Protonix (Injection)


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Protonix (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Protonix (Injection)

Protonix (Injection) Medication Classification

PANTOPRAZOLE (Injection)

Protonix (Injection) Brandname

Protonix

Protonix (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Pantoprazole (pan-TOE-pra-zole) Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in people who cannot take the medicine by mouth. Also treats high levels of acid in the stomach caused by tumors (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).

When To Not Use Protonix (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to pantoprazole.

How Should You Use Protonix (Injection)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It may also be given by a home health caregiver.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • You will need to switch to oral tablets as soon as you are able to use them. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions when changing from one form to the other, to make sure you continue to have enough medicine in your body.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Protonix (Injection) Storage

Store Protonix (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Protonix (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Protonix (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using ketoconazole (Nizoral®), ampicillin (Omnipen®), or iron supplements.

Protonix (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Protonix (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Redness, swelling, or pain where the IV is inserted
  • Unusual tiredness, weakness, or trouble with coordination
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation
  • Trouble sleeping

Protonix (Injection) Ratings

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Protonix (Injection)
2.5

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Bruna, Bruna - 01/13/2014

Hi Dr. Davis,I've been wheat-free for almost a month now (yay!) and alrdeay my friends are telling me, I don't know what you're doing, but you look amazing! I of course tell them. I have bought copies of your book for my family members, too. One thing I need to ask for your advice about is that I am having pretty bad acid reflux now. I used to get it sometimes, before going wheat-free, but it's happening before and after almost every meal now. If I wait a little too long to eat, or if I eat a little too much, I get bad acid reflux, or even if I don't do anything wrong, I get it. I've been chasing my meals with a baking-soda-and-water cocktail to try to relieve the acid.I don't know what to do, but it's not going away on its own. So I thought I'd ask for your advice. I am a 30-year-old female with a desk job. I go to Bikram yoga every day, and to replace the sweat I drink about 1-2 liters of salt-and-lemon water. I just tell you this in case it affects your advice at all.Do you have any advice for me?Thank you!Liat

Protonix (Injection)
5.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

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Ray, indianapolis indiana - 11/17/2009

I have been taking Protonix for over five years now. After I suffered a painful hiatal hernia, I developed a severe case GERD, and was prescribed the drug by my doctor. The pain I experience daily is often intolerable, and Protronix is the only medication that brings me relief. I can't live without this medicine, but my insurance company refuses to pay for it. They will pay for the generic version, but it provides no relief at all.

Protonix (Injection)
4.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Valerie, Versailles, Ky - 03/06/2008

I recently had an endoscope. The results led my doctor to recommending 80 mg of Protonix per day. This has definitely helped as far as my gerd problem goes. On the other hand, I have had to deal with the driest and most annoying cough in history.