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 conditions caused by excess stomach acid. The medication reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach to prevent it from moving back into the oesophagus or damaging the stomach lining. This action makes it useful for treating conditions such as chronic indigestion, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or to prevent the formation of stomach ulcers. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate)?
Always use Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered once each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Always consult your doctor about any questions you have regarding the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate)?
Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical assistance are tremors, jerky muscle movements, coughing, choking sensations, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, severe muscle cramps, severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, confusion, hallucinations, or seizures. Inform your doctor as soon as any unusual symptoms appear to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) should not be given to patients under the age of twelve, who are allergic to pantoprazole, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also recommended to inform your doctor if you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, osteoporosis, reduced liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) 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.
Pantoprazole (Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate) 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.