Protonix blocks producing stomach acid. It is prescribed to heal a disorder called erosive esophagitis (an intense inflammation of the passage for the stomach) attributable to a persistent backflow of stomach acid (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Later, it can be prescribed to maintain healing preventing a relapse. It is also utilized in the management of conditions marked by constant overproduction of stomach acid, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Protonix is often a member of the "proton pump inhibitor" class of acid blockers.
Use Protonix as directed through your doctor.
Ask your medical provider any questions you may have about how to work with Protonix.
Store Protonix at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store inside the bathroom. Keep Protonix out with the reach of youngsters and faraway from pets.
Active Ingredient: Pantoprazole sodium.
All medicines may cause unwanted effects, but some everyone has no, or minor, side effects.
Check together with your doctor if some of these most typical negative effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; headache; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.
Seek medical assistance right away if these severe unwanted effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling in the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); chest pain; dark urine; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness; vision changes; yellowing with the skin or eyes.
This is not an entire set of all unwanted side effects that will occur. If you have questions about unwanted effects, contact your doctor.
Do NOT use Protonix if:
Contact your doctor right away if these sign up for you.
Some medical conditions may talk with Protonix. Tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you have any health conditions, in particular when any of the following affect you:
Some medicines may interact with Protonix. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This will not be a total set of all interactions that will occur. Ask your health care provider if Protonix may connect to other medicines that you just take. Check with your health care provider prior to starting, stop, or alter the dose of the medicine.
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