What is Pantosec (Pantoprazole) used for?
Pantosec (Pantoprazole) is an oral proton pump inhibitor used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GEPD) or peptic ulcers. The medication reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach to prevent reflux into the esophagus or erosion of the lining of the stomach which may lead to ulcers. This action may also make it useful for preventing ulcers caused by other medications or Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Pantosec (Pantoprazole)?
Pantosec (Pantoprazole) should be taken according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once daily, but your particular instructions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a full glass of water. They can be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Pantosec (Pantoprazole)?
Side effects that may occur while using Pantosec (Pantoprazole) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are muscle cramps, involuntary muscle movements, tremors, irregular heart rate, choking sensation, confusion, faintness, seizures, or intense diarrhea that is bloody or watery. Immediately inform your physician about any conditions you encounter that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further problems such as lower doses or reduced administration frequency.
Do not use Pantosec (Pantoprazole) to treat patients who are under the age of twelve. You are also suggested to disclose if you have osteoporosis, a vitamin B12 deficiency, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pantosec (Pantoprazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.