Protonix (Oral)

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Protonix and other medication

Hi my name is irene and I have been taking protonix for about 2 weeks now and along with this medication I on the side have been taking iron pills, metamucill,stool softeners and phentermine 37.5mg at times and I wanted to know if any of this medicati...
by Irene Hensley in Livingston, CA, 10/27/2006

Protonix (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Protonix (Oral)

Protonix (Oral) Medication Classification


Protonix (Oral) Brandname


Protonix (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Pantoprazole (pan-TOE-pra-zole) Decreases stomach acid. Treats inflammation and ulcers of the esophagus caused by acid moving backwards from the stomach into the esophagus.

When To Not Use Protonix (Oral)

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

How Should You Use Protonix (Oral)

Delayed Release Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not split, crush or chew the tablet.
  • Pantoprazole may be taken with or without food. It may be taken at the same time as antacids.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use your medicine as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Protonix (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Protonix (Oral)

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

Protonix (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.

Protonix (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Swelling of face, tongue, or lips
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Bloating and gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased or frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Skin rash

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Protonix (Oral)

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Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: **


Malik, Malik - 01/13/2014

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