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Pantoprazole Sod Dr 20 Mg Tab

pantoprazole sod dr 20 mg tab

What is pantoprazole?

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Pantoprazole is used to treat erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. Pantoprazole is usually given for up to 8 weeks at a time while your esophagus heals.

Pantoprazole is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other conditions involving excess stomach acid.

How it works

Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach which treats heartburn.

Higher risk if:

  • › Using multiple daily doses and/or for 1 year or longer
  • › People age 65 or older
  • › High risk of bone fractures

Protonix (pantoprazole) can weaken your bones and increase your risk of getting bone fractures especially in the hip, wrist, or back. The chances of this happening are higher if you take the medicine for 1 year or longer. Use Protonix (pantoprazole) at the lowest dose and for the shortest amount of time possible.

dosing Usual Adult Dose for Erosive Esophagitis:

Treatment of Erosive Esophagitis:

pantoprazole sod dr 20 mg tab once a day for up to 8 weeks; however an additional 8 weeks may be considered for patients who have not healed after the initial treatment. Safety and efficacy beyond 16 weeks of therapy have not been established.

Maintenance of Healing of Erosive Esophagitis:

40 mg orally once a day. Controlled studies have been limited to 12 months of pantoprazole therapy.

Pantoprazole side effects

Pantoprazole oral tablet does not cause drowsiness. However, it can cause other side effects.

More common side effects

The more common side effects that can occur with pantoprazole include:

  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • nausea or vomiting
  • gas
  • dizziness
  • joint pain

Pantoprazole may interact with other medications

pantoprazole sod dr 20 mg tab can interact with other medications, herbs, or vitamins you might be taking. That’s why your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. If you’re curious about how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with pantoprazole are listed below.

Drugs affected by stomach pH

Pantoprazole affects stomach acid levels. As a result, it can reduce your body’s absorption of certain drugs that are sensitive to the effects of decreased stomach acid. This effect can make these drugs less effective.

  • ketoconazole
  • ampicillin
  • atazanavir
  • iron salts
  • erlotinib
  • mycophenolate mofetil

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