobater pylori.
Here are the factors which may lead to peptic ulcer:

  1. One can use painkillers, which are known as nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs, by the likes of aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen and several others.
  2. These kinds of ulcers may also occur due to excessive production of acid from gastrinomas.
  3. Excessive alcohol consumption may also cause peptic ulcer.
  4. Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco may cause such ulcers.
  5. Sometimes serious illness may cause peptic ulcer as well.
  6. Radiation treatment of the affected area may also lead to peptic ulcer.

What are its signs and symptoms?
There are several symptoms of peptic ulcer. They include the following:

  1. People experience a sensation of burning or gnawing pain in the upper or middle part of the stomach, between meals and during night time.
  2. Bloating is experienced.
  3. A feeling or sensation of heartburn.
  4. Nausea and vomiting are likely to be accompanied.
  5. In severe cases of peptic ulcer, dark or black stool is produced because of bleeding.
  6. The patient may vomit blood.
  7. Weight loss and abdominal pain are indicated, especially in the upper to mid abdomen region.
  8. Indigestion and change in appetite are also noticed.
  9. There is pain in the chest.

How to treat them?
Peptic ulcers can be treated in various ways, which include medication, lifestyle changes or surgery.
1. Lifestyle changes: Elimination of substances which lead to peptic ulcer should be avoided. Smoking and drinking should be restricted. Certain NSAIDS may lead to ulcer, and they should be stopped.
2. Medication: Proton pump inhibitors help in reducing acid levels, which allow healing of the ulcer. Different types of PPI are esomeprazole, dexlansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole and iansoprazole.

Several antibiotics may also be used when a patient has helicobacter pylori infection. Several combinations of antibiotics may be used for the treatment. Bismuth may be used as well.
Upper endoscopy can be done as a part treatment of ulcer to cure bleeding ulcers. In case the ulcer creates a hole in the stomach’s wall, surgery is required. Peptic ulcer is a serious health condition and if not treated properly, it can cause several health hazards. There are several treatment options for peptic ulcer, and you should opt for the one that suits you the best.

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Stomach Ulcers - Ways To Treat It!

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Stomach Ulcers - Ways To Treat It!

A stomach ulcer or gastric ulcer refers to the defects or breakdown in the mucosal lining in the stomach. The stomach contains acid, which helps in digestion and any break in the tissue lining may result in severe pain or bleeding in some cases. The pain is usually felt in the abdomen. Also, check out Stomach Aches and Pains in Kids.

Stomach ulcers cause great discomfort and should be treated effectively. Here are the primary ways for treating stomach ulcers:

  1. Antibiotics: In the case of H. pylori infection, you should take a course of more than two antibiotics, to be taken twice a day and must be continued for a week. Antibiotics such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin or metronidazole may be used in case of such stomach ulcers. However it is always recommended to consult a specialized doctor before consuming any of these medicines. After several weeks of using the antibiotics, you should get a test done for detection of H. pylori bacteria. If they are still present, you have to take different antibiotics.

  2. Proton Pump Inhibitors: Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs helps in the reduction of the amount of acid produced by the stomach. This prevents damage to the ulcer and lets it heal naturally. PPIs are generally taken for four to eight weeks. The most common PPIs which are used for treating stomach ulcers are omeprazole, pantoprazole and lansoprazole.

  3. H2 Receptor Antagonists: H2 receptor antagonists reduce the production of stomach acid and function the same as PPIs. The most common H2 receptor for treating stomach ulcers is ranitidine. Consult a doctor for all stomach related problems.

  4. Antacids/ Alginate: All measures to treat stomach ulcers take several hours to show results. Your doctor may prescribe antacid medications for neutralizing the stomach acid. This will provide relief for the moment, but the relief is quite temporary and for a short span of time. By this time, the strong medicines most likely start working. There is a certain antacid medicine known as alginate. This develops a protective coating on the stomach lining. Antacids are available at all over the counter medicine stores and you should consult your doctor to get the best antacid which would work effectively on your stomach ulcer symptoms. You should take antacids before going to sleep or after taking meals.

  5. Natural Remedies: Stomach ulcer can also be treated at home using natural remedies. Medicines may sometimes cause further digestive complications, so home remedies are much more easy to follow and do not have side effects. The best way is to follow a proper diet, which is comprised of certain food items that help in curing stomach ulcers. You should consume bananas, honey, garlic, green leafy vegetables like cabbage, licorice and capsaicin.

Stomach ulcers cause great pain and also bleeding in several cases. Proper treatment procedures should be taken in case of stomach ulcer. There are many medical remedies, as well as home remedies for treating stomach ulcers. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What Causes Acid Reflux? 8 Tips to Deal With it

The LES valve in the stomach is designed in such a way that as soon as food passes through it, it closes. If however, LES remains partially or fully open, acid produced by the stomach can move up to the esophagus resulting in a burning sensation called acid reflux or heartburn. This condition is commonly known as the hital hernia.

Some of the common symptoms of acid reflux:
1. Consumption of large meals at one go.
2. Lying down immediately after having a meal.
3. Obesity or being overweight.
4. Consumption of snacks just before bedtime .
5. Consumption of certain food items such as chocolate, garlic, onion and citrus-related food.
6. Consumption of caffeine related products such as coffee, liquor and cigarettes.
7. Certain medicines such as aspirin is also known to be a trigger for acid reflux.
8. Pregnant women or patients with blood pressure are known to be suffering from acid reflux.

Tips to deal with acid reflux
There is a wide range of treatment options available for acid reflux. If you are suffering from occasional heartburn, there are some wonderful home remedies that can be tried. However, if the acid reflux recurs more than once in a week, it is best to consult a doctor. Home remedies to deal with acid reflux:
1. Sleeping on the left side is known to reduce acid reflux.
2. Reducing weight greatly helps in tackling acid burn. Patients with obesity are more vulnerable to acid burn.

3. It is best to avoid food that triggers acid burn.
4. Chewing gum greatly helps in countering acid burn. It helps in producing saliva which soothe the esophagus.
5. Intake of One spoon of baking soda every day proves to be extremely effective. Baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate which has a pH of more than 7 and can effectively neutralize the acid from stomach.
6. Intake of aloe vera, apple, banana or ginger is known to have very positive effects on acid burn.
7. Intake of 1 table-spoon of mustard can give instant relief from acid burn. Mustard’s alkaline properties can make the acid neutral in the system.
8. Regular intake (one after every meal) of almond helps to fight acid burn

Medication:
1. If you are buying over the counter, Histamine 2 blockers is a great medicine that instantly gives relief from an acid burn. Typically Doctors suggest this medicine with a higher dosage. This medicine can be consumed half an hour before the consumption of a meal. However, It is best to consult a doctor before consuming any medication.
2. Doctors often suggest medicine from the PPI family. It effectively blocks acid production in the esophagus for a longer duration. Some common medicine from this group includes Lansoprazole, Pantoprazole and Rabeprazole. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

About Pantoprazole
When is Pantoprazole prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Pantoprazole?
What are the side effects of Pantoprazole?
Key highlights of Pantoprazole
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Pantoprazole approved?
Medicines containing Pantoprazole
What are the interactions for Pantoprazole?