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Can protonix pill be crushed before use?

I am currently taking protonix & my prescription states that it has to be taken whole.I absolutely cannot & have never been able to swallow any pill of any size.I have been crushing my protonix despite the instructions.How much harm is this actually doing?-it still seems to be doing its job.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019
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Hello,

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

Protonix(Pantoprazole) is not as effective when it is crushed before use.

It should be taken whole.

Anyway, it is still effective in protecting the stomach.

Hope my answer was helpful.

If you have further queries feel free to contappct me again.

Kind regards!

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician

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