Pantoprazole: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT PANTOPRAZOLE
PANTOPRAZOLE belongs to a group of medicines called Proton Pump Inhibitors. PANTOPRAZOLE reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. PANTOPRAZOLE is used for treating acid-related disorders of stomach and intestine. PANTOPRAZOLE is used to treat reflux esophagitis in adults and adolescents aged 12 years of age and above. PANTOPRAZOLE is used along with two antibiotics to treat infection caused by bacterium called Helicobacter pylori in adult patients with duodenal ulcers and stomach ulcers. PANTOPRAZOLE is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison-Syndrome (condition in which causes overproduction of gastric acid in the stomach).
• Nausea and vomiting
• Dizziness and headache
• Stomach pain
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PANTOPRAZOLE
• Take PANTOPRAZOLE 1 hour before a meal without breaking or chewing, swallow it with some water.
• Taking PANTOPRAZOLE in the morning will effectively reduce stomach acid production.
• PANTOPRAZOLE is not recommended for children below 12 years unless prescribed by a child specialist.
• If you do not get relief within 10-15 days, discuss with your doctor. There may be some other underlying medical condition which needs to be investigated.
• Inform your doctor immediately if you experience occult blood (blood in stool) and stop taking PANTOPRAZOLE.
• People taking PANTOPRAZOLE for a long time are advised to keep a check on their calcium levels. Taking PANTOPRAZOLE for a long time leads to depletion of calcium and magnesium resulting in brittle and weak bones.
• Check with your doctor once and take additional vitamin and mineral supplements along with PANTOPRAZOLE treatment such as calcium, vitamin D and other essential minerals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does PANTOPRAZOLE work? A) PANTOPRAZOLE works by lowering the production of acid in the stomach. This helps in treating excess acid production diseases related to the stomach and intestines.
Q) Does PANTOPRAZOLE helps in the treatment of heart burn symptoms? A) Yes, when prescribed by the doctor PANTOPRAZOLE helps to get relief from heartburn symptoms, but PANTOPRAZOLE does not provide immediate relief from heartburn. PANTOPRAZOLE is a part of the treatment for treating heartburn.
Q) Can PANTOPRAZOLE be used for long-term treatment? A) No, you are advised to take PANTOPRAZOLE as long as your doctor has prescribed. Taking PANTOPRAZOLE for a long period of time may make you prone to developing very serious side effects such as vitamin B12 deficiency.
Q) Is PANTOPRAZOLE an antibiotic? A) No, PANTOPRAZOLE is a proton pump inhibitor, used to treat stomach ulcers. Sometimes your doctor may prescribe PANTOPRAZOLE combination with certain antibiotic to treat stomach ulcers that are caused by the bacteria known as H. pylori.
Q) Does taking PANTOPRAZOLE causes hypomagnesemia? A) Yes, PANTOPRAZOLE may cause low levels of magnesium in the body if taken for at least three months and mostly if taken for a year. The patients with hypomagnesemia are usually treated with magnesium replacement medications to counter low magnesium levels in the body.
Q) Does PANTOPRAZOLE cause osteoporosis? A) Yes, it has been reported that taking PANTOPRAZOLE for at least 7 years may lead to increased risks of osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures. Your doctor may prescribe you additional calcium supplements to resolve the deficiency.
Q) Is PANTOPRAZOLE safe for children? A) PANTOPRAZOLE can be safe if taken as prescribed by your doctor for treating children of 5 years and above. Your doctor may prescribe PANTOPRAZOLE to your child for 8 weeks or for lesser period for the relief of erosive oesophagitis.
Q) Can I take PANTOPRAZOLE twice a day? A) You are advised to take PANTOPRAZOLE as prescribed by your doctor. Sometimes your doctor may prescribe PANTOPRAZOLE twice a day for treatment of excess acid produced by stomach.
Q) Can PANTOPRAZOLE cause noncancerous polyps in the stomach? A) Yes, you are advised to take PANTOPRAZOLE as prescribed by your doctor since long-term use of PANTOPRAZOLE may cause growth of noncancerous polyps in the stomach. You may also need to undergo endoscopic procedures as instructed by your doctor for visualization of GI tract.