Pantoprazole is popular for treatment of stomach conditions with too much acid. This is a proton pump inhibitor or PPI that works through decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. It causes rapid, effective and lasting inhibition of gastric acid secretion. Gastric secretory functions recover after the end of the treatment.
Every tablet of PROTONIX has 45.1 mg or 22.56 mg pantoprazole sodium sesquihydrate. Furthermore, this drug includes inactive components such as crospovidone, mannitol, sodium carbonate, calcium stearate, povidone, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, polysorbate 80, triethyl citrate, hypromellose, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol and methacrylic acid copolymer. Conversely, there are other ingredients that can be found in 40 mg PROTONIX like microcrystalline cellulose, yellow ferric oxide and talc that are not found in 20 mg.
This drug is an effective medical treatment for the erosive esophagitis or otherwise known as heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD as well as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a condition where the stomach produces too much acid.
Dosage and administration
Early in the morning, this drug medicine with 20 to 40 mg per day is good for the maintenance of peptic ulcer with a duodenal duration of two to four weeks. For benign gastric ulcer, it's good for 4 to 8 weeks. While intake of this drug medicine for H. pylori infection must have 40mg two times a day with amoxicillin or either clarithromycin or metronidazole. Peptic ulcer with prophylaxis of NSAID needs 20 mg per day. But then, GERD and peptic ulcer need 40 mg per day until it needs for additional treatment. A dosage of 240 mg. of Pantoprazole has been well tolerated. Toleration of this drug medicine can reach up to 240 mg of pantoprazole. Patients should avoid being overdosed by this medicine as there is no certain therapeutic treatment in case there is an over dosage.
This drug is not recommended for lactating mothers, also with children below 18 years old. For it can lead to atrophic gastritis.
Long-term medications can cause bacterial overgrowth in the patient's GI tract. It can further cause hepatic impairment so there must have a good and consistent monitoring on liver function.
Diarrhoea, skin rashes, pain, giddiness, pruritus, chest pain, GI tract infections, eructation, bronchitis, headache, abdominal pain, anxiety, dyspepsia, nausea, neck pain, malaise or lassitude, hyperglycaemia, myalgia, insomnia, oedema, urinary frequency, UTI, flatulence, hyperlipidaemia constipation, rectal disorder, local site reaction, abnormalities in liver function, hypertonia, weakness, cough, pharyngitis, dyspnoea, rhinitis, upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis and flu syndrome are the unhealthy effects of this drug medicine.
Keeping this drug tablets in good condition, you must store it at room temperature. Keep it in a safe place away from the children to reach.