|| Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate
|| Dr. Reddy’s
What is Pantoprazole?
Pantoprazole works by preventing the actions of proton pumps to reduce stomach acid production. The active ingredient pantoprazole sodium sesquihydrate belongs to a type of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPI). The medication is mainly used to treat a condition where the backwards flow of stomach acid causes heartburn and injury to the esophagus called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Treating this condition can help prevent ulcers, heal ulcers and reduce further damage to the esophagus. Some people may use the tablets to treat other conditions caused by excess stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
How is Pantoprazole used?
Pantoprazole should only be taken orally as directed by a doctor, 1 to 2 times per day. It is advised to consume the medication 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to a meal along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patient’s response to the therapy. Always swallow the tablets whole and not chew, crush or break them as doing so may destroy the drug.
Pantoprazole may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Excessive gas
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Weight changes
- Sleep disorders
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle or joint pain
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Pantoprazole is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.