What is Pantosec (Pantoprazole) used for?
Pantosec (Pantoprazole) is an oral proton pump inhibitor prescribed to treat conditions caused by excess stomach acid production. The medication reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach to protect the lining of the stomach and prevent reflux into the oesophagus. This can treat or prevent the formation of peptic ulcers, gastric ulcers, or gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Pantosec (Pantoprazole)?
Pantosec (Pantoprazole) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be taken with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is suggested if you experience nausea. Do not crush or split the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Pantosec (Pantoprazole)?
The use of Pantosec (Pantoprazole) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any intense or worrying side effects such as anxiety, muscle tremors, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe muscle cramps, intense diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, choking sensation, or seizures. These conditions may require lower doses reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Pantosec (Pantoprazole) should not be administered to children who are under the age of twelve. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, osteoporosis, decreased kidney function, or reduced liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Pantosec (Pantoprazole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Pantosec (Pantoprazole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.