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    Information about Pantoprazole

    Pantoprazole uses

    Pantoprazole is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

    How pantoprazole works

    Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

    Common side effects of pantoprazole

    Nausea, Headache, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Vomiting
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    Writing in Sciences, PGCCL
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharma), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    05 Feb 2019 | 01:07 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Pantoprazole

    • Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
    • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
    • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
    • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
    • Long-term use can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions for Pantoprazole


    Q. What is Pantoprazole used for?

    Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). PPIs are used for the treatment of conditions like heartburn, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.

    Q. Is Pantoprazole safe?

    Yes, Pantoprazole is relatively safe if taken in the prescribed dose for the prescribed duration advised by your doctor.

    Q. Does Pantoprazole cause hair loss?

    No, hair loss has not been reported with the use of Pantoprazole. If you experience excessive hair loss while taking Pantoprazole, please consult your doctor.

    Q. Does Pantoprazole cause constipation?

    Yes, both diarrhea and constipation have been reported as common side effects of Pantoprazole in children and in adults. Consult your doctor if you experience intolerable side effects while taking Pantoprazole.

    Q. Does Pantoprazole cause gas?

    Flatulence (gas), abdominal distension, and bloating (fullness) can occur as a result of Pantoprazole use. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

    Content on this page was last updated on 05 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)