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Pharmacologic Class: Proton Pump Inhibitor
Pantoprazole is used to treat certain conditions in which there is too much acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which the acid in the stomach washes back up into the esophagus. pantoprazole may also be used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome or other conditions (such as cancer) in which the stomach produces too much acid .
Pantoprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
pantoprazole is available only with your doctor's prescription.
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For pantoprazole, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to pantoprazole or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of pantoprazole in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established .
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatrics-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of pantoprazole in the elderly .
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There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Using pantoprazole with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
Using pantoprazole with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of pantoprazole. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
It may take several days before pantoprazole begins to relieve stomach pain. To help relieve this pain, antacids may be taken with pantoprazole, unless your doctor has told you not to use them.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had problems with a lack of zinc in your body. Your doctor may have you take zinc supplements.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you pantoprazole. pantoprazole is given through a needle placed into one of your veins .
It is important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. If your condition does not improve, or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:Less common
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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