Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate)
What is Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) used for?
Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) is an oral proton pump inhibitor prescribed to treat patienst suffering from conditions caused by excess stomach acid production such as gastro-esophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcers, or chronic heartburn. The medication operates by reducing the production of excess stomach acid to prevent stomach pain, inflammation of the stomach lining, or indigestion. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate)?
Always use Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered once each day, but your individual directions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These tablets should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the medication by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate)?
The use of Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, tremors, increased heart rate, coughing or choking sensation, muscle pain, or severe headaches. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) should not be used by patients who are allergic to pantoprazole or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have osteoporosis, vitamin B12 deficiency, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate). 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.