What is Protonix (Pantoprazole) used for?
Protonix (Pantoprazole) is also available as the brand Somac, Protonix and Pantoloc. It belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Pantoprazole is used to treat acid reflux, heartburn and other conditions caused by excessive stomach acid.
It can also be used to prevent stomach ulcers and erosive esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Pantoprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
Protonix (Pantoprazole) Information
Always read and understand the drug information guide provided with the product before you begin taking Pantoprazole. When you buy Pantoprazole online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Pantoprazole is taken by mouth 1 to 2 times daily depending on your condition . It is available as a tablet, capsule and granules for oral suspension. The tablet and capsule should be taken whole and should not be cut, crushed or chewed.
The granules can be mixed in applesauce or apple juice only and taken 30 minutes before a meal. The granules should not be crushed or chewed. When mixed with applesauce they should be taken within 10 minutes of mixing.
When mixed with apple juice it should be stirred for 5 seconds then swallowed immediately. The granules are not intended to dissolve when mixed.
Take Pantoprazole at the same time each day as this helps you to remember to take it. Pantoprazole should be taken everyday for the prescribed period for best results. Store at room temperature away from children and animals when not in use.
Call your doctor or pharmacist if your condition does not improve, becomes worse or if you experience adverse effects. This is intended as a short term treatment as long term use can result in an increased risk side effects and complications.
The following drugs are known to interact with Pantoprazole. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
- Mycophenolate Mofetil
- Eslicarbazepine Acetate
- Secretin Human
Pantoprazole has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking this, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Pantoprazole online.
- unpleasant breath odor
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- flushed, dry skin
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- pale skin
- sensation of spinning
- dark urine
- swollen glands
- stomach pain
- difficulty with swallowing
- hives, itching, or skin rash
- joint pain
- increased thirst
- greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
- excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
- dry mouth
- blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
- blurred vision
- difficulty with speaking
- stomach pain, continuing
- trouble sleeping
- fruit-like breath odor
- fast heartbeat
- muscle cramp, pain, or stiffness
- feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
- Blurred vision
- unexplained bleeding or bruising
- red skin lesions, often with a purple center
- muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
- clay-colored stools
- Absence of or decrease in body movements
- general feeling of tiredness or weakness
- trouble breathing
- mood or mental changes
- continuous ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
- pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
- light-colored stools
- swelling of the feet or lower legs
- tightness in the chest
- sore throat
- yellow eyes or skin
- loss of appetite
- hearing loss
- vomiting of blood
- bloated or full feeling
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- bloody, black, or tarry stools
- Increased watering of the mouth
- unexplained weight loss
- increased urination
- red, irritated eyes
- passing gas
- increased hunger
- high fever
- sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
- decreased vision
- bloody or cloudy urine
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Protonix online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.