Pantoprazole

What is Pantoprazole?

Pantoprazole is a Proton Pump Inhibitor(PPI). It is the commonly prescribed medicine for acid peptic disease or GERD.

Questions and answers on "Pantoprazole"

I am checking on the medication Pantoprazole. I was having symtoms of acid reflux, my Doctor put me on the
Pantoprazole , 20mg, one daily, before breakfast. I found out I had pancreatitis and am to have my Gall bladder to
Prevent further damage to my pancreas. Should I continue the Pantoprazole?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Usually, we do advise to continue taking pantoprazole until you go for surgery as recommended by your doctor.

Yes, should continue taking pantoprazole. However, there are other medications you should stop taking prior surgery as per the protocol provided by your surgeon.

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I was using fairly large doses of Tums and Gaviscon daily for about and week and then went to the emergency department of my local hospital this morning. I was diagnosed with GERD and prescribed 40 mg of Pantoprazole once daily. I was only at the hospital for about 4 hours and given IV to rehydrate and balance my electrolytes. I was also given 80 mg of Pantoprazole via IV once the lab test results were available to the presiding physician. He did say it might take a few days to build up in the system. Tonight I have again reached for Gaviscon, although I only needed a relatively moderate dose to take away the pain and discomfort. Do you know how long it might take for Pantoprazole to take full effect? And is 40 mg a small, medium, or large dose?

doctor1 MD

Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.

40mg once daily is a medium dose. You can take 2x40mg daily if necessary. GERD is caused by irritation of stomach mucosa by certain food or...

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Does Pantoprazole cause clay colored stools?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for the query.

Pantoprazole is not known to cause Clay colored stools.
It is classically seen in conditions such as Obstructive jaundice or any other pathology that will prevent normal bile flow (ex pancreatic tumors, biliary...

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Can you take pantoprazole and nitrofurantoin

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Brief Answer:
Yes, you can take these drugs together because there are no interactions

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using HCM,

Yes, you can take Pantoprazole and Nitrofurantoin at the same time. There are no interactions between these 2 drugs.

Take Pantoprazole 20 min before food, and...

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My wife can only take food by G-tube. She can't swallow. She has been prescribed Pantoprazole 40 mg tablets. How can this be taken by G-tube? Instructions are to not crush. Even crushing, particles are too big. Is there a liquid alternative?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
available as granules

Detailed Answer:
Hi.,
Thank for your query, albeit short and specific.
Read and understood the history related to your wife, taking food by G-tube, wants to know how to give Pantoprazole 40 as it is not to be crushed, particle are big and can not pass through...

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where can i get pantoprazole 40 mgs?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
would need prescription

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
Pantoprazole is Protonix and it is one of the few acid blocker medications that is not yet over the counter in the US so to get it you would need to see a physician and get a prescription.
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I have generic pantoprazole 40 mg and want to quit taking it. My doctor won't give me the 20 mg tablets. Can I cut them in half or just start taking every other day?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
you can cut it right now...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

if you'd like to quit taking pantoprazole you can do so right away! There is no need to gradually reduce the dosage or anything like that. I'm not advising you to do so because I don't know your medical history or even the reason...

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can I take pantoprazole while I am on meloxicam?

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Brief Answer:
Yes!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

Yes, you take pantoprazole while on meloxicam. This is a usual combination as meloxicam cause aggression of the stomach wall and pantoprazole is actually going to help mitigate this process. It is safe and poses no risk...

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I am suffering from severe stomachache already i have acidity problem it is worst frm twodays iam taking pantop40 daily inthe morning

doctor1 MD

Pantoprazole is an irreversible proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of peptic ulcer or hyperacidity. It is very effective as it blocks the acid production by 90%. This drug results in prolonged acid suppression ie., up to 48 hours. But it needs some time for full action & maximum...

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{1};pantoprazole sodium & domperidone tablets-;[2};ofloxacine tablets-200mg{3}cyclopam{4}cystone tablets this tablets are prescribed me , i m confused how and when to take this medicines ,how much time gap should be there between them,can i take this after eating or empty stomach?

doctor1 MD

Hello, Welcome, Thanks for consulting HCM, Pantaprazol sodium and Domperinorm tablets are taken empty stomach and antibiotic ofloxacine, cyclopam, cystone medications are taken after taking food.
Hope this will help you.

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