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Pantoprazole

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Most Commonly Used

Pantoprazole 20mg DR Tab
Torrent Pharma, Inc
Pill Identification: 96 
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Pantoprazole 20mg DR Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: I 51 
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Pantoprazole 20mg DR Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: I 51 
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Pantoprazole 40mg DR Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Pill Identification: 93/12 
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Pantoprazole 40mg DR Tab
Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: C 284 
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Overview Information on Pantoprazole Sodium

Pharmacist Tip
Pantoprazole may not work well with all medicines that you take. Make sure to tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. If you are not sure of all the medicines you take, ask your pharmacist for a list of these medicines.     
Pantoprazole is a type of a prescription medicine called a proton pump inhibitor. Pantoprazole reduces the amount of acid that your stomach makes. Your doctor may have prescribed pantoprazole to heal acid-related damage to the lining of your esophagus (also known as erosive esophagitis, or EE) or to relieve symptoms caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If your doctor has told you that you have a condition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, or any other condition in which your stomach makes too much acid, pantoprazole may be taken to treat those conditions.

Pantoprazole comes as the brand name Protonix® as delayed-acting tablets and granules for oral suspension. Pantoprazole is not meant to be taken for immediate relief from heartburn.

If your doctor prescribed pantoprazole granules, you may mix them with applesauce or apple juice and take the mixture at least 30 minutes before a meal. Do not mix pantoprazole granules with water or other liquids or foods.

Swallow the delayed-release pantoprazole tablet whole. Splitting, crushing, or chewing it may immediately release the entire dose of pantoprazole into your body at once.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Pantoprazole is a type of a prescription medicine called a proton pump inhibitor. Pantoprazole reduces the amount of acid that your stomach makes. Your doctor may have prescribed pantoprazole to heal acid-related damage to the lining of your esophagus (also known as erosive esophagitis, or EE) or to relieve symptoms caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If your doctor has told you that you have a condition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, or any other condition in which your stomach makes too much acid, pantoprazole may be taken to treat those conditions.

Pantoprazole comes as the brand name Protonix® as delayed-acting tablets and granules for oral suspension. Pantoprazole is not meant to be taken for immediate relief from heartburn.

If your doctor prescribed pantoprazole granules, you may mix them with applesauce or apple juice and take the mixture at least 30 minutes before a meal. Do not mix pantoprazole granules with water or other liquids or foods.

Swallow the delayed-release pantoprazole tablet whole. Splitting, crushing, or chewing it may immediately release the entire dose of pantoprazole into your body at once.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013